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  1. Just a small update Reviews have been imported quite successfully, a handful of these will need manual cleaning up so I've created a little label that just has 'pending cleanup' on there. On the bottom of all the reviews imported from Race Kites there will be something similar to what's here: \ I'm estimating I'll have the reviews accessible to everyone over the weekend, just a few small things left to clean up which I'll do after the kids go Zzz each night.
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  2. 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
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  3. I have been jumping "badly" in my buggy for about a year and its starting to show as you can see in the pic the front wheel is skewed and the rear axle is bent slightly. I have decided to modify a second buggy in these areas in an attempt to stop the buggy getting damaged from bad/heavy landings. After doing some research into the different ways other people modified there buggies it became apparent that most people do there own thing. If you look at other buggies on the beach or in the forums this becomes obvious quite quickly. So it really is a bit of an open book as far as what is
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  4. BobbyO

    Sysmic S3

    Well here it is Sept. 2020 and Chris tells me I'm on target to get my Sysmic 3 at the end of Oct-Nov. I can't wait!! Once it's together , the thing I like about it is that you can loosen the swan neck connection , slide it out with the front wheel. Disconnect the 2 bolts that hold the 2 piece axle into the rear plate , then the seat section stays in one piece , the 2 rear wheels are separate with their half of the axle , and you can shove the whole thing into the back of an SUV!! You get to the beach , shove the swan neck together , put the axles in their place , tighten everything up , away y
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  5. .Joel

    Content Curators

    Extreme Kites over the past month has had an enormous influx of content, the challenge now is to make that content discoverable through different parts of the website. To meet that challenge many hands make light work, and I would like to thank @bakersdozen, @andy666, @Mfwetu and @igeighty for stepping up to help. The first step is for us to work through the 1600+ reviews that now exist on the website and apply the relevant tags and filters so that the reviews can be easily discovered and displayed alongside relevant content. This is a manual process now that each and every individual r
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  6. igeighty

    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    there is a review for the 3.6 here thanks Joel for bringing racekites back to life edit : lol, trumped by the benevolent dictator above
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  7. Project Salvage : Restoring 20 Years of Kiting History. Over the next few weeks I’ll be working to restore the content that was once available on Flexifoil Forums / Kitecrowd. I’ll be attempting to restore nearly 20 years of kiting history where there were nearly 2 million contributions made by thousands of individuals. Why? It’s something personal for me, my first years of Kiting the Flexifoil Forums provided so much wealth of information. With kitecrowd, foilzone, arcusers, racekites all disappearing there’s been a significant amount of knowledge erased from the internet. Inc
    1 point
  8. andy666

    Peter Lynn Hi-Arc Manual

    Version 1.0.0

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    Peter Lynn Hi-arc Manual
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  9. andy666

    HQ Apex 3 Manual

    Version 1.0.0

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    HQ Apex 3 Manual
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  10. .Joel

    Restoring 15 Years of Kite Reviews

    Project Salvage : Restoring 15 Years of Kite Reviews. RaceKites was an example of a collective human effort coming together to build the largest, dedicated online repository of kiting reviews. In 2019 RaceKites went offline, today I would like to share that the sum of all that knowledge is coming to Extreme Kites. Alan Short, the owner of RaceKites was responsible for building and maintaining the platform for nearly 15 years containing over 1500 reviews. I’d like to acknowledge the thousands of hours Alan put in to the RaceKites community, and his immense generosity in providing tha
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  11. .Joel

    Flexifoil Blade VI Kite

    From the album: Flexifoil Blade VI

    © Flexifoil International Ltd

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    Document covers sewing trailing edge tabs in to the HQ Symphony 2.2 and adding a trailing edge bridle to create a 4 line conversion. Mod by riffclown.
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  13. @.Joel Blade VI is now available to purchase. Orders dispatched on the 5th October. maybe a nice Christmas present for yourself.
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  14. Most excellent work .Joel I was on the flexiforum right back when it was just a black thread based system and there right till the end of kitecrowd (one week there … next nothing but the main page... no warning or anything). Made a number of life long friends so has a very special place in my heart. Still fly but not so often these days good on you mate! (now where's my avatar? - lol)
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  15. I've used the Ronstan Shock Blocks on my foil kites. They work fine. The coloring wears away, but the alloy itself is quite solid. Rinse and dry after use, to avoid corrosion. They come in two sizes. The larger 16mm version is just a few grams more than the smaller one. Well worth as pulley replacements.
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  16. Steve

    I've Ordered a GONG Unik Kite

    Pari I noticed from your profile you are in Kingscliffe and wanted to let you know of a repairer right in your neighbourhood who does the best repairs I've seen. His name is Adam Hochmuth and has a business called Adams Kite Repairs aka The Kite Loft Unit 14, 27-29 Morton St Chinderah NSW 2487 mobile 0459 416 816‬ If you ever want to demo some Ozone, F-One, Ocean rodeo kites, then Adam sells those brands and can always grab extra demo kites from me as I'm also nearby in Lennox Head. Regards Steve
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  17. 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
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  18. not sure but the other guy has snapped his !! :eek: :D
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  19. Pansh Sprint 2.3m to 5m Background The Pansh Sprint has been a long time in development but it has been worth the wait. I've been involved with the Sprint since the early prototypes and charted the effort that has gone into refining the profile, features and materials used in the production of the kite. The production version is available in a whole range of sizes from 1.9m up to 12.5m. Only a couple of sizes are missing from the range at the time of writing. I have the 5m, 4m, 3.3m and 2.3m. Now that I have had a chance to fly them all I feel that the time is right to make some co
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  20. I am moslty into downhill mountainboarding. I had two other boards other then this but the Pro 6 has been the best board so far. I am only 14 so it is a perfect free stlye board for me because of its reduced spin weight (its shorter so it is easyer to spin) I have used it with a kite twice is it is a very good board for this I did not buy this board compleat but it it mostly how it is supposed to be other then i have regular matrix trucks on it rather then the lighter versions The Deck: The deck is a power lamnit deck, very stiff and you get a lot of pop out of it. Bindin
    1 point
  21. erikw

    HQ Symphony 1.8M 2.2M 2.7M

    HQ Symphony 1.8, 2.2, and 2.7 sport foils. I got these kites in fall of '07, and I write this review in mar 08, so I've had a bit of time with them. I see I am still unable to write a short review. Sorry, y'all. I've tried to make it easy to read, at least. I'm about 155 lbs, 40 yrs old, and fly lots on beaches with very little room to fly, so all static up to this point. I've got too many kites, about 6 of which I fly a lot: the 2.2 and 2.7 symphonies, the 2 & 3 m china special legends, and the 5m china ace. I'll have an 8m soon, just in time for summer light winds! I
    1 point
  22. windzup1600949568

    Ozone Cult 6.5M

    Ive been flying Flexifoil for the last few years and I fancied a change. Risky when your forking out a lot of money. Ozone was my first port of call as the build quality on these kites are the best. After reading a few reviews on the Haka and the Cult I decided on opting for the Cult due to the write ups saying they were a little more user friendly. The kite comes in a good size bag which makes a change from the Flexifoil bags where you have to get the kite down to a postage stamp size to get it back in the bag. In fact there is enough room to fit a bottle of stella, packet of Jaffa Cakes and
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  23. I got my Ozone Access SB (Spreader Bar) Harness as a Christmas present last year. Before the harness I could only manage about two hours and I would have to give up. After 4 Months of buggying without a harness I swear my arms were both a couple of centimeters longer than when I started kiting! Mark's arms had grown longer since he started kiting! The harness is designed like a rock climbing harness, with ergonomically designed leg straps to prevent it riding up. It has loads of padding in the legs and back-straps and the spreader is attached to the leg stra
    1 point
  24. rawair

    HQ Apex 7.5M

    HQ Apex 7.5M blue/white/black First impressions The kite comes in a sturdy rucksack (Day-Glo orange), with a few clips and attachment points on the bag to add extras, it also has an expandable/zipped opening to make packing the kite away easier. The rucksack is large and there's is plenty of room for extras if you desire, if you crap at packing you can still get it in. 1st Launch When we were ready and wind around 8mph we gave it is 1st launch. The kite powered to the zenith with ease and gave a nice reassuring tug on the harness. The winds were light and on a day when the winds
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  25. pseudofrugal

    Ozone Flow 4M

    I bought this as a total newbie for £175 from edge power kites based in Norwich. I went in not really knowing which kite I was going to buy. The guy (sales) was really helpful and took an hour or so to show me various options available to me for my budget. When he showed me how to set up the ite I was impressed by the quality of manufacture. It felt really soild and most importantly safe. I bought the handles option and they feel really comfortable, even the leader is covered with about an inch of soft (hard wearing) neoprene which sits between your fingers when flying the kite. KITE PULL
    1 point
  26. AlliDelta

    Oceanus Reel leash

    I bought a reel leash as I was tired of spending more time in a session body dragging back to my board after my kite ended up in the sea than actually trying to kitesurf. Here are my thoughts on the Oceanus "Eel" reel leash. Build quality: The overall construction is very good quality, stainless steel is used throughout all the metal parts, and by the looks of it polycarbonate plastic for the actual body and some of the internals which is nice and thick so should stand up to knocks well. the leash it'self is a soft nylon ribbon with a stainless clip for atta
    1 point
  27. RVF400

    Peter Lynn Reactor 4.9M

    Peter Lynn has launched the Reactor as a medium/high aspect ration kite aimed at intermediate to advanced flyers for buggying and landboarding. The package comes with a reasonably good quality backpack - not as nicely finished as Ozone but useful all the same and the same style as the larger bags used for the twinskin kites such as the Venom.. Inside you'll find the kite and a ready to fly pack comprising 2 x 25m 210Kg lines, 2 x 110Kg lines, a plastic ground stake and aluminium handles. Each pair of lines is on a separate winder so its VERY quick and easy to set up. The handles have grou
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  28. Went on my 2012 3 week Portugal kitesurf trip and had a new company in the world of kiteboard building going by the name of NAVIS post me out their signature freestyle board for demo. Being based in Sweden (and during their bank holiday period) I was pleased they went to the trouble. This board was very much worth the trouble. Built from a solid wood core (Paulownia wood from Slovenia) and Bio-Epoxy from the US this board is very environmentally friendly, as well as a dream to use. Weighing in at 2.55kg this is a pretty light board too, making smooth transitions o
    1 point
  29. mrtn44

    Flexifoil Blurr 5M

    After posting a question on Racekites as to which kite to go for I bought the Blurr 5.0m. I had already decided that I wanted a 5m but couldn't decide between the Beamer IV, Rage, Crosfire II, Flow or the Blurr. I haven't flown the others although have seen the Rage, Beamer and Crossfire out on the same day as i've been flying the Blurr and can only say that i'm very pleased with my choice. I had only been flying for about a month when and this was to be my 2nd kite, stepping up from a 3.3m Sting. I had flown a 6m Razor a couple of times which was quite frankly damn right scary as I
    1 point
  30. squiball

    Radsail 1.45m

    What do you get for your money? Well, you get a well packaged, well made, simple to set up, easy to fly learner kite (L plates are not included). Not only that, but it’s readily stackable. This is a two line kite that is really ideal as an introduction to the sport. How does it fly? To get a decent flight out of the 1.45 you really need wind of at least 10 to 15 mph (minimum). Really the stronger the better. Once launched the kite responds well, being a small kite it is very quick to turn. This tends to result in a hyperactive, exciting and bloody enjoyable flight, with c
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  31. The review on my Flexifoil Blade V 4.9, Ok I am a bit of a newbie, My only other kite I have had previous to the Blade V was a Flexifoil Viper and that was around 7years ago. Ok so the kite has arrived and my first impression was great, Really good quality rucksack to keep the kite in, I got home and opened up the bag. Got all the contents out, I ordered the kite, extreme lines, pro link handles and kite killers, one of the things I noticed was the highest build quality, ( wouldn't expect anything less from Flexifoil) everything was all there, I opened the kite out in the lounge the 4.9 c
    1 point
  32. RaceKites

    Ozone Flow 5m

    I have had my 5m Ozone Flow about a month now and have flown it about 5 or 6 times, so here are my impressions – I had it delivered to work, so spent some time in the office rummaging through the bag, instructions and warranty form, stickers, key ring (bottle opener) now on keys, handles with strop and kite killers attached and the lines on a winder. Very impressed with the colour of the kite – I have a thing about red. Put it back in the bag, got it out again had a feel and a smell, put it away again – can I go home yet? The first week after it was delivered it rained
    1 point
  33. PastorJase

    HQ Beamer 7m

    Introduction I am fairly new to this amazing sport, started in June 05 while away on holiday in Fuerteventura. My wife made a comment that she could see me doing kite-surfing. Recently I added a new kite to add to my tool bag. I was not a bit hesitant to choose a bigger kite and the temptation got the better of me. So the Beamer 7 was the chose. Since the first kite I bought was a 3m Radsail I will be reviewing and comparing against this kite. OHH my, as I was waiting for the kite to arrive I read many more reviews and began to get quite nervous. Most of the reviews and shop owners t
    1 point
  34. Outdoor_Adam

    Exit Method

    My mission was to find a cheap board on which to learn to landboard on. I had been static flying for about 10 months before I got this board. This is a basic and cheap board its spec is: * Freestyle deck, overall length 97cm, 89cm (laminated maple) deck. * Full coverage grip tape. * Raider 38cm (15') alloy trucks (PU cushioning suspension). * 10cm nylon wheels with 18cm (7') tyres. * ABEC-3 (608Z) bearings. * Freeflex bindings and leash. I got this of Ebay for only £10 and it still had plastic on the top of the board! So as value for money goes it can't be beat - thoug
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  35. well, what can i say about this board? After owning it for a little more than 9 months now i feel that i have had a good use of it before reviewing it. Firstly: The Deck The deck is of a fibreglass and maple composite build with a fair amount of flex and pop on it, however i am yet to bottom out on it which is good ( I do only weigh 9stone and my dad cant bottom out either ) The blue graphics with a large logo on the bottom stand out from the crowd with a very subtle yet defined deck shape, in comparison with a conventional skateboard shaped deck. Also the grab handle is a very nice
    1 point
  36. andrewjohn

    Ozone Manta II

    Ok. I saved writing any more reviews, as I would buy a kite, fly it a couple of times, say it was OK, great, bad etc, then decide it wasn't for me. But I've had the Manta for a few months now so think I've given it enough time. I came to Ozone kites via the Access 2 and 05 Frenzy. Liked those, but wanted something with more speed and performance, so then went to a 10m Manta (07). Now I loved this kite, and it was the Manta that finally saw me doing proper jumps. I also had a 12m 04 Frenzy, which was great in low winds but had a very small wind range and hated gusty weather.
    1 point
  37. After spending a long time reading up on the web I decided that I was going to look for a board that would fit certain criteria 1 Must be able to cope with my weight of 16.5 stone 2 Must be able to be fine tuned 3 Must be able to look nice and not be outgrown quickly 4 Must be able to stay attached to me 5 Must be able to fit my size 13 feet in safely Working with a budget of £200 I was fairly flexible as to which board I could get, I was also looking on eBay for good offers. After trying an Exit board from Argos I decided I would not buy one of those as my toes rubbed o
    1 point
  38. RaceKites

    MBS Comp

    Can I firstly say that I used this board before I got into Kiting and so i only used it at a downhill mountainboard course Called Out To Grass near malvern in herefordshire. This was my first mountainboard that I chose because I found it hard to see any problems highlighted in reviews of the board and I knew that I could rely on MBS quality to give me a good start to mountainboarding. Plus I found a bargain priced comp 16 on Ebay with pads and a helmet for £200. First time i went up the hill I chose to ride down the beginner slope which for a beginner slope was amazimnglyfun and lo
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  39. Scrub Lion Canyon II This is Scrubs entry level 'Junior' ATB. Wooden deck, skate trucks and scrub bindings, Scrub standard type green wheels with black diamond treaded tyres. I am this decks worst nightmare 100kg of lardy, fast approaching middle aged kiter. I picked up the board purely by chance for a good price second hand 'hardly used'. I had to fight off "Andy- with lots of numbers" and his little brother to get it. This would be my way to try before you buy. 'Cheers Trucknut'. I cut my teeth on the board at the Skypark during the skygate meet. My persistence got me up
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  40. This is a new board for 07 and replaces the Comp 6. Specs: Price £245 (haggle I got mine for £225) Cam lock F3 bindings T3 tyres (red) Rockstar hubs (white) Stainless steel fittings Vector channel trucks Weight 5.9kg Axle-to-axle length 88cm I have owned this board for just over four months now. Due to its short size this board is not really for beginners or for general cruising, the shortness can make it a little twitchy underfoot (a longer board around 100cm provides a more stable platform for learning and cruising). But its short length makes it ideal for progressing i
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  41. pboswell

    Scrub Vapour

    The Scrub Vapour is the newly released board from Scrub. It is the new version of their Scrub Ejector which I believe had two versions. Incidentally it is my first purchase of a mountain board for kiting although I have used many of my friend's. This board is ideal for the beginner but also adjustable for the more advanced rider simply by the inflation of the tyres. The novice rider needs the tyres to be inflated to a level that you can still push the tyres in with a firm push of the fingers. The advanced rider will inflate the tyres to a very firm pressure. The differ
    1 point
  42. Dave_5280

    MBS Pro 6

    I’ve been kite skiing on snow all winter and wanted to get a landboard to use this summer and finally decided on an MBS board due to their reputation, and luckily for me, they are headquartered near where I live. So off I went to Colorado Springs, Colorado to meet directly with the MBS company reps to discuss their different boards and which one to select. I decided on the Pro 6 since it was designed MBS with one of their pro riders, Alex Brown, for kiting and it had the best fit and feel of the different models. Specifications: Weight – 6.2kg Length – 105.8
    1 point
  43. I am reviewing my newish Trampa deck with the perspective of a keen mountain boarder (off-track) rather than a fairly novice kite boarder - so bear that in mine with the review. Most boarders now will be familiar with the Trampa brand, the company that (according to their own hype) revolutionised materials used in their decks to create the ultimate everlasting board! After trying a kiteboarder friends short 15ply deck, I wasn't initially convinced due to the extreme flex and the short wheelbase led to instabilities at speed. However I continued to believe the hype and decided that I
    1 point
  44. I bought this kite from the supplier on EBay, when the board arrived ther was a problem with one of the bindings but this was soon rectified by the supplier. This was the first board I have owned and I was on a tight budget. The build quality is not fantastic and now after a year of use the rubber grip on the deck has nearly all come off and it needs to be replaced. Also the graphics on the maple deck is just a sticker on the wood. Onfortunately this is then not seeled to the deck withe a laquer so this has started to peel off at the edges. The board came with channel trucks with medium h
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  45. I've recently started kiting and thought I'd give the local playing fields a bash, I started with a Beamer TSR 2.5 and then brought a second hand Beamer II 5m, I was the only static flyer, around me in the park was a motley crew of buggiers' and boarders, tearing up and down the grass, now I thought I was having fun but moving along looked far better, the buggies looked the least painful and I wanted one, I wanted one right now........ I needed a buggy that was cheap, but that would last, oh dear the two don't go together, speaking to some bods and reading the reviews it had to be the flexi, e
    1 point
  46. I have become slightly confused over the naming of the Flexifoil Buggy. It was the "2001" although there now appears to be a "2002" although I cannot tell the difference. In any event have owned mine for just over a year and have done most things in it. First Impressions One of the better looking buggies on the market and certainly one of the most sturdy (Stainless Steel construction and hefty looking welds). None of the rattling foot peg syndrome that seems to come as standard on most Peter Lynn's. Construction is very simple and the nuts and bolts all tigh
    1 point
  47. SteveBear

    MBS Comp 16

    MBS comp 16 (05) Long Term Test Specs * Weight - 14.5lbs / 6.6kg * Length - 45.9" / 116.5cm * Truck width - 16" / 40.6cm * Tire height - 7.6" / 19.4cm Package * Board – Pre Built * Instructions * Riding Tips * Tools The boards was bought pre-built I don’t know how they arrive from the manufacturer. Overall it’s a good package with clear instructions, its obvious that the board is aimed mainly at the down hill market from the instructions and images. Setup One of the great things ab
    1 point
  48. After wasting £80 on a shoddy Exit board (wish I did more research first!), I decided that now I'm officially into mountain boarding (not necessarily with kites) I should upgrade and get a better board. At first I tried out a friend's Scrub Regolith and decided it simply wasn't suitable for someone of my size - far too much flex and I was grounding out on the hills. It seems all of the Scrubs were fairly similar. Then I tried another friends' short Trampa deck on Scrub channel trucks. Much better but too short for 'the hills'. Then on eBay, I managed to secure an almost mint MBS
    1 point
  49. I received this board a bit over a week ago and have been out for 3 or 4 sessions since. I haver never boarded before, skate or snow and as I want to use this as a kite board set out teaching myself to use it with the assistance of my snowboarding son (who is learning with me). First impressions out of the box Superb build quality. Beautiful jet black resin composite deck with deeply embedded graphics. Scratched/bumps will not reach them. Great looking and as I discovered at first use very functional black and red rachet bindings (though can slip one notch sometimes when you take o
    1 point
  50. Baggsy

    Scrub Silver Reef

    i purchased this board beacause it was cheap.... i had no idea on what to expect as i have never ridden an ATB (except skate boards ), i got one of these because i have a 3 meter buster and i wanted to start learning about kite surfing. first thing i notice when i take it out of the box is how BIG it is!! i used to bolt on a windsurfer sail to my 20' skateboard !! you can dance all over this thing!! then the next shock came .. it was REALLY flexible in the middle!! i had visions of scraping out the belly of it ,or even snapping it in half. ....but i gave it a good jumping on and i ca
    1 point
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