SparkieRob

Kitelife Subscriber
  • Content count

    1,404
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

1,198 Scholar

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

Previous Fields

  • Country Australia

Recent Profile Visitors

7,474 profile views
  1. Rods: The difference ?

    Ok. Was a bit worried that my diamonds would stiffen. Or my next set might behave a little different. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  2. Rods: The difference ?

    So, to be clear, new diamond rods are MORE flexible than the old ones? I didn't think carbon rods could get stiffer after use. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  3. Ultra-Slippery Snagless Handles

    DONT CUT DOWN YOUR HANDLES. I meant your leaders, the line with knots on them. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  4. Ultra-Slippery Snagless Handles

    I find that any extra "bits" on the bottom connection points tend to catch. I get quite animated sometimes when I fly though. If you want, shorten your bottom leaders by half and and that length to the tops. Generally most have quite long top leaders compared to the bottom. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  5. Venting Standard Sail

    In the vein of the Shook weaves. The lots of small holes not only relieved the wind pressure to go higher BUT created drag to help stay up at the lower end. Strange but really cool. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  6. Venting Standard Sail

    Also search for "tea bag rev" Put safe search on though otherwise you'll get a few unsavoury pictures. Mega vent rev works too. I am going to tea bag the front EXP of my 2 stack. One day. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  7. Downsizing

    Congrats on the twins. They'll change your life for the better. Some good ones here. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  8. Quad line equality for new pilot

    Your hands will also correct the minor differences tour eyes see. That is, if your not going straight enough you'll automatically adjust. It's lots of fun!!! Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  9. Quad line equality for new pilot

    I found I wanted the extra brake on my "B" handles. I have JB leaders on all my handles now. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  10. B-Series STD Package (5/25/16)

    Let Google be your friend Wayne... Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  11. B-Series STD Package (5/25/16)

    01001000 01100101 01111001 00100000 01010010 01001110 01000111 00101100 00100000 01110000 01101001 01100011 01101011 00100000 01101101 01111001 00100000 01101110 01110101 01101101 01100010 01100101 01110010 00001010 00001010 00111001 00110111 00110111 [emoji12] Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  12. Handle mods (snagless)

    It's dead easy to do. Can be done in a short time. Only NEED to do the bottoms but most do both. 1461073554.090158.jpg] Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  13. The Reflex

    Nice review. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  14. How to pack an inflatable tail?

    I only have one tail. I ground the kite and take the tail off. I put the attachment point onto a stake. I go to the very end then "flatten" it out by untwisting it. Then just wind it up, hand over hand. The initial wrap is about 1/2 a foot long. Once I get to the mouth, I squish the tail and shuffle it so the mouth is uppermost in the bag. That way it doesn't get squished. I don't unwind to inflate, just attach and it does it itself. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  15. Revolution Reflex

    Looks really promising in flight. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app