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. SparkieRob

    Djinn ST by Kite Forge (2/21/19)

    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
  2. SparkieRob

    Quiet word from the admin...

    Hey brother, Respect and mad love mate. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  3. SparkieRob

    Djinn ST by Kite Forge (2/21/19)

    Only really need one number 977 Lol Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  4. SparkieRob

    Djinn ST by Kite Forge (2/21/19)

    Aaaaaaaaaaaand the RNG is back! 🤪[emoji12]🤪 Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  5. SparkieRob

    Learning catch and throw. Need some tips.

    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
  6. Do you prefer a frameless kite? A vented Rokkaku can be adjusted for it AOA. A normal ROK can but don't think above 30 kays would be sustained for a duration of time. I've had my ROK in winds about 35 but I didn't feel comfortable pushing it. They would lift a KAP rig too. I think that you can buy them "off the shelf" from Jones Airfoils but not 100% sure. Plenty of great places for kapping in Melbs. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  7. SparkieRob

    Scrapestry III

    W O W !!! Really beautiful! Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  8. SparkieRob

    B-Series MID Package (1/1/19)

    Mids, often looked over but so sweet in their winds. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  9. SparkieRob

    Djinn ST by Kite Forge (2/21/19)

    WOW!!! Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  10. SparkieRob

    Shipping update!

    It's gonna be a HOT summer here in Oz!!! Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  11. SparkieRob

    B-Series VTD package (9/25/18)

    Congrats! Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  12. SparkieRob

    Wind Range??

    16 miles an hour, 2 frame in the full vent for me. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  13. SparkieRob

    New Project - New Mix

    Very nice and thought out build. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  14. SparkieRob

    During the Forum Issue.

    Made a 2 stack into a 3 stack... Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  15. SparkieRob

    How/where to attach stack lines