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

    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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. SparkieRob

    Handle mods (snagless)

    I made up a couple of extra sets to convert standard handles to no snags. Shoot me a PM and I can post them out. Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  9. SparkieRob

    Have you seen this ?

    I might be a little late but you are referring to the printed eyes on the rev FB post? Had to look them up to see it as I'm not subscribed. First glance it looked like a direct printed version of a Bazza Eyes. Closer look, still looks the same... Muddy waters ahead for sure. Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  10. SparkieRob

    Performance Shirts x3 (Apr 20th, 2018)

    Congrats and... REPRESENT!!! Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  11. SparkieRob

    My white/purple Kaiju. (pics)

    Really funky kite. Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  12. SparkieRob

    Sky Dog starter package! (Apr 20th, 2018)

    Congrats Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  13. SparkieRob

    New EXP sails

    I was surprised that they would be Icarex. Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  14. SparkieRob

    New EXP sails

    The EXP's are due to be Icarex?! Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.
  15. SparkieRob

    New EXP sails

    Wow! That's the old 1.5SLE sail pattern. Do you know what the sail material is? Sent from a Galaxy 8 Far Far Down Under.