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West Australian

Member Since 23 Jan 2013
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#92574 Dueling Dual Stacks of Three

Posted by West Australian on 30 April 2013 - 05:41 PM

A while back Rob and I mucked about with some stacked Revs.

Here is a video we managed to get,





I hope you enjoyed it.

#92490 Which 1.5B??

Posted by West Australian on 22 April 2013 - 05:47 PM

Hey Dude,


What wind range do you expect to fly in most often?



#92277 Pairs Advice Wanted

Posted by West Australian on 01 April 2013 - 02:45 PM

Hi, did you see the published team standard for newbie team flyers? A pair is a team http://www.revkites....-flying-manuals

Thanks mate, that's a great resource.



you "hook a team" by going to the same place, on a schedule,.... then just keep repeating yourselves.  Eventually folks will see you, try it, some get interested and some go so far over the top that it is considered a serious addiction.  (Those are the folks you're seeking!)  Someday soon, a whole club of various kite fliers will be with you and you 2 guys are the grand pookas!


As founding fathers of a new kite club it is your true purpose to spread the joys of all styles of kiting!  Your particular focus is to assemble a team of quad-heads and actually look like you have done this stuff before (together!)  Many pilots will come and go before you are finally satisfied, remember though,... we were all the new guys once and, the journey is more pleasurable than the destination.  There are lots of ways to get there!  Which route is going to become your style?

Thanks for the Encouragement.

Perth West Oz used to have a bigger stunt kite scene years ago.

It is mostly kite surfing out here now. Hopefully that will change.

I will be happy to help it change......

#92241 Pairs Advice Wanted

Posted by West Australian on 27 March 2013 - 10:58 PM

The only thing to do now, is to try to infect others....

#92233 Pairs Advice Wanted

Posted by West Australian on 27 March 2013 - 06:56 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!!


It sure was great fun.

Amazing how easy it was to sort out the kites.

I should be getting those long lines soon.


We just have to keep flying, we will get better at it.


I should put a mesh screen over my top lines though.

Stop you taking short cuts through there ;)  ;)  ;)



Oh, dear.....you're hooked now..................


Enjoy the ride....


Oh yeh. I like to fly, just generally.

I try to fly every weekday infact.


But Flying with someone, just makes it so much better.

It does not matter if you are in the same patch of sky or spread out in the field.

Just having someone else out there to share it with. Sweet.....

#92228 Natl Air & Space Museum, Sat March 23, 2013

Posted by West Australian on 27 March 2013 - 04:39 PM

Sweet pictures there Bro, Thanks.


I have to agree that it is about the "Show"

If you put on a Show, you will get asked to do it again.

People love a "Show"

#92213 Rods on the front or back side?

Posted by West Australian on 26 March 2013 - 08:54 PM

Hi pond44 welcome to the Forum.

Great to have more Aussies too :)


Dont worry mate, very common mistake.

The Important thing is you are on the right track now.


Let us know how you get on.

I am still a beginner myself.

I have been doing a Blog on here as I learn:


Take a look if you are interested.



#92205 Pairs Advice Wanted

Posted by West Australian on 26 March 2013 - 12:04 AM

Hopefully this week I will get a chance to cross lines with my Fellow Perth Flyer.


I am thinking of doing some "follow the Leader" through some figure eights.

Taking turns to be leader.


I am not expecting much from myself, Just going to give it a go.

#92128 Obliviots

Posted by West Australian on 18 March 2013 - 03:24 PM

Oh well, you did your best.

Just try to forget the Obliviots, they are what they are.


It is all about the good winds and the good times.



#91995 Pairs Advice Wanted

Posted by West Australian on 11 March 2013 - 11:57 PM

Thanks for the Input kwmf.


I will remember your 3 points, particularly the 3rd one :)



#91989 Pairs Advice Wanted

Posted by West Australian on 11 March 2013 - 06:53 PM

Hi all,

I have been thinking about getting shoulder to shoulder with the other WestAussie Flyer SparkieRob.

He has said he is interested too.


Now I am aware that my Skills need practice, practice, practice.

Believe me I am flying as often as I can.

But I don't want to hold back and wait for some time in the future to try out any new aspect of Rev Flying.

So I want to try Pairs Flying now.


I am thinking of starting out simple, Hovering around the same space, lining the kites up.


Does anyone have any advice on Pair flying for a Rev Rookie?

#91900 Short Lines in Moderate winds for Tight Spaces

Posted by West Australian on 05 March 2013 - 03:50 PM

I have the "Pull Tabs" on some of my Light wind dual lines that are unsleeved.


I got a kite that came with 20# lines that already had the pull tabs fitted.

That line is so thin you would never undo the larks head without them.

#91871 Short Lines in Moderate winds for Tight Spaces

Posted by West Australian on 04 March 2013 - 03:00 PM

Interacting with people at very close quarters requires absolute unwaivering control of your kite ... but it is SO worth the effort in getting to that point when you get the response from them.


I mainly do this on 30' and 50' lines, but I've done it out at 80' and 120' as well ... but the longer the lines the more you're removed from the interaction ... I like it when it's the victim volunteer, the kite AND me in the interaction.



That sounds like a lot of fun dude.

I hope to get to that level of skill one day too.


At the moment I am really trying to get as much air time as I can.


I have cut a set of 90# short Quad lines, about 32' at the moment.

I need to get some sleeving stuff to finish them though.


Should be good...

#91821 My Multicolour Stack

Posted by West Australian on 28 February 2013 - 08:46 PM

Dueling sounds awesome.... But keep your stack to 3 kites, no showing off....


No I did not use the white link line, I am a little uncertain on how to connect it.

I also used little loops on the other points to connect the links to.




Cant wait for the next WA Revolution Club meet... ;)

#91809 My Multicolour Stack

Posted by West Australian on 27 February 2013 - 11:31 PM

Here is my First ever Rev Stack.




So Much Fun.


Pulled quite hard at times too. smile.png