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Element Second Thoughts

Wednesday 15 April 2009 at 2:45 pm

Okay been flying the Element again, in it's repaired state.

Changes, well the bridle is on Red - it has been very light winds. In this set up the Element feels like a UL-STD rather than a STD. Saturday when the wind was really low was harder work.

Last night I added a yo-yo line. Not for yo-yo's (it is a bit too long and too far back for that) but to cut down tip-wraps when trying to do new stuff. It really makes a difference on the frustration score.


Element First Thoughts

Thursday 09 April 2009 at 10:10 pm


Had 30 minutes with this kite today.

They say what goes around comes around.

The Element reminds me of 2 kites that fell between old-school and new-school flying. The Darkside and the Tribal.

Especially the Darkside Regen and the Tribal with a weight in it.

Have Chris and Carl got the balance right between 540's and fap-do-waps (or whatever the french are flying this week)? It is hard to say on first flight. Cascades are frustratingly not as expected. Tip-Wraps happen like they used to. Comete timing is different. Yet itYo-Yo's, Backspins, 540's and multiple axels like a dream.

Time will tell.

Blimey oh Riley I have bought a new Kite

Tuesday 07 April 2009 at 5:38 pm

Yes I have given in to Carl's advances and put down for the Element.

And it looks rather yummy in this video:

Jest of Eve Talon Review

Tuesday 10 July 2007 at 6:14 pm

This is the second offering from kites, following on from the Trident in its various guises. So, is the an improvement?


Bryan Beasley gives it a good thorough spanking.


Free the Fields

Friday 22 June 2007 at 12:30 pm

It seems that Powerkiters are having trouble finding places to fly. Often when they get booted all sport kites get booted too.

The Future?

These folks are doing something positive. They aim to:

"Have Kitesports expressly listed in the Single Payment Scheme, Cross Compliance Guidance list for Permitted Activities as a Group A (Permitted Without Restriction.) activity."

More here.

Benson Deepspace on the Dunes

Friday 22 June 2007 at 09:55 am

Piero shows us how it is done in this uniquely shot Freestyle video.

A full WMV 24Mb WMV can be downloaded here.

Jest of Eve Talon

Thursday 21 June 2007 at 09:07 am

Information for the has been updated here. This workshop kite comes in at £195.


There is also a 12 Mb Movie here. But I can't get it to work.

Eyesight Attacked By Dogs

Friday 08 June 2007 at 10:38 am

My Eysight was attacked by dogs today, but thankfully came out unharmed. I was suprised by the result.

Click more for photo.


Knockout from Aviator Kites

Thursday 07 June 2007 at 5:37 pm

Steffen Sowade (nice bloke) has something new up his sleave.


And a video: Here


Eyesight First Impressions

Thursday 07 June 2007 at 4:40 pm

The arrived today and I had the opportunity to take it out for a fly for an hour over lunch in slightly lumpy 3-7mph winds.


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New Air Oeuvre Mohawk XS Videos

Friday 01 June 2007 at 02:27 am

Two new videos of the updated from .

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Video 1 57mb MP4

Video 2 41mb MP4

Air Oeuvre Website


Robert Randolph Interview

Wednesday 30 May 2007 at 5:42 pm kHiTe has always been keen to support smaller craft based designers and manufactures. So we tracked down , the wind beneath 's wings (website) to talk about his craft and his art. (more)

Current Chasing Kite Videos

Monday 28 May 2007 at 9:38 pm

For some reason these videos were removed (in an entire thread) from the GWTW forum (Edit thread is now back here). They are from a Chinese manufacturer, and are available here: Sport Kite Thailand


The above kite is 3,300.00 THB which equals about £50.43


Audi A5 Flies Kites

Friday 25 May 2007 at 12:09 am

I knew I needed a new car:


Jest of Eve Talon

Tuesday 22 May 2007 at 1:10 pm

A Picture. Here you go.


Rougham Festival 2007

Sunday 20 May 2007 at 9:01 pm

Just got back from and it was a great weekend.


Dunstable Festival

Wednesday 02 May 2007 at 11:43 pm is going to happen on July the 29th. Dunstable Downs UK offer some great flying so don't miss out on this one.
Festival Info

Delta Serpent Video

Wednesday 02 May 2007 at 3:58 pm A short clip of the single line from . (more)

TV France's coverage of Berck 2007

Wednesday 02 May 2007 at 2:06 pm TV France's coverage of Berck 2007 This is a big file. 250Mb!

TV France's coverage of Berck 2007 This is a smaller low quality file: 30Mb

kHiTe Freestyle Style 2007

Wednesday 02 May 2007 at 1:51 pm So the question is - what to wear this season! Well we take this poor badly dressed chap and sort it out!

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