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Monday, 31 August 2015

For Sale, Ozone Manta II 10m...

I am selling my 2010 Ozone Manta 10m, this kite is in excellent condition, still really crispy and the lines and bridle look as new. Comes with kite, lines, 65cm bar, and bag.

A$600 plus postage...

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Purely hypothetical...

Yesterday I was comparing the Sonic FR and Ozone R1, I have been dreaming of getting a 6m R1 ever since I tried the 11m in the buggy, but thought I would look at the other options...

The 6m R1 and 9m Sonic are priced similarly, by the time you add bar and lines in - but looking at the wind ranges the 9m Sonic has a much larger wind range, which would theoretically cover both the two kites I own now.

Which means I could argue suggest to my wife that one kite would replace two kites which I could then sell to partly fund the new kite, the rest of which could be Christmas/birthday present!

Am I reading this wrong or does the Sonic have a seriously impressive wind range? It also looks awesome in the the black, the kite not the wind range...


Wednesday, 26 August 2015


I got to buggy today! The wind was a bit all or nothing but at least I had an hour and a half in the buggy and I even over took a butterfly!

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Monday, 24 August 2015

Video - Kite Aerial Video, from a buggy...

First published on Extreme Kites...

"Setup the Ultrafoil on a 70m line from the back of the buggy. Attached a picavet mount and gorpo 50m up the line - which is a little far away I think. Used some pvc pipe to raise the line from the back axle so it would clear my head when I turn underneath it. Light winds, 7m Nasa Star 2 and a very bumpy paddock. This should work well down at the beach. The ultrafoil only puts 2 or 3 kg of pull on the line although I expect more when I get some speed on the beach. Once at speed, the Ultrafoil should swing more behind me as it feels the apparent wind. Looks like it will work ok."

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Video - Sonic v R1 upwind

...and has an unexpected outcome!

2nd round of a Funrace at the Buggycamp on Römö (DK).
Flysurfer Sonic-FR 18m & Ozone R1 17m going upwind.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015


I wonder if you can tow this with the buggy? could be some good aerial video...

Extreme Kites, reviews...

The Extreme Kites forum continues to grow, there is now a reviews section and I have added some of mine...

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

f-one foil kite...

Another high AR closed cell depower joins the race scene to compete against the Ozone Chrono, Ozone R1 and Flysurfer Sonic FR...

The f-one foil -

"But why should customers need a foil kite?

Of course foiling competitors won’t be the only ones to enjoy the benefits of foil kites. When we looked at the "ultra light" wind conditions, so below 10 knots, the foil kites became clearly interesting. In those light condition the foil kites are lighter than big inflatable sizes and they also have better performances. They deliver more power but have also more speed so on a hydrofoil you can make the most of the speed they provide to create apparent wind.

You can therefore use a kite of smaller area with great power, light-weight and high performances.
Moreover hydrofoils are actually going so fast that you need a fast kite to keep everything on the same balance. It’s quite a different thing from riding a twintip which is much slower."
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Sunday, 2 August 2015

Buggy lust, The GT Rapide FL...

"GT-Race Rapide

Not revolution, but evolution, the GT-Race Rapide FL (facelift) our competitive full breed race buggy!

The Rapide FL offers it all, good looks, durable build quality, multiple adjustment possibilities and outstanding performance.
Recongnizable at first glance, we tried to maintain our distinctive look and feel, but improoved the concept all the way.

Thanks to our team riders we had the change to do a thorough shake down, the Rapide FL has proven to be a very strong compagnion on
your trips. We chose for a strong design not the easy, the rigid 40x60mm + 80x60mm downtube holds a M20 headstock which is expected to last a lifetime.
The fork is build with an 8 mm underplate which gives it much strength, in addition the heelbraced steps are locked in place.
A Rapide FL frame distinguishes itself by its comfortable seat position and includes a backsupport, the siderails are positioned just above your pelvis and lock you in place when needed.
The special made high-end seat just adds that extra comfort, to assure a long life the sides of the seats are enforced.
The rear axle has a unique 'lock in place' system, no need to completely disassemble bolts and nuts, just hook it in to place.

All Rapide FL’s will be delivered including unbreakable Dibond raceplates including sticker set and race numbers, the raceplates are bend and bolted on to the frame forming a closed shell.

As usual the GT Rapide will be made to fit, just ask us if there are any special concerns."