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by ronnie
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: making a safety line with a bungee inside - ideas
Replies: 19
Views: 1299

Re: making a safety line with a bungee inside - ideas

I don't understand what you are trying to do? If you run a rope along the inside of a woven sheath and then put a load on the outer sheath, the sheath will lengthen and reduce it's diameter locking the line inside and prevent it from sliding inside the sheath. I used to buy a Slingshot bungee which ...
by ronnie
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Wings in the surf
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: Wings in the surf

From 7 minutes in this video, is the problem of getting going again in broken waves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXWpH3VP4-A The F-One Swing is quite good at flying on the leash, and if a surf wing would self-zenith on the leash, that could maybe benefit for getting out through shore-break or re...
by ronnie
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Very Strong Winds
Replies: 12
Views: 1133

Re: Very Strong Winds

A wing suit does work - for a downwinder. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWB0enjKImw A wing that flies in a stable way on a leash might suit higher wind (and many other occasions). You sort out the board and then pull the wing to you. The stable wing on a leash hasn't been a focus for development y...
by ronnie
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Waterstart from the off?
Replies: 16
Views: 1025

Re: Waterstart from the off?

Waterstarting a 10 litre board at 7 minutes into this video.
by ronnie
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Offshore winds
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: Offshore winds

I tried paddling in in slightly cross off wind about 10 or 12 knots with a 4m Duotone upside down on the leash behind me. I could make progress into the wind, but could feel the drag of the wind on the wing and was wearing a restrictive thick wetsuit. I deflated the wing, lay on it and paddled in. S...
by ronnie
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Spitfire with standard stab and XL wing
Replies: 9
Views: 603

Re: Spitfire with standard stab and XL wing

Does anyone really know how the Spitfire canard works (apart from the designer?) It may not work the same way as a regular foil - with a stabiliser. For a start, both wings lift upwards, instead of the rear one pushing down. My guess (and it is just a guess) is that they exchange percentages of the ...
by ronnie
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foot Hook advise
Replies: 19
Views: 863

Re: Foot Hook advise

With a board like the Shinnster with a grippy deck pad, ... It might be worth checking out. Thanks ronnie ; but i'm gonna use what i got. I'm about to burn $4K i an engine with a folding prop fro my rigid wing hang glider. If i get anything new, for kiteboarding ; i'm gonna have to make it myself. ...
by ronnie
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foot Hook advise
Replies: 19
Views: 863

Re: Foot Hook advise

With a board like the Shinnster with a grippy deck pad, because it has very little volume, it's easy to put heels on it and sink the rail and the pressure from drifting downwind brings it up to your feet. Instead of walking your feet apart, you could maybe hop them sideways to the waterstart positio...
by ronnie
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: wingfoiling...?
Replies: 17
Views: 1200

Re: wingfoiling...?

I think kite and windfoiling are very much power oriented. The more power you have the better it works. Not enough power then it doesn't work it all. Windfoiling is possibly much more linked to sail power because the rig is locked into place . There's not a lot you can do if you're underpowered. Wi...
by ronnie
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foot Hook advise
Replies: 19
Views: 863

Re: Foot Hook advise

Hi Bille,
Best wishes for a fast and full recovery.

The simplest way to go strapless might be something like the Shinn Waterbird?

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