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by evan
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Snap Shackle problem
Replies: 34
Views: 2175

Re: Snap Shackle problem

Tom, Many people are using it including the guy who's competing on Olympics. I have no idea how everyone survived/surviving of all those people who extensively used it over many many years and hundreds of hours. If something is said 100 times it must be true. Right? also, surprise surprise, I never...
by evan
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Broken control bar
Replies: 26
Views: 2152

Re: Broken control bar

Topicstarter probably has one of the first Ozone kites, 2006-2008 era, that had a loaded 5fth line instead of a bridle with the flagout on one of the front lines. If this is the case, do yourself a favor and return it to the seller and invest your money in gear less than 6 years old. If you can't af...
by evan
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 134
Views: 27131

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

Anyone knows where you can buy soft barends. Just the barend for regular line managemet. I designed some barend for my carbon bars out of hollow 3D-printend soft polyurethane, they fit in a 25x22.5mm carbon tube and come at €30.- a pair. An adjustable-wodth carbon bar incl barends and leaders is €1...
by evan
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Designed foil behaviour?
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: Designed foil behaviour?

There are tt-hydrofoils available, even ones with sliding systems. The problem is that there doesn't exist a bi-directional profile with a good enough L/D ratio to give any low-end benefits compared to big twintips, skimboards and directionals. Besides that the tt-hydrofoils are inherently unstable,...
by evan
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Clamcleat, how to do?
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Clamcleat, how to do?

Buy them new? Here in Europe they sell around €15.- new so why bother with home made solutions? Search for: clamcleat cl826-11an But some manufacturers (like F-one) just put some bolts through the 5mm Dyneema depower rope and the cleat. A bit harder to to get right and not easy to adjust the positio...
by evan
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: World Sailing AGM confirms Kiteboarding for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games
Replies: 21
Views: 1807

Re: World Sailing AGM confirms Kiteboarding for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

For training and being competitive you don't need to have the absolute newest gear, only if you need that final few percent of performance to gain a podium in a competitive field. So much good second hand material available right now that you can pick up for less than €6000.- for a complete setup (4...
by evan
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: how to go fast on hydrofoil
Replies: 6
Views: 1086

Re: how to go fast on hydrofoil

If your foil becomes unstable at speed you are probably riding with too little front foot pressure. Try moving the foil forward and as a last resort shim the stabiliser to a higher angle if you are out of room to move the foil forward. But why do you say upwind course? You go the fastest on the Down...
by evan
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Shorten Line Length from 24m to 22m
Replies: 12
Views: 1302

Re: Shorten Line Length from 24m to 22m

Y-height from the bar to split is always the same on North/duo bars. It is the V itself that is changed by adding or removing extensions at the end of the lines. Only exception were the older 5fth bars from north that always had a split length of around 13m between the Y and kite regardless of line ...
by evan
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: kite lines direct.. still available?
Replies: 9
Views: 998

Re: kite lines direct.. still available? thanks :thumb: saw a 10km roll of uhmwpe for commercial fishing a fair few years ago 200kg i better do some research.. i would guess u can get 10km at 28c, something like that, from a quick look (350kg) i am sure the company was called kite lines.. it was about 6 years ago t...
by evan
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Vote for 7 Kiting Wonders of the World
Replies: 44
Views: 23286

Re: Vote for 7 Kiting Wonders of the World

Toby wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:19 pm
Na, nothing that needs a wetsuit can be paradise 😁
Scanning the list I see multiple locations where you need at least a shortleg or 3/2 suit depending on the conditions and how cold blooded you are ;)

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