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by timothymcmackin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Flying an IDS kite (two line safety) using one line safety bar
Replies: 8
Views: 4147

Re: Flying an IDS kite (two line safety) using one line safety bar

The only problem you might have is because of the different placement of the "Y" on the center lines the kite might have less pinching (about 1 or 2 kilos less, depending) and while for some kites (like the North Rebel or Naish torch) that matters I don't think it's a detectable difference for the ...
by timothymcmackin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Question for Toby
Replies: 36
Views: 2316

Re: Question for Toby

do people really get offended by PMU? It's not that jokers like him offend me, it's that he comes into threads that are not focused on comparing foils and SLEs and inserts a copy-pasted screed that we've all heard by now, doesn't contribute anything, and derails the conversation. And of course, the...
by timothymcmackin
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Question for Toby
Replies: 36
Views: 2316

Re: Question for Toby

One nice thing about this forum is that it has friends and foes settings, like killfiles on old message boards. If you put someone into your foes list, you never see their posts. (Go to the user control panel and then click friends and foes.) I block people who troll a lot or have an axe to grind; i...
by timothymcmackin
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: QR problem: mini 5th-line hard to pull through tube
Replies: 6
Views: 1003

Re: QR problem: mini 5th-line hard to pull through tube

Here are some pictures of the IDS line and tube:

http://imgur.com/a/vL6JO
by timothymcmackin
Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: QR problem: mini 5th-line hard to pull through tube
Replies: 6
Views: 1003

Re: QR problem: mini 5th-line hard to pull through tube

Hook up a nice length of fishing line to the non-QR end of the line and pull the red line out the bottom of the PU (polyurethane) tube. The fishing line will allow you to pull back through the PU tube. There is a metal clip that is fastened to the bottom of the PU tube and, if damaged or pinched, i...
by timothymcmackin
Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: QR problem: mini 5th-line hard to pull through tube
Replies: 6
Views: 1003

Re: QR problem: mini 5th-line hard to pull through tube

Any reason you don't do a complete dissassembly? good chance there's a broken fiber in your red line. take it completely apart you can look at each component Good idea, but the splices at each end make it too thick to get it through the tube. It's a pretty tight fit because the tube has a small cha...
by timothymcmackin
Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: QR problem: mini 5th-line hard to pull through tube
Replies: 6
Views: 1003

QR problem: mini 5th-line hard to pull through tube

Hey all. I'm checking out my gear for the season, and I have a problem with my 2012 Cab 12m bar. The problem is with the red IDS safety line (I think it's what other brands call the mini-5th line), which runs from the safety releases, through a black tube, through the hole in the bar, and connects t...
by timothymcmackin
Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New guy kite flying is not easy
Replies: 9
Views: 1870

Re: New guy kite flying is not easy

Recommend that you get in touch with local land-based kite flyers. It's way easier to fly these kites if someone gives you some tips first, like where to set up, how to rig the kite, and what wind and location is appropriate. Ask at a kite shop or look for local clubs online. Also check kitemap.org ...
by timothymcmackin
Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why did you started with Kiteboarding?
Replies: 43
Views: 5363

Re: Why did you started with Kiteboarding?

I clearly remember flying a stunt kite on a beach at Hilton Head years ago, probably 2000-2001. I'm pretty good with a stunter, and the wind was big that day, so I was feeling like hot stuff, zipping around the sky. Then some guy rocketed by on what was certainly an early C-kite, ripping downwind. I...
by timothymcmackin
Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Low budget action camera
Replies: 12
Views: 2189

Re: Low budget action camera

Timothy, i got the same camera, seems built quit nice for the price. how did you mount to the kite, did you use the accessories provided with the camera? It is pretty cool how the picture is stable when guys attach it to the kite. I borrowed a camrig mount for kite struts -- definitely the way to g...

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