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by OzBungy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 33% or 50% size gap for foiling quiver
Replies: 31
Views: 1406

Re: 33% or 50% size gap for foiling quiver

... I travel to kite somewhat a lot so conditions change and I wouldn’t want to carry few too many kites and I hate to foil overpowered so I would hate to fly 9 when all I need is 7. ... You need to learn to love "overpowered" foiling. That will add massively to your fun and pleasure. I'm not sayin...
by OzBungy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil kites on wet beaches
Replies: 33
Views: 1914

Re: Foil kites on wet beaches

Just reading an article about paraglider cloth. It says the coatings provide dimensional stability, resistance to porosity, strength, and UV resistance. Physical wear and tear can damage the coatings, which in turn reduces the performance of the fabric. They warn about abrasion from sand and salt cr...
by OzBungy
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Required Products
Replies: 10
Views: 683

Re: Required Products

+1 or a quick release that always works when you want it, but doesn’t self release when you don’t. A valve and and/or cover that doesn’t damage the canopy fabric where it rubs. A helmet that fits, isn’t uncomfortable, and doesn’t cause neck injuries. Kite bars with long trim travel and no metal part...
by OzBungy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: extend the low end; single skin, cloud, foil kite?
Replies: 40
Views: 1815

Re: extend the low end; single skin, cloud, foil kite?

I think you would be much better off working on your skills and understanding your current gear instead of buying specialist kites. The OR Flite is an excellent light wind kite. If you can tether or drift launch then you should have no trouble keeping the kite in the air. If there is literally too l...
by OzBungy
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Stainless L key torx
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: Stainless L key torx

In my experience the only things that are hard to tighten are worn hex heads. It's really hard to get the leverage to get the screw tight so you end up overtightening them and further damaging the head and/or the driver. With a Torx head you get a very positive lock on the screw head. It is easy to ...
by OzBungy
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Revisiting the "how low can you go" (light wind) discussion, but with actual data.
Replies: 18
Views: 971

Re: Revisiting the "how low can you go" (light wind) discussion, but with actual data.

To put low wind riding into context, when riding on my foil 8 knots on the GPS feels almost stationary. I need to be going 12 knots to feel that I am riding comfortably. So that means in 4 knots you're going to be riding at 2-3 times wind speed. Before that happens you're going to have done some kin...
by OzBungy
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Revisiting the "how low can you go" (light wind) discussion, but with actual data.
Replies: 18
Views: 971

Re: Revisiting the "how low can you go" (light wind) discussion, but with actual data.

I am not sure how practical it is to quantify how light the wind is. I doubt if you can accurately measure the wind you are kiting in. You have the natural variability of the wind and turbulence at ground level. Compression zones. Even the turbulence off your hand makes a difference. Possibly the bi...
by OzBungy
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Stainless L key torx
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: Stainless L key torx

I use a T-handle wrench. The weight of the T-handle acts as a flywheel and spins the screw very fast. It's quicker than an electric screwdriver without the risk of crossthreading. Finger pressure on the T-handle is enough to get the screws tight without the risk of overtightening. It's not stainless...
by OzBungy
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula
Replies: 69
Views: 6433

Re: Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula

I am wondering if COVID-19 might be bad timing for Aluula kites. The Australian stock market has just lost all the gains since 2016. Businesses will be shut or working under reduced service. Lots of people won't be able to go to work. Schools are being closed. People will be less likely to spend up ...
by OzBungy
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: foiling is surfing
Replies: 48
Views: 2470

Re: foiling is surfing

You guys need to stop talking about surfing and kiting and all the rest and go and do some masturbating. It feels better and it is far more useful. It doesn't matter what you call it. It is awesome. PS. There's a fairly good look at the gear and a discussion at 4:00-4:40 Possibly the greatest piece ...

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