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Created by SeatrekIII > 9 months ago, 16 Dec 2018
SeatrekIII
QLD, 81 posts
16 Dec 2018 9:39PM
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my new kite Ozone Catalyst has being lying idle in Australia for over 12 months, I was only learning when work took me overseas. It arrived in the Philippines yesterday, and today I headed to the beach to take all of your advice on the waterstarts. Then I couldn't get my chicken hook to lock properly. I've attached the pictures to show how the locking mechanism won't slide down and lock in, it's like the line inside is too short or something, when I brought the kite it was always difficult too, but not to this extent. What to do? There are no kite shops here!



This photo shows how far I can get the cover down the steel tongue won't lie flat

Greenarrowz
NSW, 288 posts
16 Dec 2018 9:44PM
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The tongue has rotated 180...
Twist it around and it will work as it should.

SeatrekIII
QLD, 81 posts
17 Dec 2018 9:08AM
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Thanks so much, I feel like such an idiot. It's all good, I appreciate you taking the time to send the pic.

snalberski
WA, 656 posts
17 Dec 2018 10:37AM
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SeatrekIII said..
my new kite Ozone Catalyst has being lying idle in Australia for over 12 months, I was only learning when work took me overseas. It arrived in the Philippines yesterday, and today I headed to the beach to take all of your advice on the waterstarts. Then I couldn't get my chicken hook to lock properly. I've attached the pictures to show how the locking mechanism won't slide down and lock in, it's like the line inside is too short or something, when I brought the kite it was always difficult too, but not to this extent. What to do? There are no kite shops here!



This photo shows how far I can get the cover down the steel tongue won't lie flat


The latest Ozone chicken loop design does away with this system. The latest has simpler push to lock seatbelt style locker. Yours is fine once your used to it but if you prefer the newer simpler style the chicken loops can be bought separately as a retrofit part.

Adam''KiteRepair
NSW, 95 posts
17 Dec 2018 5:13PM
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snalberski said..

SeatrekIII said..
my new kite Ozone Catalyst has being lying idle in Australia for over 12 months, I was only learning when work took me overseas. It arrived in the Philippines yesterday, and today I headed to the beach to take all of your advice on the waterstarts. Then I couldn't get my chicken hook to lock properly. I've attached the pictures to show how the locking mechanism won't slide down and lock in, it's like the line inside is too short or something, when I brought the kite it was always difficult too, but not to this extent. What to do? There are no kite shops here!



This photo shows how far I can get the cover down the steel tongue won't lie flat



The latest Ozone chicken loop design does away with this system. The latest has simpler push to lock seatbelt style locker. Yours is fine once your used to it but if you prefer the newer simpler style the chicken loops can be bought separately as a retrofit part.


It can't actually mate, you need to update the entire depower and QR. Completely different system.

SeatrekIII
QLD, 81 posts
17 Dec 2018 5:22PM
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Adam''KiteRepair said..

snalberski said..


SeatrekIII said..
my new kite Ozone Catalyst has being lying idle in Australia for over 12 months, I was only learning when work took me overseas. It arrived in the Philippines yesterday, and today I headed to the beach to take all of your advice on the waterstarts. Then I couldn't get my chicken hook to lock properly. I've attached the pictures to show how the locking mechanism won't slide down and lock in, it's like the line inside is too short or something, when I brought the kite it was always difficult too, but not to this extent. What to do? There are no kite shops here!



This photo shows how far I can get the cover down the steel tongue won't lie flat




The latest Ozone chicken loop design does away with this system. The latest has simpler push to lock seatbelt style locker. Yours is fine once your used to it but if you prefer the newer simpler style the chicken loops can be bought separately as a retrofit part.



It can't actually mate, you need to update the entire depower and QR. Completely different system.


Anyway thanks everyone, I turned it around and it works perfectly now. Even if I feel like a goose

quikdrawMcgraw
1221 posts
18 Dec 2018 8:48PM
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So you got all organised and didn't get a session in? Frustrating as

SeatrekIII
QLD, 81 posts
19 Dec 2018 12:09AM
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quikdrawMcgraw said..
So you got all organised and didn't get a session in? Frustrating as


Very, but I discovered a new frustration today. I'm living in a very isolated place in the Philipines at the moment, there are no other kiters in the area, school holidays just started, I pumped the kite up at the beach and it almost caused a riot! No one had ever seen one before!

quikdrawMcgraw
1221 posts
19 Dec 2018 1:54PM
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Haha just what you need 100 gawkers.
What part of the Philippines?.
Good wind? Philippines windy season is now Yeah?
I'm in Vietnam it's been very blowy.

cauncy
WA, 7600 posts
19 Dec 2018 5:17PM
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quikdrawMcgraw said..
Haha just what you need 100 gawkers.
What part of the Philippines?.
Good wind? Philippines windy season is now Yeah?
I'm in Vietnam it's been very blowy.


Yep I heard the chicks are great there??

SeatrekIII
QLD, 81 posts
19 Dec 2018 9:16PM
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quikdrawMcgraw said..
Haha just what you need 100 gawkers.
What part of the Philippines?.
Good wind? Philippines windy season is now Yeah?
I'm in Vietnam it's been very blowy.


A remote coastal village in Negros. Yes good wind, it was around 20 knots again today and the 12 Metre Catalyst was really easy to handle.

SeatrekIII
QLD, 81 posts
19 Dec 2018 9:18PM
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cauncy said..

quikdrawMcgraw said..
Haha just what you need 100 gawkers.
What part of the Philippines?.
Good wind? Philippines windy season is now Yeah?
I'm in Vietnam it's been very blowy.



Yep I heard the chicks are great there??


I'd post pictures, but I'm the only foreigner here, and want to keep it that way!

ReefWalker
WA, 94 posts
20 Dec 2018 12:34PM
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quikdrawMcgraw said..
I'm in Vietnam it's been very blowy.


But all the wind has gone now for the next week

quikdrawMcgraw
1221 posts
20 Dec 2018 7:22PM
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Haha yeah it appears that way

quikdrawMcgraw
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21 Dec 2018 1:54PM
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ReefWalker said..

quikdrawMcgraw said..
I'm in Vietnam it's been very blowy.



But all the wind has gone now for the next week


Are you in Mui ne? I'm considering pissing off to Phan rang seeing how the wind looks light here for approx a week, everyone I speak to says the wind will be ok there, might go the day after tomorrow

ReefWalker
WA, 94 posts
22 Dec 2018 10:58AM
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quikdrawMcgraw said..

ReefWalker said..


quikdrawMcgraw said..
I'm in Vietnam it's been very blowy.




But all the wind has gone now for the next week



Are you in Mui ne? I'm considering pissing off to Phan rang seeing how the wind looks light here for approx a week, everyone I speak to says the wind will be ok there, might go the day after tomorrow


Yeah I am got a sneaky late session in yesterday (Fri) on a 12m.
Im outta here tomorrow morning, otherwise might have been keen on a run there too. Could be worth it, no wind here for a little bit...



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