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  1. it was a funny time with interest in landkiting dropping off ,they decided not to go forward with the EVO 3 for similar reasons ,but the evo range had been around a few years andy was at the beach the day i disscovered the sabre2 problem i had a 12 , a 7 and a 5 , i brought them on a back order , so i got the first ones in the country , and the first problem i had was landing the 5 in a big wind and it split in the middle ,but that was within 1 month so it was repaired by the flexi girls who were still there , any way i was at the beach one sunday morning a few weeks later and it was a
  2. i do understand why the bladeiv 6.5 would be great for buggying as its easy to fly , no luffing like earlier blades , and has a big wind range - i remember when the iv came out and all the flexi riders were flying them and going really well , mark everitt said to me the iv has lost the glide that the 3 had and the more i thought about it ,he was spot on ,i had the full set of 3's on handles ,(always flew on handles), and even the 3metre b3 had that glide , i have had many great sessions with that kite in high wind and it is so stable in big winds and a lovery kite to jump with -the only blad
  3. its a good kite just not my favourite blade
  4. that would be great and the imformation is absolutly massive , you could get it all really - in the very early days there was a huge amount of pictures from the early blade days i would love to see them , i'd look at it most nights after tea i'm talking many years before kitecrowd-that was the beginning of the end but good luck what ever you can get -it would be good to bring back the early days even for a moment the bullet had just come out and i got a red 4.5 and a early green flexdeck
  5. my footstraps are carbon brackets , and i use heavy duty webbing ,cut down from lorry straps or such like , make up a carboard cutout exactly the shape you want and lay it over the webbing , to cut use a very hot knife so it melts as you cut ,and when you have the exact shape which may take a few attempts then keep it the brought footstraps are always heavy so i never have used them -i have 3 carbon boards all set up this way -its an indvidual choice ,bling or durable light weight the main problem of buying second hand revo's which you can't anymore, is the rubbers which you can't
  6. they look great , a DX type axle , i have one of the last DX's and they are a very smooth ride and low , how are you getting on with it ?mine are alloy housing with titanium axles carbon deck carbon footstrap brackets - i always use heavy webbing for foot straps , much lighter than anything else sorry to be a bit negitive but i wouldn't want to run my revo trucks on the top, they must take a hell of a slamming if you are jumping how is the first board going with your orange trucks
  7. i was on the beach the day that mark everitt jumped and flew a loop and andy preston took that picture , it was a big jump and the savages are fast kites , the evo3 was fast as well , i flew them for 6months testing them and they were very stable and jumped nice , i still have the 8 , 10, and 12 very pretty kites
  8. i have many flexifoil early blades -1, 2 ,3 that i love , but my biggest regret is blade iv 4 metre and 6.5 metre , they are easily beaten by , blurr 3.5metre , and blurr 7metre which i also have ,blade iv's are easy to fly , but not my favourite blades -if you like bladeiv's , get yourself an earlier version of a truely classic kite that will never be beaten for jumping and freestlye
  9. the bigger the wheels are really a lot heavier, and weight on the ends is not where you want it for agile landboarding , when you've been to your chosen beach a few times you soon work out where the hard patches are - I have found you need an onshore tide going out and the sun tends to bake the sand a bit as I shines on the beach , and will harden more as you get ready, and stay harnessed in as you do for the water , and as you swipe across for some power to start, don't just lean back , I tend to throw my legs/feet up so you are in the right position when your wheels hit the beach, the firs
  10. the first thing you need to do is avoid soft sand , from what I've seen on the vids you have a large choice of some very big beaches
  11. slide

    Flysurfer Speed5 12M

    you guys have some big beaches to play with
  12. slide

    Flysurfer Speed5 12M

    great review joel , are you the same guy that did vids years gone by , iv'e been flying since 2003 , and I remember seeing a joel flying flysurfers in a buggy ,in many vids , I started on flexifoil blades with a work harness , with a roller pully I made myself -much stronger than a petzl one ,I made one for mark everit, and andy preston and I have always flown at Brancaster uk , and I learnt to jump watching the gravity renegades crew in buggies at brannie and I switched to speeds about 2007, speed1 13 and 10 and , and then a few speed 2 's, 2 of which I still have and use a spd2 10 met
  13. nice vid Jamie ,and that is some beach you have to play on I just brought a spd5 15 metre, the last one , and I just got a 6 and 10 soul for a complete quiver, coming back after a brain tumour , i'm 57 and been kite landboarding since 2003 , Brancaster beach , Norfolk, uk , waiting to hear to drive again , I got my small van ready to go and I've been waiting 8 months now , but they have a back log
  14. please remove the second post , sorry ,i'm still getting use to the forum
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