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by rynhardt
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Latest Board, just in time for Cape Town
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Latest Board, just in time for Cape Town

Looking good! Can't wait to hear how she rides!
by rynhardt
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Where to travel as beginner in feb?
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Where to travel as beginner in feb?

Langebaan (Cape Town) should be on your short list.
by rynhardt
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Thoughts on the Jamie board
Replies: 14
Views: 1255

Re: Thoughts on the Jamie board

Actually I lie. We use Textreme because it improves your upwind ability, like, a lot, recognisably.
In fact if we use too much it becomes impossible to ride downwind!
:rollgrin:
by rynhardt
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Thoughts on the Jamie board
Replies: 14
Views: 1255

Re: Thoughts on the Jamie board

edt wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:26 pm
wow that carbon skin is really thin. not good!
Yeah we only use it for cosmetic purposes :-)
The carbon laminate runs +45/-45, but we use glass for 0deg.
by rynhardt
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Thoughts on the Jamie board
Replies: 14
Views: 1255

Re: Thoughts on the Jamie board

Here's a Textreme skin that I accidentally buckled. The thin carbon laminate just snapped at the edge.
It really needs to be well supported by the core to retain its strength.
Glass on the other hand is a bit more tolerant of abuse.
by rynhardt
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Thoughts on the Jamie board
Replies: 14
Views: 1255

Re: Thoughts on the Jamie board

you can't ride boots with the Textreme version. why's that? I'm just guessing here, but thin skin carbon laminates are more susceptible to buckling. Boots tend to apply much higher point loads than pads. The Textreme version appears to focus on weight reduction. If they had to make the laminate mor...
by rynhardt
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Could someone please invent a better way to self land a kite in high wind.
Replies: 54
Views: 3319

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

Fly the kite at 12 oclock and pull the safety. The kite will generally land direct downwind from you with little possibility of damage. Very easy to walk the safety line without damaging your hands. I don't understand the reluctance to use the safety on a kite. ^^^ this depends very much on your ki...
by rynhardt
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Channels on a surfboards
Replies: 24
Views: 1260

Re: Channels on a surfboards

Cool topic! My take on this is that any kind of bottom contours will affect the ride (obviously). Not just in terms of lift and drag, but also the board flex. With no bottom features the plan shape of the board plays a big role. Add channels and the plan shape becomes less relevant. Add fins and the...
by rynhardt
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Blowing 11mph Gusting 30mph
Replies: 18
Views: 908

Re: Blowing 11mph Gusting 30mph

Yeah wait for another day.
Even with my C2 17 I wouldn't want to deal with gusts much above 20mph. 30 would be hectic.
by rynhardt
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Could someone please invent a better way to self land a kite in high wind.
Replies: 54
Views: 3319

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

Maybe some kevlar gloves? Easy enough to carry with, doesn't require you to do anything different from your normal process.

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