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jhn.holgate

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  1. I have a bunch of Steffen's Nasa Star's - and yes, you do have to keep them moving. If they sit still and there is a slight lull in the wind, they will fly backwards. They do technically have 'depower' but it is not very satisfactory to fly when slightly depowered. I only use the depower in an emergency to dump the kite otherwise I fly them fully powered at all times. They do have an interesting landing procedure though which you can see at 2:17 in the video...
  2. Might yet get another run out of these either at Sandy or Kingston, so I will hold on to them for now.
  3. I believe everyone referred to that as 'Dangerous'.
  4. Congrats guys! Looks like you're getting Olivia trained nice and early.
  5. I was listening to the ABC radio the other day and Lucy Tink from Serviceton was talking about the debacle of the border closure for residents/farmers etc that have property both sides of the border. Related to Jenny & @bull31 ? Got the new van almost ready to go too.... @mik333 have you still got #456? How are you finding it? We're #458.
  6. Wistfully thinking is about right! Yep, me too.....if they let us out of Vic.
  7. Also, further down is my Libre Vmax & LongStar 2 9.5m & Peak 6m in Ballarat.
  8. Bump for $450. Buy this and Trev's 3.5 & 7m's and you've got a great set of long star 2's
  9. Sad to see you selling your gear, Trev. But great kites and a bargain for someone. One thing I absolutely loved about my 3.5m is not only is it grunty for it's size in lighter wind - I think we could actually buggy in 12 knots and up - but even in 25 knots, let the bar out and very little pull at all. Easily betters the Peak 2 4m and Access XT 4m.
  10. How about $420 for the Libre Vmax and $420 for the Peak 2 6m?
  11. No problems, Luke. Sold.
  12. I can get a price for you if you'd like - it's fairly compact so I don't think it would be unreasonable.
  13. Bump for $220. Stand out from the crowd as I've not seen anyone else with one of these!
  14. $450 each or $995 for both.
  15. As I'm just going to keep my little alloy bug and the nasa wings, it's time for the Vmax to move on to someone else who'll enjoy it as much as me. 10,000km on the odometer, but no city driving. Ok, there may have been some stop/start buggying from time to time. Pics are in my Vmax review. Alloy rims/midis/wide fork/backrest. The only thing I can see that will need attention is a tear starting where one of the straps from the axle pulls the seat back. There's a bit of a rip starting in the home made front mudguard - but it's a cheap bit of rubber. $450 and you're picking it up from Balla
  16. Pretty good actually. Rob and Chook are still buggying atm. Lots of single line kites on the foreshore - particularly stunning on Australia Day. I've been out of action with a bung foot so the buggy stayed on the car this trip. Claypan was in good nic - I believe there was some blokart/landyacht racing going on. I think Rob and Chook were out there a couple times. Cooler than usual though. I've got some pics and videos to go through - though no buggying this year.
  17. Done. Not sure if my messages are working - if you haven't got a reply from me, my email is jhn.holgate@gmail.com Cheers. Northern - not it's not a depower, it's an Ozone Riot.
  18. How about a 10m Nasa wing?? Excellent condition. Kite only in bag - no handles or lines. (I run this on the 3 line bar) Mucho grunt but not particularly lifty. Knees and feet are beginning to dictate what I can and can't get away with these days, hence the bigger kites are going. May be some other stuff after Kingston depending on how I go. $250 posted in Aus. (I can bring it to Kingston too). It's the one at the start of the video: (not the blue/white one in the preview - it's much prettier than that!)
  19. Bump for $75 plus postage!!
  20. 9.5m Longstar 2 in very good nic. Bar and bag included. Great light wind and compact buggy weapon. Probably be good for landboarding too but I'm taking a bit of a guess at that! posted to you at $550 or you can pick it up from me in Ballarat or Kingston SE if you're heading there next week. This kite:
  21. Funny, but I had thought exactly the same.... The BloMax It actually worked pretty well, except that the stress that was getting put on the welds where the side rails meet looked like it would eventually do damage to the Vmax so I didn't end up using it that much. There are some videos on the thread. There's a lot of sideways force put on the mast so I think it needs much better bracing than I used. Chook is the man to talk to if you want to go down this route at some point. One thing about a proper Blokart that is really hard to beat is the fact you can pack it up into a largish 'suitcas
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