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by rynhardt
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Trouble finding board after crash
Replies: 12
Views: 703

Re: Trouble finding board after crash

Hey guys , another newbie question. So yesterday on two different occations on very minor crashes I had a tough time finding my board, in choppy water its tough to find a board thats upside down , luckily both times I was fairly close to shore so I body dragged in to shore, spotted the board and th...
by rynhardt
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Concave or Flat for Lakes
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Concave or Flat for Lakes

Remember that on a flexible board the rocker will flatten more under load. You'll get a more realistic idea of the rocker by standing on the board on a flat surface. Unless you have a really deep concave, it will have negligible effect, apart from stiffening the board. For a softer ride, flex wins e...
by rynhardt
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Question about boots & progressing
Replies: 10
Views: 2667

Re: Question about boots & progressing

Hey guys, quick question about boots, im currently riding a cab xcal 141x43 with straps at about ~80kg/175lbs, it seems hard at times to hold the edge/go upwind consistently. Haven't been kitesurfing that long, started earlier this year, but i've been riding wakeboard at cables since ~2009. Anyone ...
by rynhardt
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Board infusion timelapse
Replies: 14
Views: 6330

Re: Board infusion timelapse

I've finally gotten around to filming the core prep.. here's a short boring video :lol:

by rynhardt
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Need suggestions for repairing a carbon fiber wing
Replies: 4
Views: 2917

Re: Need suggestions for repairing a carbon fiber wing

Looks like the wing was made in two parts and have split on the seam. Just put a bit of epoxy in the crack and clamp the two parts together again, wipe off the excess. For a stronger result you can put some reinforcement over the seam. Either glass or carbon or maybe even aramid if you want toughnes...
by rynhardt
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Lightwind kiteboard build, planing ahead
Replies: 16
Views: 5055

Re: Lightwind kiteboard build, planing ahead

First .. decide why you want to build your own board. If you enjoy the construction process, great. You will get the opportunity to work with new materials and build new skills. You may or may not end up with a great board. If you just want a different board, it will be cheaper to just buy one or ev...
by rynhardt
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Acrylic spray paint question
Replies: 2
Views: 1753

Re: Acrylic spray paint question

Your grey paint is probably fine, especially if you did the abrasion with 300 grit and then cleaned it. Primers generally provide better adhesion to low energy surfaces, and they seal porous surfaces. If your grey paint looks smooth and you can't scratch it off with a fingernail then it's most likel...
by rynhardt
Sat May 05, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Tandem Split Board DIY
Replies: 5
Views: 1424

Re: Tandem Split Board DIY

Looks good!
My split board uses the same principle of the strap on top. Easy to do and works great.
by rynhardt
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Important Message: I almost died - Gunnar Biniasch
Replies: 53
Views: 16684

Re: Important Message: I almost died - Gunnar Biniasch

Very sobering message, Gunnar. One thing I can attest to, is that it is tremendously hard to spot a person in the water when there is any kind of swell or chop. 50m away is enough to render you invisible, even if you are waving. A few hundred metres away, my guess is nobody could see you. I've been ...
by rynhardt
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fiberglass with PVC foam board
Replies: 2
Views: 1626

Re: Fiberglass with PVC foam board

I am in Milford Connecticut and looking to build a fiberglass twin tip kite board with a PVC foam core. I have a general idea of the process but would like to know if anybody is willing and able to help me build my own set of boards Building your own boards is a fun thing to do, if you like that so...

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