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by foam-n-fibre
Mon May 11, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: kiteboard repair
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: kiteboard repair

Mask around the edge where you don't want to get epoxy on it with something thin like clear packing tape. Ideally get liquid epoxy, not that squeeze tube junk. You only need a tiny bit - do you know anyone who has some? Mix epoxy with a structural filler or if all else fails finely chopped fibers fr...
by foam-n-fibre
Mon May 11, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Please help reopening Cabarete. Answer just question
Replies: 16
Views: 891

Re: Please help reopening Cabarete. Answer JUST question

Ottawa, Canada. Parks had been closed except for walking through. Now open parking lots and water access OK as of May 9. Social distancing still continues though
by foam-n-fibre
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: covid 19 closing beaches, any more to report?
Replies: 63
Views: 3446

Re: covid 19 closing beaches, any more to report?

I just heard that Hatteras is closed to visitors. They don't want sick visitors coming out to vacation there. Check the county website https://www.darenc.com/

Peter
by foam-n-fibre
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: tack on the snow
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: tack on the snow

Yes. I'd like to hear more about this. I recently saw some guys doing this on skis with foil kites in light wind. I've never tried but was wondering if it would transfer to the hydrofoil and help my summer progression. Winter is almost over here but hopefully we have 2 or 3 more weeks of snow/ice ri...
by foam-n-fibre
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Wrapping rails neatly
Replies: 16
Views: 897

Re: Wrapping rails neatly

For some applications I use 3M Super 77 spray adhesive to stick carbon to something with a complex shape before wetting it out. Might sound crazy to some, but google it, its commonly done. Turns out that carbon cuts much more cleanly wen it has one side misted with this spray since the fibers hold t...
by foam-n-fibre
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ride engine harness fit, rides up
Replies: 24
Views: 1149

Re: Ride engine harness fit, rides up

Don't underestimate how much how you fly the kite and how your stance affects if the harness rides up. I don't have wide shoulders or anything and in 20 years of kiting i don't think I've had a problem with any harness riding up which can't be solved while riding. If the harness does shift up a bit,...
by foam-n-fibre
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Windsurf board for wing-foiling
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: Windsurf board for wing-foiling

I'm not sure the foil would be in the right place on a windsurf board. I don't think you could pump the board the same. I know on the Naish convertible windsurf and SUP boards they have it set up to have the foil forward for SUP and back for windfoiling. I think you want more of a SUP setup with the...
by foam-n-fibre
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Can you body drag upwind?
Replies: 16
Views: 804

Re: Can you body drag upwind?

Yes I agree the current should not matter if you and the board are in the same water which is moving at the same speed. Another common error that I see in bodydragging is keeping the kite too high, and keeping the head up and the feet down too much. The kite should be well sheeted in and low, and I'...
by foam-n-fibre
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Should I go for foil?
Replies: 22
Views: 1089

Re: Should I go for foil?

Almost every kiter has found themselves in the same situation, where they want to be able to get out riding in lighter winds. Some might argue that foils are better, and that they have a bad reputation for no reason. You would think that if they're that much better without drawbacks then they could ...
by foam-n-fibre
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foot Hooks
Replies: 25
Views: 1809

Re: Foot Hooks

Plummet is right, you want to be able to get away from it sometimes and getting back into the binding would be hard, and have to be done after you fell on every transition for quite a while. Do you ride a surfboard at all or just a twin tip? If you don't ride a surfboard I would suggest you work out...

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