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by coffeeking
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Sonic2/Race don't have a warranty because of light weight materials...
Replies: 5
Views: 2377

Re: Sonic2/Race don't have a warranty because of light weight materials...

Interesting concept. In the UK you're protected by UK Consumer law and entitled to repair or refund for up to 6 years (depending on "reasonable" expected lifespan of the product), regardless of what the seller wants to say. Unless, of course, you crash it or tear it, or it fails due to fair wear and...
by coffeeking
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: 3 line front line - strength?
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Re: 3 line front line - strength?

Hmm that's a 630kg is line, and does match the 330x2 thought process. Thanks, I'll look to see if I can find a less stretchy/shrinky alternative but that gives me a limit at least.
by coffeeking
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment
Replies: 355
Views: 57731

Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

Doesn't look like CF to me. Carbon powder impregnated maybe, but unless that's painted I can't see any hint of fibres.
by coffeeking
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: My first long swim
Replies: 48
Views: 11585

Re: My first long swim

A detachable board leash would've kept the board from drifting away, no? I always kite with a board leash (reel leash) but it gets constant abuse because people claim it's riskier than no leash. I disagree, and will always use it, having had a similar situation back in about 2005 when the wind flip...
by coffeeking
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: 3 line front line - strength?
Replies: 2
Views: 617

3 line front line - strength?

Anyone know what line strength/diam FS use on the front of their old 3 liners? measuring mine it looks flat and about 5mmx2mm. The only replacements I can find are 2.5mm at ~570kg and 3mm at 1000kg. 3MM seems a bit OTT?
by coffeeking
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Psycho2 convert to FLS
Replies: 12
Views: 4627

Re: Psycho2 convert to FLS

FLS not possible on a 3-liner, but the FDS works fine. I made/used one on my old 3-line FS Titan 15.5, and several other kites since. Reposting http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=1004813#p1004813 ...added a 5th line safety because I was not sure how it would behave/pull if the wind picked up....
by coffeeking
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Psycho2 convert to FLS
Replies: 12
Views: 4627

Re: Psycho2 convert to FLS

3->4 line is a lot of work for an old kite. I would go FDS. Yes, I think I was just coming full circle on that too! The joys of trying to revamp older kit! I'll follow the notation on the P3 line plan and make up my own FDS - careful testing in light wind should give me a hint if it's going to be p...
by coffeeking
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Psycho2 convert to FLS
Replies: 12
Views: 4627

Re: Psycho2 convert to FLS

Have you changed the Psycho2 to 4 lines? If it's a 3 line kite you are in for a surprise. Dug it back out again and unfurled it in the living room. It's 3 line. Weird, was CONVINCED it was 4. Now time to see how best to split the centre line into 2 and maybe try to replicate the bridle/lines of the...
by coffeeking
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Psycho2 convert to FLS
Replies: 12
Views: 4627

Re: Psycho2 convert to FLS

Yeah I noticed that on one image and ended up giving FS a call. They recommended not using FDS on the Psycho2 due to the shape of the canopy not being ideal, but going for FLS instead. Happy with that, I'll prusik myself a loop and at least have a consistent system across my kites. Thanks for your h...
by coffeeking
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Psycho2 convert to FLS
Replies: 12
Views: 4627

Re: Psycho2 convert to FLS

Hmm it came as a 4 line from the previous owner (V down near the bar) - not sure if the bar is original, but I guess it is. I can't seem to find details of the FDS that doesn't leave some of it to the imagination (kite end) but I'm guessing it's a 5th line the full length from leash to middle of can...

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