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[*] posted on 7-31-2015 at 03:52 PM


ssayer- the 4m would work well as it is very controllable a lot more like the small FB foils in turn speed, but with full depower. It should be
real zippy on short lines.
Jason- sandgeddon was one of the reasons I got the 4m. We get that kind of wind here mostly in the winter on the lakes snowkiting. I'm
pretty sure it will be flyable in any wind that I'd knowingly go out in. The 6m did well that day but flying beyond the edge takes too much
attention. You're going to love the 6m........ Just ran out to the van to make sure Holly hadn't sent mine to Amanda for you to roll around in.





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[*] posted on 7-31-2015 at 09:51 PM


Lol Ted. I just had to roll around it. I couldn't control myself. I bet Holly got a kick out of that. Man I am so stoked to have a Flysurfer. Single skin at that!! I should fall right into it from flying my Nasa Stars. Hope so anyway.



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[*] posted on 7-31-2015 at 11:50 PM


Review!
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[*] posted on 8-1-2015 at 08:09 AM


I need.....

Wind!
Wind!
Wind!




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[*] posted on 8-1-2015 at 06:50 PM


Had the same problem. Had good wind early - the soccer fields were all in use. Went back 2hrs. later
The people were gone and so was the wind
DRAT!




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[*] posted on 8-2-2015 at 06:19 AM


Peak Porn. We had a beautiful day yesterday. Only light wind but enough to switch my short lines for long ones and test fly

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[*] posted on 8-2-2015 at 06:22 AM


Sean - that is a work of art!!! Beautiful kite. You've got to be stoked. Can you please take a look at the post I just put up on inserting photos? You just did exactly what I want to do! :thumbup:



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[*] posted on 8-2-2015 at 06:30 AM


Steve it took me 2 years to figure it out so you'll have to wait ;)

I tried a hundred different ways and the only way I could get it to work was to do what 1oldkid told me to do which was use photo bucket. I created an account, then you upload photos. Once photos are uploaded you click on the desired picture, then, to the right of the picture click on IMG. When you do that it will say copied. I then right click in my post on pkf and paste the link. That's it, easy. For whatever reason copying and pasting from iphoto or other online accounts haven't worked for me but photobucket seemed to be the magic ticket
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[*] posted on 8-2-2015 at 06:34 AM


Sounds good! I know there is an insert photo butto, but it asks for a URL so what you are making total sense. Thanks buddy; I'll play around with it. :thumbup:



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[*] posted on 8-2-2015 at 06:45 AM


PEAK PORN!!!!!!
Jealous.......

0 gusting 5 again today..

Heat index of 105 today. Maybe I can float my Peak on thermals..:(




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[*] posted on 8-2-2015 at 06:45 AM


Just in case anyone needs or wants to change lines on a peak 1 and they don't pay attention when separating the front line from the fls line as I did, here is what flysurfer sent me. This is a critical connection point for a few reasons and needs to be right. I sent 2 emails, one to flysurferusa and one to the german flysurfer. They each emailed me a different way, so after more research, the designer of the kite himself sent me this method and said the other method was wrong.







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[*] posted on 8-2-2015 at 06:51 AM


Thanks!!!!!!



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[*] posted on 8-2-2015 at 07:00 AM


Jason, hopefully some of this pleasant weather is heading your way. We just got through a high humidity now wind week up here.
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[*] posted on 8-2-2015 at 07:58 AM


Hope so. Hell, I just want to static fly it at this point.



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[*] posted on 8-3-2015 at 04:56 AM


Woohoo, ex-demo 12m Peak II en route!!!! :cool:



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[*] posted on 8-4-2015 at 07:56 AM


Flysurfer 6m P2 secured. Let's rock this joint!!!!





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Peter Lynn Bigfoot+ modified with VTT rail & seat kit (a seriously great performance upgrade), two sets of Sysmic rims (one set with BigFoot slicks for the "beach" of the Great Salt Lake and the other with 6-ply trailer tires for the Ivanpah playa), and BigKidKites AQR (because it keeps me in the bug and in my marriage)

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[*] posted on 8-4-2015 at 05:04 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Windstruck  
Flysurfer 6m P2 secured. Let's rock this joint!!!!



Funny I pictured you doing the Saturday Night Fever :dunno:

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[*] posted on 8-4-2015 at 05:41 PM


I like the way you're thinking Jason! Carey has nothing over Travolta on the dance floor, but then again, Carey got to dance with Cameron Diaz and that can't be a bad thing! :D



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Peter Lynn Bigfoot+ modified with VTT rail & seat kit (a seriously great performance upgrade), two sets of Sysmic rims (one set with BigFoot slicks for the "beach" of the Great Salt Lake and the other with 6-ply trailer tires for the Ivanpah playa), and BigKidKites AQR (because it keeps me in the bug and in my marriage)

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[*] posted on 8-6-2015 at 07:03 PM


Got my new 6m P2 in the mail today from Chris (feyd). It was in spectacular shape as would be expected coming from him. New kite curse; there wasn't enough wind for a dandelion to bend. I stood all suited up with the bar in my hands waiting for 45 minutes while little hints of a breeze would come by and then sputter out. I'll get pictures and action videos posted once it is up in the air.

Beautiful colors! Yellow with touches of black. The yellow reminded me of the old Lange ski boots if anybody remembers those.




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Born-Kite NASA Star-3 (1.5m, 2.5m, 3.2m, 4.0m; z-bridled for handle flying)

Buggy:
Peter Lynn Bigfoot+ modified with VTT rail & seat kit (a seriously great performance upgrade), two sets of Sysmic rims (one set with BigFoot slicks for the "beach" of the Great Salt Lake and the other with 6-ply trailer tires for the Ivanpah playa), and BigKidKites AQR (because it keeps me in the bug and in my marriage)

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[*] posted on 8-7-2015 at 04:56 PM


Congrats on the new skin Steve. Not flown mine yet either. I did get my brake strap together though.



Cross Kites Sonic 3, 5m
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Ace II 4, 5m
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Buggy: VTT Black Widow v2.0



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[*] posted on 8-7-2015 at 08:02 PM


Some wind kicked up today somewhat unexpectedly ahead of a great thunderstorm and I got my new 6m P2 up in the air! This was the very first time I ever flew this kite and I've definitely got some work to do before I'm smooth with it. There was barely enough wind for it; I would have preferred to have my 12m up but I really wanted to try the new one out!





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Born-Kite NASA Star-3 (1.5m, 2.5m, 3.2m, 4.0m; z-bridled for handle flying)

Buggy:
Peter Lynn Bigfoot+ modified with VTT rail & seat kit (a seriously great performance upgrade), two sets of Sysmic rims (one set with BigFoot slicks for the "beach" of the Great Salt Lake and the other with 6-ply trailer tires for the Ivanpah playa), and BigKidKites AQR (because it keeps me in the bug and in my marriage)

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[*] posted on 8-8-2015 at 03:04 AM


Glad you got the 6m flying. I need about 12mph+ before I consider using mine but I feel comfortable with it up to low 20's
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[*] posted on 8-8-2015 at 03:11 AM


This video loaded after mine on youtube. Dude is sick in the head to be on ice that thin :o :puzzled: :crazy:





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Born-Kite NASA Star-3 (1.5m, 2.5m, 3.2m, 4.0m; z-bridled for handle flying)

Buggy:
Peter Lynn Bigfoot+ modified with VTT rail & seat kit (a seriously great performance upgrade), two sets of Sysmic rims (one set with BigFoot slicks for the "beach" of the Great Salt Lake and the other with 6-ply trailer tires for the Ivanpah playa), and BigKidKites AQR (because it keeps me in the bug and in my marriage)

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[*] posted on 8-8-2015 at 05:23 AM


Sean - I'm with you brotha. Way too little wind for a proper voyage. I just wanted to take my new stallion out for a little trot! :P



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Born-Kite NASA Star-3 (1.5m, 2.5m, 3.2m, 4.0m; z-bridled for handle flying)

Buggy:
Peter Lynn Bigfoot+ modified with VTT rail & seat kit (a seriously great performance upgrade), two sets of Sysmic rims (one set with BigFoot slicks for the "beach" of the Great Salt Lake and the other with 6-ply trailer tires for the Ivanpah playa), and BigKidKites AQR (because it keeps me in the bug and in my marriage)

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[*] posted on 8-8-2015 at 05:41 AM


Set up is great with these. Unwind and launch. It would be nice to acquire a bar and lines for all of the stars so they are all ready to go. The only reason I don't is because I'm switching between long and short lines. So in a perfect world I would need 2 complete sets of of nasa stars with both long and short lines. Not likely to happen :)
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[*] posted on 8-8-2015 at 06:33 AM


Is there a point system for running down other "sportsmen" using the field ?
The ebb and flow of people using the recreation fields is amazing.




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[*] posted on 8-8-2015 at 07:04 AM


Like I said on the Born thread, I really like your vids bro. The music sets the fun!! Damn I cant wait to fly my Peak. Another weekend of NW winds here so no go at my soccer fields. Last weekend was no wind... Getting really old seeing Pink Betty sitting in the corner...

Glad you got to fly your new baby!! Looks good. :thumbup:





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[*] posted on 8-8-2015 at 07:18 AM


Jason - glad you liked the music! My son is home from college this summer. He walked by me last night while I was working on these videos and said "Dad, why are you always putting that cheesy jazz on your videos?" :lol::lol:

Ted - most certainly extra points for running down stage extras! :P What you don't hear on the video is me yelling "Incoming!" and the kid shouting "That is SO COOL!" He had been playing soccer by himself as the only other person on the fields. He stood rock still for about 15 minutes with his jaw on the ground watching me cruise back and forth. Fan-boy! :D




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Born-Kite NASA Star-3 (1.5m, 2.5m, 3.2m, 4.0m; z-bridled for handle flying)

Buggy:
Peter Lynn Bigfoot+ modified with VTT rail & seat kit (a seriously great performance upgrade), two sets of Sysmic rims (one set with BigFoot slicks for the "beach" of the Great Salt Lake and the other with 6-ply trailer tires for the Ivanpah playa), and BigKidKites AQR (because it keeps me in the bug and in my marriage)

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[*] posted on 8-8-2015 at 07:36 AM


We really need "like" buttons in this forum.....

Were you able to find the kite only or complete? I see the landing strap on the 6m too :thumbup: :thumbup:




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[*] posted on 8-8-2015 at 07:16 PM


Peak fans: here is a Peak 2 6.0m vs 12.0m face-off!

I ended up having great winds today, pretty steady at 12+ mph with a lot of 15+ mph mixed in with even a couple of 20 mph gusts for good measure.

I flew my two P2s back to back to compare the two of them. I'd say that the 6.0m was at mildly under powered when the winds were under 15 mph and the 12.0m was mildly over powered when the winds got stronger than that. The behavior of the two kites are very different from each other as I hope the video demonstrates. I haven't taken a tape measure to the bars, but the bigger kite's bar is quite a bit longer than its little brother.

The 6 is highly maneuverable and responds really well to pilot input. I liken it to a turbo charged 4 cylinder rice burner. Tons of power build up in steep fast dives. The 12, on the other hand, is just an all-American muscle car with a big bored-out V8. Tons of fun to fly both! :lol:

Still a lot to learn on my part to control these two optimally but I was way better on the 6m today than yesterday so I'm on the way up the learning curve. It took some serious sheeting out and upwind turning to scrub speed before the turn with the 12m today. Amazing depow!!! :thumbup::thumbup:







Kites:
Born-Kite LongStar-2 (3.5m, 5.5m, 7.5m, 9.5m, 12.5m);
Born-Kite NASA Star-3 (1.5m, 2.5m, 3.2m, 4.0m; z-bridled for handle flying)

Buggy:
Peter Lynn Bigfoot+ modified with VTT rail & seat kit (a seriously great performance upgrade), two sets of Sysmic rims (one set with BigFoot slicks for the "beach" of the Great Salt Lake and the other with 6-ply trailer tires for the Ivanpah playa), and BigKidKites AQR (because it keeps me in the bug and in my marriage)

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