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

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  • Country
    Australia

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  1. Happy B-day John (June 1)

    Many MANY happy returns Brother. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  2. Sometimes quiet can be a good thing.

    It has been a little over 3 months since my last entry. Wow! Time flies doesn't it! Work was booooming and I was taking advantage of all the extra shift hours available. However. I miss spending time with the things that make me happy. The important things. My growing family. My friends. My kites. My son, our middle child, just turned 8. Growing into a fine young boy. Around 2 years ago, when he was 6 and this still blows me away, said "he wanted a kite just like mine but different". After talking with him for a while to find out exactly what he was after, yep he wanted a Rev. So I set him up on Watties colouriser. http://kitepaint.com/#!/ He played with it for a while, came up with some pretty cool designs too. We chatted about different kites. I told him that he could earn extra money by doing jobs and that if he stuck with it I would match him dollar for dollar. After explaining what that meant, he had a quiet grin of determination. Then it hit me. He might get a Pro before I do!! He did all sorts of jobs to keep topping up the kite fund. Some were easy, some were not. He went without lots of treats to put that money to it as well. I began taking him out flying with me. His attention span got better and a kind of stillness would come over him when we flew. We sat down a month before his 8th birthday and did the numbers. He was about 6 months from a B Series, poor little fella wanted it sooner than that. I had a quiet word to my wife, then began to feel him out for a scheme. He had gone off his technicolor dream coat rev, thank me later Baz! He was liking the older style Blue Grey B Series. Which is good as it would match my Red and Grey B's. We got a Travel frame package ready to fly. It came just before his party so he could show all his mates. We have had a couple of flights on his new sail. The winds were a little light for the 3 wrap travel frame but he had fun. I would like to say a big thanks to Kevin Sanders as he sent my boy a set of his handles and a stake. A much lay appreciated gift. Now, once he's got the hang of it, I'm putting him on some 30's and we are going to the streets!!!
  3. Jammin' by Skydog Kites (7/5/16)

    I've got a Rasta Jammin.... But I'm keeping it. They will make a nice pair, When I win this!!!!! Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  4. Shipping Kites

    Ouch! I had a SUL come in a tube that had this dispairingly large dent in the side of it. The kite was unhurt. I was relieved. When I ship kites I make sure that there is a couple of layers of bubble wrap around the kite itself. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  5. B-Series STD Package (5/25/16)

    Congrats Norm Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  6. B-Series STD Package (5/25/16)

    Pssst 977 Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  7. B-Series STD Package (5/25/16)

    Pssst 977 Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  8. B-Series STD Package (5/25/16)

    Simmer down... Down Under that is... 977 baby, all the way. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  9. Rokkaku flown as a quad

    That is very cool. What did it fly like? Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  10. Rokkaku flown as a quad

    Kind of a slow ball shaped genki(sp?) Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  11. Rokkaku flown as a quad

    1463528631.294047.jpg] My rokkaku is flying over my banner. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  12. Rokkaku flown as a quad

    Distracted is the only way I can say it... I set it up with some small plastic rod larksed to the bridle. Measured and tied so they were even, 100mm or 4". I ran through 2 scenarios of flight. With the spine vertical, a little bit more bow in the bottom cross spa. With the spine horizontal, with the bow even side to side. Should dust it off, got a little bit of free time. Hmmm... Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  13. F.S. Rev1's $135+

    Thanks for the offer. Saving for a kite at the moment that is going to be part of a suite. I really do prefer the old 1's. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  14. F.S. Rev1's $135+

    It's all good. I love the look of the classic Rev 1's. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app
  15. F.S. Rev1's $135+

    Most rev pilots are very generous with their advice, time and gear. Don't be shy just go up and ask a pilot. Sent from my iPhone using KiteLife mobile app