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tommylurvebus

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About tommylurvebus

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    London/ home counties
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    family, drums, kites, bikes
  • Favorite Kites
    B series 1.5

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  1. After being totally BLOWN AWAY with the way my standard sail B2 performed on 30" lines during our recent hols in Majorca, I thought it was high time I invested in a vented sail. tommylurvebus +1(15)
  2. Cheers K. Agreed on the rev family support. Will keep ya informed . Kind regards . t
  3. Hey KWMF. The sails are Mid and full very well used with some mesh repairs but plenty of flying hours left in em. I do have a friend considering dipping his toe into the dark waters so I must give him first refusal and of course your friend may be after more crisp sails... Please tell your new darksider to let her sister know that there is a full sail with full set up, lines and handles on ebay Uk at the mo , Even comes with a ground stake. Worth a look.! (hope its ok to mention that )
  4. Got a +3 (14) Factory custom black/grey fade set.......... But it was nearly by accident and I am going to sell a couple of sails!!!. Thanks BIG BRI . I think some of you may know this former forum giant ........
  5. Ok if we are coming clean with unreported booty! Rev Polo by Los Hermanos full vented in black +1(11)
  6. Snap was pretty central just on the line of the diamond decal. Looking on the bright side this could be the start of a FAB mix and match travel frame. And the wife spoke to our dealer Stephen today he has been very very kind .. BIG SHOUT for KITEWORLD UK. Great service.
  7. Tested to destruction. So its been windy in the Uk as I am sure Mr Morttram will attest to. My birthday was the 30th of December (never get a party the day before new years eve). My lovely wife Jade had conspired with Kiteworld UK to get me a set of fine new diamond rods. Now you guys know how it is right. New kit calls to you. Just 10minutes!!!! Just a little fooling around at the edge of the window!!!! Just to get the feel!!! The wind was low enough around 4-6mph for 99% of the time. I love the feel of these rods lighter than 2wrap and BlackRR whilst still feeling alive. It took me se
  8. Excellent Video! Love to try this one day ......... And " Wow" I didn't know there were any beaches like this on the Kent coast. Looks perfect. I will certainly visit the Garden of England sometime soon. .
  9. Hey guys. Only just got chance to have a proper look at the XVent bridle and YES! I had an extra knot in my bottom left hand line attachment point (leg) coupled with a 5mm longer knot to knot measurement on the bottom right. Together these added up to just under half an inch of difference. Thanks again for the pointers. Now I know I will watch for this in the future. Sure beats trying to re equalise already equal lines.
  10. Thanks SS I do keep a close eye on attachment points at end caps as you advise . Dragonfish Wow I would have never thought about the potential for un noticeable bridle wraps and knots hiding in there. Thats brilliant. . Now thinking back to all those catch a (wet fish ) flapping sail moments on extravent days.. I will check this too.. Big thanks for your input everyone.
  11. Ahh! so im not going mad. Thanks fellas. I will get right on it.
  12. Anyone ever experienced bridle stretch on their xtra vent.? I have a strange situation where lines seem equal when checked and fly true across several different sails, but on my X Vent seem slightly out (enough to have to make an adjustment on bottom leader to fine tune). I have flown the X V in winds upto 30. I wonder if it is possible to get significant bridle stretch to notice a discrepancy, or is that impossible due to the short amount of bridle line involved. Could this be a perceived effect due to other factors. Just thought I would put this out there before replacing the bridle.
  13. Sorry reef runner my ramblings were a little unclear. Yep of course my top leads are longer than my bottom. By aprox 7.5 inches giving me a brake heavy set up. but to achieve this 7.5inch differential I seem to be needing different top leader lengths on different handles. Wow now im confused!!!
  14. Thanks for the reply sparkie. I too am flying with 7 .5" difference top to bottom leaders. But to gain that differential my actual leader length is different for the different types of handles if ya see what I mean. Its interesting that your leaders are longer on the no snag. Do you ever use end knots? or are they saved for a rainy day Think I may pop a few more inches on just for good measure ... kind regards t
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