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#93031 Crossed over to the dark side.

Posted by SparkieRob on 11 June 2013 - 09:33 AM

You forgot "breathe"

#93021 Crossed over to the dark side.

Posted by SparkieRob on 11 June 2013 - 04:43 AM

Welcom, and fly that EXP to hell and back! My first rev was an EXP and it was awesome to start on.

#93004 Old Friend - FOUND!

Posted by SparkieRob on 10 June 2013 - 12:16 AM

Great, I thought my Rev bag was complete with a full sail 1.5, midvent 1.5, and full vent 1.5. Now I need a Rev I ? And a Zen ?!?

Easy Rob, easy!!! I'd say either one would do! The Rev 1 is very "old school" slow, graceful, the Zen is more a light wind only specialty item! Neither would be considered quick! Kinda like comparing a Rolls to a Ferrari!

Besides - the Rev bag is never "full"!!

..... that will have to be "bags" soon!

#93000 Anyone fly on Long Island ?

Posted by SparkieRob on 09 June 2013 - 05:02 PM

Hey Rob... This 'Long Island'...

You would think an island that has over 3 million people living on it would have more than 1 person who flies...

I know which one you meant LOL, I've checked out where most of the regulars are from. If the missus want to do the US in a few years, I need to know where some flying friends are... East coast to west coast and the bits in between.

#92957 New revr to be.

Posted by SparkieRob on 07 June 2013 - 04:13 AM

Welcome mate!

#92804 What's your favorite time to fly?

Posted by SparkieRob on 23 May 2013 - 05:57 AM

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As the last of the sun faded today, I grabbed a most therapeutic half an hour with my Standard. A fairly steady 8-10km/h (5-6mp/h). The sun setting behind the kite, the halo effect of the sail. It was such a peaceful time and peaceful conditions. ALMOST Zen like.... It got me thinking. What's your favorite time of the day to fly?

#92581 Dueling Dual Stacks of Three

Posted by SparkieRob on 01 May 2013 - 05:39 PM

Yep back kite. <br />We stacked our regular kites, so the tuning was a little rough.

#92575 Dueling Dual Stacks of Three

Posted by SparkieRob on 30 April 2013 - 06:02 PM

That was good fun.

#92497 Which 1.5B??

Posted by SparkieRob on 22 April 2013 - 10:49 PM

Sounds like a good plan! Get the std "B" with 2 frames (2+3, or race + 3), handles and lines, then as finances allow get a "kite-only" full vent with whatever frame you are missing (4)! No need to double up on handles, same frames, etc!!<br />
<br /><br />I disagree slightly... When you get your second kite (it WILL happen) get that as a package too. But get a different line length. Most packages come with 80 footers which is great solo stuff, but as the bug bites you'll want options. 120 foot lines are great for flying with others. 50 footers are great for 3D and smaller spaces. With the second package you can set up 2 kites and quickly swap to suit the winds or you mood. Get the THIRD as a sail only and you'll have 3 kites, 2 set up to fly, and 1 spare frame to extend their range higher/lower depending. This will cost extra initially but WHEN you get a taste of the Dark Side....

#92463 Dye sublimation colour fastness

Posted by SparkieRob on 21 April 2013 - 12:47 AM

G'day everyone. <br />With winter coming into full swing and the high winds that come with a storm, I have to ask those that know a quick question. <br />How colour fast is dye sublimation? <br />I have a PoloVTD and am super keen to put it through its paces in the high winds but can't find anywhere a definitive answer if the printed sail colours will run if they get wet. Now, I'm talking not just a LE dipped into some water, I'm talking a full on winter rain storm. <br /><br />Thanks<br />Rob.

#92433 Global Rev Count.

Posted by SparkieRob on 15 April 2013 - 01:50 AM

Agreed. Massive job!

#92389 My first 2-stack

Posted by SparkieRob on 11 April 2013 - 01:18 AM

Still a Four Stack, but have taken out the rear EXP and used my Polo VTD as the lead kite. Flew really nice on #90 x 50'. Until the wind got up to 30kmh+!!ImageUploadedByTapatalk1365671855.911824.jpg Then I parked it and just flew the Polo. Those pigtails are great!!

#92367 Never used music. Am l missing out?

Posted by SparkieRob on 10 April 2013 - 08:46 AM

<br />Good Luck on setting a setting a Guinness Book world records for kiting duration.<br />I think Ray Bethell holds that record of around 8 hours or more non-stop with a "more than one line" kite. The exact time I do not know but I am sure it can easily be found on the internet.<br /><br />At Antelope Island last year, I believe it was David Hathaway that began reffering to me as the "Energizer Bunny of kiting". I hope this isn't a reference to being annoying, like that damn bunny came to be, but rather a reference to my stamina. <br /><br />Maybe next year at KP I'll make a run at Mr. Bethel's record, for real, and do it officially. You can be sure that when I do, I will have 2 fully charged iPod Nanos and my smartphone at my disposal so the music can keep me going!<br /><br />
<br /><br />Or... have a live band handy!

#92232 Wind and Stacks

Posted by SparkieRob on 27 March 2013 - 06:28 PM

Better to spend a bit more on a kite that will extend your wind range than simply another one of what you have already. XTRA will compliment your colours already as it has the same sail pattern. Maybe you could play on the Colourizer and incorporate the colours and create one "super kite"!

#92229 Pairs Advice Wanted

Posted by SparkieRob on 27 March 2013 - 05:13 PM

Myself and West Australian crossed lines this morning and..... it was unreal. Great fun. Even had a couple of tangles but with a bit of a laugh, it took no time at all to fix. Will definitely be doing that again. We were on 80 footers as they were the longest lines we both had. Can't wait to try 120's! It was good to be it that kind of proximity of another kite. To interact with and upon another in the air is a joyous feeling. YOU WERE ALL RIGHT, it wasn't as scary as it looked. Advice for newbies, CROSS THOSE LINES!!