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by Si-Fly
Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Slingshot RPM 12m size increase.
Replies: 90
Views: 10237

Re: Slingshot RPM 12m size increase.

http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr108/si-fly/IMG_0898.jpg Been following this thread on and off and amazing what people can write! Do people honestly believe the above kites are the same size, just different foils??....top one is very flat, bottom one very fat :grin: Oh ...top one feels like a 1...
by Si-Fly
Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Coming soon to a beach near you...
Replies: 18
Views: 2050

Re: Coming soon to a beach near you...

Never had an airblast (still have an Aero if anyone wants it :grin:) remember they were beasts!!

Size I think was projected... .so that 11.8m is actually around 16m today's sizing.

Si.

cheers si.
by Si-Fly
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Coming soon to a beach near you...
Replies: 18
Views: 2050

Re: Coming soon to a beach near you...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WIPIKA-CLASSIC-KITE-8-5M-CLASSIC-VINTAGE-2-LINE-YELLOW-WITH-BAR-PUMP-2-LINE-SETS-/221192949959?pt=UK_SportingGoods_Kites_Kitesurfing_CA&hash=item33802090c7" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The guy sure has some class gear! :-o Si. Sent from my Nexus 7 using Ta...
by Si-Fly
Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: General Equipment Discussion & Review
Topic: I think I need a new bar and lines what do you think to Flex
Replies: 11
Views: 1476

Re: I think I need a new bar and lines what do you think to

Maybe just upgrade your lines if your bars OK?
I just picked up a set of ozones from a shop closing down sale, got the 5 line set, gives a spare line, for only £49 delivered, this was the expensive set with the upgraded fronts.

Cheers
Si.

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by Si-Fly
Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Kite Buggying
Topic: DIY Speedboard info
Replies: 52
Views: 24603

Re: DIY Speedboard info

Cheers guys, not had a chance to finish it yet, but thanks for advice. The edge is straight for most of its length, first photo is how it looks. Last photo is illusion due to rocker! Tempted to stick on a bit of resin, straps and try it before spending time finishing properly in case its a dog! chee...
by Si-Fly
Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Spreader Bar Failure
Replies: 15
Views: 1392

Re: Spreader Bar Failure

I had one leg break, the other bent. I luckily noticed it and came in.
It was also dakine.

cheers si.
by Si-Fly
Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Sorting out stretched lines
Replies: 14
Views: 1188

Re: Sorting out stretched lines

Mate, lines are woven then pre- stretched which tightens the weave. If you apply more force than this initial stretching, the weave will tighten more..... so lines can stretch! Stearing lines have less tension so will tend to shrink, length wise, as the weave loosens. I don't think the actual fibers...
by Si-Fly
Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:48 am
Forum: Kite Buggying
Topic: DIY Speedboard info
Replies: 52
Views: 24603

Re: DIY Speedboard info

Great info guys! Inspired by your posts I had a hunt in the garden for an old ply board the kids use, Used ;-) , as a sledge. It was a light wind ply foam sandwhich I made years ago as a first attempt at homemade! Out with the jigsaw :-) http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr108/si-fly/IMG_20120812_1...
by Si-Fly
Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: non branded kite lines?
Replies: 25
Views: 3788

Re: non branded kite lines?

Haven't seen the rrd lines, but the pro stuff I bought years ago, is very different to all lines I've seen. Its very wear resistant, and when you tension it it gets stiff.. .strange stuff. http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr108/si-fly/IMG_20120818_090039.jpg Its also perfectly round in profile. ht...
by Si-Fly
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Before you start the needless bragging.
Replies: 9
Views: 887

Re: Before you start the needless bragging.

Just back from brean gusting near 40mph on the beach at head height ;-)
Exciting, if a bit lumpy!

cheers si.
by Si-Fly
Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: non branded kite lines?
Replies: 25
Views: 3788

Re:

That sounds almost like Q line.....

Cue Fo

http://www.powerline-sports.com/pwrpro.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Yep that's the stuff
cheers si.
by Si-Fly
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Kiteboard Discussion & Review
Topic: Boards Like North Jaime Pro 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1284

Re: Boards Like North Jaime Pro 2010

I'm 92kg and have a blankforce carbon 132, great in chop, small waves, no spray and good in light winds. I sail the Bristol channel and its great for Weston, brean conditions. Blast is near you and I think have demo boards. Also for a full carbon board there much cheaper than the big brands ;-) chee...
by Si-Fly
Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Group buying
Replies: 11
Views: 1639

Re: Group buying

Recently used an online group buy site, which worked well and was cheaper than eBay! They ask you to tell them what goods you want and they say if enough interest they will try and source them for a group buy. Might be worth contacting them for some more info? The site I think was called. Mymatemark...
by Si-Fly
Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: non branded kite lines?
Replies: 25
Views: 3788

Re: non branded kite lines?

I bought some real cheap lines about 5 years ago (£20 4 line set) these had sleeving but no loops. Loops tied with figure 8 knots and stretched. Lines still fine today, unlike flexi, liquid force, eclispe lines I've had which last months if you do lots of rotations! Thicker lines do last much longer...