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by TomW
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: 9m Hyperlink UL loses pressure too soon
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: 9m Hyperlink UL loses pressure too soon

I have probably 40 hrs on my Hyperlink 9m UL. Not having any problems. But not comparing inflation time or remaining inflated with anything else. I inflate and launch straight downwind every time. No pre inflation.
by TomW
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Lecca-Lecca Minima 11m First Flight
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: Lecca-Lecca Minima 11m First Flight

laughingman, A Hyperlink 12UL will fly in less wind than any 12m Lei. But not sure it will have power enough. But it will definitely have more power than any 12m Lei. My 9m replaced my 12m North Mono. Low end is solid 8 knots, but not really fun until 10. Hence I bought 13m race kite.. A friend flew...
by TomW
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 73
Views: 18684

Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

This concern about breaking during sudden QR release isn’t a concern for me. It’s unlikely and the bar will be pulled out of your fingers anyway. Yes, but that Cl is accelerating and smashing against the bar center. I still want to test it... I don’t want to be 1km offshore in sideshore wind, in Br...
by TomW
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 73
Views: 18684

Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

So what weight on the bar center, as test? 12,5 kg?
by TomW
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tube vs Softkite - an epic battle?
Replies: 82
Views: 5585

Re: Tube vs Softkite - an epic battle?

jakemoore wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:46 pm
TomW wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:56 pm
, but my flysurfer doesn't have the Velcro...
Just stick it in the bu...... [velcro deflation valves]
It the tips? Or the one in the middle? Good tip! Thanks!
by TomW
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Lecca-Lecca Minima 11m First Flight
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: Lecca-Lecca Minima 11m First Flight

I'm very interested to hear a review of this kite with a surf foil like a cloud9 24 or 27 or what I have is the LF Impulse. I am a bit concerned with the report that there is less depower. It is very easy to get overpowered with the big wings. ATM the biggest kite I like to use is a 10m OR Flite. S...
by TomW
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tube vs Softkite - an epic battle?
Replies: 82
Views: 5585

Re: Tube vs Softkite - an epic battle?

Funny. With Hyperlink I’ve gotten in the habit of taking the bar off. I just attach front and back pigtails to each other then put them in the Velcro. It takes only moments to shake out the bridle. I leave my bar on if I can, once you get the hang of it, getting launched ( alone) is way easier than...
by TomW
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 73
Views: 18684

Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

I was thinking about this. purely emperical. Lets say the kite has 60kg pulling force in normal riding with some speed. during a jump it has more pull, say 120kg pull- I know , I know this is all wrong, but dont know any physics. so lets say im loaded to do a jump, 120kg on center lines. CL accident...
by TomW
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 73
Views: 18684

Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

I guess i could destruction test the one i built - i have spare core bar ( bare) i can use instead of it. This was discussed before- Its not clear how much force and what dynamic is correct test force. One way is to say that the rear steering lines are rated at 300kg breaking- the front at 500kg. th...
by TomW
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 73
Views: 18684

Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

Nix,

Might work. But i think you are going to fall or drop like if the bar breaks.
Then you are disoriented in the water, trying to figure out what happened, find those loose bar ends that are folded up, twisted (?) around centerlines.

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