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

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  1. The B2 standard would be my desert island kite. In the 2 frame with sticks it is good to 20 mph! Sounds like a lightsaber in higher winds. Attach lines to verts for zero wind flying. Hell of a kite. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  2. Nice pics Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  3. Love where I live. I can have my kite, my field and my house in the one picture... Just south of Margs, very nice area. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  4. Oh yeah! My boy has been eyeing off mine. This would be a great addition!!!! Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  5. Thanks, Noticed the app (droid) wanted me to log back in. Just ignored it. Now I can return to the cracker topics contained within. [emoji106] Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  6. With 2 stringer kites, they ALL have their own personality and try as many as you can. Some you'll keep, some you'll move on. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  7. I'll be honest, only skimmed the replies. First kite, I wouldn't be to set on a crispy new sail. A second hand one still flies as good BUT there is a major plus. When you crash it you won't feel as bad. You have more confidence and will be a little more willing to try things if it has a few hours on the clock. Pilots are upgrading all the time and some offload their used sails quite cheaply to replenish the hard earned spent on their new bird. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  8. I chop down longer lines when they wear out. There's a hole set of guidelines for that. 80 chops down to 30 and 50ish real easy. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  9. Massive congrats. Spank it in good measures... Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  10. All good. I'm sure we all can wait a bit longer before my number is drawn..... [emoji6] Come to me my precious Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  11. Truth be told, It won't be fair to the rest of the world when I win this. I mean, it would double the Djinn population here in Oz. Pretty soon they are rolled up in the kite bag, together, in the dark. Then they'll be a flock of little djiinns. Then a bigger flock. Then before you know it, we'll be over run and the Pied Piper John will have to come over to establish a new order.... Ahem, Kind of looking forward to the new overlords... Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  12. Hey brother, Respect and mad love mate. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  13. Only really need one number 977 Lol Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  14. Aaaaaaaaaaaand the RNG is back! 🤪[emoji12]🤪 Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  15. The tug to initiate the glide part of the "catch" can be initiated at really any point in the window. Just remember the LE will glide in the direction it faces. I used to be fairly (very) aggressive on the pull but you don't need to be. A gentle tug is all it needs. The throw is the easy part. Like a javelin with a slight amount of rotation to make the LE face away and glide. A lighter LE just means you need to get the mass moving before you release. 99% of all my starts are using a throw on 50 feet and shorter. Can do it on longer but I'll use a stake for those... mostly. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
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