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  1. @roblukin makes the ABC News. Article: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-04-01/encephalitis-survivor-doing-extreme-sports-kite-buggying/100951660
  2. Videos you see are from both, it depends on the wind direction. Anything SE to SW in it will be the main beach, anything from NW to E will be on the inlet. Hit up @nigel he was planning a trip down there and maybe wake up @bakersdozen. @igeighty doesn't fly anything with more than 1 line, so you're a bit out of luck there 🤡 If you've power kited before and were comfortable with it, I'd probably go with a 6M or 8M Ozone Explore, the 4M is going to be more of a storm kite.
  3. Hi Jess, thanks for stopping by and rekindling some thoughts of your Dad. I have many fond memories of trips around Australia and meeting up with him to kite, two of my most memorable were night kiting with him. One of the nights in Yeppoon we decided to risk it through the creek and go all the way up north in the buggies, we were going pretty quick on the way back but had really poor visibility as there was not much moonlight and things on the beach were visible at the last second. One of those was a Crocodile just past Bangalee beach, he only realised it wasn't a log as he went past the front of it, we were literally on edge coming back through the creek The second was another night kite on the clay pan at Kingston in South Australia, usually under moonlight it's all lit up but we had no moon that night over the clay pan and it was pitch black. We went out with @roblukin around 11pm at night, and threw some glow sticks in to our kites to sort of tell where they were in the sky hoping we could avoid running in to each other. It was pitch black and your Dad decided to come across behind me and throw a massive buggy jump, all I could hear was a faint whirring of the bearings as he was in the air with wheels spinning, no idea where he was then 'SLAM' he dropped right next to me as if we were sitting side by side. 'F##k, I had no idea you were there' he goes to me. We ran off the clay pan in to scrub l I don't know how many times that night 🤪
  4. That little beamer still did really well! Old depowers that did well with crappy winds (ie: Ozone Access) are cheap as beans now I'll pop one in to the Files Database 👍
  5. What's the oldest kite people currently own that they still fly? Some of us have old kites that we keep for nostalgia, however what's the oldest one that's still part of your active kit that you pull out when you need it?
  6. If you're used to handling Vapors anything mid-aspect is going to frustrate you as it drifts back in the window early at speed. Chrono/Speed/Aurora, either one is dialed back enough for you to get used to in a light wind. With your experience on Vapors I'd bet a few months before you go looking for R1's/Sonics/Diablos etc so try and avoid spending too much on that first depower. @Chook went from Vapors to Depowers, he'd probably be better at answering this question than me.
  7. WB @grogamanda, I don't think much has changed over there other than it being a 'dog off leash' area. Once these lockdowns ease the family and I are off to Sandy Point or Venus Bay for a fortnight. PS: Do you still have that old Viokite?
  8. You should be fine now, you had two conflicting accounts which are now merged.
  9. Oh now this is a snazzy name..... Boom-Kites!
  10. Super! I've found a number of kite brands I didn't know even existed in the foil space over the past year sorting the Kite Reviews. Wow, I hadn't come across that yet. Nearly looks like where Under Armor got their inspiration
  11. Interesting Closed Cell kite by Pegas, a brand located in the Czech Republic. The colours have me won over More info: http://www.pegas2000.com/en/kites/153-kites-revo-race-foil Found Pegas when going through the reviews: https://www.extremekites.org/search/?q=pegas&quick=1&type=cms_records8
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    Pegas Revo

    Closed cell depower kite by Pegas Kites founded in the Czech Republic.
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    From the album: Pegas Revo

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    From the album: Pegas Revo

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