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biggrin.gif posted on 10-30-2019 at 09:21 AM
What's on your MUST-HAVE gear list?


In the enduring spirit of N+1 being the ideal number of parts of your gear kit, what is on you gotta-have it list?


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RaceStar+ (3.0m, 5.0m, 7.0m, 9.0m 14.0m)
RaceStar (9.0m, 11.0m)
NasaStar-4 (2.5m, 4.0m, 5.5m, 7.0m)
NasaStar-3 (custom 3.2m)

Flysurfer Kites:
Peak-5 (2.5m)

Buggy:
Peter Lynn BigFoot+ nose & tail; midsection VTT rail & seat kit; home-brewed AQR

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[*] posted on 10-30-2019 at 09:31 AM


World peace ;)



Depower Quiver: 14m Gin Eskimo, 10m Gin Eskimo III, 6m Gin Yeti, 4.5m Gin Yeti (custom bridle and mixer)
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[*] posted on 10-30-2019 at 09:57 AM


Quote: Originally posted by B-Roc  
World peace ;)


Yes, yes... Need I explicitly state that this refers to power kiting?





Born-Kites:
RaceStar+ (3.0m, 5.0m, 7.0m, 9.0m 14.0m)
RaceStar (9.0m, 11.0m)
NasaStar-4 (2.5m, 4.0m, 5.5m, 7.0m)
NasaStar-3 (custom 3.2m)

Flysurfer Kites:
Peak-5 (2.5m)

Buggy:
Peter Lynn BigFoot+ nose & tail; midsection VTT rail & seat kit; home-brewed AQR

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[*] posted on 10-30-2019 at 10:04 AM


You first Steve. BTW - great cartoon.



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[*] posted on 10-30-2019 at 12:00 PM


Back Rest on buggy
Improved/new seat
New depower line thru the bar
Single skin kite Shaman or peak.

Although, I would take a good day out in the buggy over any of these!




PL Venom 8m, 10m & 16m, PL S-Arc 460, PL T-ARC 130
HQ Montana 9.5m HQ Beamer3 3.0, HQ Rush 250
Prism Tensor 5.0
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[*] posted on 10-30-2019 at 12:49 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Randy  
You first Steve. BTW - great cartoon.


Fair enough - I have a hankering to upgrade my RaceStars to RaceStar+'s. I like all of my DPs but my 3.5m RS4+ is the "shining star" (pun intended) of my quiver with superb in flight characteristics and I like how the lower flexible spars create the ideal crease line for rolling the kite up for storage.

I checked with Steffen Born about when he might upgrade the RS+ quiver to RS2+ and he told me he doesn't plan on "messing with a winner" for a while as he is working on two other kite lines that would be launched before any address of upgrading the RaceStars. Yes he told me what these two types of kites are, and no, I'm not going to say!




Born-Kites:
RaceStar+ (3.0m, 5.0m, 7.0m, 9.0m 14.0m)
RaceStar (9.0m, 11.0m)
NasaStar-4 (2.5m, 4.0m, 5.5m, 7.0m)
NasaStar-3 (custom 3.2m)

Flysurfer Kites:
Peak-5 (2.5m)

Buggy:
Peter Lynn BigFoot+ nose & tail; midsection VTT rail & seat kit; home-brewed AQR

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[*] posted on 10-30-2019 at 02:18 PM


I guess right at the moment what I must have is one of these ~3M NPW21 because I started building it today. I had one but wore it out. I'm making a waterproof version because all it does around here is rain.....I did find last year some of my best days riding on pavement were on days when there was mist or drizzle along with the wind.....I had this one before but wore it out with my SUP and kiteboat.





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[*] posted on 10-30-2019 at 02:44 PM


a crystal ball would be nice. enie meanie chili beanie, When is there a good wind, weather and tide at Jekyll, for three or four days, in the next two months?

I'm pat on equipment (heresy). I was shopping for a fender/hood ornament the other day. :P
I even have a little extra stuff that I should unload, but I probably won't.
I'd like an NS4 8.5m so a magic wand too.

A crystal ball a magic wand and " this chair......that's all I need"





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[*] posted on 10-30-2019 at 04:58 PM


A comfortable harness that's slim enough for my arse to squeeze between the buggy rails when wearing it.

Oh yeah, and a 18m Chrono




Sysmic S1 Buggy.

0.7m / 1.4m / 2.0m PKD Buster I
4.4m PKD Buster
10m JoJo RM+

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[*] posted on 10-30-2019 at 07:08 PM


Quote: Originally posted by B-Roc  
World peace ;)


Well,,, due to the primary and secondary parameters of all living organisms making this a fundamental impossibility I would have to point out that your wish has a probability of occurring of exactly zero :D.

As for kites. Some new kites or a new buggy is always nice. I'd have to really motivate myself to make a new buggy though. Maybe I'll just enjoy what I have.:cool:
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[*] posted on 10-31-2019 at 01:41 AM


I would like a 5m or 6m Cabrinha Switchblade, new or second-hand and someone here to share the experiences of using inflatable kites with buggies, but the chances of that are and always have been, about zero. I'm an outsider who occasionally stops by to peer through the steamy windows of foil kite discussion.
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[*] posted on 10-31-2019 at 08:25 AM


There are plenty of us that use and enjoy inflatables Tom. But since we consider you as the high wind tube master we don't say too much:D. If you start a post on it I'm sure others will chime in. There is only seven humans and a dog here on the forum now a days but we're happy to chat about inflatables. Personally I prefer the direct power delivery of fixed bridle but when winds are above 25mph and/or gusty I take the old Switch Nitro's out to play making for a more enjoyable day in nasty conditions.
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[*] posted on 10-31-2019 at 09:04 AM


Quote: Originally posted by kteguru  
Quote: Originally posted by B-Roc  
World peace ;)


Well,,, due to the primary and secondary parameters of all living organisms making this a fundamental impossibility I would have to point out that your wish has a probability of occurring of exactly zero :D.



Well if I can't have world peace then I guess I'll settle for more time.

O wait, can't have that either :mad:

Man, life sucks sometimes.:(




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[*] posted on 10-31-2019 at 03:21 PM


Quote: Originally posted by kteguru  
There are plenty of us that use and enjoy inflatables Tom. But since we consider you as the high wind tube master we don't say too much:D. If you start a post on it I'm sure others will chime in. There is only seven humans and a dog here on the forum now a days but we're happy to chat about inflatables. Personally I prefer the direct power delivery of fixed bridle but when winds are above 25mph and/or gusty I take the old Switch Nitro's out to play making for a more enjoyable day in nasty conditions.


Switch Nitro's! I've not considered those. Just had a look on their website. An 8m looks to be the smallest they offer, unfortunately. I would stick with my Genetrix Hydra's but their 7m is the smallest they make.
The Nitro's look like a delta swept wing and the sort of shape I'm interested in. Very nice. You'll have to do a video next time you're out with it. Too few tube videos. I like to listen and watch others perform and discuss. I'm not the master haha, I'm looking to learn from you guys, new ways to ride, gear used, bug set-up etc, so please fire away. :thumbup::thumbup:
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[*] posted on 10-31-2019 at 08:51 PM


Today was a 6m phantom kinda day...so that



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[*] posted on 11-1-2019 at 04:52 PM


ask and you shall receive Tom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9rWy0Rk2Uw
Thank you to Genci for making the video :)
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[*] posted on 11-1-2019 at 08:06 PM


Just looking for a 6m Peak 3 or 4. Period.



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PL Hornet 2m with permission
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[*] posted on 11-1-2019 at 10:01 PM


Quote: Originally posted by kteguru  
ask and you shall receive Tom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9rWy0Rk2Uw
Thank you to Genci for making the video :)


That's more like it. Cool kite, nice strip too, looks hard-packed. Interesting bug. Not seen anything like that before. Subscribed. Thanks! :thumbup:
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