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Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:39 pm

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Afraid it’s gotta be red/yellow mate. Although if you wanna drop me a pm with pics & a price I might be tempted.

Thanks for responding anyway


No worries - I did think that the specific colour request was for a reason :D
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Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:00 am

I put a leech line in mine - quietened it down a lot
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Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:45 am

bstardchild wrote:
I put a leech line in mine - quietened it down a lot


On your Blade or Adrenaline?
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Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:12 pm

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bstardchild wrote:
I put a leech line in mine - quietened it down a lot


On your Blade or Adrenaline?


adrenaline - never had a blade
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Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:09 pm

Part of why i loved the old Blade was that it was a noisy sod.
Maybe it appealed more as a child rather than a 34 year old haha
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Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:03 am

I too have a Powerhouse kites question. I have a 20 year old Powerhouse 'Team' that I have recently un-moth balled. It has two x 2mm dia 'stand-offs' that attached to the cross spar - but it also has two x 2mm dia long stand offs that come off the main stand-offs at right angles - but I can't remember where the other end goes and there is nowhere obvious to put them. I flew it without the extra stand-offs and it was okay but I'd prefer to have it fully rigged. Any ideas? Images here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/8v2qfyld3myav ... 1.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/33kql70l9mqlu ... 2.jpg?dl=0

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Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:17 am

If theyre the same as the Powerhouse blade. They go from the lower whiskers to the edges of the upper spreader on bands.

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Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:15 pm

Thanks for your reply. Yes, very similar but there is nowhere to located the upper ends except under the reinforcing tape on the leading edge where the cut out for the top spreader is - and that doesn't seem right. BTW How do you get images on your post? It rejected mine even when cranked down to a small size - or I get:
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Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:20 pm

Used an image link, basicall the IMG tags at either end of your image URL link. As below

[img]InsertTheURLOfYourChosenImageHere[/img]
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Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:40 pm

Okay, so the long vertical braces originate from the stand-offs, as per the Blade, but it doesn't seem right that at the top, they just tuck in under the reinforcing tape at the upper spreader. Does that sound right? How does the Blade do it?

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Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:19 am

The blade has them attatch to the connectors for the upper speader by some simple rubber bands around the connector. To my mind, its questionable as to how much performance they actually provide to the sail if im honest.
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:37 am

Ah, that would be it! Thanks for the tip. I agree, not sure they do much. Such a pretty kite. Haven't done anything with them for many years but now feeling the need to get back into it. Most of the shops from 20 years ago seem to have disappeared. Can you suggest a good online store for stunt kites, kite lines, spares, accessories etc. Kiteworld doesn't seem much good and there doesn't seem to much other choice. Thanks again.
 
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:40 pm

Admin note... sorry I can't enable image hosting here. Bandwidth is by *far* the most costly aspect and a single large image viewed just a few times will bust our allowance surprisingly quickly. I noticed your dropbox images aren't working either. I tend to recommend https://imgbb.com for simple image hosting.  They will also give you the bbcode for an inline image or a clickable thumbnail.
 
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:30 pm

Apologies and thanks for the tip.