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by Bille
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Could someone please invent a better way to self land a kite in high wind.
Replies: 35
Views: 1945

Re: Could someone please invent a better way to self land a kite in high wind.

I hate self landing in high wind. ... How haven't we solved this yet? You started kiting in 2003, and Ya haven't solved the problem Yet ?? :lol: Don't feel Bad ; i went in the water in 2003 also, and had a year of kite-buggy first , and i ain't come up with a decent solution either !!! :( Are we bo...
by Bille
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tips for learning to kite with a prosthetic leg.
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: Tips for learning to kite with a prosthetic leg.

... We are in cold water so we are using a 5/3 full suit. With the leg rolled up just above the knee of the prosthetic. This has an added bonus that it could keep the leg in place if it somehow comes loose. There is still water coming in between his stump and the prosthetic. Can liners help with th...
by Bille
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: broken line causes kite damage
Replies: 15
Views: 974

Re: broken line causes kite damage

march_in wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:22 pm
What about this one:
Image
this is a tip of a kite.
I can't see the file ? Inspect element, was no help either .

Bille
by Bille
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: broken line causes kite damage
Replies: 15
Views: 974

Re: broken line causes kite damage

I wasn't asking about releasing your kite into the forest. I wasn't specific. I mean you have some scenarios. 1. broken stearing line - it seems that what can happen only kite loops, flying without control . ... IF you have a Low-Y front-line system, and a back-line breaks ; YES you can steer the k...
by Bille
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New World Record Speed-107 km/h (57,97 knots)
Replies: 16
Views: 1239

Re: New World Record Speed-107 km/h (57,97 knots)

tilmann wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:24 pm
...
The foil pulls the vessel INTO the water.
Because the sail is pulling it up, and down-wind , (a bit like a kite) ; so
i would think that same theory would work with a kite ?

And can someone tell me why that board he used is so fast ?

Bille
by Bille
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Can't kite at my beach anymore because of so much garbage in the water
Replies: 3
Views: 857

Re: Can't kite at my beach anymore because of so much garbage in the water

:D --- :thumb:

Already used my hydrofoil come-back line , on another Thread , this morning
but this should be Fun !

Bille
by Bille
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New World Record Speed-107 km/h (57,97 knots)
Replies: 16
Views: 1239

Re: New World Record Speed-107 km/h (57,97 knots)

Hydrofoil lovers thats a real speed....😁😁 You know what sailrocket did ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vestas_Sailrocket On 24 November, with wind speeds at roughly 25 knots (46 km/h), it ran the 500m course at 65.45 knots (121.21 km/h) with a 68.01 knots (125.95 km/h) peak.[6] Both records are rat...
by Bille
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tips for learning to kite with a prosthetic leg.
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: Tips for learning to kite with a prosthetic leg.

FLandOBX wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:23 am
I don't know if Sean Reyngoudt is on this forum or even if he's still kiting...
YEA , that would be Awesome to read what Sean has to say ; i read about
him and he's 10X better than i ever was !!! :thumb:
Bille
by Bille
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tips for learning to kite with a prosthetic leg.
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: Tips for learning to kite with a prosthetic leg.

Currently I am teaching kitesurfing to a man with 1 above the knee prosthetic leg. ... Bille said let's make this a public topic and here we are: ... 1) Are there more forum members riding with prosthetics? 2) What are the do's and don'ts? 3) How do the prosthetics hold up against the salt water an...
by Bille
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Board Graphic Delaminating.
Replies: 18
Views: 895

Re: Board Graphic Delaminating.

... Maybe if I had more of a liquidy epoxy that didn't set up in 5 minutes I could have spent more time getting it better in the crevices. But I can't see how anyone could get it 100% perfect with no air pockets. If you had used 30 or 60-min epoxy ; the job woulda looked about 1/2 better. Vacuum ba...

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