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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  • Country
    Australia

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  1. I didn't notice any difference, in terms of behaviour, between a 4 stack progressively vented to a 4 stack of full sails. That was using the "off the shelf" 4.5 foot train lines. Obviously the pull was less but both were suited to the conditions they were up in. I have the bottom train lines on the rear kite roughly 10-12mm shorter to lock up the stack on both sets. I only have a permanent 2 stack of full sails now but it was fun. I've heard that Alden Miller uses 3 foot train lines on his "Jimmy" stack. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  2. For me, it would be a Pheonix from Baz. The Shook mesh is a fantastic kite but the price is a touch high atm. One day though. The Ocean Shore's Freilein comes with a frame that, from others, doesn't suit it that well. Well made to all reports though. Rev stockists will still be selling the B's but I have a set so in my situation it's a mute option. Alternatives are; Bai Design and Polo for a suite. Possible but a little "tongue in cheek" is to get some Q Flaps for a duallie..... Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  3. With regards to the expensive kites, if I had to start revs again, I would've started on Pro's/Pheonix kites. Do your research. Fly others kites if you can. The more info the better. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  4. The Zypher is a foot wider (235cm compared to 207cm) so it should be a bit more friendly in its speed of tricks. Usually the bigger the kite the slower it tricks. Usually. The Shadow has a reported lower bottom end but it's only by 1-2mph which is really not a lot. I think they both come ready to fly with straps. Which one do you like the look of? Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  5. Massive congrats!!!! Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  6. To be brutally honest, I have no Ne of each so while I would LOVE to win. I would LOVE someone who hasn't had the "diamond experience" to get it. These sticks and a breath of air is truly magical. Ahem, Go 977!!!! Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  7. Very nice offering bro! Spars and some branded bling. Very nice. T-shirt, definitely has to come Downunder for some Aussie sun. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  8. One of each.... Get what you like the look and feel of. Taste them all. An average of 4mph wind sees you in a; Non vented and light frame quad. SUL/UL dual line. Maybe a larger type Delta SLK say 15 foot. The lighter frame and kite you go, kind of the more fragile it gets. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  9. Congrats@RobB Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  10. And throw logs on the fire! Congrats to all. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  11. You can fit 2 kites per pocket. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  12. Just realised this is happening in a couple of days!!!! Go 977!!!!! Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  13. One way is to ask a kite builder to buy the off cuts or end of rolls. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  14. Yes, a fair bit x2. If you have ever flown on the shorter lengths, 30 or 50 feet, you'll know the response is quick instant compared to 120. I expect they would be a little mushy but response would be a little delayed. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  15. G'day@NATO Great to have a fellow Aussie on here. Check out the member map as there are a few pilots stashed around. Me, I'm in Perth. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app