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by lovethepirk
Sun May 06, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Nailed some tacks today, feels great!
Replies: 10
Views: 5550

Nailed some tacks today, feels great!

Been working hard every session on this move for at least 6 months, some sessions I just freeride, but typically I spend some solid time on tacking attempts. I'm on a 12m inflatable 90% of the time and on a race foil so I'm learning with a challenging setup. Today, I nailed 4 water touchdown tacks i...
by lovethepirk
Sun May 06, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Tech Tips: Brummel Splice
Replies: 79
Views: 26290

Re: Kite Tech Tips: Brummel Splice

Compare that with a straight splice where you can easily adjust it and get to better than 5mm accuracy every time. I created a small spreadsheet of each diameter line I use that I am looking for accuracy on and how much the line shrinks due to the brummel bury, ie. the 7/64"(2.78mm) dyneema(pigtail...
by lovethepirk
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Learning the bridle on my first foil kite
Replies: 13
Views: 4117

Re: Learning the bridle on my first foil kite

Kam,

I don't even know what a mixer/speed system is. People are talking about how the Pansh kites could need line shortening/lengthening so I was inquiring about where I would do that. Would that occur near my hand or closer to the kite?
by lovethepirk
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Replacing a segment of my bridle
Replies: 4
Views: 1152

Replacing a segment of my bridle

This is my favorite kite and I'm not retiring her. She holds air all day and the fabric is still crispy as fk and I know how she rides. I've spliced up dyneema before to fix another kite, but in this case I have to include stopper knot for a ball(outlined in yellow)......OR maybe I don't. If I don't...
by lovethepirk
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Learning the bridle on my first foil kite
Replies: 13
Views: 4117

Learning the bridle on my first foil kite

So I'm completely clueless and feel like a beginner in some respects again here, so play dumb with me please haha :lol: I got this new 15m Pansh Aurora 2. I am aware it could fly incorrectly or could eventually do so. I'd like to measure the line lengths and learn this beast inside and out. Here are...
by lovethepirk
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Pansh shipping time to the states
Replies: 5
Views: 2455

Re: Pansh shipping time to the states

I received my kite today. I did not get a tracking number but not a problem, I'm patient. I got the shipped out notice on the 2nd and got it on the 28th for anyone else in the future worried. My kite is not custom, just the basic Aurora 2.
by lovethepirk
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Pansh shipping time to the states
Replies: 5
Views: 2455

Pansh shipping time to the states

Bought a 15m Aurora 2 and got the shipment email from them on March 2nd saying it was 4-7 days. I did not believe that email, but it's March 26th today. I emailed them a week ago to inquire, and only got the auto response saying 'we will respond to you soon.' I'm in zero hurry to fly a foil kite as ...
by lovethepirk
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hot launch techinque with inflatable
Replies: 13
Views: 6162

Re: Hot launch techinque with inflatable

oh he's doing a reverse launch. Just remember some kites love reverse launching others don't. It's possible you have a kite that doesn't like a reverse launch. The easiest way to reverse launch is not to pull both lines equally, but to pull one line a little bit more than the other. So for instance...
by lovethepirk
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hot launch techinque with inflatable
Replies: 13
Views: 6162

Hot launch techinque with inflatable

As I've progressed into lighter winds when it's blowing 10-12 knots I don't bother with the side self launch anymore b/c it ends up being a hot launch anyway. I've never had a problem at all, but today it was blowing 13knots and I could not side launch due to the current and short beach and people. ...
by lovethepirk
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Mast length and boosting
Replies: 15
Views: 3848

Re: Mast length and boosting

Hmmm, not sure it always is like that :roll: Peter, I jump all the time and here is my take on the issue, and I do ride alot in nasty chop and 20+ knots. First, not many people jump in 20+ knots nor do they venture out in those conditions. Even then, you are not keeled over that hard as you navigat...

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