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. Performance Shirts x3 (Apr 20th, 2018)

    Congrats and... REPRESENT!!! Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  2. My white/purple Kaiju. (pics)

    Really funky kite. Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  3. Sky Dog starter package! (Apr 20th, 2018)

    Congrats Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  4. New EXP sails

    I was surprised that they would be Icarex. Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  5. New EXP sails

    The EXP's are due to be Icarex?! Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  6. New EXP sails

    Wow! That's the old 1.5SLE sail pattern. Do you know what the sail material is? Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  7. Beach flying advice

    You don't need a second set straight away. You will want one but not really needed to start with. 65 feet is fine to start on. Not too fast (30's) and not too big to take up a large amount of real-estate (120's). Use a stake to set up and break down. Set up with the Leading Edge down. Follow JB's line management tutorial to the "tee" and you'll be fine. This will all make more sense once you have the kite. Does the package come with a DVD? Worth watching but certain things are a little differently done. One tip. If flying straight into the ground "thumbs forward, extend your arms and take a step forward". This takes the drive out of the kite and you won't crash as hard. They can take quite a beating and still be good. First crash will be a shock but they get less and less. Also won't worry you as much after the first one.... Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  8. Flying where you shouldn't

    Wasn't KAPing but flew quads and a Zero G from here all the way into the CBD of Perth. Pedestrian access areas. Put on a great show for the morning rush. Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  9. Water flying: tips please

    Practice the "dipping" actions on land. Drag a leading edge across the surface. A quick 2 point landing and lift off. Hover at 90° and dip in and out. I was packing when I first did it but you get comfortable after a few. The first moment of "oops" is scary but depending the orientation of entry it's quite easy to get out again. I've only played in waves at the beach but everything else in lakes and stuff. Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  10. Spare Spar Space

    THAT is a great idea! You could put that in a Rev bag so easily. Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  11. I second the fact it's a great way to mark your spot. I have an OzFeather banner and it gets out whenever we go to a park or beach. Great offering. Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  12. Thanks

    One of the hardest parts of adulting is making/taking the choice to end the suffering of a fury family member. Sorry for your loss. Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  13. TapaTalk / KiteLife app

    Pic. Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  14. TapaTalk / KiteLife app

    Test Highlight post, Top right of screen, curved arrow. Thanks. Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  15. TapaTalk / KiteLife app

    Help. I can't find the option to quote a post. Android KL app. App, and operating system are up to date. I get options but not the quote one. Either that, or I can't remember how I used to do it. Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.