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Old 09-12-2012, 10:01 PM
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Hi Kite....

You sure are having fun...looks like a great spot to live close to.

What do you do to upload your photos on a full screen.

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Old 09-13-2012, 02:23 PM
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Even more Pros today...the Hurley Pro starts Sat...




Got there and forgot the hatch wingnuts in the Van...DOOHH!
When I got back, Nikki was ready to charge.




only ran a couple packs ...it was just too crowed with excellent Surfers. I like to hang out on the inside a cherry pick nice waves Surfers fall off of...these guys were not falling off many waves...




did manage a few nice ones.

Met a lot of the Hurley people and several shapers that were fasinated by my board...you can imagine...Shapers!


Headed up to Cottons...it was less crowed and had nice waves...






Waves seem to move faster here...maybe its my imagination...





Cottons was nice...headed back now with charged batteries...












Dom....Set up an account with Photobucket(or something similar, I use Photobucket...its free)
I created a special album(you can have many) for Rc Surfer posts...be careful not to move the photos or change the name of the album...or you will get the frog in ice...

once uploaded...you now use the 'image' tab in the toolbar

[img] [/img] ..just paste the 'direct link' to the photo in between....you have beautiful full page photos.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:53 PM
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Hi Kite.........any chance of a HURLEY sponsor.....Your Diva looks great on those wave faces..........you are capturing some great shots.
Thanks for the 'photo upload' info.

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Old 09-14-2012, 06:29 AM
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Life becomes complicated with sponsors...

The 'Divas love to free Surf...I'd hate to take that away...


Here is a short video I put together from the second to last battery yesterday evening...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQpACHgA6PE&feature[/youtube]
best if viewed on youtube...not sure why its square here????





gotta say I was a little star struck...the man himself!...I think he had a crush on Nikki...I know she has one on him!




Still have tons of photos and video to go through....
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:33 AM
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are you telling me that kelly slater was checking out your girl ,,, sick


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Old 09-14-2012, 08:54 AM
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The man himself....just appeared besides me...enjoyed Nikki for a while...then went surfing.

He commented that Nikki looked like Nikki Peterson????any idea who she is?



Maybe he said Lakey Petersen....
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:56 AM
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Sir Kite.............Respect ......
Your board is shredding.........

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Old 09-14-2012, 09:33 AM
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the transformations on my board continue: painting ..

installing the rear plate with carbon and home bifin.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:42 AM
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the transformations on my board continue: painting ..
installing the rear plate with carbon and home bifin.
the image work in preview but not after ??
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:28 PM
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OMG Tom !

That is incredible. I only wish you would have tilted your helmet Cam more on Ke11y.
That Video would have gone Viral for you and Rc surfing.

It's a classic regardless....

Are you going back during the Hurley Pro when it's in full swing???
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:44 PM
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Kite - if you are back surfing there and see Mr KS again ask him to try your surfer girl.....
It would be interesting to see what he can do.................
Your rc surfing is reaching new levels & it's exciting to see.
That board you built surfs like one of Maui John's masterpieces.

Maui may have waves Mondayish......can hardly wait!
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:15 AM
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having trouble with Photobucket this weekend...won't letb me upload any images...[]


Dom...thanks for the props! I have had a vision of what I wanted...and it's finally getting there...18 boards and 8 surfer girls later!


Curlz..[link]http://.http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/hu...preview_76322/[/link]

haven't decided if I am going...it going to be a zoo...and I don't like zoos.

'Point' will be closed to all non competitors all week...I guess that means early dawn patrol until they kick you out. Surfing on the edges won't be worth the crowds...besides, Melika has been complaining that she doesn't have a ride yet!

Splashed salt water on my Radio, lost all micro adjustments that morning, almost went home, board was pulling to the right...have ordered another...gotta learn to get out of the water after launch.

Surf forecast looks good down here next week...so I guess No...but that could change.

Hugh...I think the time for fun and games has passed...those guys are serious and once the competition has begun they will be super focused.... I imagine there will be security to keep people away....next time I see him I will offer for sure.

thank you for the comparison to Maui's boards..the ultimate compliment


Maui...Someone at work asked what he had said, ???? I could'nt remember...still in a daze from that trip....so I was listening to the footage without the Salsa...Someone came up and started talking with him right after my 'Duhh" comment but you can hear at 00:35 I get a Wow! out of Slater!


Atta girl Nikki! He won't forget you.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:18 PM
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,,bricedenice



Is that a canadian maple leaf on your board?,, here in hawaii we call that a 420 leafor ,da kine or maui wowwie..
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:44 PM
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These are leaves from my garden, and the one that looks like a cannabis leaf is a maple japan.

otherwise small question, some of my little cdepuis batteies lipo 4s 3000 20c or 40c are slightly inflated and very hot after use and when they cool it is ok.
problem of battery ? or overheating esc ?..
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:05 AM
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bricedenice.  I tried a tab out the back too... worked well ended up more a round tail not perfect but is now glassed in as a permanent part of the board.

Kitekook.  Nice vid was hopeing to eventually see Nikki in action...  includeing a special real surfer may make this vid hard to top next one but.. lol
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:56 AM
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yes the lipos swell up ,, i get any were from 100 to 300 charges out of them ,, for me the nano tects were the worst ,,and the cheaper ones lasted longer ..



for me the secret is coming in early and not running to lipo cut off ,, when a cell gets below 3.60 it can be damaged .. the weakest link is are bat tiers ,




running a low kv helps the batts ,,, not suck to much power at once .. i wish i new more about lipo swelling maybe some other guys know more ?



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Old 09-16-2012, 10:09 AM
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Howzit Guys !...........still no surf in Maui ???

We haven't had the best of surf this weekend - BUT - we have had two awesome beach days...... lots of FUN in the SUN.....Summer is back !!!!!!

This video is of Saturday's session - False Bay - Fishoek beach -mushy - on- shore 1 -3 ft face - found some pockets and had some fun with Bro......

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TAfGOqabJw[/youtube]

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Old 09-16-2012, 10:39 AM
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i think you are write i use probat motor 1500 kv some friend use it 3 years ago and no problem for me i use it 1.5 year , i have 3 of them and 1 class.
very good motor you can find in ebay . i found a good price look
http://cgi.ebay.fr/Pro-Boat-PRB3310-...item5895aac586

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What to-day lacked in surf conditions was made up for by the absolutely awesome weather....Azure blue skies and sea....STUNNING !

We surfed on the other side of the peninsula to-day - at Blouberg beach - located in Table Bay - boasting one of the more recently awarded 'Wonders of the World "Table Mountain" as well as 'Robin Island' in the background, where Nelson Mandela was jailed for over 26 years.

Only had a short session - very few 'bumpy' waves....always a blast !

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Old 09-16-2012, 09:20 PM
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No Maui still has no waves - forgotten how long it's been since I rc surfed.
We are expecting waves tomorrow...

I water tested my 2 new indentical boards today, water tight and self righting - so I can surf them tomorrow.
My Vee bottom board hops badly - so this afternoon I took some of the tail rocker out using divinicel & epoxy - will see if it is better tomorrow.
I don't think I put in enough nose rocker either - oh well.....

Loaded my truck up with 4 different boards, tools, lots of batteries, camera and ready for early start

Dom - My younger sister lives 2 blocks back from Blouberg Beach on Dolphin Drive.
The water is so freezing cold there....but it does get some good waves. Great place for kitesurfing too.




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Howzit Hugh...

It sure has been a 'calm spell' in Maui.........one of the many great things about Cape Town .....if you are willing to travel around.....there is 'always' a wave to be had.

I do hope you have a 'swell' session today.

With your new boards -is the weight identical ?
I see you are taking no chances with water intrusion.....
Your surfer babe looks great...well tanned.

I found with my V builds that the V shape actually 'increases' the tail rocker. so if you have positive rocker, its 'emphasized even more'. Comparing the V hull boards I built to the V hull rc boats, I also realized that for the rc boats - for the most of their running time, they are at WOT, only having to overcome the porpoise when starting off. the small trim tabs run at the back of V hull boats have a greater effect because of the high 'speed' the boat runs at.

With the rc Surfer - there is plenty of stop start - with little WOT. Trying to overcome the porpoise effect with major negative rocker/big tail tabs IMO was simply counter productive.

I have settled on the flat bottom hull with 'emphasized' nose rocker to compensate for the 0 degree tail rocker. The 'actual symmetrical shape' of my boards by design alows the leaning effect and the tail been able to dig/sink in better, with the nose having more lift/buoyancy.
The one down side is some bounce on choppy/bumpy water.......but its not an issue.

The Atlantic ocean sure is cold - Blouberg has become the wind/kite surfing Meca.......we have teams/developers from all over the world visiting the West Coats to train and test equipment.
If your sister ever visits the beach please ask her to come and say hi to me......

I was picturing an INTERNATIONAL rc Surfer "Red Bull" event on the beach...........these fellers pull more attention on the beach than anything I have ever seen.

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Old 09-17-2012, 01:46 AM
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Hey guys,

Im from Australia and I just purchased the venom bondi surfer girl. I was wondering if this is the same or a direct copy of the NQD surfing lisa. I got it cheap at $100 posted.

I have a SL2848 3900kv motor to put in it and ether a 55amp (no cooling) or a 70amp (water cooled) escs to put into it. I have ordered some parts from rcsurfrider.com. I got the motor coupler and single fin mod and some other things. Will this single fin mod work on the venom version?

I will also do the JIMI reverse rocker tail mod as well. Looks like this is a must do for the NQD surfing lisa to stop it skipping like a stone on the water.

I cant wait to get it now and ill put up some footage as soon as I can.

Is there any other current threads on rc surfers out there?

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