SparkieRob

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About SparkieRob

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

Profile Information

  • 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
  • Country
    Australia
  • Interests
    Big wind.
    Big Rev Stacks.
    Kite fighting.
    Freestyle dual line.
  • Gender
    Male

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  1. Jammin' by Skydog Kites (11/10/17)

    I have one of these beauties, a Rasta. It's a damn decent kite and a quality package. I suspect Dodd's has a little magic in his as it dances much better than mine.... Would be very happy to get this one. Two of the same kite could lead to some "team work"!!!! Sent from my iPad using KiteLife mobile app
  2. New Flyer, Second Kite

    An Aussie to the rescue... From personal experience, allow about 2 weeks for delivery. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  3. Revolution Gear Pack (9/23/17)

    Sweet! My boy is very keen on the 2 frame for his B! Which is good as this would mean I get my other race frame back... Just noticed this is "stick a fork in me I'm done" ready. Sent from my iPad using KiteLife mobile app
  4. New Flyer, Second Kite

    I've flown the SF 2.5 Vented and can say it is a well put together kite. Good balance and visually pleasing. It's a big wing so the UL sail would catch a bit of wind. Best way to find out what a kite comes with if the retailer doesn't specify is to send an email. That way you have it in writing to compare against other packages. As a general rule, you can fly lower on shorter lines. I found if I had two of the same line sets, I would chop done one of them to make 3 in total. And 80 goes to 30 and 50 (there abouts) easy. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  5. Maxi vented rev

    Above a B Series Vented. A second hand XTRA Vent, as no more are being made. A Phoenix Pro Mega Vent, or A PoloVTD. I have a PoloVTD and have flown comfortably in those winds. Biggest was 80km/h (50miles) and still on the 3 wrap frame. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  6. KARMA 9/21/2017: Revolution Rainbow Radical

    Again, WOW! Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  7. Being afraid to fly expensive kites is a really good reason for looking at second hand ones. If they have been around the block a bit, you will be less worried about hurting them and enjoy yourself more. My tip. Set a budget and look for s used full size. Even ask if anyone has one they don't fly much. When I first got into kites I was shocked at how much people would spend on a kite, but now it just means I save a little longer... Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  8. Tail management tips please

    Got a pic today. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  9. General publics reaction to kites

    The biggest "draw card" I've had for when I'm flying has been on my Rev Indoor. The fact there is no wind and I'm flying a kite really draws the curiosity of people walking past. Leads to a lot of conversation. Doesn't lead anywhere other than that but it does start interest. Anytime I'm on my 30 footers is good to be in an "exposed" area and makes it very easy to engage with people AND fly. Barring all this, when I was playing around with stacks of Revs, I have literally stopped the traffic... Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  10. Spare rev parts uk

    I just tie the bunjis in a knot an not bother with the washer. A field repair that became permanent. Puts the sail under a bit of tension but I don't mind that. Sent from my iPad using KiteLife mobile app
  11. Tube Tails & Stunt Kite Air Brakes

    Those brakes are made for the Sevens, and the Mohawk range too I think, but the top loop at the pointy end is a bit elastic so it does stretch. They are a bit pricey as a single item being a boutique kite maker in Sweden. I'm sure a kite maker could knock you up a set for a reasonable price if you give them the dimensions. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  12. 4 lines... your choices

    Hey mate. It's not too bad. Which bits didn't you understand? It's all friendly here. As a beginner, get a rtf (ready to fly) package. This comes with everything you need to go straight from your letterbox to the flying field. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  13. WIN: B-Series VTD (signed)

    Congrats and don't forget to post a pic. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  14. Revolution Gear Pack (9/23/17)

    Nice! Specially keen on those banner poles. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  15. Tube Tails & Stunt Kite Air Brakes

    Here I put the brakes on my Seven Vtd to diffuse the wind into the sail to reduce the pressure developed. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app