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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Sweet offering. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  5. I've heard that Tim Benson sells parts. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  6. Congrats, and "rok" on...! Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  7. 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
  8. Experience in low wind will be more advantageous than gear. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  9. Oh, and an Indoor has no leading edge mesh. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  10. 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
  11. I wont tie my own leaders anymore now they available in the Kitelife shop. Have 3 (or 4...) sets already. One thing I do with the bottom leaders from KL though. I untie them all the way, cut them in half and just put one knot at the end of all 4 pieces. Then install them at all four connection points. The top leaders go onto the top set-knot and the bottom lines go on to the bottoms. I like just having the short leaders on the bottom. The short ones on top will "wear" instead of the leaders. YMMV. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  12. I love Roks! Would love to build a collection of them. This one would be a welcome addition. Go 977!! Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  13. Very niiiiiiiice.
  14. Bottom of handles; Really only need one knot about 13mm or 1/2 inch (depending if you are metric or fractional) out. Top of handles; Overall length approx 300mm/12 inches AFTER knots are tied. You could put 8 or so knots with 13mm space between them. With the "last knot" at the end of your leaders. Material to use could be old bridle line or something similar non stretchy. Even Dacron from a single line kite line. About #90 is a good weight. Most importantly is to make Left and Right spot on even. Sent from my iPad using KiteLife mobile app
  15. The bridle helps distribute the load. The substantially low pressure associated with zero wind means you don't need to distribute the load so much. Also, not using a bridle gives a direct connection input to reaction. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app