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[*] posted on 5-30-2018 at 03:54 PM
What did i *learn* today?


Foils - especially large foils like the PL Reactor 8.6m - can collect a LOT of sand inside them! Coming from single skin (CQ) I did not anticipate this and am rather sloppy with my kite set up...tending to heap piles of sand on the trailing edge to keep them down while I set up lines etc.

I only realised my error when I later tried to fly a sack of sand around in the sky haha!

Any tips to avoid this in future?
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[*] posted on 5-30-2018 at 04:08 PM


Quote: Originally posted by 48K  
Foils - especially large foils like the PL Reactor 8.6m - can collect a LOT of sand inside them! Coming from single skin (CQ) I did not anticipate this and am rather sloppy with my kite set up...tending to heap piles of sand on the trailing edge to keep them down while I set up lines etc.

I only realised my error when I later tried to fly a sack of sand around in the sky haha!

Any tips to avoid this in future?


Sure, go back to SS! :evil: Flysurfer Peaks, Born-Kite NASAStars, LongStars, and RaceStars suffer from no such malady. Pile as much sand as you want on their trailing edges and watch it magically shake off upon takeoff. Problem solved. You're welcome. :lol:




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Hybrid: Nose & tail PL Bigfoot+ with wide rear axle; midsection VTT rail & seat kit; two sets of Sysmic rims (BigFoots and 6-ply trailer tires); BigKid's AQR

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[*] posted on 5-30-2018 at 04:31 PM


I KNEW yoiu would suggest that Windstruck!

:-)

Sell me a pacakable SS kite that handles like the Flexi Blurrs I just acquired and I will happily rejoin the SS love fest!

For now I am relishing the fact that I can easily pack and travel with a quiver of kites!

But give it a few years...those peaks do look interesting...
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[*] posted on 5-30-2018 at 04:40 PM


I made the mistake of leaving a open foil on the beach on a windy day (with sand holding it) when I changed kites. A hour later it was covered in sand, and a lot got in the cell. So packing them up right away is the better thing to do. You can turn them upside down and shake out most of the sand.



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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 12:18 AM


Yep...I had the foils laid out since I was switching between them with a single set of lines.
I will NOT make that mistake again haha!

Reactor is clean and tidy now after some careful shaking back home!
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[*] posted on 6-2-2018 at 01:12 PM


Incoming. Found on eBay U.K. . Paid too much, but......What price love?

:Ange09:




Rage1.8 Quadrifoil 4m. NASA Star 2.5, 4, 5.5, 10., 12.5.. DFO 7.04, LS2 3.5. PeakII 6,9. Charger12. PL bug.
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[*] posted on 6-2-2018 at 03:56 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Ed Cline  
Incoming. Found on eBay U.K. . Paid too much, but......What price love?

:Ange09:


Is that one of limited addition Peak2s? I always thought those had the coolest color schemes.




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Born-Kite RaceStar (9.0m, 11.0m)
Born-Kite NasaStar-3 (1.5m, 2.5m, 3.2m, 4.0m)

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[*] posted on 6-3-2018 at 02:35 AM


10-4 good buddy. The Peak II has a tart sister.

Next is a 12. No hurry though. Yeah I know you have a pretty blue one.

Why go Peak2 ? Cause it's plenty good enough to out Kite me.


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[*] posted on 6-4-2018 at 12:10 AM


Omg.
Best SOBB ever.
Wind, weather, fun, food, friends new and old.
On Windy Wednesday, I parked my LS2 3.5
while I took a burger and. Blokart break.
When I came back, It was a sand scuplture.
Not an issue for a sinhgle skin. La dee da.
If you haven't been to a SOBB, don't miss out.


LS280.jpg - 113kB




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[*] posted on 6-4-2018 at 04:48 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Wind_dog  
Omg.
Best SOBB ever.
Wind, weather, fun, food, friends new and old.
On Windy Wednesday, I parked my LS2 3.5
while I took a burger and. Blokart break.
When I came back, It was a sand scuplture.
Not an issue for a sinhgle skin. La dee da.
If you haven't been to a SOBB, don't miss out.
Does this link to a pic work?
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KLy0eD-HBZ5-9e1Fqtz4R2qM-wx...


Link doesn't seem to work

Sounds as if you had a wonderful time at SOBB. Wish I could have shared the stoke with you in person! I'm sure the little green SS shook off its sand sculpture without a wimper. :duh:




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Born-Kite LongStar-2 (3.5m, 5.5m, 7.5m, 9.5m, 12.5m)
Born-Kite RaceStar (9.0m, 11.0m)
Born-Kite NasaStar-3 (1.5m, 2.5m, 3.2m, 4.0m)

Buggy:
Hybrid: Nose & tail PL Bigfoot+ with wide rear axle; midsection VTT rail & seat kit; two sets of Sysmic rims (BigFoots and 6-ply trailer tires); BigKid's AQR

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[*] posted on 6-4-2018 at 09:04 AM


This last weekend at SOBB I witnessed my first OCE ( out of chair experience). That massive side pull off a symphony 2.2.4 pulled Wind_dog right over.

It was an awesome event. I hope to post some more when I have some time.




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[*] posted on 6-4-2018 at 08:22 PM


OCE?
Of there is no video, it never happened.




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[*] posted on 6-5-2018 at 02:15 AM


speaking of video required as "proof of life" ... first flight of this Peak 3 ... anybody sharing upstate New York riding locations, I'll wash your car

https://youtu.be/YL5rkm_Yl9o




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[*] posted on 6-19-2018 at 04:53 AM


i had a solid 30+ onshore w/ a dead low tide last night...
1.5 hrs w/ a 2.6 Viper...was over 40, way too often
i find that less fun and more exciting now that I'm old and all banged up
but if thats whats being served you take it, make the best of it
and do everything you can to make it back to your beer intact :thumbup:




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