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[*] posted on 9-30-2017 at 05:24 PM
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As some may have seen in the waht did you do with your kite today thread, ive completed my buggy and had my maiden and few more rides... oddly enough im still struggling with keeping a depower pulling me (and sometimes even in the air) but am enjoying great success with all of my fixed bridle kites. This is also with janky inland winds and local spots that create odd wind patterns/channels.

I think its partly due to rhe sheer amount of static flying ive done with the FB kites that i cant do with with anything other than my Apex (struggle with it in the bug but can static fly it well).

My 4m NS3 has been my goto bug kite flying both hooked and unhooked (caught a KILLER gust today that felt like the first time i drove my buddys turbo V8 RX7, instant craxy power that builds... was a blast!). The Crossfire and the Pepper i only fly unhooked as i dont have a strop yet and more importantly, dont have the same level of control yet that i do with the Ns3.

Been getting lots of onlookers on my outings (mostly seniors) and they dont hesitate to strike up a convo while im setting up or packing up. They get a kick outta wtching and i do my best to be a good advocate of the sport even though im very new at this aspect of it. And yes, im wearing im helmet and motorcycle jacket allong with gloves and knee pads, lol..

Been a blast so far and one of these days ill dig out my camera to catch some video of my exploits, lol.




HQ: Symphony Beach 1.3, 2.2.4, Crossfire II 5m, Apex II 5m
Flysurfer: Outlaw 10m
Peter Lynn: Pepper II 3m, Venom II 13M
Born: NS3 4m
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[*] posted on 9-30-2017 at 07:05 PM


I just started riding buggy last November after a couple of years of static and ATB. NPW's make a great buggy training engine, and I've gotten a lot of use from mine. In the warm weather months I hit the water and lately have been kite boating (which is a lot like a buggy on water) but once it gets cold again - I'll be back in the buggy enjoying every minute of it. (Well not every minute, but you get it.) Keep on reporting back on your progress and posts some video.!!



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[*] posted on 10-1-2017 at 05:18 AM


some fly bed sheets...some fly dp...
some were meant to bug fb :thumbup::thumbup:




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[*] posted on 10-1-2017 at 08:02 AM


Bed Sheets, Hey I resemble that remark. Does that make my machine a bed bug?



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[*] posted on 10-1-2017 at 04:38 PM


Good stuff Adam! Make the trip to WBB one day, it will be worth your while! Just one thing to remember about most getting the power you need to move a buggy, kite movement. Gotta keep that thing busy in the air to generate power.





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[*] posted on 10-1-2017 at 05:43 PM


I have no problem with kite movement on the FB kites, but the DP kites i struggle with keeping a controled sine. Not sure if im setting the adjuster right for the conditions or i just need to eff it and only fly the Apex and Outlaw and frustrate the crap outta myself until i get it, lol.



HQ: Symphony Beach 1.3, 2.2.4, Crossfire II 5m, Apex II 5m
Flysurfer: Outlaw 10m
Peter Lynn: Pepper II 3m, Venom II 13M
Born: NS3 4m
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