SparkieRob

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SparkieRob last won the day on December 4 2016

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About SparkieRob

  • Rank
    Fair Dinkum Flyer
  • Birthday 03/26/1975

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  • Favorite Kite(s)
    Temptation UL by KaoS & 7SUL by SKD.
  • Flying Since
    Kites-1980, Revs-2012, SLK's and Dual Line 2013
  • Location
    Perth, Western Australia
  • Interests
    Big wind.
    Big Rev Stacks.
    Kite fighting.
    Freestyle dual line.
  • Gender
    Male

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    Australia

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  6. Geez, looking at the pics. My revs need a service! Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  7. Just a quick reply. I'll read all of it in depth later. Steve at Tappestry Kites used a broadseem in some variations of his Enigma dual line kite and found it very effective in making the sail more efficient. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  8. And, Whatever twists you put in winding up get unwound when unwinding. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
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  12. An extension lead gets that "curling" from being wound under tension. A lead that is looped into coils will never curl. In respects to kite lines, I wind my lines on relatively laughs and messy. I have no dramas with twists when unwinding. Still don't have a proper technique for winding into the handles yet... Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  13. Great to hear! Every bit of confidence will help unlock skills. Pretty soon it will come automatically and the really cool thing is, you will go "hold on, I just did that without thinking to!". Oneness with the kite.... Ommmmm. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
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  15. Hi Rob

    Not quite sure how to 'post' but here goes :-)

    Got my first 'real' dual line stunt kite for Christmas!  It's a Maelstrom by Kevin Sanders... nothing like a genuine Aussie Yeah!

    Had my first flight on Boxing Day in a very gusty Southerly - see short video taken by my wife Jan on her phone.  I was stoked that she also had some good fun watching me and helping set up to launch.  

    2016 12 26 - Maelstrom Kite by Kevin Sanders.jpg

    2016 12 26 Maelstrom Maiden Flight @ Warwick 1 Compressed.mp4

    1. Exult

      Exult

      Thank you - you just answered my question (if videos can be directly attached and not only via a video site) in http://kitelife.com/forum/topic/7657-video-help/#comment-61926 ! It also seems like that the 3MB limit is raised to 5MB (allowing for longer videos) when becoming a member (as well as storage area). Good luck with your future kiting! 

       

    2. SparkieRob

      SparkieRob

      That's awesome!

      Nice kite btw. I really like those colours. I have 4 of Kevin's kites.

      2 Temptation's, Std and UL dual line freestyle. A 6 foot rokkaku and a 3 meter delta. He's a class act. Very giving of time and information. 

       

      Yes the wind wind over Christmas time was quite gusty, I got limited flying done but it was with the kids so that was good. 

       

      Definitely have to organise a meet and fly day. There is getting to be a few Perthites with kites now. On our way to "start a festival"...