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[*] posted on 7-4-2011 at 07:53 AM
NPW Skudding Video (starring me)!


Hey,

I put together some video of my recently completed 6.0m NPW.

Nothing too exciting or extreme... a little skudding around and some kite closeups. Oh, and some really small jumps... really small. Like everyone says, the Nasa's are not lifty.

Enjoy!

Dave






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[*] posted on 7-4-2011 at 09:57 AM


Looks like you did a fine job with the bridling and tuning, nice work !



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[*] posted on 7-4-2011 at 04:10 PM


SuperDave strikes the prarrie!

Nice job! I would have to see a video of myself but I think I may hold my handles a bit farther down ? Of course I am usually hooked in when flying mine.

You know you can put a strop line on those handles and fly longer hooked in?




Kites: 2.5m Profoil , 4.9m QuadrifoilXL kitesurfer, 9m Flexi Blade II, NPW 5 Danger.
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[*] posted on 7-4-2011 at 04:25 PM


What a sweet NPW! Good job Dave!:thumbup:

Fun little video...did you film it all yourself - an extra challenge if you did. :):thumbup:




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[*] posted on 7-4-2011 at 09:02 PM


Awesome job right there. It must feel real rewarding to have it up in the air and know that you made it.:thumbup:



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[*] posted on 7-5-2011 at 08:51 AM


Thanks for the comments.

@shaggs: yes, it is a blast to fly something you made. It's funny when I tell people I made it who see it flying and who don't really know about power kites... they get this spaced out look on their face.

@airin: yes, filmed it myself... handy dandy tripod.

@BR: i did try it with a strop line, but didn't feel too safe without some kind of depower... its comforting to still be able to let go.

I'd like to make one more before moving on to another project. I think a 9m would be great.




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6m NPW9b (home-made)
8m NPW9b (70% complete)
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[*] posted on 7-5-2011 at 10:55 PM


Not to put you off the idea (because I followed somewhat the same path and really learned a lot from it)...

However, if you do go with a 9m, I'ld suggest using the very lightest, most non-permeable fabric you can find, cascade bridling and splice rather than knot your primary/secondary bridles very cleanly. Also, plan on breaking it out only when the breezes are just above a gnat's fart. My 8m high aspect kicks my arse in anything close to 2Bft. Tons-o-grunt -n- Ton-o-fun !!!




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Riding the wild sastrugi of the Sonoran Desert
Flexifoil : Blurr 3.5m, 5m
HQ : Beamer IV 5m : Montana V 9.5m : Crossfire II 3m
Ozone : Haka 5m : Cult 2.5m : Flow 2m : Imp 1.5m
Peter Lynn : Core 6.7m, 5.1m, 4m, 3m
Revolution : Speed series Blast : 1.5 SLE
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