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by henjj
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
Replies: 287
Views: 116320

Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Ok, the repair is finished. Background: I wanted a cheap, used, lightwind kite to use in marginal conditions. I found a 2009 16m LF Havoc on a forum for $100 ($130 with shipping). I figured for that price it would probably need some work. If I lived in a vicinity where I could drop the kite off and ...
by henjj
Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
Replies: 287
Views: 116320

Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

edt, Thanks for the reply! The holes are not near the trailing edge. Besides the one panel, the rest of the kite was in decent condition. There are some pin holes in other parts of the kite that i'll be able to just throw a patch on and call it good. But the one panel that has a bunch of small holes...
by henjj
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
Replies: 287
Views: 116320

Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

I recently purchased a used kite and one of the canopy panels has a bunch of small holes....to many to patch with sail tape. i ordered some ripstop and basting tape from sailrite so i can try and repair it myself. I have a machine and have done a little sewing on a couple of kites (sewed sail tape p...
by henjj
Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Shortening Lines?
Replies: 4
Views: 2711

Re: Shortening Lines?

i just made a short line set out of some old lines. this post was helpful: http://www.nwkite.com/forums/t-11649-0.html . Forgot to add....check out the second page of the post. The original poster was using 800# line. The lines I used weren't as thick, so I used some para-cord sheath on my spliced l...
by henjj
Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How old are your gear?
Replies: 39
Views: 6039

Re: How old are your gear?

I currently have a quiver of 2006 SS Octanes (8, 10, 12) and a 2008 11m Slingshot Rev.
by henjj
Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: First Plywood Board
Replies: 1
Views: 1900

First Plywood Board

Wanted to say thanks for all the helpful posts about building a plywood board. Since I started kiteboarding, I have just used my wakeboard (slingshot reflex) or (to ride strapless) the wake surf board we have here at the camp I work at (Slingshot arcane). When using the wakeboard I have to be lit up...

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