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BigTone

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BigTone last won the day on September 17 2018

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  1. BigTone

    Bye Dad.

    My condolences Joel. You dad sounded like a cool guy.
  2. So I got to fly my 9 and 11meter Racestars this weekend. I'm just loving these kites. My friend Rik, who is relatively new to buggying was on the 5, then graduated to the 7 and even the 9 m as the wind dropped to about 5 knots. And found them all easy to fly - (although there was the odd brown trouser moment when the odd gust blew through when he was on the 7.) Oddly I've found that the 7 meter like a 55cm bar but the 5, 9 and 11 are perfectly happy on the 50cm. (But that could change when the wind picks up a bit.) The only downside to these kites fro me is that im getting less and l
  3. Finally got my finger out and wrote a review of the Racestar. Also, had another great session with the 5 and 7 meter RS's over the weekend. Absolutely loving these kites. Got a mate who's very new to buggying and who's only other experience with a depower resulted in him being dragged face first up a dune for 20 meters while I yelled for him to let go of the bar (Which was hilarious to watch, but left him a little weary of kites with bars to say the least). I managed to coax him into trying the 5m RaceStar and he found it incredibly effortless to fly. So much so that i didn't get the kite
  4. I’ll admit I’m a big fan of Born Kites. I first heard about them from watching a video by John Holgate about the NASA Star 2 kites a few years back. I bought some, and have been a Born-kite fan ever since. I also own 4 of Longstar 2’s, which I like a lot. I was waiting with some anticipation for the RaceStars. And when they were released I decided to get one pretty much straight away. But which size? I debated for about 24 hours with myself, and then, being cash-rich and self control poor, decided to just avoid any hard decision making and buy a full quiver. The kites arrived and sat
  5. Cheers Plummet. You've written most of mine for me. :-)
  6. Got to fly the 5 (and the 7 after I’d got it back off Plummet) at the BlueBalls Buggy Bash this weekend. Gotta say Steffen has out done himself with these. The new bridles alone are worth it, no more single skin spaghetti, but the Racestars are definitely a great kite. I had a blast with the 5 most of the weekend but the 7 I think is my new favourite kite. Smooth power buildup, plenty of grunt, brilliant upwind and they go like cut cats. And that’s in the dunes, can’t wait to try them on a flat beach.
  7. Can’t wait to fly these suckers!
  8. Backs healing up fine.... should be good to go in a few weeks. Just in time for the Blue Balls.
  9. @andy666 I think the prices on Born Kites are more than reasonable compared to other manufacturers. And no other manufacturer, to my knowledge, is making high aspect single skins. Most companies are going down the closed cell path, and they are very expensive. And imo putting off newcomers to the sport due to the cost - but that’s a whole different rant. ?
  10. My 7 and 9 racestars have arrived. The 5 and 11 should be on the way soon. Cant wait to get out and have a fly with them. They look incredible, the 9m in particular is an awesome colour. Ive been laid up with a back injury, so having to just look at them at the moment.
  11. @plummet I've got a full set coming, so once they have arrived I might pop down to the Naki for a road trip. :-D
  12. Cheers. Back is coming right, slooooowly - Stupid disks, why they can't stay between the vertebrae where they are supposed to be is beyond me.... Another few sessions with my Back Man should help.
  13. Hey @windstruck, how are the RS bridles? With the new stiffer lines, is there less tangling? Can’t wait for mine to arrive. Hopefully my back issues will be resolved when they arrive and i’ll actually be able to fly them immediately.
  14. I was going to get a select few... but I couldn't decide between sizes so i just bought one of each.... as you do. :-)
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