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    Christchurch, New Zealand
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    Kitesurfing, landboarding down hill or with kite, RC gliders, skate boards.

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  1. Hi @Pari, the FS Pulse is a very old kite, not that the design is necessarily up to scratch but aging of the kite may prove to end up as a disappointment for you. My FS Speed III 12m^2 was my first FS kite and my second foil kite, must be about 10 years ago (would have to dig up the records for sure) and is not the kite it used to be. The internal lining will fade and cause porosity which as we all know degrades performance. No response from seller, hm, oops just spotted that date on that. Either way for others reading this be warned against purchasing old kites.
  2. Onshore winds, clean surf and summer time, what more could you ask for? Kitesurfing session from a couple of weeks ago at New Brighton Beach, South Island, New Zealand. My kite was a FlySurfer Psycho IV 10 m^2, riding strapless on a Byrne surfboard. Filmed with a GoPro Hero2. Music, “Wind Swirl”, composed, performed and produced by Norman Freund, also on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/norman-freund/wind-swirl Video: https://youtu.be/KydZurZumeM
  3. Love how Dan Dubuque sits out in the wilds of Montana an jams away:
  4. I only fly foil kites and mostly ride in the surf. I prefer fast and quick turning kites. The type of board you ride is important too, it is all about quick turning and once on the wave to be able to ride it like a surfboard. Nothing beats racing down the wave for a quick bottom hand turn back up to the lip and back down again. For this you need both a board and kite the turns quick. So what works the least for me, wait for it, the wooden spoon goes to the Peter Lynn FARC18m^2. It is a fun kite on the land for a change, for straightline speed, but if you like getting smashed by waves whil
  5. So for those with an open mind and a sense of humour, I found this piece of acoustic music of a Jaw Harp, it’s translated into English so a bit weird in places but that makes it all the funnier.
  6. Some home grown material, acoustic Shakuhachi improvising along with electric violin and keyboards: By the way, the Shakuhachi, I built my self from some PVC pipe I bought for $8 at Mitre 10 here in New Zealand . Blame @Chook, he egged me on to make the video . If you are interested in making one your self, I have a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet where you can dial in the pipe ID, pipe wall thickness and desired tuning -- there are some calibrations necessary, like drilling the holes undersize (latter gradually bore out to bring into tune), making the pipe a tad longer (gradually
  7. Ha ha. I tried a motorised landboard years ago when at one of the Speed Weeks, it just felt all wrong to me, the pull coming from the board rather than from a kite up top. I guess that is just me. Still nice to see people are still mucking around with the cross bow. Have not had mine out for a long time, the Dirt Surfer gets most use these days, hmm who sold me that ... thanks @bakersdozen .
  8. Someone mention my name .... sniff sniff .... . Hi Pari, Sorry you lost your job, quite a lot of us got shafted recently. Unstable times. Joel is right, stress analysis is my professional speciality. There are methods and software tools to predict and design for stress, there are however some perhaps uncomfortable truths. So you have the geometry and material — good start. To predict the stress response (will it break), you need to know: 1) material stiffness, if it is composite, stiffness in various directions and the interaction of them. 2) material strength 3
  9. Hi Renato, Southerly Buster here. Joel is right I have built nasa kites from 0.75m^2 up to 9 m^2. Must say they are one of the most challenging kites to fly. It is usually the trailing edge that begins to flutter if nit enough backline tension applied, too much and she flies backwards. They are just for giggles kite or for pure down winders. They have very poor upwind er um no up wind performance. If the nose is collapsing I would say too much tension on the bridle, not the front lines but the bridle. Did you sew in those little straps on the nose underside to the top of the nose? That plan yo
  10. Good move Joel. So this .org will run in parallel with the FaceBook Group I assume. I like the revamped look, putting pictures of members on the various forum section headers.
  11. I was lucky enough to be working for an essential service when the COVID19 lockdown commenced here in New Zealand, so are still working and earning money. Have not been kiting or flying my RC gliders for a few months now, have been putting my efforts elsewhere, now concentrating on my music productions. Funny 7 years ago when I started making videos of kitesurfing etc., looking for music to go with it, vids got silenced for using copyrighted material (oops, then switched to a paid service) and thought, why don’t I write my own music — not so easy. But I have been steadily working on music com
  12. @andy666, things over in my neck of the woods are fine, road traffic greatly reduced as no one is supposed to be out driving unless directly to/from work for essential workers or to get essential supplies. A lot more people out walking the suburbs to try and break up the monotony of staying at home. The intension of the lock down is, when it commenced who ever was in your house that is your cell, no wandering off to other people's places, all people outside of your cell keep at least 2 metres away. Working at a Pet Food factory, I am an essential worker, so business pretty much as usual for me
  13. As I gaze over my crystal bass, I see the 730 report, a quaint timber shack on a quiet beach side on the East Coast of Australia, a flickering of a small kite out side, the camera pans into the door. It's like the Tardis, a museum of Peter Lynn kites. A sewing machine in one corner and the odd collection of boards and buggies in the other. Andy then appears and explains how the collection came to be. Nice Video Andy. From FlySurfers to PL Arcs, a strange fanscination with the odd ball kites. I still have my FARC16m and fly it on occasion, though sadly at the moment they are all tucked awa
  14. Simple, the leading edge is facing down hill and that is where the apparent wind is coming from. Wings do not fly well backwards. Gravity pulls you down hill, that is what generates the apparent wind.
  15. Board and rider in action on an inland lake, lake Coleridge, South Island, New Zealand. Was a good day out, very light winds about 5 to 6 knots, powered with my FlySurfer Lotus 18m^2. Was amazed how smooth the ride was compared to hydrofoiling in the ocean.
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