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by rynhardt
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Forces on a twintip
Replies: 14
Views: 857

Re: Forces on a twintip

fluidity wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:34 pm
But then if you localise reinforcement, you also have to overdo it or blend the edges with some zigzags etc to stop fractures at material boundaries.
100% agree with this. I think the footpad area is a prime candidate for extra reinforcement but you need to be careful with the boundaries.
by rynhardt
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Forces on a twintip
Replies: 14
Views: 857

Re: Forces on a twintip

Not sure how these math generated pressure distribution charts relate to the determinism of real-world? For a harder impact, the downward forces are centred more on the heels as they are more rigidly connected to the body than the rest of the foot. Most boards aren't a perfect rectangle. Most board...
by rynhardt
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: DIY split wave twinny
Replies: 24
Views: 1681

Re: DIY split wave twinny

Hi rynhardt, Have you tried both the Nomad and the OR Makos? I was inspired by reviews and video of the Mako to design and build something similar but with a bit more concave. So pleased with that decision. I've read somewhere that the Mako's not such a good wakestyle board though? I ride my board ...
by rynhardt
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: DIY split wave twinny
Replies: 24
Views: 1681

Re: DIY split wave twinny

I mean I read the process and start thinking cutting my board in half...but then started thinking the issues...I wonder when you rode her..was it stiffer due to connecting plate?? also the gap in the bottom of the two parts..didnt produce any issue? Thank you very much for your answer I have to loc...
by rynhardt
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner kites with the best safety systems?
Replies: 30
Views: 2145

Re: Beginner kites with the best safety systems?

I don’t think a trimless system (like BRM) is ideal in some conditions. If you kite somewhere where the wind might go from 20 to 30 knots during the session, you won’t be able to adjust the bar position (by trimming) and will need to ride with the bar further out and your arms straighter. I’ve neve...
by rynhardt
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner kites with the best safety systems?
Replies: 30
Views: 2145

Re: Beginner kites with the best safety systems?

I guess it's a tradeoff between the two with the fixed point perhaps being easier to learn with vs the rope bringing the bar closer to the body. Or one could also use a smaller harness loop or a system like Fireball that is already about 8cm closer to the body without any tradeoff. The Fireball bri...
by rynhardt
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Forces on a twintip
Replies: 14
Views: 857

Re: Forces on a twintip

We've looked at two load scenarios so far. Next up is the load distribution on the board while we are edging. I've take some clips from one of my old videos, where I'm just nicely powered. In general the stagnation line (water line) is at an angle between the footpads. http://www.vimeo.com/151486023
by rynhardt
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: DIY bar strength?
Replies: 17
Views: 1184

Re: DIY bar strength?

Blackrat wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:19 am
Imagine the chaos of a snapped bar 😐
I imagine it will most likely snap in the centre. Which means both steering lines go slack.
Release to single front line and self rescue.
Or did I miss something?
by rynhardt
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Filled epoxy rails
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: Filled epoxy rails

I built my previous boards with ABS rails because, well, everybody else was doing it. Maybe I'm not hard enough on my boards for it to matter, but it sure seems to be a selling point. So the last wakeskate I built using no rails, i.e. what is called cap construction I believe. Basically a 3mm edge w...
by rynhardt
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cape Town Visitors - Avoid killing each other
Replies: 16
Views: 1093

Re: Cape Town Visitors - Avoid killing each other

I wonder why signs would be needed? These are basic rules in our sport! Everyone should know them and act accordingly. I very much know not all know and do, riding on Brazilian lagoons...the question now is why don’t they know??? Kite schools and instructors can/should be held responsible? The thin...

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