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by foam-n-fibre
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fatality in France
Replies: 105
Views: 6944

Re: Fatality in France

So just to clarify, there is a suggestion that the launch was done with the kite in at the dunes instead of the other direction. What was the wind direction - side-on? Was there an updraft at the dunes - how high are they? Or was there a kite problem and launch gone bad which was not related to the ...
by foam-n-fibre
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who ride with sunglasses, and where?
Replies: 49
Views: 2918

Re: Who ride with sunglasses, and where?

If you live at high northern or southern latitudes then the sun is more often low enough to be reflecting off the water more, and also hitting the eyes more directly. Of course it depends on your prevailing wind direction. I live at 45 degrees north. I spent summers teaching windsurfing back in the ...
by foam-n-fibre
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Safety went off after minor crash.
Replies: 19
Views: 992

Re: Safety went off after minor crash.

Here is a quick video I just did to show what happens

https://youtu.be/6tNy13YqGvE

Peter

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by foam-n-fibre
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Safety went off after minor crash.
Replies: 19
Views: 992

Re: Safety went off after minor crash.

If you have a clip with a gate that has no lock to hold it closed and you hook to another rigid clip, it can come undone. All it takes is for it to be twisted or folded over on itself and pulled at a funny angle. I can't make a video demonstrating this at the moment, but play with it and you should ...
by foam-n-fibre
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Looking for some drysuit repair advice..
Replies: 10
Views: 832

Re: Looking for some drysuit repair advice..

I'm not sure if bonding to goretex is different, but when doing kite bladder repairs with aquaseal it makes a huge improvement if you wipe it with alcohol first. Maybe the bond you got is not all that great. If you do more over a bigger area, wipe it with rubbing alcohol first. I'm pretty sure the r...
by foam-n-fibre
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Waring on Foil Mount adhesive
Replies: 16
Views: 2169

Re: Waring on Foil Mount adhesive

If there was a bit of rocker in the board then it may be that the full length and width of the plate did not get pressed down and properly bonded to the board. Looking at the picture I see no residue at the back on either side. Is there any convex to the bottom shape when you look across from the si...
by foam-n-fibre
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Fuselage made with carbón tube
Replies: 8
Views: 1032

Re: Fuselage made with carbón tube

I've built a couple of fuselages with carbon tubes that I made. If it's thinner wall tubing you can add extra wraps in higher stress areas. Also, you don't need to fill the whole thing with filler. Slide in some tight fitting foam plugs and just fill the parts where the mast bonds in or where the wi...
by foam-n-fibre
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: OR Soul Seepage
Replies: 17
Views: 2008

Re: OR Soul Seepage

I have low enough body fat that when muscles, (in my case mostly tendons!) pull tight the skin surface can have concave areas that a seal will not perfectly pull tight over. I've not checked the shape of my neck - its harder to see, but it is obvious at my wrist, even with the seal pulled up some. I...
by foam-n-fibre
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why two regular shaped twintips?
Replies: 41
Views: 3467

Re: Why two regular shaped twintips?

I've probably mentioned this a couple of times before over the years, but here we go again. I should first say yes, sometimes a foil or surfboard is better, but the question here is about twin tips. I build my own boards and have built them with the same rocker, flex and outline curve, but one board...
by foam-n-fibre
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: What affects turning?
Replies: 9
Views: 3551

Re: What affects turning?

Thanks for the input on the board. Mine is not as big and chunky as SaulOhio's, but I'll make it a priority to get a smaller, lighter, thinner flatter board sorted out too. What is the difference between the Moses and Slingshot boards... as in can you relate the feel of them to certain physical char...

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