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by frankm1960
Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which size for my smallest kite (5 or 6m)?
Replies: 4
Views: 815

Re: Which size for my smallest kite (5 or 6m)?

5m 7m 11m c-style work well for me... I don't seem to need a 9m but I bet it would work nice. The 5m to 7m seems like a small jump in size but it's not... seems to be good for me... plenty of diff... I max out quick with these kites tho. I would think 2m spread is the minimum spread unless you have ...
by frankm1960
Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: I Give You… The Chubby Girl! Under A $100 To Build!
Replies: 17
Views: 6039

Re: I Give You… The Chubby Girl! Under A $100 To Build!

We built this in 2008... 2nd season of kiting... wanted to go in light winds. It works... no fins. We built two of them cause the first one worked so well. It's roughly 50cm by 165. No fins... goes upwind real easy. It satisfied the light wind craze we had starting out. I haven't used it much since ...
by frankm1960
Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Elitist segregation in kite surfing.
Replies: 102
Views: 8580

Re: Elitist segregation in kite surfing.

This subject started in "What's the best twintip board for wave riding...?" thread. "Nico wrote: TT get no priority whatsoever in the waves at our home spot. You gotta use the right tools for the conditions. Nico It means that he has a huge lagoon where can have fun on with his twin tip and that on...
by frankm1960
Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surf board with round nose
Replies: 12
Views: 2342

Re: Surf board with round nose

I rounded my board... had the nastiest point. Took a paint can, pencil and scribed a nice half circle, took a jigsaw and rounded it, filled in with epoxy putty, sanded, painted and no more nasty point :lol: Did the same thing with a couple of my windsurf boards. That's drastic but I'm quite happy wi...
by frankm1960
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite scooter could outpace raceboards: Prototype video
Replies: 44
Views: 7674

Re: Kite scooter could outpace raceboards: Prototype video

Your frank reply leaves me absolutely speechless :cry: , which doesn't matter much, I suppose, as I seemingly anyway wouldn't have stood any chances to convince you of the ingenuity :o of my invention. At least you haven't been left indifferent, which would have been even worse :) I get the ingenui...
by frankm1960
Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Does this guy honestly think this is a kitesurfing board!?!?
Replies: 2
Views: 847

Re: Does this guy honestly think this is a kitesurfing board

How is he gonna rip someone off ? He didn't fool you but he's gonna fool the rest of us ? :lol:
The listing is gone by the way. I was curious :lol:
by frankm1960
Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite scooter could outpace raceboards: Prototype video
Replies: 44
Views: 7674

Re: Kite scooter could outpace raceboards: Prototype video

Main reason for this, I suppose, is a steep learning curve and it being physically and mentally exhausting, at least for beginners. In the following video I am presenting a prototype of a kite scooter with a heel free rigging system, which could be operated almost instantly and effortlessly by any ...
by frankm1960
Mon May 27, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Should i Fix it or not?
Replies: 6
Views: 890

Re: Should i Fix it or not?

by contrast if you have a brand new kite, like a 2012 or 2011 it's well worth putting hundreds of dollars into repairing it pick up a tube of 3m 5200 fast cure for $15 it can do a few hundred valve repairs, boil some water, peel off all the valves on the kite I can't imagine sinking hundreds of dol...
by frankm1960
Mon May 27, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Should i Fix it or not?
Replies: 6
Views: 890

Re: Should i Fix it or not?

I wouldn't pay anyone any money to have it fixed and I hope you didn't pay anything for that stuff... should've been free to you I hope. I would never replace bladders in an old kite... I would patch them though :lol: If you're a fixer up type personality then go fix it. I would do that just for the...
by frankm1960
Mon May 27, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: what kind of paint should I use for a saltwater board?
Replies: 9
Views: 3188

Re: what kind of paint should I use for a saltwater board?

it doesn't matter. just put a layer of resin over top and you can use what ever you like. I used water based test pots for one of my repaints If you put layer of epoxy resin on top then your board will yellow real quick. Maybe polyester resin might do ok on the top. Epoxy based resin.needs to have ...

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