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    Several of the UK kite flying groups offer 3rd party insurance either as part of the membership or as an add on option. I'm up North and the Midland Kite Fliers include insurance within their membership. With the Northern Kite Group, it is an option. Worth checking out your local groups. Sent from my EML-L09 using Tapatalk
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  3. The belly launch or dead launch is best kite wrecker move ever invented!
  4. ULs don't have the momentum to trick well in windy conditions. I would fly a UL up to about 6 mph and a standard no higher than 12 mph. There are obviously others on the forum here who have a different opinion of top end wind speeds, but I see no joy in trick flying if you can't consistently fly the tricks you wnat to fly. I fly mostly standards and haven't found a kite where I like both the standard and the UL, so won't be making any recommendations.
  5. Thanks, John. That works now. Only comment is that the 1MB image size limit is a bit restrictive with today's phones and cameras. Nothing that can't be worked around though.
  6. Next problem. I select the category and then get : Sorry, there is a problem You cannot create adverts in this category: missing PACKAGE INFO, TYPE or ITEM CONDITION. If you have already created them, edit your category and choose which ones the category will use. Contact the system administrator. Error code: CL-SUBMIT/2 Looks like a missing step in the script as I see no screen to enter the details of what I want to sell.
  7. As a non-subcriber, am I supposed to be able to enter ads. Asking as it appears I can't. I get a message saying "The page you are trying to access is not available for your account."
  8. FA is not that active. However, the problem is the lack of active UK flyers rather than a fundamental issue with the forum. I would be very surprised if your account doesn't still work
  9. The way back when machine is your friend: https://web.archive.org/web/20131012053815/http://www.idemployee.id.tue.nl/p.j.f.peters/kites/basics/alphaidx.frm.html There was an updated version on Fractured Axel called the Tricky Wiki, however I think this is no longer supported following the last site update, although it is still accessible: http://fracturedaxel.co.uk/wiki9/tiki-index.php?page=HomePage
  10. Worth looking at Kareloh's website. He has some great links to open source kite plans: http://www.kareloh.com/kite-plans/ The Magnet, Magnet 112% and the [Return} are definitely worth considering.
  11. There are two buoyage systems in the world and the US and Europe use different systems. Red and green are used the other way around, so in Europe it would be red, left, return. I probably didn't explain that very well before.
  12. Might work like that in the US. Other way round in Europe. Red is port and port is left in nautical terms. So never understood why everybody attaches red lines to the right hand side of the kite. Still put the red lines on the right regardless. Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
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    Esinger's Kites

    Interested in what you think of the Lumokites Vega and Vital.
  14. What is the kite? My gut feel is that it is just designed to be a fixed three point bridle. Although you can slide the knot out as per your second pic to form a turbo bridle, that looks to be a lot of turbo and in my view is unlikely to be a design feature of the kite. Reverse turbos (where the turbo bit is on the outhaul rather than the inhaul) are much more popular, which again makes me question whether you creating a turbo is an intended feature. The line going from part way up the uphaul to part way along the inhaul is almost certainly there as a keeper line to stop the inhaul catching on the keel. It will only be an activator if it is taut when the bridle is tensioned along all three legs.
  15. According to my wife I have many personality flaws. I'm not sure not flying a rev is seen as one of them. Flying any sort of kite is probably in the list somewhere though.
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