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by iriejohn
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core kite with different bar?
Replies: 11
Views: 1724

Re: Core kite with different bar?

No doubt, I just wanted to be sure I understood the technique, not judging. OK. With low V you first set maximum trim then fly the kite to the edge of the window with a wing tip resting on the beach (sand in my case). Then you can stretch out and grab the top front line while still holding the bar....
by iriejohn
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core kite with different bar?
Replies: 11
Views: 1724

Re: Core kite with different bar?

It is super easy to self land using the core bar. Walk up the center line to the V and yank the top line to land the kite. Seems less convenient to screw around with a non-core bar with your core kite. So are you saying let go of the bar while still being hooked in and go hand-over-hand up to the V...
by iriejohn
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner kites with the best safety systems?
Replies: 32
Views: 2266

Re: Beginner kites with the best safety systems?

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 brings the bar "about 8cm closer to the body" than what? versus a standard loop system and a standard spreader bar. There is no "standard" loop syst...
by iriejohn
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner kites with the best safety systems?
Replies: 32
Views: 2266

Re: Beginner kites with the best safety systems?

While I agree with your comments on the cloud system, and I believe the cloud system needs to be under tension to release which would not be awesome (someone can clarify), but I would never recommend a rope slider system to a beginner for a myriad of reasons not limited to the addition of one extra...
by iriejohn
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Splicing tips?
Replies: 17
Views: 1969

Re: Splicing tips?

I use Selma (push) Fids for rope down to 3 mm, for smaller rope than that I use a D-Splicer kit. I could use bent wire 'n stuff but I just like an easy life.
by iriejohn
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Splicing tips?
Replies: 17
Views: 1969

Re: Splicing tips?

Would be easier with a proper fid, and make sure your rope cut is really nice and clean - wrap electricians tape where you're going to cut to keep the rope as packed as possible.
by iriejohn
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: LE bladder wear by elastic bladder retainer inside tip (Ozone)
Replies: 32
Views: 2585

Re: LE bladder wear by elastic bladder retainer inside tip (Ozone)

I see. Or perhaps odd numbers that aren’t a prime :roll: I’m such a nerd I took a photo. I'm such a nerd that I measured the Enduro V2 bags: Height x width (cm) 6m = 57 x 33 8m = 57 x 33 10m = 64 x 39 12m = 64 x 39 So if your 9m is in a 64 x 39 bag then yes, it will be a bit big. Very well made bag...
by iriejohn
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Splicing tips?
Replies: 17
Views: 1969

Re: Splicing tips?

I could be completely wrong, but that looks like it might be 16 or 24 strand as opposed to 12 strand single braid which is really easy to splice.

Can you show a cleanly cut cross section please?
by iriejohn
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: LE bladder wear by elastic bladder retainer inside tip (Ozone)
Replies: 32
Views: 2585

Re: LE bladder wear by elastic bladder retainer inside tip (Ozone)

Dietsdontworkuk wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:20 pm
I see. Or perhaps odd numbers that aren’t a prime :roll:

I’m such a nerd I took a photo.
Looks like a 10 would fit those bags just nicely. :lol:
by iriejohn
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner kites with the best safety systems?
Replies: 32
Views: 2266

Re: Beginner kites with the best safety systems?

While I agree with your comments on the cloud system, and I believe the cloud system needs to be under tension to release which would not be awesome (someone can clarify), but I would never recommend a rope slider system to a beginner for a myriad of reasons not limited to the addition of one extra...

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