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by iriejohn
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Problem with Ratchet Straps Tightening
Replies: 9
Views: 809

Re: Problem with Ratchet Straps Tightening

Forgot to say, another problem I found with the "ratchet straps" was that if I crashed and then knocked the top of the straps while getting my feet back in they 'clicked' and closed up a few 'notches' under the pressure on the top making them too small to get feet back in. The only way to re-open th...
by iriejohn
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Tech Tips: Brummel Splice
Replies: 87
Views: 28537

Re: Kite Tech Tips: Brummel Splice

You might find this interesting.

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by iriejohn
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New bandage for cuts - ZipStitch
Replies: 15
Views: 2011

Re: New bandage for cuts - ZipStitch

Even the hospital emergency room doctors at my local hospital in the U.S. are using glue on cuts, they did with a one inch cut across my temple. Put 3 layers of glue, they say an advantage is no holes from stitches. Even the hospital emergency room doctors at my local hospital in the U.S. are using...
by iriejohn
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Problem with Ratchet Straps Tightening
Replies: 9
Views: 809

Re: Problem with Ratchet Straps Tightening

^^^ Had the same problem, Shinn straps are made by SP Boarding as I guess the above Nobile straps are.

Link: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2395058&start=10
by iriejohn
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fireball with slider bar question
Replies: 13
Views: 989

Re: Fireball with slider bar question

You guys are seriously endangering yourselves with those setups! There is no where near enough space for the folded latch of the fireball QR to safely pass through those setups. You need lots of space for that QR latch to swing through cleanly when you release. Hi Slappysan, the clearance of the or...
by iriejohn
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Eye Protection Goggles that can be used with helmet
Replies: 26
Views: 10792

Re: Eye Protection Goggles that can be used with helmet

By choice I use polarised sunglasses when kiting in bright sun and when skiing use polarised photochromic goggles (Zeal). Do you feel that it is difficult to see down in ditches or the underside of cornices (depth perception where there is no direct sunlight) when snowkiting with polarized goggles?...
by iriejohn
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Eye Protection Goggles that can be used with helmet
Replies: 26
Views: 10792

Re: Eye Protection Goggles that can be used with helmet

......they're too foggy or dark (polarized) and I can't see anything when riding, or because the vision just sucks and ruins my riding experience. My take on polarized glasses is that they are not for kiting. Seems like they ruin my ability to read the wave. Even with snow goggles on the snow, I am...
by iriejohn
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fireball with slider bar question
Replies: 13
Views: 989

Re: Fireball with slider bar question

316 stainless 5mm ring with 30mm ID with a minimum breaking load of over 800kg works fine. If you think 800kg is not enough use a forged ring (eg Wichard) but in any case you'll have far worse problems in life if the above 800kg is exceeded ...
by iriejohn
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Eye Protection Goggles that can be used with helmet
Replies: 26
Views: 10792

Re: Eye Protection Goggles that can be used with helmet

Tried a bunch of glasses and always ended up losing or ditching them, either because they get ripped off my face and get lost, or because they're too foggy or dark (polarized) and I can't see anything when riding, or because the vision just sucks and ruins my riding experience. I went looking for g...
by iriejohn
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fireball with slider bar question
Replies: 13
Views: 989

Re: Fireball with slider bar question

A 5mm 316 stainless Eye-to-Eye swivel will typically have a breaking load of over 800kg. I use a swivel as the basis for my wheeled rope slider. https://www.therevcounter.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=42005&d=1536176241 (In fact I don't use this any more, I have a Wainman above-the-bar swivel wh...

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