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  1. Today I sold the final elements of my kite buggy equipment as advertised in the for sale section. (tear in my eye). Good luck to Tony from Brisbane who purchased it all from me. I just wanted to say a big thank you for the friendships that I formed from this website at the meetings I attended in Kingston and at Sandy Point, plus Bob here in Canberra. I learnt so much from members of EK and progressed my skills through your help. I have many fond memories of kite buggying with you all but it is time to stop due to nothing more than age! The body just cannot do it anymore as I reach 70! Good luck to you all and safe kiting. I shall remain on this website because I hope to continue playing around with my one remaining stunt kite! Thanks again for your friendship - I won't list names; you know who you are!!
  2. Thanks @KaoS for the advice on transact couriers. I’ve now purchased a box intended to move a golf bag from Kings Storage and have stripped this unique and rare buggy to prepare it for transit!
  3. Tony, give me time to get some quotes. Kites etc are all light weight and easy to use Australia Post. The buggy will be the main issue. Anybody on EK have experience of freighting a buggy within Australia?
  4. Yes I can investigate shipping to Brisbane at your expense.
  5. HUGE PRICE REDUCTION FROM $800 TO $500! Get in quickly at this ridiculous price.
  6. Longstar is a kite made by Born Kites in Germany. Really great kites. See the video John H made a few years back when we trialed them at Kingston. Very responsive and very light. I’m not sure if the composite axle will fit a Flexifoil buggy. Sorry Thanks Bob. Enjoyed your company too. I just know that it’s time to sadly stop. My body tells me! cheers
  7. The weight is about 15kg. Its easily lifted by one person. By just removing one of the rear wheels, I could easily get the buggy into the back of my Subaru Impreza with the rear seats folded down.
  8. Hi Rob, The kites are 4 line kites but they are not fixed bridle kites, they are de-power kites and therefore require a harness and bar to fly them. My head size is 58 but the insides of the helmet are adjusted with different foam inserts. I will dig it out and take some photos for you. The bits and pieces I mention are things like a ground spike with velcro case to fix to the buggy, gloves and some spares etc. I am happy to try to organise postage or freight but it would be at your expense. I am negotiable on price to a certain extent but you may not be interested as the kites cannot be flown on handles. Let me know what you think.
  9. Age has caught up with me and so I am sadly selling off my final bits and pieces. This would make a great package for anybody new to the sport or who just wants an excellent set up. For sale I have the following, plus a selection of odds and end spares: 1. Peter Lynn "F Lynn" experimental buggy. This has a composite axle and rubber front wheel suspension. Better geometry than the standard Lynn Buggy and with a Flexifoil Scout seat fitted. 2. Two Born Kite Longstar 2 kites in perfect condition. Still very crispy! Sizes 3.5m and 7.5m. 3. Born Kites control bar with 25m lines. 4. Peter Lynn harness (size small) 5. Helmet. Selling as a package for $800 now reduced to $500!!! Items are located in Canberra. kage for $800
  10. Why not try single skin depower kites? They are light weight and easy to launch, control and land. I have 3 and 7m Born Kites LongStar 2 as well as other single skin kites and love them.
  11. Lovely Lisburn. I’m in Canberra but originally from UK.
  12. Got to be Irish BB - you’ve got a vertical beach:) Where are you?
  13. One word - jealous. So pleased you all had a great time.
  14. Happy 2021 everybody- let’s hope there is more opportunity to get those kites out this year. Take care one and all!
  15. and you have even got port and starboard colors! Good solution.
  16. I’m sure John would also speak highly of Born kites Longstar 2
  17. Errol Kavanagh Memorial oval next to Canberra Cavalry ground.
  18. Thanks for everybody’s advice. Second attempt today on an oval in Canberra. Wind about 10 knots and sadly still a bit gusty but managed to launch, take straight up and land again. Still putting too much control in thinking it’s a power kite but managed to move it around a bit in the wind window. More practice required!
  19. Thanks @KaoS. That gliding forward you mentioned is exactly what appeared to happen after I had launched it about 4m straight up. I could not turn the kite and it floated forward. There are not multiple knots on my leader lines but I’ll look at the possibility of adding some to adjust break line length. Will try again when we get a stronger wind here. Thanks for the advice. I’ll get back to you all after my next flight. Cheers
  20. @nigel, @Chook, @igeighty, @AdrianB plus you other stunt kite experts! I recently took delivery of a Revolution Supersonic from Adrian. It looks a really great kite in excellent condition. I’ve been flying various power kites now for over 25 years but this is my first stunt kite. Today I took it to my local oval for a trial flight. As per usual in Canberra, winds were gusty and not consistent but blowing probably between 5 and 12 knots. I set up the kite but could only manage to launch it a few meters into the air before it either flopped forward floating to the ground or I managed to control it left or right in the wind window but could not turn it and it floated to the ground again. I seemed to have no positive control. Despite google, I’m still not sure which side of the kite the vertical bars should be? I had them on the front of the kite. To be absolutely sure, I consider that this is the side facing me on launch. I changed them to the back of the kite and it seemed a little better but still no real control. Bridle is in good condition and lines are all the same length. Is it my skill level, the wrong set up or just inconsistent wind? Appreciate any advice. Cheers to all.
  21. Thanks very much @AdrianB . I’ve only ever flown these style of kites at Kingston when other EK members have got them out in the evenings or when winds were low. I’ve recently sold a number of my depower kites and my Sysmic buggy but still have a strong interest in flying kites! I’ve kept my PL buggy and 2 Born kite Longstar 2s, so I might still get some buggying done! Hence my interest in your kite for sale. Looks good. I am interested so will do a bit of research and get back to you with a PM. Any advice from @nigel and @igeighty would be appreciated
  22. Interested to see photos of the kite properly set up and photos of the lines and handles?
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