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  • Birthday 12/14/1955

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    Lennox head
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    Kitesurfing, kiting of any kind, photography, music

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  1. Quadrifoil were a huge brand back in the day, the 2m and 3m were great high wind kites and I did my fastest buggy speeds on a 2m in 30+ knots. The designer now designs for F-One, and his early race kites under the Quadrifoil brand were extremely fast. They had a lot of paragliding tech in them and were designed by Robert Graham. Manufactured in the Gin factory I think. If the kites listed are not overpriced they would still be heaps of fun and good value.
  2. This is right up there with weird, and is probably winning in the stupid ideas category.
  3. 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
  4. Pretty sure I know who it is, name is John, he had a kiteshop up there years ago and organised some kite festivals in the area, this is pre kitesurfing days back around 1995-1997. They are a large 2 line delta I think.
  5. Yeah but I am a shortarse! I also mean it was just a lot more work and effort than a kite on really short lines and I really disliked that it blocked my view of anything approaching from downwind, and perhaps thats just my kite addiction/background? You obviously got into them looks like you purchased your own?
  6. I tried the Kitewing and gave up on it because of the effort/load on arms, the bulk of the thing it really was very cumbersome to manoeuvre, and to me it has zero advantages over a kite on really short lines. We could get better performance from a kite flown off its bridles or very short lines (50-100cm). Narrow carparks and bikepaths were doable with a kite no worries.
  7. Yeah maybe. From memory when I tried Kitewings out, you could use a windsurf style main loop, but they were still hard on the arms and I think thats why they never really gained much traction in the market. Way more cumbersome than either a kite or a windsurf sail, without any advantages.
  8. Next level exertion for sure. How burned would your arms get? Interesting wing, looks homemade.
  9. This one is complete, but needs some minor maintenance based on the description. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/narangba/other-sports-fitness/kite-buggy/1180623327
  10. Sorry I wasn't clear, I did not buy it, a couple of locals went halves in it, one is a newbie kiter and the other is the local kitesurfing instructor. But I'm now looking for a used buggy! (and probabaly a landboard too!)
  11. Now resides in Lennox Head, its a land lizard in perfect order with splashguard and front mudguard, with an ozone access harness, PL backstrap, 1 x 2M original Quadrifoil, and 1 x 3M rectangular white foil with kevlar lines. All fly well and the buggy is getting a workout with the local kids and adults in the autumn easterlies. I had a few goes in the buggy, used a 12M Hyperlink yesterday.
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  13. Yeah I thought so too, not so much of the "impossible for most of us" stuff and more about what makes kiting fun with a bunch of friends.
  14. Product info here http://ozonekites.com/products/water-kites/catalyst-v1/#info Should be available for demo from all Ozone dealers now or within the next week or so.
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