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  1. Hi Axe, Unfortunately I don't have any other videos. The hang time seemed average to me for a kite this size and it's aspect ratio. But also I fly a Flysurfer Soul as my main kite and have only had a couple of sessions on the Unik, so I'm used to insane hang time and wasn't expecting anything special with the Gong Unik. But I am still very impressed with it for the purpose I got it for, which was an occasional high wind kite and for the odd lesson I might get.
  2. Hi, I’m selling my mountain board. Been using this board for years but no longer need it. I’ve just rebuilt it after using the 10” tires and binding for my 3D printed board parts build. So this board has brand new MBS bindings and some 9” tires I’ve had spare. The bearing are old and will probably need to be changed and the tires are bit lumpy. But for $200 I think it’s worth it for someone looking for a cheap set up to get started on or a spare board. Some of the hardware is stainless steel, the handle is one I printed but is plenty strong. The deck has been reshaped on the ends to make it lighter, and I’ve sanded and re-varnished the edges with polyurethane varnish to water proof it. $200 plus postage
  3. Yes , I thought the same. So much work, all those fiddly components, and lots of skilled stitching. Hats off to any body giving it a go.
  4. I thought this was quite interesting.
  5. Great. Thanks Joel. I get that review up.
  6. Yes, I can sell the board only. $80
  7. yeah, still have all this stuff for sale. In fact I have more parts, enough to build a complete board as I recently replaced my wheels and trucks with my own 3D printed parts. Don't know if i have bearings for the wheels, I'd have to check. Is it just the deck your interested in or might you consider buying a completed board from me so I can clear some space?
  8. I got it sorted- Adam from Adam's Kite Repair which is not far from me, did a great job of adapting a spare one he had. So I got to kite that day with it and it worked great.
  9. My Chicken Loop snapped today on my Infinity 3 bar. I need a replacement FAST- don't want to miss any of these lovely Northerlies coming in! Any one got any suggestions? Is there another brand that will do the job? Can't seem to find one in Australia.
  10. Pari


    This looks like a nice kite. What's the brand, is it closed cell kite for water? Will you do a review or gives us some more info on it?
  11. Yes, I must admit I’ve been very impressed with mine. It’s a really small for me to have, 6.8m, but on those high wind days it's up against others using 9m kites and has plenty of power. I still love the feel of my foil kite, but they are a pain in high winds especially landing them, so usually when I think I’m going to be overpowered on my FS SOUL 12m, I go for my Gong.
  12. Pari

    Juice D-Lab

    Yes, exactly😄!
  13. Hey Kevin, thanks, very helpful info. It makes sense what you said about moving the foot pads out. I matched the width with my 134cm twin tip but I could tell in the very short time I tried the board out that I just couldn’t get the front end up. Need much more pressure on that back foot, so I will definitely be moving those pads further out. I’m still excited about getting some extra sessions in with this. But yes, getting good on the foil is my ultimate goal, I just need more trips to flat water spots where I can practice- hopefully this year now that travel in Australia is back on.
  14. The Flydoor arrived today. Had to have a try on it, but there was a little too much chop to get past and the front kept digging into the water, as I feared. It rides very flat and trying to pop the front over the waves proved to much. Mind the wind was really lite, maybe 9 knots. I think I have a bit of learning to do with it. But I was surprised at how quick I shot off once I was up on the board, so I'm hopeful that it will find a place on those days when the water is flatter and the wind 10knots up. It's a nice looking board, must say. Feels very big, especially next to my everyday twin tip.
  15. Oh, I wasn’t asking so much about riding waves, I get it that it’s too flat a board for that. More just asking how do you find it in the chop and general swell. Are you still down Balina way? If so I’m guessing you have similar conditions to me- waves you have to get through. Just wondering what it’s like with a big, flat board in those situations. I guess I’m going to find out soon enough. Mind you I’m not liking thought of going out in this cold!
  16. Thanks for that info. Yeah, 170 is big. I might have seen the same board for sale, there was a Flydoor 4 on seabreeze that I almost went for. but I didn't like the look of the big fin in the middle for shallow water. My main concern is how it will perform in waves, I doubt I'll be doing much flat water riding- sometimes we get a bit of flat water in Kingy when the tide is out. How did you find it in waves?
  17. Last season was one of the worst for years. I'd planned to get more practice in on the foil board but that didn't happen. I blame the wind condition of course 😉. Nah, just so frickin' hard and I didn't get enough time on flat water conditions. Anyway I want an easier, more immediate solutions to get out in those really low wind days so I have a new Flydoor 6 on it's way. Once I get a bit of time on it I'll report back, maybe a little review. Has anyone had experience with the Flydoors? I'd be keen to hear what you think of them.
  18. There seems to be a move to more minimal design in a lot of products generally, clean and simple- from fonts and graphic design, to interior and industrial design, but there are probably some advantages too, to the construction of some of the kites.
  19. Seems the trend for all kites is this really minimal, linear style of graphics. This seems especially so when you look at Ozone or Duotone for example. But yeah, the Speed 3 was a really nice looking kite.
  20. This answers my question. Our Kite Life review. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0vja9KhCOzY" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  21. I just watched the new Soul video from Flysurfer and it has a new colour scheme. Does anyone know if there have been any upgrades to the kite?
  22. Looking forward to seeing those pics!
  23. Thanks @SoutherlyBuster, yes it was a bit of a stretch that an old 5m FS would be OK for a wave kite. But I never heard back from the seller anyway.
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