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by gazxtreme
Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Walney Island road access to be denied.
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Walney Island road access to be denied.

Tony, please move if in the wrong place. Hi all, those who have been around for a while and competed on the BKSA circuit will know me from running the kite school at Earnse Bay and organising multiple BKSA events there. We now have issues as since the winter storms the road to the shorefront and ram...
by gazxtreme
Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: kites and breeding birds
Replies: 10
Views: 1479

Re: kites and breeding birds

Just seen this post, I had exactly the same problem locally here in Barrow regarding Brent Geese, I dealt with it by doing some research about stuff I didn't have a clue about "mainly what the geese ate, their habits, their intelligence and perception, numbers 10 years ago compared to numbers at pre...
by gazxtreme
Fri May 23, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Kite Buggying
Topic: General Chat
Replies: 253
Views: 41024

Re: General Chat

SOLD.
by gazxtreme
Mon May 19, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Kite Buggying
Topic: General Chat
Replies: 253
Views: 41024

speed boards for sale

Sorry guys but not much point listing these on the general for sale section. Pair of speed boards for sale, made by a well known UK board builder who made board for the UK champ for years who did quite well on them. These are based on the Xcelerator speed board shape from ply and, core cell and epox...
by gazxtreme
Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: So who is the Fastest?
Replies: 15
Views: 1569

Re: So who is the Fastest?

Great to see someone organising a speed event and good to see some support from the experienced crew from Weymouth speed week. I would encourage anyone who likes to go fast to get down there to compete or watch. Unlike freestyle which is very subjectively judged speed events have a pre-set course an...
by gazxtreme
Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Kite Buggying
Topic: A good start to the new year.
Replies: 1
Views: 968

Re: A good start to the new year.

Sorry to let the side down Dave but I just dropped outside the top 10, I'll be back.
by gazxtreme
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: UK PKRA riders....
Replies: 25
Views: 2772

Re: UK PKRA riders....

BKSA website is confusing... from what I could figure the freestyle competitions for this year are Barrow & Troon and a final at Westwo Ho... there must be more events ??? :? :? :? TBH I'm not sure an event can take place this year at Barrow, since all the winter storms the access road has been was...
by gazxtreme
Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Kiteboard speed record
Replies: 60
Views: 5099

Re: Kiteboard speed record

Who's who on here then................. http://photos.weymouthspeedweek.com/index/2013/Kites/Kites.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; First 5 on RRD kites Blue rashy are Jordan Smith, young buck who did well but had no staying power :wink: . The bald guy Steve Davidson, sorry Steve ...
by gazxtreme
Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Kiteboard speed record
Replies: 60
Views: 5099

Re: Kiteboard speed record

That's a coincidence, James and I were talking with the innovator behind that system at Weymouth speed week this year, he is an old boy called Slade and turns up every year with his retired buddies and takes to the water in all kind of odd craft. Although most of his ideas seem non starters he did h...
by gazxtreme
Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Kiteboard speed record
Replies: 60
Views: 5099

Re: Kiteboard speed record

Is 45 degrees downwind the fastest tack? Now then, interesting question :wink: After a 500m run you may well end up at 45 degrees BUT that could depend on your speed. A kite can only go so fast through the air before it starts to drag and that's the point the wind window becomes dynamic and shifts ...
by gazxtreme
Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Kiteboard speed record
Replies: 60
Views: 5099

Re: Kiteboard speed record

You are all capable of doing 40 knots even on a standard twin tip, it will be psychological more than physical reasons if you are stuck around 25-30. It happened to me when I first became interested in speed, I was instantly happy in the 20s but had to work for months to break 30, I think part of th...
by gazxtreme
Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Kiteboard speed record
Replies: 60
Views: 5099

Re: Kiteboard speed record

Any idea on the gear he's on? There's no logos on the kite or bar as far as I can see. A small Fone sticker on the board though. I have just been told today in conversation from a very good source that Alex has in the region of 12+ prototype kites from Fone who are his sponsors as well as VW, he is...
by gazxtreme
Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Kiteboard speed record
Replies: 60
Views: 5099

Re: Kiteboard speed record

judging by the video, the board are riding REALLY nose high... Is that normal. I have acquired a couple of speed boards but I am riding them a lot flatter... Gaz, do you have thoughts on this? Tony I'm 3 years in and still learning T, all I can say is that the more power you are dealing with the he...
by gazxtreme
Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Kiteboard speed record
Replies: 60
Views: 5099

Re: Kiteboard speed record

There's time for this record to change hands again a few times, Alex and Rob are going to be there for a good few weeks yet and the location has to be even better than the Luderitz strip so well capable of producing record breaking speeds. Another 10 knots is a big ask but you have to remember the m...
by gazxtreme
Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: East Coast
Topic: Borrowed harness from Barrow last week.
Replies: 1
Views: 460

Re: Borrowed harness from Barrow last week.

Problem solved, a text or phone call could have solved it sooner though