Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Search found 24 matches

Go to advanced search

by Kevin Brooker
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Board Build #2
Replies: 10
Views: 578

Re: Board Build #2

I use inconel wire for cutting foam. Thermally stable and very strong. I was also disappointed with basalt. The weave goes away and just looks brown. Holds a lot of resin too which just adds weight. It does sand well and is easy to work with. When my supply is done I can't see myself using it again....
by Kevin Brooker
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Years ago...
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Re: Years ago...

What, no kiteloop. I love seeing this type stuff. The strap across the back is pretty cool too.
by Kevin Brooker
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Re: Hardwater Kiting Global Speed Ranking '17 Week 5. Holy close speeds!
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Re: Re: Hardwater Kiting Global Speed Ranking '17 Week 5. Holy close speeds!

I am aware of the kite's safety system being less than optimal. This is the newest kite I have and the rest are fixed bridles which pull like crazy and can go fast but there are essentially no safety systems and power delivery is absolutely binary; they wallow in the air until the inflation pressure...
by Kevin Brooker
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Re: Hardwater Kiting Global Speed Ranking '17 Week 5. Holy close speeds!
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Re: Hardwater Kiting Global Speed Ranking '17 Week 5. Holy close speeds!

Thanks for hosting the GSR. Most likely I'll never take the top spot but it is fun submitting even a relatively slow speed just for S&Gs.
by Kevin Brooker
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: sharpening edges for icy conditions
Replies: 4
Views: 700

Re: sharpening edges for icy conditions

I'll add another degree to the edge, crank down the bindings and see what happens. Thanks again for the advice.
by Kevin Brooker
Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: sharpening edges for icy conditions
Replies: 4
Views: 700

Re: sharpening edges for icy conditions

The skis are dedicated kite boards. They are an older pair of Tua Monte tele boards driven by a pair of Scarpa T2s. These have minimal sidecut. The tele boots won't be as laterally or even longitudinally as stiff as some form of alpine boot. If the ice is like in the pictures I'll drive the DN60 and...
by Kevin Brooker
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: sharpening edges for icy conditions
Replies: 4
Views: 700

sharpening edges for icy conditions

I just had a great session on a frozen lake. Flat ice with a layer of firm styro-snow adhered. There were patches of ice I needed to cross which were interesting. The edges on my skis are set at a 1 degree base and 2 degree edges. This held okay but the ice was a bit textured and they tended to slid...
by Kevin Brooker
Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Foil Kites
Replies: 166
Views: 18763

Re: DIY Foil Kites

I have tried to pull the loop back as you have shown but have no luck. The fid seems to pop out of the tubular weave and I have no joy getting it back in. Any tips or hints on getting the fid to stay inside the weave?

Really enjoying the build and photos. Thanks again for posting.
by Kevin Brooker
Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: help ID year and de-power problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1307

Re: help ID year and de-power problem

After a bit of research the EMS branding tells me it is an 04. The depower issue was mitigated by shortening the front lines about 2" which made the trip cleat actually able to fie tune the kite. More wind did help and in 15kts the kite flies pretty good. Even though it is old technology and not too...
by Kevin Brooker
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Kite surf to snow kite transition
Replies: 11
Views: 1542

Re: Kite surf to snow kite transition

If you can, find an area without tracks or snowmachine traffic. The little bits of crust will grab lines and can make relaunches frustrating. Kiting in lakes, crash gear is a must if there are ice fishermen on the lake. the ice hole volcanoes get buried and hurt like hell when you hit them. An ice s...

Go to advanced search

cron