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by BWD
Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anyone Making Integrated Pad and Strap Setup?
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

Don't know of any offset plates. You could try NSI stick-on inserts, see, or might have to make your own plates, if you like plates....
by BWD
Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: wood vs. foam core, which is stronger
Replies: 10
Views: 1680

By their website, there is a lot more than wood in a nobile core. They have a good rep and I have not heard of them breaking a lot. I would not worry about it. More thread drift: Core impacts frequency response/damping/ride quality. In all-wood or wood core/Eglass boards, core is not as separated fr...
by BWD
Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Windwing BatWing Demo in NJ Wed 04-18
Replies: 42
Views: 6492

windwing site actually has a video already showing the relaunch -I think it is the one at the HR sand bar. Looks good, although it twists around the skinny middle part a lot, it does not invert or bowtie, and launches fast. Need to see more "action, " though. :-? I hope to make it to Hatteras to dem...
by BWD
Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Windsurfers are not dicks
Replies: 21
Views: 2528

Right on,
Don't be a one sport wonder!
As for dress, i say
Trunks when warm,
Rubber when cold.
Don't think you are fooling anyone
wrapping your rubber in
-swim trunks
-kite pants
-Tin foil
...Only your riding really reveals you're nuts,
as well as your sanity!
by BWD
Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Spin Lock Stopper
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Hhmm. That file name on your picture says spinlock, but there is actually a company called spinlock that makes rope clutches/stoppers, different from that one. They are a little bulkier but they are designed to release under load using a lever on the cam that grips the rope. I have used one on my ki...
by BWD
Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Windwing Batwing 15.5 video!!
Replies: 22
Views: 3273

Bat center shape is good for twist (traditionally underexecuted in LEI design), but also the big wingtips are the rudders. Big rudders in low speed (kite) flight envelope work better. Big tips apply small pressure over a large area to generate the needed force faster , rapidly develop twist/lift/tur...
by BWD
Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 4-line C vs. 5-line C
Replies: 38
Views: 4657

Re: PhysioRol Upside down flying with fuel '05 is an issue, just keep the bar close, and pull the 5th in a bit more to turn the kite over. If you do this, you can also pull in on the flying lines a little once the kite flies upside down and it will descend. Also, don't release the kite from zenith! ...
by BWD
Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why can't I hold down any power?
Replies: 22
Views: 2624

If the pads are wrong you may feel bumps under your feet where they should not be, or your feet overhanging the edge of the pad. If the straps are wrong you will feel them digging in to one side or the other of your feet (switch side to side) or into the top of your feet (switch heel to toe). Or if ...
by BWD
Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Whats the best kite for GUsTs....
Replies: 29
Views: 3235

The 5th line idea is control. The kite rarely relaunches without you telling it to. Like having an obedient dog. As far as time goes, I have had the full gamut of experiences: 1 second (lucky fluke, rare, "bounces" off water) 5 second (minor wipeout, quick reaction, grabbing 5th before kite can get ...
by BWD
Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Windy hurricane season ahead for the USA
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Maybe just as stormy as last year :wink:
(intense forecast, followed by weaker storms and zero landfalls....)

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