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 Posted: Thu Feb 4th, 2010 05:15 pm
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Frikkie van die Vrystaat
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Location: Sasolburg, South Africa
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Equipment: Broomstick and KP reel
Best Catch: Tin of Currie FISH
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Tried my kite outfit last weekend, uiteindelik!! Home made kite 1m x 1m with a daiwa sl900h and a boat rod. Vaaldam was the place to give it a try!! Man but I under estemated the pulling power of this thing. Easy to take it out, %$#$% my pant on the "getting it back" thing hehehe looks like it is working well.

Thanks for all your advice last year

Manna to you

 

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 Posted: Fri Feb 5th, 2010 05:47 am
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kitefisher
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Location: Welkom F.S. /Southport.KZN, South Africa
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Equipment: 2/3 wt flyrod- Penn 14/0 kite outfit.
Best Catch: Son's first Greyshark.
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Frikkie van die Vrystaat wrote: Tried my kite outfit last weekend, uiteindelik!! Home made kite 1m x 1m with a daiwa sl900h and a boat rod. Vaaldam was the place to give it a try!! Man but I under estemated the pulling power of this thing. Easy to take it out, %$#$% my pant on the "getting it back" thing hehehe looks like it is working well.

Thanks for all your advice last year

Manna to you

 


Its about time you took it out Frederick,about time,.At least you know that if it hauls in with pain,it will haul out with pleasure. A 1meterX1meter kite is a fairly big surface and will have extreme pulling power because of the flat surface,it may be necessary to have a slightly smaller one for seriously windy days.maybe a 600mmX600mm. 

Alternatively you may shorten the centre-bridle (the one tied where your spars cross) this will let the kite fly a bit higher and also in a slanted forward position.The flying higher in a strong wind, can then be countered by adding an extra meter or two of tail.

Glad you took it for a test run,now to get it salty,lol::S

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