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  1. Very unusual power kite. Anyone know some history here? https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2760168684303501/
  2. I've used the Ronstan Shock Blocks on my foil kites. They work fine. The coloring wears away, but the alloy itself is quite solid. Rinse and dry after use, to avoid corrosion. They come in two sizes. The larger 16mm version is just a few grams more than the smaller one. Well worth as pulley replacements.
  3. HQ Neo II 11m. More like an 8m gutless piece of &^%#&^%#&^%. No upwind ability. Hardly any power. Trashed it. Kept the bar and lines though. Ozone Octane 4m on fixed 4-line bar. Oh that was the kite from hell. Only tried it on land, but has no tolerance for gusts, which is a bad combo. Kept lofting me. Crash landed more than I can imagine, but heck... I learnt landboarding with her. I hope the guy in Adelaide that bought it is still alive. And yess.... the one and only.... Peter Lynn WaterFoil - urrghhh... I shudder even now thinking about it. Got this for free from Jon. Great kite in the right hands. I changed it to a have a basic mixer with both B and C lines off the one pulley. It "worked"... well it had some depower. But I think the campher was too curved and she pulled like a truck! So much power for such a small little kite. Could not dive it. It spun around on the spot! Forget kite control. This thing was built to control, chew and later kill you. Had some great moments on water though. Funny, but on water it was fine. 18knots and I was boosting nicely, but had some great back slides down the park. Great depower though - once you can reach the QR whilst being churned like a dry piece of turd down a hilly road!! Sold it to a guy that I warned in NSW hunter region, about it. I tried to reach out and see if the kite was to his expectations. No reply!
  4. North transitioned to Dutone Flysurfer to Flewtone!? ?
  5. Actually, that was boring as hell. I thought something else was going to happen - like they caught a serious accident on their dashcam, or the guy rammed into the rear and smashed the front and windscreen?! I've had this done to me by VicRoads once along the Western Ring Rd in Melbourne, and it worked out well. Got pushed into the servo down the road. #meh
  6. Hey guys - I need a big Covid19 favor! Anyone here living near Sandringham, Brighton Beach, area in Melbourne? I need someone to pick up a kite for me, and to post it. Please PM for details. Thanks and much appreciate it.
  7. I just did this to my VII. Thanks Andy!
  8. Now this is a "buggy"! wow https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/townsville/other-sports-fitness/skytrek-powered-parachute-ppc/1248668905
  9. Damn! Can't help myself. I know it's not closed cell, but is this a depower kite?
  10. Since when did you not become a fan anymore? Each to their own of course.
  11. All the best Joel, to you and your family.
  12. My dad's still got my Phantom II 13m in Melbourne and won't send it up! Grrr at this rate, I might as well sell it.
  13. Very pricey option though re: stormsure. I can get a 1lt tub from the UK, but it's like over $250 plus postage! Ridiculous... and no I didn't expect it to be $2
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