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by handy
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Pigmenting epoxy
Replies: 4
Views: 2118

Re: Pigmenting epoxy

I use pigments (liquid and powder) in most of my boards , no problems with strength at all.
by handy
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: weigh your front wing, moses 633.
Replies: 3
Views: 2526

Re: weigh your front wing, moses 633.

Got mine in late april , 660 g .
by handy
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Lake Constance (Bodensee)
Replies: 1
Views: 494

Re: Lake Constance (Bodensee)

you will find information for the swiss part here http://kitesurfclub.ch/de/spotinfo
by handy
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 12m hyperlink or 11m chrono ultralight??
Replies: 23
Views: 5232

Re: 12m hyperlink or 11m chrono ultralight??

the hyperlink is available as ultralight too ! so you have the best of both worlds.
by handy
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wrap alu mast with carbon fiber for stiffness
Replies: 13
Views: 1754

Re: Wrap alu mast with carbon fiber for stiffness

dont think that this is a good idea. Alloy "works" quite a lot when temps are changing , carbon not much.
So if you put your mast from hot sun into cold water your alloy mast will "shrink" but the carbon layer not.
For me, delamination is what will happend.
by handy
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: MHL Lift Insert Damage with Foothooks - Warning and How to Repair?
Replies: 12
Views: 784

Re: MHL Lift Insert Damage with Foothooks - Warning and How to Repair?

the main problem in this case is the Chinnok insert. To me it looks like the epoxy did never stick properly to the insert. Chinook inserts MUST to be cleaned with Aceton !! Even better to sand them first with a 60 grid and then clean'em with Aceton. Problem #2 is that there was no glas over the inse...
by handy
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: My elbows hurt like hell :(
Replies: 31
Views: 4866

Re: My elbows hurt like hell :(

get one of these, and use it twice EVERY day for 2-3 minutes.
https://armaid.com/
by handy
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Epoxy Gloss Coats How To
Replies: 12
Views: 2688

Re: Epoxy Gloss Coats How To

When I build a kite surfboard this is 4 hrs of solid work
takes me around 45 minutes for a kitesurf board to to sand and polish deck and bottom.
But hey, I do this mostly very day ;-)
by handy
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Epoxy Gloss Coats How To
Replies: 12
Views: 2688

Re: Epoxy Gloss Coats How To

not that much of a problem to get a perfect finish coat. Every coat will only be as good as the one before, so put down a nice clean sanding coat, sand it perfect with a 80 grit, brush dust off, clean it with DNA wait 10 minutes and put your finish coat with a foam brush on. Temperature is very impo...
by handy
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: concave deck - how much is to much?
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Re: concave deck - how much is to much?

concave decks are needed for racing, they give you more pressure on the heels = more angle and much more comfy for going upwind

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