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

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  1. SparkieRob

    Need advice for next quad

    I'd definitely back a standard sail with a vented as the second one. A mid vent is a "luxury" and can be a filler later down. Depending on the frame/s that came with the standard B, usually a 2 and a 3 wrap, you could get a 4 in the vented. OR. To get costs down just get a vented B as a "sail only" and use the heavier frame in it. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  2. SparkieRob

    Recharge

    Recharging my kite batteries... Sweet in flight. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  3. SparkieRob

    Feeling Gray

    Monochrome, nice! Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  4. SparkieRob

    2 Revolution 1.5

    The lighter weight leading edge and bridle means it could be a SUL. This is a great starter package. Nice. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  5. SparkieRob

    Scrapestry

    Just WOW man!!! Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  6. SparkieRob

    First look!

    Lets get this party started. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  7. SparkieRob

    Best Way To Stake A Dual Line Kite

    A stake less launch. Set your kite up and put on its belly with the nose into the wind. Take the lines and run then out the back then over the top (back of kite). Unwind your lines out like normal. When you put tension in your lines, your kite will pull over and then be ready to fly. I use a stake to pause or break down though. Sent from my SM-G950F using KiteLife mobile app
  8. SparkieRob

    New Kite

    The bits that stick out on either leading edges are called "yo-yo stoppers" and they catch your lines so you can do rolled up tricks. Some have various versions of yours and some have a roll bar which is like a standoff bent back around to the trailing edge of your sail. Lam's kites, drool. One day I will have a transformer 2 UL Mid Vent in yellow! Nice to hear about your journey. You will click with some kites and not others. Don't be afraid to let go of the ones you don't like. Unless you want to save them in your "B" bag.... My name's Rob and I'm a kite-a-holic. Sent from my [device_name] using http://KiteLife mobile app
  9. SparkieRob

    Handle mods (snagless)

    I tried filling the tips with resin then drilling the holes at 90° like you mentioned but couldn't get the aperture but free enough. Wore through leader savers quite quickly. Sent from my [device_name] using http://KiteLife mobile app
  10. SparkieRob

    First look!

    I can wait. I got time. That delicious Djinn Is gonna be mine. Sent from my [device_name] using http://KiteLife mobile app
  11. SparkieRob

    First look!

    Saw a teaser clip, THIS thing is going to be H O T ! ! Woooooooo hooooooo! Can't wait. Sent from my [device_name] using http://KiteLife mobile app
  12. SparkieRob

    Handle mods (snagless)

    Could possibly work, making the grooves of the knot slightly smoother. But I think they may still catch. For my bottom leaders, I have only one knot. I do all my adjusting with the tops. Are you catching it with a large forward drive input? (Thumbs right back). Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  13. SparkieRob

    Need repair advice

    Yep, tape both sides and that will be good as new. When you tape it, smooth out the patch to remove sir pockets and to ensure good adhesion. Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  14. SparkieRob

    Dude... what's wrong with your kite?

    Looks like there is too much tension in the LE bunjis. The other is the rods stick out a fair way. Is it the same for both sides? You do want a little extra tension in you LE to put a little bow in it. Frayed edges is a normal thing. It doesn't get too bad. If it does, just burn it off CAREFULLY with a lighter. Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  15. SparkieRob

    Beach flying advice

    Don't worry. You will crash less and less. You will also worry less about the crashes as you realise how much they can take. First day out can be a mixed bag of emotions. Just breathe and take it in. Glad you could sort out the ball of string. Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.