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by Jyoder
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 104
Views: 21661

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

I don’t have a CCS. While my bar has a white stopper ball that is its only function. I’m using an old Flysurfer leash Quick release. Here is an old pic, but I have since reversed it so it stays attached to harness, not the bar, when activated. Yes that means line has to be under tension, but this is...
by Jyoder
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 104
Views: 21661

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

Another two sessions today, and be on 9m and one on 5.5m cloud, foiling in gusty winds. Having extra throw to instantly depower makes foiling in nasty winds so much more comfortable. A few crashes where letting go of bar meant it snapped up against stopper ring but no damage or issue. Single skin 22...
by Jyoder
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 104
Views: 21661

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

First foil session with DIY carbon bar on 17m cloud and 5-15mph winds averaging 7-10mph, very variable and gusty. Bar performed amazingly well and extra throw and depower made handling the gusts much easier with such a big kite. Really loaded up the bar pressure but no flex noticeable. Lack of bar e...
by Jyoder
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 104
Views: 21661

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

For 2nd bar experiment, I took your suggestion and used a nylon rod insert for center hole, used a drill and dremel to make hole. Fine grit sand paper wrapped around a pencil to finish. Seems smooth enough.
by Jyoder
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 104
Views: 21661

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

Yes, bearing in mind I have a long long bar throw and am only freeride foiling in light wind with it.
by Jyoder
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 104
Views: 21661

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

Turned out well for first attempt. Wrapping the low friction ring to the bar took at few trial and error attempts but 30 min epoxy pot life helped. Made kind of a mess. I drilled holes and epoxied a bit of poly tubing in bar ends to run rear leaders through. I’ll find some corks or rubber stoppers t...
by Jyoder
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 104
Views: 21661

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

Well my China-sourced items have started to arrive and i’m starting on my bar. I’m thinking i’ll use the low friction ring epoxied to carbon tube with some carbon tow wrapped around. I sanded down the ring on belt sander and finished with paper and broom handle to get a good fit. QR is old flysurfer...
by Jyoder
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: DIY Thick surf foil wings
Replies: 6
Views: 520

DIY Thick surf foil wings

Trend seems to be toward larger foil wings for freeride and waves aka surf foils. Anyone try to build one DIY? Seems to me that the thickness of the profile and slower foiling speed would lessen the challenges of imperfect homemade wings by allowing less expensive materials to be used. Thoughts? I’d...
by Jyoder
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How do you transport (car) your HF?
Replies: 24
Views: 1739

Re: How do you transport (car) your HF?

Good practice i’ve learned when putting gear on roof is never set it up there without tying it down immediately, whether it’s a foil, canoe, or hang glider.

I have clipped a couple tree leaves on the way in to parking lot.

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