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SparkieRob

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  1. Welcome @Aussie Dazza, I was going to ask where you were from but... ha ha. East cost. Bloody nice spots over there!
  2. Yep, a 3 wrap or 3 feathers frame. It's a bit heavy I feel for a full sale. Throw a full race frame in or a 2 wrap leading edge and it feels just more nimble. Sent from my SM-G970F using KiteLife mobile app
  3. Congrats! [emoji1303][emoji1305] Sent from my SM-G970F using KiteLife mobile app
  4. I've got the Trick or Treat DVD Tim did quite a while ago. It is cool to put on as both watching it intently or as background. The music is pretty good too. Some very good freestyle flying in it. One of the best pure kite DVDs going still. Sent from my SM-G970F using KiteLife mobile app
  5. When down the beach, I mostly fly 30's for keeping within a smaller space. To stake out I just point the handle tops upwind and push the bottoms into the sand. Unless it's a bit breezy, then I'll use a stake. Sent from my SM-G970F using KiteLife mobile app
  6. The beast is back!!!! Sent from my SM-G970F using KiteLife mobile app
  7. Hell yeah. Umm, do we still taunt the RNG or has it gone to sleep...? Wake RNG!!! Sent from my SM-G970F using KiteLife mobile app
  8. I found some stainless steel rod that fitted inside some spare APA wing tensioners. Think it was 4mm. Shaved them to 5 grams and tried that in my Temptation Std. A little funky but a lot of fun. Sent from my SM-G970F using KiteLife mobile app
  9. Flew a 4D on 20's once and thought it was alright. Good bit of kit. I found it a little twitchy with any more than a puff of wind. Not uncontrolled but bordering a little unstable. I had the chance to buy one second hand at a great price but never wanted to. I HAVE a Kaiju and much prefer the style. I do prefer 7-10 feet lines but have used up to 30's. It doesn't ever feel unstable like the 4D did to me. It is a real gas to fly and never fails to do what I want it to do. Bought it new from the Kite Forge release and keep it in the "everywhere" bag. Sent from my SM-G970F using KiteLife mobile app
  10. That's beach sand. Sent from my SM-G970F using KiteLife mobile app
  11. Wasn't a custom but I would've made this exact design if it hadn't been a choice. Sent from my SM-G970F using KiteLife mobile app
  12. SUL I'm using #50 x 100 feet. UL #90 X 100 feet. These are for my Sevens. I need to get a #150 or #250 set for my Vented. I've kind of adopted 100 feet as the standard length for them. Like 120 is for quads. But. That's if I'm working on figures or tricking. If I'm just flying for expression then #90 x 50 feet. Or 30 feet if I don't have much room. Sent from my SM-G970F using KiteLife mobile app
  13. A non rev like quad. Q flaps on a dual line count? Sent from my SM-G970F using KiteLife mobile app
  14. I think this is very cool. I think magic sticks could also come under the "lot of work for a little..". Good on you for applying a great design feature retrospectively to a common kite. The LE T on my Djinn is one of my favorite innovations. Cleans up the kite framework considerably. Might give this one a crack myself! Sent from my SM-G970F using KiteLife mobile app
  15. B series is 7 and a half feet. Effective spar length is 30 inches each. Sent from my SM-G970F using KiteLife mobile app
  16. Glue to the centre spar. A 1.5 frame set has 4+1. The verticals are interchangeable with the outer of the leading edge. Sent from my SM-G970F using KiteLife mobile app
  17. SparkieRob

    Covid 19

    Closest to kiting I've been in a while... They love a side slide but an axel not so much! Sent from my SM-G970F using KiteLife mobile app
  18. I've got a small fan impeller type and it is good for a quick read BUT it can quite direction specific. The vane types don't need to be orientated with the wind BUT they cost a little more. Measuring wind speed at 6 feet can be a little deceiving as the upper wind can be a bit more. Use the anemometer to get you in the ball park but always tune to the kite. Sent from my SM-G970F using KiteLife mobile app
  19. Congrats Roger! Sent from my SM-G970F using KiteLife mobile app
  20. It's all good. We can just say 977 came up and I promise to take lots of pictures... Sent from my SM-G970F using KiteLife mobile app
  21. Novelty of the year. I don't know how to tell my Djinn that she is a novelty... Sent from my SM-G970F using KiteLife mobile app
  22. Apologies if been said already as I only really skimmed responses. EXP is ripstop nylon where as B Series is Icarex. EXP is heavier than a comparable B. The panel layout is more for less labour sewing as there are big panels and long straight stitching runs. Sent from my SM-G970F using KiteLife mobile app
  23. A vented kite with a very light frame... sooo sweet. Very under rated. Many inverted unlocks to be found like this. Sent from my SM-G970F using KiteLife mobile app
  24. SparkieRob

    Handles

    I feel that yes they will help short term but in my view they can become a crutch that you don't really need. I almost relied on my 15's to fly in light winds until the day I didn't have them. Set your kite up, and your leaders and use your 13's. Footwork and body usage will serve you better than different handles as this skill will transfer to all the different sail configurations. Sent from my SM-G970F using KiteLife mobile app
  25. I'm sure you may have seen the method to convert normal steel handles to snagless..? Works a treat and quite a bit cheaper that actual snagless aluminium ones. Sent from my SM-G970F using KiteLife mobile app
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