Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Search found 668 matches

Go to advanced search

by Carlos_C
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Help re-tuning a Sonic 2, am I on the correct path? Bridle/mixer
Replies: 8
Views: 545

Re: Help re-tuning a Sonic 2, am I on the correct path? Bridle/mixer

I had an issue - once with the my Sonic 2 - would not inflate - wing tips kept collapsing - re did the mixer - even though it was not off - and since then has been perfect - for me at approx 70 kg the 13 is the biggest kite I will need for a twin tip
by Carlos_C
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: I bought a Flysurfer Pulse2 6m...
Replies: 25
Views: 971

Re: I bought a Flysurfer Pulse2 6m...

This inspires me to get my 6mt pulse 2 out of the attic and give it a go again...all I remember is that the kite was one of the easiest to relaunch .....almost has an autorelaunch
by Carlos_C
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil kites on wet beaches
Replies: 38
Views: 2255

Re: Foil kites on wet beaches

If you've got a sand covered wet foil kite - easiest solution is to drop it into the water whilst flying it - or fly one tip into the water then the other - or you fly it till it dries.
by Carlos_C
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil kites on wet beaches
Replies: 38
Views: 2255

Re: Foil kites on wet beaches

In my experience foil kites would start showing signs of age at 100 hours. LEI kites are still going strong at over 200 hours. Funny I have Psycho 3's from 2006 - going strong - the odd replaced bridle - but not much else - my 2009 Fuel with much less hours on it is held together with spinnaker tape
by Carlos_C
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Foil Kite Self Landing Stick
Replies: 12
Views: 832

Re: Foil Kite Self Landing Stick

still think an ikea bag with carabiner attached works well - fill full of sand and its going nowhere-
by Carlos_C
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: an ultimate weapon for marginal wind ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3613

Re: an ultimate weapon for marginal wind ?

That looks like a Mastair .......if anyone is interested I have a crispy 16 mt Mastair with an untested speed system added by that chap in switzerland - cant remember what it was called now. The Mastair pulls like a truck and is way to powerful for me....but if anyone is interested.
by Carlos_C
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: First non c kite in 20 years
Replies: 3
Views: 531

Re: First non c kite in 20 years

I have 5 line and 4 line fuels - the 4 line fuels are so much better...all bloody old and all work well
by Carlos_C
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The perfect Surfer - Electric - Car ?
Replies: 61
Views: 3988

Re: The perfect Surfer - Electric - Car ?

Professor David Mckay addressed a lot of this in his book "sustainable energy without the hot air" his website has a readable version - essentially he looks at the energy need of the UK and looks at what is needed to replace fossil fuels https://withouthotair.com/ its quite readable and gives an ide...
by Carlos_C
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The perfect Surfer - Electric - Car ?
Replies: 61
Views: 3988

Re: The perfect Surfer - Electric - Car ?

Fukishima had some bad design there were two other reactors hit by the Tsunami on Onagawa was even closer to the epicentre If we go on mass to electric vehicles and start heating our homes with electric rather than gas .......renewables will not atm be able to cope with that demand and we either hav...
by Carlos_C
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Chris Calthrop RIP
Replies: 23
Views: 3521

Re: Chris Calthrop RIP

Bugger - I remember seeing him out at one of my local spots in Kent Uk - boosting huge on his Blades...guy was a legend.

RIP

Go to advanced search