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by foilholio
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Kitemare on my Diablo
Replies: 10
Views: 989

Re: Kitemare on my Diablo

swimming with foils is never easy, best bet is to pack them up, try rolling the water out.
by foilholio
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Speed 3 bridle stretching how to
Replies: 11
Views: 1027

Re: Speed 3 bridle stretching how to

Yes they reshrink, but it has never seemed quick to me, but I haven't measured. Maybe the force you use is a factor, the higher the longer it lasts?
by foilholio
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Recoating kite fabric
Replies: 56
Views: 4444

Re: Recoating kite fabric

Yer and axel used the marine goop which has anti UV additives. They are probably worth using over the regular stuff if you can get it.
by foilholio
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Speed 3 bridle stretching how to
Replies: 11
Views: 1027

Re: Speed 3 bridle stretching how to

I offer some more info. I started the stretching thing because of a paraglider pilot. He stated that they do it regularly, particular the brake lines and competition gliders will do it during competition sometimes multiple times in one comp. It does work and I can think of no easier way to get unsym...
by foilholio
Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Recoating kite fabric
Replies: 56
Views: 4444

Re: Recoating kite fabric

So I’d say adding a styrene butadiene rubber coating can decrease the porousness of fabric whereas wax, silicon, and/or urethane coatings did not seem to. It's good stuff, UV is the only concern. I might have missed it in this post but did anyone test to see if the porosity was mostly at the seams ...
by foilholio
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to check your lines length balance?
Replies: 16
Views: 1304

Re: How to check your lines length balance?

Saying something is untrue does not so make it. You obviously have never tried my method or you would not jump so quick to attack me. If you use 50lbs of force on two lines in unison then all that is going to happen is you stretch the shorter of the two and end up with more even lines, which may be ...
by foilholio
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to check your lines length balance?
Replies: 16
Views: 1304

Re: How to check your lines length balance?

I wonder why I get so much skepticism sometimes. :lol: Anyway it's a simple enough device, some rope and a pulley. It's the physic of the 2 lines reaching equilibrium through a pulley and you observe the length difference over a less than 10cm width VS observe the slight subtleties of two sags match...
by foilholio
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to check your lines length balance?
Replies: 16
Views: 1304

Re: How to check your lines length balance?

Hi Foilholio, Thanks for your point of view, I was not talking about race world championship settings ;) Just visually adjust a +/-10mm difference between lines with no real tension on it and I still think it could just help your kite to fly better! 10mm makes a difference, having a kite fly neutra...
by foilholio
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Speed 3 bridle stretching how to
Replies: 11
Views: 1027

Re: Speed 3 bridle stretching how to

But the time and effort to measure the full bridle and make the loops, I have been down that road and it is a waste of time. However I have had great success modifying kites with loops, so maybe. The point I realized with the measuring that if you pull even just 1-2kg on some Z bridles they stretch ...
by foilholio
Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: A new version of the popular Flysurfer Infinity 3.0 Airstyle Bar has arrived
Replies: 23
Views: 1915

Re: A new version of the popular Flysurfer Infinity 3.0 Airstyle Bar has arrived

Sounds nice and all, but kind of disappointing to name a bar airstyle and not include a micro loop option...

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