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by merl
Sat May 25, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Skimboard to hydrofoil conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: Skimboard to hydrofoil conversion

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Awesome for a whole 50m.

I didn't reinforce the deck - just added a bit of carbon fiber to the bottom. So, it is not enough to be stiff, it needs to be strong too. Who would have thought? :)
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by merl
Tue May 21, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Inflation funnel
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Inflation funnel

This was mentioned in a recent thread: an inflation wind sock:


https://youtu.be/EE5FFfk94fM?t=235


Very cool!

Reminds me of some tricks we used to inflate arcs (an L-shaped pipe in the tail vent) in the models that didn't have zips.
by merl
Sun May 19, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: DIY wing covers?
Replies: 7
Views: 619

Re: DIY wing covers?

Went with the windscreen cover. Need to use big stitch length otherwise it tears. Just two halves with a simple bit of vecro on the nose. Will see how it holds up. Not a huge amount of protection but should be good enough.
by merl
Fri May 17, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Kiteboarding Line Hack: Get on the Water Faster
Replies: 9
Views: 648

Re: Kiteboarding Line Hack: Get on the Water Faster

I prefer the BRM variant: after making the "T" with the lines, put them under the bar bungee directly, and wind the rest of the lines, doubled over, around the other end of the bar. Otherwise I feel that I risk messing things up...
by merl
Tue May 14, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: DIY wing covers?
Replies: 7
Views: 619

DIY wing covers?

Anyone got cool ideas for making wing covers?
by merl
Mon May 06, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Newind background
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Re: Newind background

Honest but busy one-man show. His focus is on quality rather than speed...
by merl
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Tiny o-rings on flysurfer lines
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: Tiny o-rings on flysurfer lines

I scoured aliexpress a few years back looking for those. I bought some of the fishing ones but they are too thin. Shame since they are so cheap. Would be good to find a cheap source for small but chunky rings.
by merl
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Turn Accelerator by Bruno Legaignoux
Replies: 38
Views: 2943

Re: Kite Turn Accelerator by Bruno Legaignoux

Bruno: appreciate you sharing ideas here. Very interesting. Regarding foil kites, the basic idea of pulling rear and opposite front is well known as a "crossover bar" and you can still buy them for fixed-bridle foils. This is not the same as what flysurfer called a "WAC line " as you need to pull on...
by merl
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Turn Accelerator by Bruno Legaignoux
Replies: 38
Views: 2943

Re: Kite Turn Accelerator by Bruno Legaignoux

How does the safety work?
by merl
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Second Hand
Topic: Storm Voyager III Strutless 12m (Sold)
Replies: 0
Views: 250

Storm Voyager III Strutless 12m (Sold)

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