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by sflinux
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: Much difference between 10 and 12?
Replies: 13
Views: 1742

Re: Much difference between 10 and 12?

10M is too big for me, I prefer a 9 M. :D I don't care for 12Ms. If I want something bigger than a 9M, I go bigger for extra bottom end, ~ 15M, but then it is no longer about riding waves.
by sflinux
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hindenburg
Replies: 23
Views: 1593

Re: Hindenburg

Another thumbs up for the BRM Cloud, that kite auto corrects itself so that it sits at the edge of the window. For strutted kites, I've found that keeping the kite fully powered, helps keep the kite from doing a hindenburg. Many thanks to TopHat for exemplifying this style of riding :thumb:. If you ...
by sflinux
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Shoe goo on depower line to prevent wear?
Replies: 15
Views: 1077

Re: Shoe goo on depower line to prevent wear?

If you want to prevent wear on amsteel, best to use spliced line, as opposed to hollow. This minimizes excess loads to certain strands which can cause amsteel to fray. Using candle wax is an additional option too (but does not replace spliced line), depending on the hardware you are using as it can ...
by sflinux
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best hurricane ultra high wind 40 plus knot kite
Replies: 42
Views: 3495

Re: Best hurricane ultra high wind 40 plus knot kite

OR 5M Storm is recommended to 45 k. http://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2386498 Wainman Bunny is recommended to < 50 k. Once you get above 45 k, you should consider a kite smaller than 5M. For e.x. Epic Tutor 2.5, BRM 2.8, Ozone Uno, ... My rule of thumb is you don't feel comfortable looping th...
by sflinux
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Supplements/food to prevent knee/hip arthritis and keep joints lubricated?
Replies: 24
Views: 1493

Re: Supplements/food to prevent knee/hip arthritis and keep joints lubricated?

Try a Vegan diet. This minimizes the triggers for autoimmune diseases. You would be surprised at how much milk is in the average diet. Some documentaries on the topic: What the Health, Forks Over Knives, Plan Eat, etc. I used to have knee and hip pain, but now no more. I used to get tired after a se...
by sflinux
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: -ing gear for the lightest of the winds
Replies: 44
Views: 3252

Re: -ing gear for the lightest of the winds

I would guess that the Peak falls into the same category as Nasa Star3 (NPW). A NPW has good low end pull but if there is a lull in the wind, I would think that the session would be game over, and same goes for the Peak. A heavier relaunchable kite will survive a wind lull. For the lightest of winds...
by sflinux
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Influence of line attachment points on kite characteristics
Replies: 13
Views: 1638

Re: Influence of line attachment points on kite characteristics

Rear lines are a preference setting. More forward gives more bar pressure so more feedback to rider. Think of wake style and unhooked, or beginner. The most rear for rtear line is ideal for free riding, big air, waves, etc. Front lines equate to the tow point. Ideally the manufacurer would have alre...
by sflinux
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bomb proof kiteboard
Replies: 18
Views: 1859

Re: Bomb proof kiteboard

1/2" Baltic birch with North Gambler outline.
by sflinux
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: new design era / Peter Stiewe
Replies: 15
Views: 3365

Re: new design era / Peter Stiewe

EH :thumb:
by sflinux
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: front wing finish
Replies: 11
Views: 1045

Re: front wing finish

Paint is not necessary. Paint can actually slow down the hydrofoil's speed. That is what I heard back in the day with airchair hydrofoils, unfinished was faster.
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