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by OzBungy
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: A case for full face?
Replies: 60
Views: 7751

Re: A case for full face?

I think full face helmet may reduce the rare risk of facial injury, and massively increase the very likely risk of neck injury. The bucket effect from a full face helmet would be huge. A ski or motocross face shield might be useful. Not sure about the integrated goggles .... or if anybody would actu...
by OzBungy
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: First time in a shallow estuary today.
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Re: First time in a shallow estuary today.

I often ride my foil through the wave zone, over sand bars and turn in the gutters on the inside. On more than one occasion I can feel the foil bouncing off the sand. It's a bit scary but works out well. I do the same thing at the end of a session. It's a bit freaky to flick off and find myself in k...
by OzBungy
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Vibram five finger booties for kiteboarding
Replies: 21
Views: 1399

Re: Vibram five finger booties for kiteboarding

5 Fingers are absolute crap for kitesurfing. The soles are too stiff so they don't fit nicely into straps or pads. They don't come up far enough on your ankle so sand and shell grit get in. It is extremely painful when it works down between your toes. I am perfectly happy with any of the standard su...
by OzBungy
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Making launch safer - learning from the experts
Replies: 40
Views: 3142

Re: Making launch safer - learning from the experts

... Self launching unhooked ... It is not for beginners... I don't get it. Unhooked self-launch is not for beginners. Ok. But experienced kiters should know how to self launch and do it in control and deal with potential malfunctions. So who needs to self launch unhooked? Why would you turn an esse...
by OzBungy
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoil/sportfishing
Replies: 13
Views: 818

Re: Hydrofoil/sportfishing

I have seen lots of dolphins (and pictures of sharks) with propeller cuts along their backs. The dolphins seemed perfectly happy. A foil hitting a shark or dolphin at speed would amount to nothing. I have been tangled in fishing line about 6-7 times. 3-4 times with fishermen casting into the water i...
by OzBungy
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Invisible board after a big wipe out, scared me badly
Replies: 7
Views: 993

Re: Invisible board after a big wipe out, scared me badly

With my smaller foil the board floats foil down. It always drifts downwind back to me, like a naughty puppy. My larger foil floats and the whole board sits up on its side. It can either stay still, or sail itself crosswind away from me. I usually have to drag a bit to get back to it. It is a nightma...
by OzBungy
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha bar repair advice pls
Replies: 27
Views: 2058

Re: Cabrinha bar repair advice pls

No. The knot would be huge and probably block the sliding of the safety line down the tube. Why would you tie a knot? The whole point of splicing is that it is easy and neat and accurate and strong. There's lots of videos and threads on this forum about splicing. As for the thickness of the line. Me...
by OzBungy
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha bar repair advice pls
Replies: 27
Views: 2058

Re: Cabrinha bar repair advice pls

I love love love plastic covered line. I've tried the bare line through the bar systems and they're just garbage. They wear out stupid fast. Even before they wear out they look stuffed. I had one set of plastic covered bars and used them all the time for 7-8 years. The only issues were on the expose...
by OzBungy
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha bar repair advice pls
Replies: 27
Views: 2058

Re: Cabrinha bar repair advice pls

I love love love plastic covered line. I've tried the bare line through the bar systems and they're just garbage. They wear out stupid fast. Even before they wear out they look stuffed. I had one set of plastic covered bars and used them all the time for 7-8 years. The only issues were on the expose...
by OzBungy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Got my hands on the Quark!
Replies: 62
Views: 14412

Re: Got my hands on the Quark!

On the Gopro Fusion, I have edited videos using the ipad app. If you stand and hold the ipad and move it around to frame your shot then it's easy to keep the horizon level and to keep a specific object centred in the frame. FIsheye distortion is a matter of choice when choosing your zoom. It's tempt...

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