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by iriejohn
Wed May 24, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Board size for stronger winds
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Board size for stronger winds

Personally I don't like owning a bunch of stuff, so I just have one surfboard and one twintip, and just ride whichever style I feel like riding that day. I also don't like owning loads of stuff. I'm 82kg/5'11"/old guy with 5/7/9/12m kites that I use with a Shinn Monk* 135x42 twintip in all conditio...
by iriejohn
Sun May 21, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Splicing how to guide
Replies: 95
Views: 7229

Re: Splicing how to guide

This is the easiest Brummel splice I've seen for when one end is fixed and is what I now use (apologies if already posted).

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by iriejohn
Sat May 20, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How does your bar handle center line Twists?
Replies: 48
Views: 1857

Re: How does your bar handle center line Twists?

Was out yesterday and while later rinsing the swivel thought that what it needs is a bit of lubrication. Suddenly realised that I use a superb lubricant spray on the chains of our motorbikes - Wurth Dry Chain Lube! Before I went out today I gave the Slingshot swivel a squirt of it - perfect automati...
by iriejohn
Fri May 19, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Safety Alert: Cabrinha 2017 Power Bracket Seat Replacement
Replies: 19
Views: 1632

Re: Safety Alert: Cabrinha 2017 Power Bracket Seat Replacement

NorCalNomad wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 5:16 pm
... not a year goes by without a Cabrinha safety recall ...
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Always denials of liability then when the shit hits the internet fan the modifications start appearing. No different to Neil Pryde windsurfing products back in the day.
by iriejohn
Thu May 18, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How does your bar handle center line Twists?
Replies: 48
Views: 1857

Re: How does your bar handle center line Twists?

It's kind of random which is why I think some people report no issues. Although, over half of mine have been poor. A few years ago someone on the forum was raving about the Wainman swivel so I bought one to replace my SS one. It spun great by hand but worked no better on the bar than the OEM one it...
by iriejohn
Thu May 18, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How does your bar handle center line Twists?
Replies: 48
Views: 1857

Re: How does your bar handle center line Twists?

Above the bar automatic spinners are unreliable so I prefer below the bar manual untwisters. However, because I never unhook and I don't like redundant junk I've got rid of the CL with the downside that I lose the integrated manual untwist (Slingshot). The plus side is that the automatic spinner is ...
by iriejohn
Wed May 17, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: SS Rally vs. SS Turbine... (12M vs. 13M)
Replies: 45
Views: 4202

Re: SS Rally vs. SS Turbine... (12M vs. 13M)

Flew the Rally 12m with 27.5m lines yesterday. Have to admit that I was surprised how well it flew - at a guess I'd say it was worth 2 maybe 3 knots. Turning was interesting though, delayed action technique required! :lol: Which bar did you use? When I fly my 12M with the 23"x27M bar, it turns fast...
by iriejohn
Wed May 17, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: If you lose your board how is it marked with your contact info?
Replies: 22
Views: 1465

Re: If you lose your board how is it marked with your contact info?

badgb21 wrote:
Fri May 05, 2017 8:36 am
If you want a nice looking label on your board this is it:
http://www.sea-id.com/

I have no connection with the guy, but have used these labels for years. Great product
Can be peeled off and re-used when changing board.
Ships worldwide.
Bought some of these, really good product.
by iriejohn
Mon May 15, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: SS Rally vs. SS Turbine... (12M vs. 13M)
Replies: 45
Views: 4202

Re: SS Rally vs. SS Turbine... (12M vs. 13M)

Flew the Rally 12m with 27.5m lines yesterday. Have to admit that I was surprised how well it flew - at a guess I'd say it was worth 2 maybe 3 knots. Turning was interesting though, delayed action technique required! :lol:
by iriejohn
Thu May 11, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: slingshot oh shit handles
Replies: 25
Views: 1706

Re: slingshot oh shit handles

I had a few hundred metres before I reached land, and the "death loop" video came to mind while I was wondering what I was going to do, so I grabbed one O Shit Handle (rear steering line) and pulled hard. Took all the power out of the kite and I just walked the line to the kite. This particular sit...

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