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by grigorib
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: When kiters say fu****
Replies: 8
Views: 1402

Re: When kiters say fu****

few more cases: - you launch someone's kite and while you still have it in hands he/she starts pulling on the bar hard - you're squeezing last of that lightwind and someone drops a kite in front of you - you keep coming back close to shore to jump just to see there's someone hanging out with a kite ...
by grigorib
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: lightest winds - floaters vs sinkers
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: lightest winds - floaters vs sinkers

jakemoore wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:20 am
My money is on the foiler with an ultralight foil kite and a board that can sink to resist the kite.
A board with thin rails (so they submerge into water well) would be very helpful for the reason you describe above.
Floaty center and thin rails.
by grigorib
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: board - how to MacGyver connection?
Replies: 16
Views: 3721

Re: board - how to MacGyver connection?

Yep. I think filing 3mm, or 1.5mm on each side is doable and simplest way to do it.
Maybe not carbon, but an aluminum plate to mount cheaper setup.
by grigorib
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: board - how to MacGyver connection?
Replies: 16
Views: 3721

Re: board - how to MacGyver connection?

Is the problem both ways or just the width? For the width it’s only a bee’s dick over 3mm different so just open up the hole. If length is also a problem maybe use two existing inserts then do the drill through board for the other 2. It's only width. On length the plate has extra holes which match ...
by grigorib
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: board - how to MacGyver connection?
Replies: 16
Views: 3721

Re: board - how to MacGyver connection?

Right so you keep the carbon mast, but use a different mounting plate, an aluminum mounting plate which you then modify by drilling holes. It's not all one piece right? I assume you have a carbon mast, carbon wing and a carbon mounting plate which you can take off? No, it’s one piece mast and the p...
by grigorib
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: board - how to MacGyver connection?
Replies: 16
Views: 3721

Re: board - how to MacGyver connection?

edt wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:12 pm
Why can't you buy a standard 90mm aluminum mast and just drill some holes in the new mast that fit your current mounting holes?
It’s carbon, I’d prefer to not drill in it...
Widening holes in aluminum plate is a good option just to be able for someone else to use it I guess.
by grigorib
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: board - how to MacGyver connection?
Replies: 16
Views: 3721

board - how to MacGyver connection?

I have a MHL 2013 board with plate connection which has 3.375” width between M8 holes. Any suggestion how to easily modify it, or to use an adapter (not the glue-on) to fit standard 3.5” (90mm) spacing mast to it?
by grigorib
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Second Hand
Topic: Slingshot turbine 2016, 15m +bar
Replies: 2
Views: 828

Re: Slingshot turbine 2016, 15m +bar

1rdee wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:55 pm
sold. sorry
Nothing to be sorry about.
Glad you got someone a great wing and got yourself a proper size!

Which 13m have you got? How does it feel riding it?
by grigorib
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: How much are old kites holding me back?!
Replies: 26
Views: 2759

Re: How much are old kites holding me back?!

Modern kites are shiny Cayennes and not only girls but also guys dig it. Safer, faster, predictable :) ... The Pansh I just took delivery of is no Cayenne but fits OP's budget. ... I still keep an F-Arc for on occasional trip down memory lane. I will have it long after the Pansh is gone. I’d compar...
by grigorib
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: How much are old kites holding me back?!
Replies: 26
Views: 2759

Re: How much are old kites holding me back?!

The question is about of same essence as "how much different would be a new Porsche if I upgrade from old VW Beetle" Well, maybe not as much but still...:) So I'd compare it to choosing between an old Porsche 944 and a Hyundai Accent just a few years old. Unless you really enjoy the soul of an old ...

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