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[*] posted on 3-21-2015 at 12:00 PM
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There's been some interest lately on streetkiting and bar set ups so thought this might be helpful.

Here is a picture of the light pole landing. When carefully done it works great for landing. I'm not sure if 3shot's kite ocd will allow him to use this method. :)

Also, here some pictures of the streetkite bar in case someone wants to modify an existing bar. I used a standard kite killer but you have to add a length of paracord


flagpole landing.jpg - 51kB bar set up.jpg - 71kB bar set up 1.jpg - 100kB bar set up 2.jpg - 69kB
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[*] posted on 3-21-2015 at 12:34 PM


Thanls



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[*] posted on 3-21-2015 at 02:35 PM


Quote: Originally posted by ssayre  


I'm not sure if 3shot's kite ocd will allow him to use this method. :)






:o :o :o
:lol: :lol: :lol:

That is pretty ingenious though Sean!!!

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[*] posted on 3-21-2015 at 02:56 PM


It is ingenious, I stole the idea from a thread where beamerbob and bladerunner were talking about people putting in some sort of poles in the desert and landing their kites that way. It's even better when they are supplied for you in the form of light poles. It works just as well launching too, although you have to make sure you know what your doing so you don't end up catching a bridle on the head of the light pole. I usually have the kite in the upright position and it makes getting to the tranport loops very easy for line attachment.



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[*] posted on 3-21-2015 at 03:56 PM


I've used the front of my truck with that method before. Works great:thumbup:



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[*] posted on 3-21-2015 at 05:31 PM


very nice



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[*] posted on 3-22-2015 at 01:53 PM


Who cares about the rule that says to avoid solid objects down wind for double the length of your lines. ;);)

Just teasing! :P




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[*] posted on 3-22-2015 at 01:57 PM


BR, with short lines, the most fun thing to do on the longboard is see if you can brush the light poles with the kite as you go by. Once I got good at that, I have intentionally wrapped the middle of the pole and as I keep rolling, It will pop back off and keep going. I'll have to get video of it. It's a blast.
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[*] posted on 3-22-2015 at 02:45 PM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Djti6C3KWE

dont forget my old schoo vid....




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[*] posted on 3-22-2015 at 02:58 PM


I've seen that one before. I'm still trying to figure out how you steered it?
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[*] posted on 3-22-2015 at 03:34 PM


Seems like you could easily modify any fixed bridle bar to work like Steffen's streetkite bar... just thinking out loud.





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[*] posted on 3-22-2015 at 04:00 PM


You can. I've made a wooden bar that works well. I just bought Steffens bar because it's relatively cheap and I didn't have any bar. It's only 43 euro I believe.

I was using my wooden bar in this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDwhGHGTzAA


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[*] posted on 3-22-2015 at 04:42 PM


Good vid Sean. I think their huge low end power is overlooked in the traction world. Are you able to run them right off the bar?



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[*] posted on 3-22-2015 at 04:46 PM


Negative. I've tried it a few times and always end up hating myself. 5 meter lines is as short as I'm going unless I'm on a beach boardwalk or something. You can still loop and spank it with 5 meter lines
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[*] posted on 3-22-2015 at 04:49 PM


"Spank it". Lol




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[*] posted on 3-22-2015 at 04:52 PM


Quote: Originally posted by ssayre  
I've seen that one before. I'm still trying to figure out how you steered it?


this is using the board to steer kite,

power is fixed, board provides tension and speed control.

its same as c-kite trim for unhooked, comes for learning to "fly to idle " without brakes or no depower. only window position to power and forward pitch (in either point of sail). with handles , like this case , the " bar center "is the 2 handle grips wide just like center grip for unhooked with bar. the trick is solid shoulder position and hip/waist board control for speed control. for me, alot like strapless surf at scale speed on longboard and all translate very well same balance and muscle reflexes.




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[*] posted on 3-22-2015 at 05:22 PM


You keep changing your avatar Sean,... I like this latest iteration :thumbup:

coolness,... loving your stoke on this... makes me really wanna get the 8.6m RII sold so I can buy more fun toys... Skates or a Longboard that is... :D




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[*] posted on 3-22-2015 at 09:45 PM


Quote: Originally posted by ssayre  
I've seen that one before. I'm still trying to figure out how you steered it?


well i just squeezed both handles together and used slight pressure on the power lines by turning my wrist clock/counter clockwise. wind was ripping that day 25+ mph




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[*] posted on 3-23-2015 at 06:00 AM



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You keep changing your avatar Sean,... I like this latest iteration :thumbup:


Thanks. My avatar usually reflects my latest obsession. Here's a video from a little action this weekend. I exceeded my self imposed time limit by a little.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4vOSfJkGEw



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[*] posted on 3-23-2015 at 06:13 AM


Great video Sean. You are really progressing with those NASAs! You've found your groove!!



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[*] posted on 3-23-2015 at 06:37 AM


Damn- I hate to admit it but this kites are perking my interest- I know that riding on pavement takes virtually no wind to get going and when I have tried my foils on short lines it is in no fun



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[*] posted on 3-23-2015 at 06:52 AM


It's basically like adding kites to your quiver. I would have been on my 7 meter if I was in the buggy on the grass. I was on my 4 meter in the video
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[*] posted on 3-23-2015 at 07:30 AM


yeah man nice phlow ! toe 2 heel one handed jibe very nice !





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[*] posted on 3-23-2015 at 09:16 AM


Sure wish you were coming to JIBE Sean!!
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[*] posted on 3-23-2015 at 03:37 PM



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yeah man nice phlow ! toe 2 heel one handed jibe very nice !



Thanks man, I had a very nice phlow going. It's an endless ride! I could have done it all day...wait a second, I DID :D


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Sure wish you were coming to JIBE Sean!!


Wish I could, the family's schedule won't allow them to go and It's tough to take a solo vacation. Also, my work is seasonal and I'm commission based. the beginning and end of summer are my busiest times, which unfortunately coincide with kiting functions. I'll definitely make it eventually.
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[*] posted on 3-23-2015 at 04:17 PM


:thumbup: Why is street kiting not a thing ? It should be. The best kept secret in kite traction now looks like a viable option and open to anyone.
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[*] posted on 3-23-2015 at 04:36 PM


It been around for a while





big sail small.JPG - 43kB

When I was a kid I used a bed sheet, this is a bit better:lol:
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[*] posted on 3-23-2015 at 05:17 PM


if the wind finds you...it doesn't take long before it puts you into endless mindless motion.....






























































...all day long.




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[*] posted on 3-23-2015 at 06:45 PM


Sean, are you riding with 3 or 5m lines?



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[*] posted on 3-23-2015 at 07:09 PM


5 meter
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