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  1. During this COVID lock down and losing employment because of it I decide I liked being home and it was time to start my own business. I bought a 3D printer to help with design projects- prototypes etc. It’s been fun trying stuff out, and I’m going to see if I can rebuild my old Revo truck board using printed parts. I’ve designed the main truck housing to use tradition skate truck hole setup as the original Revos have a specific setup which means drilling into your board. I’ve printed this first test setup with PETG, which it the same plastic used in plastic drink bottles. So I’m
    4 points
  2. igeighty

    Tribe of Trilobites

    We have increased the trilobite family to 8 now. They are all white with red eyes. The new additions are a pair of small 3 m another 7m and a 10m The collection is now 3,3,3,7,7,10,16 and 36m The smaller 6 can effectively fly themselves tethered. But the larger 16 and 36 definitely need a minder i can’t get photos in the air just yet, but the day will come when we can get outside to fly again.
    4 points
  3. Just as an FYI it's @Spike J that created the Revos, a while back he offered the cad files. I've sent a PM asking if they can be uploaded to the Downloads section, hopefully a copy of the PM lands in his email after all these years
    3 points
  4. Melissa asked me if I could 'vacuum a bit more' now that her maternity leave is coming to an end. Sure no problem, I can do that.... Fast forward a week... welcome to the family 'Jetson' We'll be at work and Jetson will do its thing... Olivia loves it Next step dishwasher in the kitchen and I can claim to do all the dishes too
    3 points
  5. Pari

    3D Printed board parts

    That would be handy just to know the proper dimensions of the original Revo elastomers. I've got mine at 20mm wide and 40mm diameter, but I found them tough to compress into the housing even though I think that is what the original dimension were. I found that a width of about 19mm wide works best for these truck housings, but I have a set ready for anyone needing some for their Revos. Got a test run in today with both trucks on and I have to say I am a happy chappy. They are stable yet turn really nicely, I really enjoyed just carving up on them.
    3 points
  6. 3 points
  7. jhn.holgate

    Vmax and 6m Peak 2

    Might yet get another run out of these either at Sandy or Kingston, so I will hold on to them for now.
    3 points
  8. igeighty

    Happy Birthday

    I do not know how I missed this thanks Mezz, Joel and Trevor. Thanks, I had a good day. drank some scotch. looked outside, ate some food. Reminds me of an old midnight oil lyric. 'One more day of eating and sleeping' 50 years ? far out I didn't think I would make 30
    3 points
  9. I believe everyone referred to that as 'Dangerous'.
    3 points
  10. Guy Ward

    BuggyBags Appreciation

    Here's mine..the best seats available by far.
    3 points
  11. igeighty

    Tribe of Trilobites

    Gday, the larger 36, which has a body about 5.5m wide by 6.5 long has a fair amount of pull, we generally anchor it down to the car with 1200 kg spectra. It is probably a little overkill however I generally do not fly it over 15 knots. Being so large it can fly in as low as 3-5 knots with no problems and is very floaty. the little 3m guys do not have a very large lifting surface at all and can be flown on 120 pound spectra. the larger two 36 and 16 I generally launch with long line launch. Once they are in place and no children are hanging off the tails. The smaller ones can g
    3 points
  12. Chook

    A punt pays off.

    I took a punt on a bag of kites out of Sydney sight unseen from a lady I had purchased some "Blade" power kites from from many years ago. She rang me out of the blue when she found this bag when shifting house. (See it always pays to send a postcard of Esperance and a few $5.00 "Scratchies", thanking the seller for her help, when buying from her. She had done the extra yards by getting the blades into a box/packaged and into the post for me. She still had this post card on her fridge with my mobile number on it). This new parcel arrived a few weeks back and the postage and bubble w
    3 points
  13. Well this is all dependent on what's going to happen in the next week or two...... But being the optimist, I am putting up the dates for weekends with great tides for Sandy Point. All depends on the weather as well. Sept. 26th low tide 12.17pm. Sept. 27th low tide 1.08pm. Oct. 10th low tide 12.19pm. Oct. 11th low tide 1.02pm. Oct. 24th low tide 12.09pm. Oct. 25th low tide 12.56pm. Nov. 7th low tide 11.15am. Nov. 8th low tide 11.56am. Nov. 21st low tide 11.06am. Nov. 22nd low tide 11.51am.
    3 points
  14. Here's mine. Started life as a GI Flight Lite. Then velcro bindings, revos and granny wheels were added (good old MBS 3 spoke hubs). Then after some time, I had longer axles made up 100mm wider. Then a make-over with the board being patched up a little and carbon fibre vinyl wrapped, new grip tape & Trampa grab handle added. The most recent addition was MBS F5 bindings.
    2 points
  15. slide

    Kite Regrets

    i do understand why the bladeiv 6.5 would be great for buggying as its easy to fly , no luffing like earlier blades , and has a big wind range - i remember when the iv came out and all the flexi riders were flying them and going really well , mark everitt said to me the iv has lost the glide that the 3 had and the more i thought about it ,he was spot on ,i had the full set of 3's on handles ,(always flew on handles), and even the 3metre b3 had that glide , i have had many great sessions with that kite in high wind and it is so stable in big winds and a lovery kite to jump with -the only blad
    2 points
  16. .Joel

    $10,000 to Buy New Kites

    Instead of the 'what first kite to buy?" discussions this is a little different You've been kiting for a while, if you were to start over again with the knowledge and experience you have now what would you buy with a $10,000 budget? For me personally my setup would be: GT-Race Rapide++ Peter Lynn Phantom V1 6M Ozone R1 V1 6M Ozone R1 V1 9M Ozone R1 V3/V4 15M I guess an explanation GT-Race Rapide++ I love this buggy, since getting the custom length and height down tubes it's so versatile. Peter Lynn Phantom V1 6M I own the V2 and whilst it's a great
    2 points
  17. Montana 9.5 is a great kite - I'll let you fly mine if we ever get to kite on the same substrate 😀
    2 points
  18. Mfwetu

    3D Printed board parts

    Really enjoying reading about your progress With 3D printing, making the Revo elastomers won't be a problem if you have the CAD file. I've got a near new pair of Revo's in the garage that I've never got around to mounting (landboard is just another toy that I'm crap at ). I'll get a micrometer and measure them up when I get time. What format do you need for the printer?
    2 points
  19. Mfwetu

    $10,000 to Buy New Kites

    A quiver of Subzero's will do me fine. May throw a Leopard and Montana 9m in the mix just because I've never flown one
    2 points
  20. Yes that is always my pre launch check, to see if the blocks are all rotating smoothly. I haven't had a problem with the fine sand (actually our arctic white beaches in Esperance are calcium carbonate not silica. See pic below.), but the course sand in Yeppoon Queensland does bind up the small pulley blocks on my 18m2 ELF easily. The Ozone R1's have slightly larger Ronstan 20mm blocks with dyneema loop and haven't given me any problems after freeing them up after I bought them second hand.
    2 points
  21. Chook

    Kingston 2021

    Well I received confirmation of my accommodation at the caravan park in Kingston yesterday for next year. After a telephone conversation with them this morning they are really going over and above to work through these covid times and Western Australia's hard border policy. If I give them at least 7 days notice my deposit will be refunded in full. Less than 7 days I will be charged a $20.00 cancelation fee. How good is that. So............. Fingers crossed we will arrive in Kingston on the 16th Jan and depart on the 27th Jan 2021. I have also booked for 2022 incase next ye
    2 points
  22. Don't be ashamed. Here is my attempt at a repair. If I were you I would send the Rhino off for professional repair or try your hand with those aftermarket bladders. I've used a similar bladder company, I think it was U-Stick. You have to position and stick the new valves on yourself, but it was easy enough.
    2 points
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  24. Another UPDATE: I re-did the CAD for the wheel based on what I saw from the break on the first test run and Looking at a cross section on the screen. The chamfer on the rim inside the spokes was making the rim area quite thin, so gone are the chamfers, and I added more thickness to the rim wall and printed with 100% infill. I did get to machine my alloy parts for the trucks, and the trucks put together look sick, I’m very happy. I dug out my alloy rims from a project I started years ago and am in contact with an anodising place to see how much it’ll cost to get everything anodised
    2 points
  25. Pari

    Kite Regrets

    I'd have to say my 2014 Liquid force Envy 12M. Just felt heavy, not very much power for a 12m and crap up wind ability. Got a Pivot 11M after it, much better kite.
    2 points
  26. .Joel

    BuggyBags Appreciation

    Jon (@Kitebuggybagman) for the past 15 years has made Bags, Seats and Accessories for kite buggies. It would be great to see what people have purchased from Jon over the years, feel free to share a few photos. @roblukin and I had our seats embroidered with the Extreme Kites logo and our race numbers. Jon let me know the type and thickness of the material, I went and looked at some samples here in Australia to find the 'right orange' and had it shipped to Jon to be stitched in to the seat. Small, personal customisations like that is what I loved about the experience.
    2 points
  27. Barracuda Buggy not been mentioned. It was the dogs'
    2 points
  28. .Joel

    Community Moderation

    Welcome to 2020, where Extreme Kites is run by a Benevolent Dictator and the help of the community The new rules are here: https://www.extremekites.org/terms/ Report Types: Being a Dickhead Illegal / Hateful Spam Other Community Moderation Actions If three or more members flag a post as "Illegal / Hateful" or "Spam" the post will automatically be hidden and enter the report queue. This is now community moderation in place, where if I'm not around the community has the ability to get rid of something. I'm sure at some point this will be abused,
    2 points
  29. slide

    Kite Regrets

    i have many flexifoil early blades -1, 2 ,3 that i love , but my biggest regret is blade iv 4 metre and 6.5 metre , they are easily beaten by , blurr 3.5metre , and blurr 7metre which i also have ,blade iv's are easy to fly , but not my favourite blades -if you like bladeiv's , get yourself an earlier version of a truely classic kite that will never be beaten for jumping and freestlye
    2 points
  30. .Joel

    Kite Regrets

    1) Rhombus Firebee, biggest spanking of my life from that kite. At the time I had 1 kite a PKD Buster 3.0M and decided I needed something larger so following the advice of a local retailer I purchased a used Firebee from him. I took it out in some gusty winds and it promptly lifted me out of the buggy, slammed and dragged me for 20m. The kite was beyond my abilities at the time. On a positive, that screw up with the Firebee led to me buying a Flexifoil Bullet 4.5M which I loved. 2) The first ever Extreme Kites banner. I couldn't afford one of the nice OzFeathers banners at the ti
    2 points
  31. andy666

    $10,000 to Buy New Kites

    @.Joel, this doesn’t have to be just hypothetical. We can all draw $10,000 from our super at the moment. 🤑 it will add up to more then $10,000, but I would get the following. f-Lynn buggy big race buggy quiver of phantom 1’s quiver of venom II’s quiver of charger 2’s quiver of flysurfer souls ozone r1v1 7m kite boards plus keep all the kites I already have 😉
    2 points
  32. Came across this article on the web. A few years old, but worthy of a share. https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/72796965/the-kite-king-of-canterbury-still-top-of-his-game-at-69
    2 points
  33. .Joel

    A punt pays off.

    Thanks to @Chook and Anne for sending this through
    2 points
  34. I'd be first in the queue for a couple of super 10s. 😍
    2 points
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  37. RedSky

    4AM Landboarding

    Go big or go back to bed.
    2 points
  38. andy666

    Kite Regrets

    Following on from @.Joel $10,000 new kites post... What kites or gear do you wish you never purchased. Were they a waste of money, didn’t perform, out performed your flying ability or maybe spanked you so hard that they scare you to this very day. for me it’s Quiver of HQ Montana’s: they were nice kites, flew well and I learned on them. But once I tried a flysurfer speed 3 I realised what I should of been spending my money on. flysurfer boost 9m: my first lei kite, which I purchased for high winds. I have only flown it about 5 times. On the 5th time, in 22-25 kno
    1 point
  39. HQ Neo II 11m. More like an 8m gutless piece of &^%#&^%#&^%. No upwind ability. Hardly any power. Trashed it. Kept the bar and lines though. Ozone Octane 4m on fixed 4-line bar. Oh that was the kite from hell. Only tried it on land, but has no tolerance for gusts, which is a bad combo. Kept lofting me. Crash landed more than I can imagine, but heck... I learnt landboarding with her. I hope the guy in Adelaide that bought it is still alive. And yess.... the one and only.... Peter Lynn WaterFoil - urrghhh... I shudder even now thinking about it. Got this for free from Jon.
    1 point
  40. .Joel

    Kite Regrets

    That's really interesting, of all the Blade's the IV 6.5 was my favourite There's a whole quiver of Blade II's for sale at the moment and I've had to delete sending the guy a message no less than 4 times the past week. Not sure how long I can keep up this self-control
    1 point
  41. .Joel

    Forum Homepage Layout?

    You can switch layout options by selecting the little icons to the left of 'Start New Topic' on the home page.
    1 point
  42. Mfwetu

    Tribe of Trilobites

    Can't wait till you upload pics of the "swarm" in full flight. I've got visions of your car disappearing in a sudden gust behind a 36 square metre trilobite - thanks
    1 point
  43. Excellent that sounds very promising, dude. I'm not entirely sure the model of Revo trucks I'm running but they're not the P shape mount ones. I've got them inverted to lower my board centre of gravity.
    1 point
  44. UPDATE: I got a half decent session in this morning, about 10 knots and a beautiful large flat area to kite, with the tide out, down the bottom end of Kingscliff. Twenty minutes kiting with jumps and power slides. The last power slide smashed the rim off. Interestingly this is the rim that I had previously broken by bouncing it of the concrete floor just to see what would happen- of course it broke a bit of the rim off, DOH! I hid this on the inside of the tire. When I looked at the break and the pieces I can see it broke across there because I sanded the sharp break and there is a d
    1 point
  45. The Vermin....
    1 point
  46. A risk with using old bladders is that they rub/wear in different areas on an old kite so if you have the same kite for spare parts then when you swap them you may experience a failure. However this can be mitigated by taking the bladder out and pumping it up slightly and looking for any deformations in the bladder. If you see them then place some Tuff Tape patches or Tear-Aid over those areas and you should be ok Not complicated, however I like to ask as in many cases the bladder is perfectly repairable vs needing to be replaced. Some people are resourceful at doing this,
    1 point
  47. I don't know much about LEI kite repairs so please excuse the noob question but could you use an after-market replacement bladder? They don't seem prohibitively expensive if you do it yourself. Am I just over-simplifying the problem?
    1 point
  48. Pari

    3D Printed board parts

    Certainly will be an update. I'll try to get some video or at least some good pics of the results.
    1 point
  49. Wow, that's huge. What better way to inject some nostalgia than rebirth this institution.
    1 point
  50. Chook

    Kingston 2021

    Glad your still in the game @Tiger37 and more importantly doing well. Take care and would love to kite with you again one day. Cheers.
    1 point
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