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by fluidity
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 134
Views: 27338

Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

Is impact resistance an issue. So far my opinion is that it is not Actually it can be. Carbon fibre alone will snap like glass and can cut hands up if over stressed. Blend it in with dynema, kevlar or innegra, especially on a sandwiched layer and it will likely still hang together. Also, the softer...
by fluidity
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Clamcleat, how to do?
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: Clamcleat, how to do?

Old tried and tested trick: you can take a regular clamcleat and bolt it directly onto the dyneema. The bolts will go through the weave if you open them up with a fat knitting needle. You need a back plate like the ones you have on footstraps or at least decent sized washers. [Edit: I just saw that...
by fluidity
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: 24 hr epoxy cured in 1 hr
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: 24 hr epoxy cured in 1 hr

I've had the same effect, especially with microsphere fillers. Of which you'd need a lot less resin than normal anyway, it bulks up the resin a lot.
by fluidity
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Designed foil behaviour?
Replies: 11
Views: 1069

Re: Designed foil behaviour?

Thanks plummet, finally got around to watching that video and it's clear now. :D
by fluidity
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Designed foil behaviour?
Replies: 11
Views: 1069

Re: Designed foil behaviour?

Thanks evan, plummet and tomtom. plummet, I'm trying to understand your bottom right diagram. I think critical is that the feet combined with the foil and stabiliser control a pivot point. Without the stabiliser the board would be super sensitive and likely near impossible to gybe. With acceleration...
by fluidity
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Designed foil behaviour?
Replies: 11
Views: 1069

Re: Designed foil behaviour?

Interesting attitudes and comments to my query about a deviation from what's still a pretty new sport, even for kiteboarding which is also so brand new that it's barely a generation old! I'm a bit disappointed though that I had to work out for myself the most basic issue (and only technically hard t...
by fluidity
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Most Important Skill To Develop For the Entry & Future Kite Foiler
Replies: 11
Views: 1995

Re: The Most Important Skill To Develop For the Entry & Future Kite Foiler

Interesting post!
I've not foiled before but i saw something similar. I might have to construct myself an unpowered onewheel and try it with a kite :thumb:
by fluidity
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Designed foil behaviour?
Replies: 11
Views: 1069

Designed foil behaviour?

Hi all, I've not ridden foil before. I usually design and build my own stuff (I'm currently riding my own 4'th design twintip which I resin infusion moulded.) So two questions, the answer to the first may influence the feasibility of the second: 1. On an average foil setup, what's the difference in ...
by fluidity
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: 2 straps versus 3 straps
Replies: 18
Views: 1475

Re: 2 straps versus 3 straps

I used to windsurf and the wider the board and/or the longer the fin, the more leverage you need to hold the edge. That's why light wind high volume boards have 4 straps.
by fluidity
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: PSA: Check your harness - Friend of mine got luck, really lucky
Replies: 21
Views: 2792

Re: PSA: Check your harness - Friend of mine got luck, really lucky

Beware not just the strap's condition but the stitching too. I had a 2'nd hand mystic strap stitching come loose mid jump a couple of years ago. Especially hanging them up in the sun will degrade the stitching. For the last year an a half I've been using an old (20years old + ?) Neil Pryde windsurfi...

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