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by sarc
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Q-power line
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: Q-power line

Foil those look like granny (square)knots on the q-power? They make the line MUCH weaker than using figure of 8. I tested years back (no scale, just a 8x pulley and me pulling) and I could easily tell that granny knot q-power broke at much lower tension that figure of 8.
by sarc
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Crack in spreader bar - still OK?
Replies: 9
Views: 425

Re: Crack in spreader bar - still OK?

Thanks everyone for the expert advice! OK I'll throw it in the metal recycle bin. Thank you!
by sarc
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Crack in spreader bar - still OK?
Replies: 9
Views: 425

Crack in spreader bar - still OK?

I don't know much about metal; here's a crack on my Naish spreader bar, the crack is only on the weld and is maybe 5% of the total weld area. Does anyone have experience - should I throw it away or can keep using? p.s. I'm 200 lb and ride hard / crash hard.
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by sarc
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What I am doing wrong there?
Replies: 20
Views: 1080

Re: What I am doing wrong there?

Oh and this one too. Great safety tips for launching!

by sarc
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What I am doing wrong there?
Replies: 20
Views: 1080

Re: What I am doing wrong there?

Please watch this and keep googling, watching youtube and ask questions to experienced riders at your beach!!

by sarc
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: PFD for kiteboarding
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: PFD for kiteboarding

Kayak PDFs work very well and some are quite cheap. I've been using one for last 9-10 years and I forget I have it on. It's a decent impact vest + some peace of mind especially if you get tired fighting waves after a crash etc.
by sarc
Mon May 20, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to describe the windstrength
Replies: 13
Views: 825

Re: How to describe the windstrength

Alrighty kjorn, cheers. :naughty: Kinda on this topic ... when someone says he takes his 9 in 20 to 30 knots, does that mean with or without the gusts? Describing wind strength by kite size is a kooky thing. It's 20 kn gust 25 and my very experienced pal is on a 4m on a surfboard, I'm on a 9m on a ...
by sarc
Tue May 14, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: "Flex tape" brand as substitute for tear-aid?
Replies: 1
Views: 302

"Flex tape" brand as substitute for tear-aid?

I can get "Flex tape" brand repair tape (flexsealproducts.com), less easy access to Tear-Aid type A. Does anyone have experience of Flex tape for canopy and bladder repairs? Thanks
by sarc
Tue May 14, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: So Wright brothers were kiting pioneers
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: So Wright brothers were kiting pioneers

Otto Lilienthal. Lawrence Hargrave. Know your history!!
by sarc
Thu May 02, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How long should kite lines last?
Replies: 21
Views: 929

Re: How long should kite lines last?

It depends a lot on type of line. I've had North lines break on me twice (I didn't die... but never used a North as front line after the 2nd snap) Using maybe 100 sessions/year... Been using Q-Power lines for fronts for last 15 years. I have a set of q-power pro that I retired after 10 solid years (...

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