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by evan
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: flying a foil kite- tips needed
Replies: 22
Views: 3417

Re: flying a foil kite- tips needed

Better focus on the proper bar setup instead of the trim system. For freeriding and twintip boosting a 60cm travel without any trim is enough for me with the bottom 5cm to stall the kite.

I only use trim when racing changing from up- to Downwind and the other way around.
by evan
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses/Slingshot masts and foils like razor blades!
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: Moses/Slingshot masts and foils like razor blades!

Before they sharpened the the trailing edges they got complaints about the foil whistling because that's what you get with a rounded trailing edge. You can't please everyone as making them blunt in the factory makes it impossible for the foilers that want a sharp edge for maximum performance. If you...
by evan
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Upgrading my Double Agent
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: Upgrading my Double Agent

Racing foils jump higher than any freeride orientated ones ;)

Latest models are not that hard to ride and any other foil will feel completely different compared to the slow unstable and draggy double agent. Don't know about the hole spacing, but the standard is 165*90mm
by evan
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bungee Breaking
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Bungee Breaking

Bungees break because of a design flaw. The outside rope the bungee is spliced into needs to stretch less than the bungee inside so it takes all the load. The problem is that when you make it so that the bungee doesn't take any load, the stretchy part of the flagout line will be longer than the leng...
by evan
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 125
Views: 24544

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

PU hoses need to fit very tightly over the inner rope, I even prefer to force it over the spliced on the end to prevent sand and dirt creeping inside the tube. This way the PU wears down with the rope inside untouched. All the problems with PU comes from lazy design and manufacturing where they fit ...
by evan
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: My Xensr doesn't work
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: My Xensr doesn't work

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I wish you all the good luck with getting any warranty, seems like Xensr is no more.
by evan
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: is super light wind the promised land?!
Replies: 73
Views: 5132

Re: is super light wind the promised land?!

I doubt a pansh or LF Elite will get you going under 9kn without any foilkite experience. The elite is not stable enough, heavy and prone to tangling due to the very long bridle and Pansh a hit or miss if they send you one that flies correctly. Ik know too many riders that became anti-foilkite after...
by evan
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?
Replies: 787
Views: 129470

Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Looks like they can still put some time on ergonomics, too many sharp edges on the outside. This is what I came up with: a wichard converted to a push release that clicks on top of the wichard to prevent accidental release: IMG_20180822_153144.jpg IMG_20180614_134620.jpg Downside is that you need to...
by evan
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How high are you pointing upwind? Are 30° already possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 4928

Re: How high are you pointing upwind? Are 30° already possible?

Racers can do that also when going as slow as 14kn boardspeed over water without current. But mostly they do 20-25kn upwind on slightly lower angles which end up in a vmg above 15kn upwind
by evan
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: short lines
Replies: 12
Views: 1075

Re: short lines

Looping to get going is one thing, but if you are talking about looping through a jibe, you can go with much shorter lines. I've seen a 21m race kite looped on 15m lines not problem through a foiling jibe. When you're riding under the kite as it loops, the kite can pretty much stay in the same spot...

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