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by foam-n-fibre
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Does duck stance on TT wreck knees?
Replies: 11
Views: 697

Re: Does duck stance on TT wreck knees?

My footstraps and pads might be set up "duck" but when I sail my hips rotate to face more forward, and my feet rotate within the straps to take a more natural angle with the back foot at 90 degrees to the board, and the front foot more angled than the straps. I could never ride with the feet locked ...
by foam-n-fibre
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Footstrap inserts rotating - Help needed!
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: Footstrap inserts rotating - Help needed!

Here is a good source for new inserts if you need them https://snowboardmaterials.com/index.php/materials/binding-inserts With a think plastic cover over them they are great to keep resin out until you drill them open with a countersink. Or maybe there are lots of inserts and you just need to use a ...
by foam-n-fibre
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Footstrap inserts rotating - Help needed!
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: Footstrap inserts rotating - Help needed!

If they are rotating then you are going to have to do a repair anyway. Or, are we talking about a twin tip with thin metal inserts or a surfboard with deeper plastic inserts?

Peter
by foam-n-fibre
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Large foil floats, any ideas?
Replies: 27
Views: 1539

Re: Large foil floats, any ideas?

I've had a board/foil combo that tracks off pretty well, but a newer board I have with the same foil does not have balanced wind load and so it turns more and does not go in a straight line. I love this feature of my board, it's always ready for launch, but I can see it would be less good when its r...
by foam-n-fibre
Mon May 11, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: kiteboard repair
Replies: 5
Views: 355

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: 1026

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: 3706

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: 692

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: 1165

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: 1316

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,...

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