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by lovethepirk
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitersurfer drowns at Muriwai New Zealand.
Replies: 17
Views: 986

Re: Kitersurfer drowns at Muriwai New Zealand.

I just replied to the prior thread and don't want to sound unemotional to the death as it is horrible....but we can all swim, but someone that swims 3x per week at 1 mile can crank thru an enormous amount more than someone that doesn't ever swim. Someone that swims often can swim for an hour and can...
by lovethepirk
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fatality in NE Brazil
Replies: 25
Views: 1319

Re: Fatality in NE Brazil

Even if you can swim doesn't mean you will get to where you want to go. I used to swim a mile a day before I started this insane sport. Sometimes with a nasty current I can swim for 30 minutes in place 10 feet from shore. We can all swim, but there's a fine line. I can swim non stop for 2 hours whi...
by lovethepirk
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ozone Short leash Problem / Solution
Replies: 13
Views: 1056

Re: Ozone Short leash Problem / Solution

bad, I may look into buying one of those cabrinhas. I began building my own bars about 6 months ago and my issue seemed to be how much slack to give the flag out line flowing thru the CL. For some reason, I feel it shrinks on me and almost ends up too short and slammed right against the CL if not de...
by lovethepirk
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ozone Short leash Problem / Solution
Replies: 13
Views: 1056

Re: Ozone Short leash Problem / Solution

??? I'm confused, why would you pull your kite leash even at the edge of the window? Were you in danger and needed to ditch the lot? Sorry for confusion...my flag line going thru the CL with the swivel on the end was way too short for a while ie the swivel was almost was snug against the CL. While ...
by lovethepirk
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ozone Short leash Problem / Solution
Replies: 13
Views: 1056

Re: Ozone Short leash Problem / Solution

I have the Ozone short leash and I pull my CL a lot self landing in the water near shore to end my session when either there are too many people on the beach or the wind it too strong. Never once had the pin smack my finger so I was skeptical of the OP issue in a way....BUT I grabbed my harness and ...
by lovethepirk
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wing STL files anyone?
Replies: 19
Views: 1117

Re: Wing STL files anyone?

As far as the trailing edge...George on his videos states that the appropriate trailing edge is squared off. This is a bit arbitrary b/c we are talking about squaring off less than a mm of thickness, but what I am curious about is some high quality foils i have seen are so freaking sharp it is scary...
by lovethepirk
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner and waves - tips?
Replies: 24
Views: 1186

Re: Beginner and waves - tips?

Dealing with waves as a beginner is completely different than once you can ride well. Also, if you can ride upwind well you can get out of the gnarly waves if you want. I'm assuming since you have only 1 successful water start that you don't know what it feels like to go upwind yet. Is this correct?...
by lovethepirk
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wing STL files anyone?
Replies: 19
Views: 1117

Re: Wing STL files anyone?

Side note to your actual model. Are you modeling a radius on the trailing edge? No need to do that if you are since I'm sure you know the trailing edge should be square to avoid drag and hum. I squared off the trailing edge of the mast, but on the wings I used a conic like blend so I could work on ...
by lovethepirk
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Jay XTC Flextech 2.0 harness
Replies: 23
Views: 1386

Re: Jay XTC Flextech 2.0 harness

. Plummet, Off topic a bit, but I've been exclusively on the dynabar since a newbie, what are your thoughts on the feel on a twintip? After a year on the water I went back to a fixed hook for a session and I couldn't tell that much of a difference. On a rope slider, I could feel easier tacks toesid...
by lovethepirk
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiling Jibes -- Strapped or Strapless?
Replies: 10
Views: 923

Re: Foiling Jibes -- Strapped or Stapless?

I was trying to jibe for the first time yesterday and that is dangerous. I felt like I was giving it good tries but they all ended in crashes that either wrapped a line around the foil, smashed my shins or hit my head. I need to learn how to fall without killing myself. I'm on my 8th ish sesh. On m...

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