I found this site the other day and thought i'd give it a go
Most of the materials were around the house and i ended up substituting wood for the cutting board and copper tube for the PVC tube (found it had too much flex)
and purchased the T connectors from mega mitre10
Here's my end result
and the masterplan
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Ozone are helping to make kitesurfing safer in Raglan this summer with the generous donation of a brand new kite to be auctioned with all proceeds going to Raglan Coastguard.
Ozone is one the worlds leading kitesurf brands. They moved their Kitesports Division to Raglan in 2008 to take advantage of consistent winds, clean water and a New Zealand lifestyle. Matt Taggart, managing director of Ozone Kites & Kitesurf recognises the role that coastguard play in keeping kiters safe on their home patch: “Its amazing to have the expertise of the Raglan Coastguard Team and its something we probably all take for granted. We recently donated a kite to the Raglan Fire Service auction evening and wished to also support the Coastguard Team in recognition of two organisations that put so much into our community.”
Raglan Coastguard operates entirely as a volunteer organisation. Working in the challenging waters around Raglan, they rely on donations to ensure the crews have the best possible equipment to do their job. Kitesurfers are some of Raglan's main water users, with up to 100 kiters hitting the water over a busy summer weekend. While most kitesurfers are well trained and safety conscious, as in any water-sport, occasionally things go wrong and the Coastguard has been called to assist on a number of occasions. Special training sessions are even carried out by the unit to make sure that crews can safely and effectively rescue kiters in distress.
A brand new 2013 Catalyst 10m2, complete with bar and lines, will be auctioned on Trademe just in time for Christmas. The Catalyst is suitable for all experience levels, and would make a perfect beginners kite. Kitesurfing design has radically changed in the past three years making it a far safer sport as the industry has matured and boomed. The growth of kiting in the past year or two can easily be seen on most days here in Raglan with 12 to 65 year olds loving Raglans world class spot.
Trademe Auction Link: www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=543600495
Check it out at: www.flyozone.com/kitesurf/en/products/kites/catalyst/info. All proceeds from this auction will go directly to Raglan coastguard, and it is a fully tax deductible charity donation. Kitesurfing lessons are available from Raglan Kitesurf School so if you fancy getting into this amazing sport go for the bidding and book a lesson with Raglan Kitesurfing School.
Raglan Coastguard are very grateful to Ozone for their support and look forward to working together to keeping kiting safe and fun. Come to Raglan and enjoy a water-sports paradise right on your doorstep. Read More...
Gutting to hear about your lost board.
Did you have name and mobile on this one?
Will probably be found by the older folks out at Clark's on their morning strolls!
BTW: where did you launch from at Clarke's Beach? What was is like? Wind direction, tide, conditions etc?
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Welcome to NZ.. the land of awesome kite surfing.
Do you have a list of coastal towns that you are visiting? We have have so many places here to kite as we are surrounded by ocean!
Give us a few place names and we will fill you.
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Good couple of hours out west at Whakapapa last weekend before the wind dropped. Seems at this time of year you need to be out early to catch the northerlies before the katabatic winds fire up and cancel them. Had a ton of virgin snow to myself, a bit crispy though! Got halfway up the glacier on sunday but went too far right and the wind dropped and I got skunked halfway up.