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[*] posted on 4-6-2017 at 04:29 PM
What did you do with your kite today?


This thread is for sharing what you did with your kite today. Havent seen a thread for it on here and it hardly seems worth it for everyone to start new threads all the time for simple updates. Weve got a thread like this on a motocycle forum that im on and its been going for years now. Always interesting to follow! Ill go first, i was all set to do some street kiting after work in our industrial park (wide open with a barely used road) but got skunked by rain.



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[*] posted on 4-6-2017 at 04:38 PM


were you going to use the 4m ns3? If I could have only 1 kite for street kite, that would be it. It was by far my most used.
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[*] posted on 4-6-2017 at 04:58 PM


Yes, had everything with me for it too, lol.



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[*] posted on 4-6-2017 at 05:33 PM


Quote: Originally posted by ssayre  
were you going to use the 4m ns3? If I could have only 1 kite for street kite, that would be it. It was by far my most used.


Agreed that the 4m NS is "right sized" for many endeavors. I used to own one and oh so foolishly sold it. I actually just reordered one again this week.

Alas, all I did with my kites this week is walk past them in the garage. However, I did place an order for three more to keep them company, does that count? :evil:

I also sent one to TX for repairs after I tried to modify it on the playa from a 6.0m to a 5.5m! :smilegrin:




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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 4-6-2017 at 06:15 PM


Today it was 25-40 so pretty wicked and we had 3 inches of rain yesterday so not much sense in even trying to buggy. As a result, I cleaned out my car (mainly kites and other wind toys) and pumped my buggy tires up to proper inflation. I hope. I've been kite/SUP sailing some lately, and was working on my set up for that as well. Mainly a day to prepare for days ahead. As Annie said "The wind will come out tomorrow......"



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[*] posted on 4-6-2017 at 09:31 PM


Had a great day today with my Ozone Summit 10 meter kite. Good wind, lots of sunshine and sand to play in. Another wonderful buggy day.



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[*] posted on 4-7-2017 at 04:49 AM


Quote: Originally posted by southpadreburt  
Had a great day today with my Ozone Summit 10 meter kite. Good wind, lots of sunshine and sand to play in. Another wonderful buggy day.


Burt - most pleased to hear this! Kites need to be flown, not stored. :thumbup:




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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 4-7-2017 at 11:40 AM


What did I do with my kite today?

I am at work. The winds picked up and a power surge knocked out the phones and the internet at the office. In my car I had my pdk buster soulfly pro 3.3 on short (15ft) lines. Found a section of parking lot without cars and was able to fly for about a half hour.

That is the first time I have been paid to fly a kite...




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[*] posted on 4-7-2017 at 12:15 PM


2 Beamers in the Jeep. 1.8m & 2.5m. Wet ground after heavy rains. A no go. Today the wind is 10 g 25mph and guess what?

I cracked to my wife that is a great day to fly a kite and she said.... "go get one in the air"!!!!
:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o

OMG what a wife!:P
I'll take an hour out of my shop and go to the soccer field for a static fly.:D




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[*] posted on 4-7-2017 at 07:06 PM


Received a new PL Voltage 3m today (thanks Big Mike's Kites for the great service). So naturally I had to give it a go. Winds were light, probably 4-7 mph, at best. I static fly at a local park with lots of soccer fields.
I know I need to fly this kite lots more in a variety of conditions to form a definitive opinion, but I can give some initial impressions.
My point of reference is an HQ Toxic 3m.
The Voltage was a lot of work to keep in the air in light winds. Seems sluggish and less responsive than the Toxic. I'm guessing this kite needs more wind to come alive. I'm also guessing it's going to pull more than the Toxic. Build quality is good and what you expect with PL.
Seemed to prefer up turns vice down turns. I need to get used to the shorter PL handles and I'm getting there.
Need to put in lots more hours on this kite.




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[*] posted on 4-7-2017 at 07:22 PM


More often then not; after a day of buggying; I tend to average 16 miles. Today was like that. 3m Flux all day. Top speed of 30 mph.

Back on the grass kite field now that the lake is full again. But it will be back...




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[*] posted on 4-7-2017 at 08:43 PM


Had a little trouble rigging the kite today before a buggy session as the wind was averaging 17 with higher gusts. One bridle was twisted and every time I set the kite on its trailing edge it took off and twisted in a tangled mess. But after getting the bridal straightened the 6 meter access was a joy for the rest of the afternoon. Lots of sunshine, wind and sand to play in. A powered up buggy with an MP3 player is hard to beat.



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Ozone Summit 8, 10
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[*] posted on 4-8-2017 at 05:15 AM


Mainekite and I had our first runs of the spring at Pine Point. Snowkiting is dead for this year (sigh... ) We had a couple of hours of good
runs. No one got hurt, nothing broke, and wet sand is everywhere. Craig's new buggy went like a streak!




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[*] posted on 4-8-2017 at 07:22 AM


Quote: Originally posted by southpadreburt  
Had a little trouble rigging the kite today before a buggy session as the wind was averaging 17 with higher gusts. One bridle was twisted and every time I set the kite on its trailing edge it took off and twisted in a tangled mess. But after getting the bridal straightened the 6 meter access was a joy for the rest of the afternoon. Lots of sunshine, wind and sand to play in. A powered up buggy with an MP3 player is hard to beat.


Jealous. Your location sounds like a kite paradise.
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[*] posted on 4-8-2017 at 02:47 PM


First run of the year this afternoon! :D
The combinations of wind/rain or wind/work have been completely frustrating. Until today. Wind/sun finally happened!
With WBB only two weeks away, I had to make sure that the buggys wheels were still round; my poor buggy and kites have been sitting in the garage since coming home from WBB in October. Into the car it went with the 7m and 9m Lynx.
There were puddles everywhere at the park (we had a major rainfall yesterday) and the wind was punchy - 8mph gusting to 20 - so out came the 7m.
There's nothing like the first run after being forced to hibernate all winter. If the measure of a buggy outing is the smile produced, it was great. Not a major outing (3.4miles topping out at 21mph), but I'm ready for the beach!
See y'all at WBB :wee:




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[*] posted on 4-8-2017 at 07:10 PM


I've walked past my kites everyday for the past month. One of those transitional times of the year. Water isn't quite warm enough for me yet. Still in the 40's. Won't be much longer :)



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[*] posted on 4-9-2017 at 04:16 AM


I have 3 straight days of Sun, Sand and Souths 10-20 about to commence if anyone is interested
low tide about 2....jusayin

6pm update
day 1 got in 40 or so miles....:thumbup:fun




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[*] posted on 4-9-2017 at 02:54 PM


I street kited...while tide was high... in beach parking lot... half mile long wider segment... good steady wind and zippy runs.. on regular Rollerblades-Talk about low friction transmition!.

3.5m and 2.5 NPW on 25 ft lines.

Single Skins. King of Street Kiting

Soon Beach season will be here and kill this happening for the season, but lot of fun while it lasts.


What will I do with my kites tomorrow??

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[*] posted on 4-9-2017 at 03:01 PM


I did a lil bit of street kiting myself today too... til i got bucked by an unstable board a few times and my right thigh said no more, lol. Found my rubber bushings to be shot so im sidlined on that front for a lil while.



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[*] posted on 4-9-2017 at 03:46 PM


Worked on something lenticular for it to pull around......;)



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[*] posted on 4-13-2017 at 02:51 PM


Test piloted my buddies Hornet 3m (feels and flys just like my Pepper II) and recieved my buggy rails in the mail. 3 wheels and a seat to go and ill be able to finally buggy!



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[*] posted on 4-13-2017 at 05:29 PM


I stared at it longingly wishing for wind!



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[*] posted on 4-13-2017 at 06:17 PM


Put my new NAPKA decals on my buggy. Ready for JIBE. And stared at my pile of kites with anticipation..



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[*] posted on 4-15-2017 at 03:44 PM


Delivered my buddys Hornet 3m and got him flying today! Started out with 8-10mph wind, but it picked up to 15-20 mph by the end of the session. Things ended when he was running across the football field trying to hang on with me screaming to let go, lol. He did good flying, and he needs to learn theres no shame in using the kite killers. He had his helmet on, wouldnt let him fly without it, he understood why at the end of the session. Ive got him hooked now, lol.



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[*] posted on 4-15-2017 at 06:53 PM


i got to hang w/ the Dobbs's today:thumbup::thumbup:...we caught some punchie 12+ onshore stuff they went Blokart
i had a 7.5 apex that had a grudge and kept trying to kill me...i need longer arms to fly this thing proper
learned that Bigfoots do not like to power slide and tend to lift a wheel on gusts...they also hydroplane in puddles
lot of weird stuff went on today...im all about that though
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[*] posted on 4-16-2017 at 06:27 AM


Yesterday I went to one of my favourite beaches, Llangennith, on the Gower peninsula in Wales. I've done a lot of work on my buggy to get ready for JIBE and wanted to check everything is OK. Unfortunately, I moved the seat and messed up the adjustment so that my knees were around my chin! Flew like that for an hour or so before I walked back to the car and got the wrenches.

It was a long day, a 3.5 hour drive in each direction but well worth it to clear the cobwebs out.

Sorry for the video quality, I had to ask a random beachgoer to take it:

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[*] posted on 4-16-2017 at 12:30 PM


It is long overdue test flight of my newly purchased kite due to bad weather and lack of wind . it arrived several week ago .
it were Liquid force elite 15m .
so last week-end the forecast show some decent wind at local beach but end-up
3-5knot max and manage to get half hour riding before the wind died .
then only this week-end the wind steady 5-7 knot , manage try some jumping until i heard a crack sound while landing .the ply is cracking but lucky still able to ride for 2 more hour .
yeah some good ride time ......with a broken board .:(

i guess it about time. the board had been 3 year , it had been doing guesstimate
150+ hours . have to look for a new landboard .



it the first test ride video .
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i did this on my 13.5 and 9m leopard

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[*] posted on 4-16-2017 at 01:59 PM


Buggyed a bit wit a older xm quadrifoil winds were just howling 20-30 It was a very gusty day made getting a good run difficult. Learned a bit and even had the buggy up on two wheels a few times something a bit new to me.



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[*] posted on 4-16-2017 at 02:43 PM


Well, no riding (again) this weekend, but I did complete a highly satisfying kite-related project so that counts for something I hope. My Born-Kite adjustable width LS2 bar had a chicken loop on it that I really didn't like and I had a spare that I was very pleased with so I decided to swap them out. By the way Steffen has the lines strung this was pretty major line surgery that involved both the clam cleat mechanism and the chicken loop/5th line. I took pictures of the setup from multiple angles to refer back to for reassembly. Glad I did that!

It took about an hour and was worth every minute! No it wasn't kiting with a sail in the air but it gave me time to dream. :D




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

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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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