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by Iceni
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Line and kite saftey after long term storage.
Replies: 9
Views: 1202

Re: Line and kite saftey after long term storage.

The crossover kit speeds up the turn speed quite a bit on the B2 series. If you have an old kit and the correct kite to put it on then I would test it with handles, The combination of the faster turn + brakes makes them liven up a fair bit. I did try the B3's. But went with arcs instead. At the time...
by Iceni
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: old blades and old flysurfers
Replies: 24
Views: 2081

Re: old blades and old flysurfers

Worst thing about blades was gusts. Everything else could be controlled by riding the brakes. And in clean wind they flew like nothing else. A bad gust however could spank you in so many ways if you had the kite in a poor position. You needed it low and in a position to use the power with a long eno...
by Iceni
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: What is "Flying on brakes"?
Replies: 4
Views: 861

Re: What is "Flying on brakes"?

Flying on the brakes depends on the kite model. It's a learnt skill. What it means is to generate the maximum power from that kite you have to keep some pressure on the brake lines. For some kites that might be just keeping the lines tight, others it might actually be a little pressure, Or even enou...
by Iceni
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Kites for teenagers
Replies: 12
Views: 1656

Re: Kites for teenagers

Peter Lynn Arc. Something like the Charger v3 18m. It's a Twinskin/Arc. And because of that there are a number of features that might suit you. There are no inflatable bladders.. So nothing to pop if you crash on ice. It's got good depower capabilities. They handle gusts very well. They water relaun...
by Iceni
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Safety
Topic: Line and kite saftey after long term storage.
Replies: 9
Views: 1202

Re: Line and kite saftey after long term storage.

be sensible? Never! Lol. When I first got the Blade 9.0 it was initially set-up as a 2 line on a bar (100cm!). Brake bridles removed, Crossover installed. I used a a few times like this then decided it wasn't fast enough without brakes. So I put the brake bridles back on, swapped over to handles, B...
by Iceni
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Line and kite saftey after long term storage.
Replies: 9
Views: 1202

Re: Line and kite saftey after long term storage.

I'll read up on the new safe systems then. I've seen some of the new designs already using a mechanism rather than a pulled pin. I need a few essentials anyway like ground stakes, so I'll put an order for them into a decent shop and price up new parts if needed at the same time :D The trick to avoid...
by Iceni
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Line and kite saftey after long term storage.
Replies: 9
Views: 1202

Re: Line and kite saftey after long term storage.

There are no rubber valves or bladders bud. Venom is an PL arc. 100% ripstop no bladder. The Kite inflates using a ripstop folding valve system. The others are foils, Again no bladders. LEI's at the time I was flying were a bit twitchy. Perfect for over water, but prone to bladder rupture over land....
by Iceni
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Line and kite saftey after long term storage.
Replies: 9
Views: 1202

Line and kite saftey after long term storage.

Hello. I was at one point an avid kiter. I was out on at least a couple of days a week flying, and did land-boarding and a lot of buggy work. I flew from 2000 to about 2010. Then I moved to a more inland location, Got rid of my car, and the kites went into storage. All of my kites have been mine fro...

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