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Sunday, 29 June 2014

Winter...

I got out for the first time in ages, the winter weather is a nightmare, clear and bright = no wind. Rain = loads of wind!

Today we had clear and kinda cloudy, but there was wind forecast 15-20 knots, got to the salt lake at 8.30 and there was nothing, unpacked the 10m Manta and waited 1/2 an hour then the wind came in! Got an hour and a half of pure buggy bliss!

But it was bloody cold!

Video is edited but can't get it on vimeo until Wednesday!

screen shot


Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Video - board-riding...

Still nothing much in the way of wind, thank goodness I have my board and a decent hill close to home...

While also trying out a couple of new GoPro mounts, a gooseneck and a suction cup -

the gooseneck mount from GoPro


Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Pansh depower bar

A while back I was looking at the Pansh Aurora which is a closed cell depower kite, one of my concerns was that Pansh sell this as kite only without a bar...

Well Pansh are now selling a depower bar, it comes in 4 sizes from 50cm-65cm -




Product details - 

"This bar is now set for 4 line use. It is suitable for snowkiting, surfing and landkiting. Riders of all levels, from professors to newflyers, will all gain substantial advantages from this control bar.

This bar features a quick release on the depower loop and a quick release on the safety leash. The primary safety system is designed to meet the standards of safety release loads ensuring an easy release at all times.

Please note this bar includes a handle pass safety leash."

Still no option on the Pansh website to buy the Aurora as a ready to fly package with the bar and lines, but if you spend over US$499 then you can get a bar for free. It could be an option for those of us that can't afford a Flysurfer Speed. But would like to see a serious review on the Aurora as a complete set up before I spend my money!

Monday, 16 June 2014

Video - 4 people, 6 legs

An amazing journey to Iceland, to snowkite across Vatnaj√∂kull, Europe's largest icecap...


Sunday, 15 June 2014

mountainboarding...

Went mountainboarding locally today, used endomondo to track how far I travelled and my top speed, I also have endomondo linked to my fitbit.


I travelled 3.19 km's (I did have to walk uphill!) with a top speed of 29.1kph...


top of the hill


Saturday, 14 June 2014

fitbit...

This morning I bought a fitbit flex, it tracks your activity, km's, steps and calories burned and links to an app on your smart phone. It also has a sleep tracker...

You can also import activity for Endomondo.



screen shot from iPhone app
This is my 600th blog post!



Tuesday, 10 June 2014

New mounts...

My two new GoPro mounts arrived today, their way of thanking me for uploading video for their user generated content (UGC).

I'm still hoping they use the video, in the meantime I can try to get some interesting new videos...




Sunday, 8 June 2014

For Sale...

I'm selling my Specialized Hardrock sport disc 26, I had it for my fortieth birthday but only used it 3 or 4 times. It's listed on gumtree.

Could use the money to fund some more kiting gear!








Sunday, 1 June 2014

Winter...


The 1st of July and the first day of winter, only three months until spring!

The wind forecast for the week is pretty rubbish, looks like more free-ride mountainboarding and the kites staying in the garage (I guess it can always change)...