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by iriejohn
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?
Replies: 663
Views: 84297

Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

topmick wrote:Agreed it's a great idea but the travel for the slider looks a bit short to me.


Then simply move the position of the retaining buttons outwards. Rocket science. ;-)
by iriejohn
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?
Replies: 663
Views: 84297

Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

There will be little load on the stoppers or strap so you could tap 2 x 6mm threads into the rear of the bar and bolt on a couple of 6mm x 25mm nylon washers with a polyester strap secured with 25mm stainless washers, and use some loctite to stop the bolts backing out. You wouldn't drill all the way...
by iriejohn
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?
Replies: 663
Views: 84297

Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

It does not seem to slide very well when powered up, just to sticky for me to like the feel. Tried to shorten the travel distance also but still not the right feel for me. Good luck, hope it works better for you. Now I added a teflon tape and it slides like hell!!! 20170224_181508.jpg Nem0, can you...
by iriejohn
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New kitesurfer - need help buying my first kite
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: New kitesurfer - need help buying my first kite

Hey, Tazw. Welcome. There is some good advice in this thread, so I'll not repeat it. But I do think you are right about the 9m size, and I'd be careful about the "biggest kite first" advice. I'd rephrase that advice. If you assume that you'll eventually have a 3-kite quiver (say 7m, 9m, 1...
by iriejohn
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: "New Technology"
Replies: 123
Views: 8950

Re: "New Technology"

LetsFlyaKite wrote:This is your chance to make me look like an idiot...


No need, you just keep on going, you're doing a great job of it all by yourself! Image
by iriejohn
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Conversion of an Airush Smartbar 5 to a Slingshot Compstick Sentinel type bar
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: Conversion of an Airush Smartbar 5 to a Slingshot Compstick Sentinel type bar

ciscokitesurfer wrote:thank you


You're welcome. :-)

I know I could remove the cleat because my arms are long enough to reach full depower trim and the swivel, but I'm lazy.

I would welcome constructive comments from anyone who can see ways of simplifying this set up.
by iriejohn
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: on long lines. How long?
Replies: 13
Views: 940

Re: on long lines. How long?

I'm going to try 29m lines with my Slingshot Rally 12m and Shinn King G 146x46 this summer.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2395364
by iriejohn
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Conversion of an Airush Smartbar 5 to a Slingshot Compstick Sentinel type bar
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Conversion of an Airush Smartbar 5 to a Slingshot Compstick Sentinel type bar

This is posted in response to a request from ciscokitesurfer in this thread: http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2395231&p=962509 I have an Airush Smartbar 5 with 24 metre lines to which I've added 5 metre Ozone lines = 29 metres to use with my 2017 Rally 12m and Shinn King G 146 x ...
by iriejohn
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: on long lines. How long?
Replies: 13
Views: 940

Re: on long lines. How long?

Bruce Buffer wrote:https://vimeo.com/139274398


Need good eyesight to do that! :lol:
by iriejohn
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: "New Technology"
Replies: 123
Views: 8950

Re: "New Technology"

Step away from the keyboard and go and kite. Reminds me of a legendary story (probably untrue). “Word Perfect Technical support; may I help you?” “Yes, well, I’m having trouble with WordPerfect.” “What sort of trouble?” “Well, I was just typing along, and all of a sudden the words went away.” “Went...

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