Lost Kite, Lines & Harness!!

Shoot the breeze and stay in the loop with the unhinged and unhooked word on the street.
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skymankite
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Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:14 pm

Just a shout out incase you hear anything of one turning up...
my mate had a total nightmare just off Ramsgate (kent) today. Harness came undone after heavy hit - took kite and lines away and out to sea. Was cross shore and tide going out...
2017 Naish Torch!!
2017 Naish torque bar/lines
and 2016 Ride harness.

anyone come across in channel(!) or going on ebay... please PM me if you hear ought. He's a top bloke so wanna get it back to him! cheers.
vibro100
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Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:58 pm

I assume you informed the coast guard so that they are not out at sea looking for a person who is sat at home watching TV?
skymankite
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Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:32 pm

yes - all authorities informed at time.
BillyGoat
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Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:13 pm

And here it is !!! Just found it on e.bay. Got to be the same kite, no kiter would sell with the bar like that and seller based in similar area, engine harness etc. Worth winning it on ebay and taking it from there. Good luck getting it back.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Naish-Torch-9 ... Sw4GVYPvMh
skymankite
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Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:09 pm

cheers Billy goat! That is the bloody kite! Great spot! My mate is contacting them now. i'll let you know how it goes. thanks again. si
#ed
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Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:18 am

Items been ended now, interested to see how it goes for you?

Nice big expensive garden the fella who is selling it has!
JohnM
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Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:09 am

legally - your gear is classed as 'lost property' and the finder should either hand it in at the nearest police station or make reasonable efforts to return it to its original owner...
skymankite
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Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:06 pm

it's all been resolved!!! The buyer and my mate are in contact and he's getting it back this week. no hassle. bloke was all good about it. cheers again to billygoat for the spot!! legend!

ps my mates Ride Harness (which aren't cheap) literally came apart which is how it all went missing. anyone had that happen? doesn't sound a great bit of kit.
wheredewindblows
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Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:35 pm

Been quite a few people complaining (on forums) that the Ride Engine buckles slip if not doubled back on themselves. Haven't heard of anyone having it totally fail/slip through.

The normal fix is to double back the straps after adjusting to size. Have seen a few people using zip ties to help.
BillyGoat
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Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:22 pm

Hey glad to hear he is getting his kite back.. fellow Torch rider as well. Ebay guy seems like mid 40's and keen golfer by his history so should hopefully end well.
PeaBody
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Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:10 am

great result :)
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