SparkieRob

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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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  1. That is a great deal! Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  2. Mega Plutz is freaking awesome. I liken it to the battle ships of the Imperial Army in Star Wars... I've spent a fair bit of time on a Prism Zero G which is very similar to the Plutz. Can fly in zero to about 16 kays. Good fun. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  3. Another B!!! In like Flynn. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  4. I'll throw an option at you. A secondhand B Series Standard (or Full Sail) with a Black Race frame. Don't baulk at a secondhand Rev, they with fly well into a very worn sail. People upgrade or simply change desire and most pilots will have a sail that doesn't get much play. Ask if there is one out there. One thing about a used sail is you won't treat it with "kit gloves". The crashes won't worry you so much and you'll be that little bit more game to try something. One thing though. The B Series is out of production so may be a bit scarce. A 1.5 is almost as good. Even an EXP. But the Black Race frame is the bees knees. Do be careful with quads. Don't know ANYONE that could stop at one.... Sent from my iPad using KiteLife mobile app
  5. Can't go wrong with a set of Black Race rods. Fly down to zero on short lines while still having enough mass to throw around. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  6. Deca's don't come up that often. I bet there will be some serious interest. Edit: I found the travel frame a little heavy. It likes a bit more wind than a normal 3 frame. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  7. When selecting a kite to fly in ultra low winds, less than 4km/h, I will prefer to put a little extra effort in to have a bit more mass in my kite. When flying a B Std with a Diamond frame as opposed to a Black Race frame, I prefer the extra mass of the heavier frame. Sure you have to work a bit harder to keep it in the air BUT the returns come in the form of extra inertia. Like Paul said, it's all compromise. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  8. If you come in one knot towards your handles on the bottom, that is effectively extending your tops out. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  9. Sweet offering. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  10. I've heard that Tim Benson sells parts. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  11. Congrats, and "rok" on...! Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  12. Definitely lean towards a UL rather than a SUL to start with as they are just that bit more robust. Deep Space UL, can't really go wrong with a Benson. If you like it after flying it, there are Std and Vtd options. MXS UL from SKD is another great one. Has a Std and a Strong option. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  13. Experience in low wind will be more advantageous than gear. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  14. Oh, and an Indoor has no leading edge mesh. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  15. For a Rev quad. The Indoor doesn't have a bridle to spread the forces, it is directly mounted to the vertical rods. It is lighter in the frame, 1 wrap carbon rods. It has a shallower V in the centre to give more sail. Essentially it has a greater sail to weight ratio than a SUL. Rev used to make a SUL in the 1.5 size. Same layout just lighter fabric sail cloth and a lighter leading edge fabric. I have a TKC 1.5 SUL that only has the lighter leading edge pocket. If you want to fly in Zero to very light winds on a 1.5 size sail, get a set of Diamond rods. I used to fly my Indoor outside in zero to maybe 2km/h but with some experience I know reserve my Indoor for true Zero wind. I'll reach for my B Standard and a Diamond frame and 30 foot lines. As a "general" rule, the lighter the wind go shorter on your lines. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app