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by Jyoder
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: For an absolute newbie
Replies: 37
Views: 1908

Re: For an absolute newbie

Is your kiting site shallow? Ideally it would be shallow enough to stand but deep enough to foil with a short mast. You will be dropping the kite a lot and swimming in a lot will suck your energy and ambition.
by Jyoder
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: neoprene sock non-skid coating replacement?
Replies: 1
Views: 286

neoprene sock non-skid coating replacement?

Winter is coming. Last year I used 6mm neoprene socks in cold weather/water but I noticed recently the non-skid coating is almost gone. Anyone know if any of the various spray or paint-on rubber non-skid sock products work on neoprene?
by Jyoder
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Pansh Aurora II vs A15me
Replies: 48
Views: 2955

Re: Pansh Aurora II vs A15me

Has anyone tried the “new” Genesis 6m for higher wind foiling?
by Jyoder
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 125
Views: 25093

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

Very similar to what I did, though I didn't make the insert slug long enough, as purposeful destructive testing shows. I broke it over my leg by pushing hard on the ends. Don't try to ride unhooked. :D
by Jyoder
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 125
Views: 25093

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

If going minimalist and light weight, better with hole through the bar. This is one I made for a local kiter, some reinforcement around center hole, graphite/epoxy coating for low friction. I also reinforced my own and it’s holding up fine.
by Jyoder
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Life guard saves kiteboarder
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Life guard saves kiteboarder

When a freak gust turns a hydrofoil board into a twin tip and throws a kiteboarder on the rocks, an observant life guard dives to the rescue.

https://youtu.be/5KrTZxfIAas?t=65

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by Jyoder
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 125
Views: 25093

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

Just a heads up. My single skin bar cracked at the hole. Oddly the crack started at the top not the bottom. I plan to epoxy some carbon around it for a fix. In the mean time, i’ve been using my first carbon bar with offset hole made from low friction ring lashed to bar and I actually like it a LOT. ...
by Jyoder
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: BRM Clouds arbitrage opportunity
Replies: 10
Views: 1505

Re: BRM Clouds arbitrage opportunity

Where are Brm cloud kites made? Isn’t it China like all the rest?
by Jyoder
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Riding powered: Seat vs Waist Harness
Replies: 19
Views: 1465

Re: Riding powered: Seat vs Waist Harness

Foilers don’t need to flag out. 😈
by Jyoder
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice!
Replies: 277
Views: 110478

Re: The Safety Topic: please post your experience and advice!

I hardly ever get to kite in winds over 25 knots and I kite a lot since taking up foiling. Finally got a really strong day a few weeks ago. I had forgotten how stressful high wind launching and landing is, even with assist, and I was on my tiny 5.5m. The regular non-foiling wind speed to kite size a...

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