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Each year I make it a goal to visit one of Australia's premier Land Kiting destinations, Kingston SE.  This marked my 7th year visiting Kingston, nowhere near the 20+ @The Duke and @AliNev have been going.  Each year I go to experience the one thing I can't find here at home, and that's a dry lake/claypan.  Kingston is an amazing place, over the years I have collected some amazing footage.  This video I've choosen to focus on claypan and why I travel to Kingston for it each year.  

Please turn your speakers up as loud as they can go... 

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Each year I make it a goal to visit one of Australia's premier Land Kiting destinations, Kingston SE.  This marked my 7th year visiting Kingston, nowhere near the 20+ @The Duke and @AliNev have

AWESOME video @.Joel . Well done mate. Im gonna have to airplay this to the big sceen and big speakers 

Now its either a rude gestured comment, or we have a Wallace and Gromit fan! "Cracking Toast Gromit!"

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Great Video Joel,

@GT-Race this is the clay pan at Kingston, a dry lake bed made of a fine white gypsum clay, very smooth. 36°42'24.77"S, 139°53'5.09"E not quite desert, but pretty close.

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There is the beach that runs south to northwest about 170 klm. We did get to buggy along the beach for a couple of days, but the majority of the time is was dry lake goodness. My rapide performed great with the bigfoots, next year i will get some skinny wheels and give it a crack.

Regards.

Doug

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Thanks guys, glad you enjoyed it.  
It has been quite a while (few years) since I cut a kiting video together :good: 

4 hours ago, plummet said:

Looks flaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat. Im guessing some super speeds go on there when the winds up.

We go there hoping each year....  waiting for that magic onshore to come over to the claypan @ 30 knots.

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21 hours ago, plummet said:

Looks flaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat. Im guessing some super speeds go on there when the winds up.

It's quite a soft surface over most of the lake. (See from the drone footage all the wheel tracks) and after about 4.00pm or 5.00pm of an afternoon the gypsum top on the lake starts to wet up and you start to flick a bit of crap round off the tyres in places.

Even with 30 knots one afternoon when Rob Lukin and I first got there, you just couldn't hold your line and got dragged downwind in a 3 wheel slide sometimes only leaving 2 wheel tracks as the front and one rear wheel aligned. That put paid to really good top speeds although it didn't stop us havin' a ball.

When it did blow, got all dry, dusty and harder, "Lukin" went out and nuked us. :) 

The rocks (Microbialites) loomed up really quickly on the North side of the lake at speed. You wouldn't want to crash there or it would be lots of Detol and Band-aids.

 

I've got it marked down on the calendar for next year already.

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