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by foam-n-fibre
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Heel Straps
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Re: Heel Straps

I remember mucking around with heel straps abut 20 years ago. They helped at first but I was so glad to not be using them after that. With the right kind of footwear (or bare feet) and the right straps and technique you should not need them. The most common problem I think it having big clunky non-w...
by foam-n-fibre
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why does a kite lose pressure when tumbled in waves?
Replies: 19
Views: 1643

Re: Why does a kite lose pressure when tumbled in waves?

For you guys doing PV=nRT type calculations remember that we need to adjust for atmospheric pressure too. If a kite is measuring 8psi, then it is 8 psi higher than the 15 psi atmospheric pressure. For all the calculations we need to add 15psi to our kite pressure. That is the true pressure within th...
by foam-n-fibre
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Wingfoil boom or handles?
Replies: 53
Views: 5443

Re: Wingfoil boom or handles?

Hi, I thought I would just bump this topic up to the surface to see if the current thought on handles vs boom had changed much after another season. Also I see the 2021 Cabrinha will come with longer handles you can slide your hands around on, so that's a hybrid between the two. Maybe others are doi...
by foam-n-fibre
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Incredible Lofting Story From The Great Lakes
Replies: 67
Views: 19651

Re: Incredible Lofting Story From The Great Lakes

The additional comment I would add is that this situation should have been avoided completely. From what I hear from someone there that day the dark clouds could be seen coming for about 45 minutes. Not every rain/squall line is super dangerous, but some are. Part of the problem here is that peoples...
by foam-n-fibre
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: SP80 The Swiss challenger in pursuit of the World Sailing Speed Record helms its first prototype
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: SP80 The Swiss challenger in pursuit of the World Sailing Speed Record helms its first prototype

King of the air? Sure, when the foil breaches it will be epic, boosting super high. Hopefully the pilot can steer the kite a lot or it will pendulum under the kite and create a huge mess!
by foam-n-fibre
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Advice on fixing pinholes on canopy
Replies: 15
Views: 1490

Re: Advice on fixing pinholes on canopy

This fix above from OzBungy is spot on. I've seen some pretty major tears across a canopy fixed with this method fixed on vacation when there are no other options. Alcohol wipe first and heat are both good. I might add to use a credit card to really squeeze on the tape on a bigger fix.

Peter
by foam-n-fibre
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Does duck stance on TT wreck knees?
Replies: 11
Views: 912

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: 460

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: 460

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: 2018

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...

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