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  1. Exactly that. That is a ‘delta’ they fly pretty well if balanced and are quite stable. and if he doesn’t like it, it looks good on the wall. just beware that the line might not be tied onto the end of the handle. So when you let it all out you buy another kite
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    Gday Wesley. howsit going mate ?
  3. Hi PJMC. What style of kite are you looking for ? I am assuming you are just starting out. Plan A, Single line kites are perfect to test the water. and the best ones are kites that you make yourself . especially for the young bloke, he will cherish it a lot more if he has put the time into making it I am sure others will jump on with suggestion, but first grab yourself a book, 'The Penguin book of kites' https://www.abebooks.com/9780140041170/Penguin-Book-Kites-Original-Pelham-0140041176/plp you will grab a second hand copy for about $5. Plan B, Buy a kite. now plan b is the tricky one ... What kite do you buy ? A Single line kite is what we start with, then what we end up flying as we age, eh @.Joel they are fun, you hold on to them and they are pretty. A dual line kite. (stunt kite) they are just plain fun.... and if you go down this route, buy something small but robust !!! you are going to plow that thing into the ground just a few times.... Prism Jazz is a great kite. its good good construction. flies in a wide range of winds, takes a beating (fibreglass frame) not carbon fibre.. A quad line kite.. four lines goes up down left right backwards forwards..... just a gateway kite to the next bit A power kite. four lines (generally) pulls like a truck, aids in propelling a buggy. A single line kite. this is where we all end up eventually. Good luck my friend. reply back with your location, and we can hook you up with someone near you. you and the little bloke will have a ball.
  4. Nice kite, and remember folks, you don’t see a smudge when it’s flying :) good luck with the sale
  5. Hi @Lily william you know the irony is the DDR2 memory now would be more expensive now than it was back then :) trying to source new DDR2 for servers is pretty tricky welcome to Extremekites.
  6. It Has been a long time with no kites. time to get a few hours in the air this weekend. Cya There,,,
  7. The Annual Christmas fly for Victorian Flash Mob Kite Flyers Spring Rd, Dingley Village VIC 3172, Australia 12 noon till late Winds 10 knots from the SE at 2pm Sunny @29 all sorts of kites and people. come get your buzz on..
  8. @Angus Johnstone I do not know if you can make it, but try. sorry for short notice. On Sunday 13th at Spring road, Dingley Village ViC 3172. staring at 12pm set the GPS for 241-259 Spring Rd, Dingley Village VIC 3172 park the car and look east. there will be sausages and kites for the Christmas 'Victorian Flash Mob Flyers' there is Mostly single and dual line stuff. but members have been known to have a good buggy here also.,
  9. Fantastic event you guys, great to see some Vapor love thanks for posting.
  10. Gday Mate, The vertical spars should be on the rear of the kite. a steady wind is much easier to learn. you will find that you will need to be quite gentle on the control, with much smaller movement than a foil. The rev responds best to small precise movements, and that will come with practice. I hope we can get to have a fly again soon. Always keep it in the car, they do make a great carpark kite. stick with it,
  11. @Tiger37do not delay. Buy this. that’s my advice. (Or I will) maye, this will be great for stowing in the car and having a sunset fly. You will take to it instantly, having progressed already with 4 lines. this is a great kite at a great price And to @AdrianB, welcome to the forum mate hope you have a good stay. freetings from Melbourne
  12. Well done @Angus Johnstone I used to own a 6 metre Quadrifoil. it was a very nice kite for its age. I hope you get some airtime with it during the lockdown 2 hour exercise period Keep your eyes out in the EVENTS section here in normal times this is the season to buggy. We get down to Sandy point often (in normal times) there are still a few buggies laying around the place, hopefully one comes up that suits your needs. Welcome to extremekites. you will find a wealth of knowledge within. regards. Dougie..
  13. there is a review for the 3.6 here thanks Joel for bringing racekites back to life edit : lol, trumped by the benevolent dictator above
  14. its a quadrifoil. As it states in the description.. 'Mentone 3194. Quadrifoil "Party" model power kite. Super fun either just to fly or to pull buggy, skis, etc. Comes with instructions and bonus 13 editions of "Kite Passion" magazine from the 90s...Contactless pick up.' $120
  15. igeighty

    Happy Birthday

    I do not know how I missed this thanks Mezz, Joel and Trevor. Thanks, I had a good day. drank some scotch. looked outside, ate some food. Reminds me of an old midnight oil lyric. 'One more day of eating and sleeping' 50 years ? far out I didn't think I would make 30
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