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  1. Fantastic event you guys, great to see some Vapor love thanks for posting.
  2. 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,
  3. @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
  4. 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..
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Gday, the larger 36, which has a body about 5.5m wide by 6.5 long has a fair amount of pull, we generally anchor it down to the car with 1200 kg spectra. It is probably a little overkill however I generally do not fly it over 15 knots. Being so large it can fly in as low as 3-5 knots with no problems and is very floaty. the little 3m guys do not have a very large lifting surface at all and can be flown on 120 pound spectra. the larger two 36 and 16 I generally launch with long line launch. Once they are in place and no children are hanging off the tails. The smaller ones can g
  9. We have increased the trilobite family to 8 now. They are all white with red eyes. The new additions are a pair of small 3 m another 7m and a 10m The collection is now 3,3,3,7,7,10,16 and 36m The smaller 6 can effectively fly themselves tethered. But the larger 16 and 36 definitely need a minder i can’t get photos in the air just yet, but the day will come when we can get outside to fly again.
  10. Thanks Joel. For being tenacious enough to persevere with this project. Your passion for this is amazing. Also for your dedication to the sport and its history. If anyone can do this mate, its you.
  11. thanks Nigel, that's a great list of tides. we will be there
  12. Three of the 'Tribe' 36,16 and baby 3. Taken from this angle, they all appear roughly same dimensions. have fun dougie..
  13. digging up an old thread.. I just finished watching this film. you can view it here in its entirety. https://www.imdb.com/videoplayer/vi4216763673 quite amazing skill,
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