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Chook last won the day on May 13

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About Chook

  • Birthday 12/15/1959

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  • Location
    Esperance Western Australia
  • Interests
    I fly radio controlled helicopters, planes and gliders.
    I have a private pilot licence.
    I kite buggy
    I design, build and race land yachts.
    I have retired from working at the local Agricultural College and now have fun at home full time. I now work from 8.00am till 12 knots.

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  1. Had heaps of laughs in Yeppoon with awesome company. Landed back home lunchtime today after a month of kiting. The old buggy is showing it's age now, even though it has had only one careful owner. This is what's left of my front tyre and where it's carried me so far. All done along Farnborough Beach in Yeppoon. Queensland. Cant wait till next year!!
  2. Nice speeds there Juan. 🤩
  3. Yeh Bob. I fly in on the 30th March and depart on the 27th April. Rob Lukin's organized and Pete from New Zealand is coming as well.
  4. Nice video once again Juan. Did the bungy cord rear suspension work alright??
  5. Fantastic to see whats happening over the other side of the world!!!! Boy that beach makes me envious with all that open sand. WOW!!!! Thanks for posting and keep it up. Stay safe.
  6. Mulching soldier crabs in Yeppoon?
  7. I have an Access harness. How big are you as it's made to go over snow gear so quite a large fit. Very little use as my son only used it twice. It's like the one on the snow thats not my harness.
  8. Very best wishes Trevor. We really enjoyed your company and stories. We are really going to miss your tallents on the beach mate. You keep smiling.
  9. I have no experience with them or any other 5 line kites sorry. My Chrono's are a bit more forgiving (lower aspect ratio)than the full race kites but still perform well. Just not quite as quick.
  10. Yes I mainly kite buggy by myself. I use the Ozone 4 line race bar and when you release the chicken loop the bar slides up a single power line. I fly as low to the ground as possible and then release. Best to get someone to wrap their arms around the bottom 1/3 of the kite to land you to avoid this. Dont grab a tip of a race foil as the internal reinforcing straps dont go all the way to the last few cells on each side and can tear easily. I have to be honest sometimes the lines and bridle does get really tangled in strong winds as it flaps about while I'm getting to the kite it to sand it down. I have the original Ozone R1's and they are MUCH more robust than the series 2's,3's or 4's. The material is much stronger on the originals and it's great, as they will wear on the front leading edges where the plastic profile retainers are inserted at the front of the ribs, if used on sharp salt, clay or shells. I also have an 8m R1 Version 2 and it's a much more delicate/thinner material (but much lighter) thats easily prone to ripping, or cells ripping through the air holes if it hits the ground badly. I bought it cheaply damaged and it was an increadible amount of work to repair it. Never flown an PL Aero so cant compare their performance. You wont be disapointed with depower!
  11. Yes Vapors need a gentle touch to get the best out of them. I loved them and still have 4 of them. I really hesitated to fly my 7m Ozone R1 I bought for a start but once I gave it a go I was hooked after the first 10 minutes. Thanks @gannet your a great coach. The depower is still sensitive to fly well, but the depower made it so much safer for this old fella. Being able to let off any power in the turn instantly was a refreshing change. They still high speed stall like a vapor if your rough, but I'm sure you will enjoy a race kite. Long Beach at Kingston South East in South Australia. I also had an 8mtr Ozone Access which I tried but it was so sedate after flying the Vapors I sold it along with an Access 6. They were just no thrill and no upwind like a depower race kite. You wont be dissapointed jumping straight into a depower race kite at all. It didnt take me long to aquire a quiver of R1's. 7, 11, 13, 15 and I have an 18 ELF Joker 7. Also have a Chrono 18 and a 15 Chrono2 but love the R1's more for pure speed. Long Beach in Kingston SE, South Australia. Hope this helps, Cheers Chook
  12. Brilliant Pari. Thanks for sharing.
  13. I'm not much help Andy as I'm not up to speed on a Peter lynn buggy. Just this from https://www.buggykiteshop.com/wheel-spares/wheel.html
  14. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/164932328672?hash=item2666bb9ce0:g:QqIAAOSwrlJg2DuZ&frcectupt=true
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