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  1. Power Kites

    Whether they're flat, dimensional or parafoil-based, this is the place to discuss any sort of power kite flying, tuning and repair techniques.

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    Setting the trend for traction kiting in the early 90s, buggying is still going strong worldwide with speed and distance records being set everyday.

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    Arguably the hottest thing on the global kiting market, kite surfing blends extreme sports with wind sports to make an exciting and media-rich past time.

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    Quickly becoming one of the hot facets of power kiting, kite boarding is something else... Imagine a big skateboard with knobby wheels, and you've got it!

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    • Hello @Tony Baxter, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
    • I went into the store on Thursday and talked with John Trennepohl more about it, he had all the color sails to choose from. I wanted one with some contrast between the two colors to help with orientation. He's said to give him until Saturday and it would be ready, he needed to finish assembling the bridle, wing spines, cross spreaders and stand offs.  To my surprise on Friday afternoon I got a call it was ready, couldn't get there fast enough.  I got this with both frames, Standard and Ultralight.  The stand offs you asked about are 7.125" long for both front and back. How long are yours?  After he was done going through assembly and disassembly we sat down at the computer and showed me a bunch of videos of him and Carl in Italy. I was there for about an hour.  Hope this helps.  Frame Specifications Outside Leading Edges Sky Shark p200 Main Uprights Sky Shark p90 Center Struts with T 4mm (0.156) carbon tube Middle Battens 3mm (0.188mcr) Main Middle Spar XLS 32.5"/82.5cm (UL frame Nitro Lite) Stand-off - front side 0.125" fiberglass tube at 71/8"/180 mm Stand-off - back side 0.156" (4mm) carbon tube at 71/8"/180mm Bridle 200lb spectra core bridle  
    • Just the look of that kite was enough to spark an interest. After seeing video of it in the hands of either of the Robertshaws, I pulled the trigger on buying the one that had been sitting a few years in my 'local' kite store. I imagine yours is the newest iteration... would you mind posting the length of your standoffs? It was my understanding that they may have been shortened since mine was made.   May you have fair weather and an enjoyable maiden flight. The Fulcrum always seems to put a smile on my face each time I pull it out. 
    • I bought myself an early Father's day gift, a Sky Burner quad-line Fulcrum. I have been looking at them for a while and it really intrigues me. I also have the advantage of being 15 minutes from Kites and Fun Things store and the owner John Trennepohl who worked with Carl Robertshaw in developing this quad. We get together with a group every week and fly at the local park. I have been flying a Rev EXP, XX and XX Tarantula (still working on the basics). I also have a Prism Tensor 4.2 power kite if I'm looking for a good workout. I put aside most of my dual-line kites for now and focusing on my quads Looking forward to getting out with it this weekend, weather permitting.     
    • Hello @Robert Shacklett, Welcome to KiteLife®! Although this is an automated message, it is written with heart - I love kites deeply, and I believe the KiteLife community represents this passion with a very friendly and helpful environment for everyone. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Need to tweak settings? Edit your profile here - View Member Edit your settings - http://kitelife.com/forum/settings/ Other than that, here are a few handy links that you might have a use for... Member Chat Member Map KL Shop And while it's never an obligation, we always love hearing about our new members if you'd like to share some of your kite stories, videos, and/or background... Tell us a little about YOUR kite life!
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