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by merl
Thu May 28, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wichard Snap Shackles - why so much $$$?!
Replies: 17
Views: 719

Re: Wichard Snap Shackles - why so much $$$?!

Ronstan RF6110 can be released under load of 100 kg. But there is no accidental unlocks. You have said this before, so I am curious: what is the source of this info - personal tests? The pulling force you need on the ring will without doubt be proportional to the load, right? So how much force do y...
by merl
Mon May 18, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Whichard as mini chicken loop
Replies: 34
Views: 1418

Re: Whichard as mini chicken loop

I used a wichard attached to my harness for many years. The key to making these kind of releases spinning is to have the mini leash attached above the swivel. I also added a bearing swivel and it worked well. You really only want one of these, attached to the harness, not one per bar. But this is al...
by merl
Sat May 16, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: rear line adjusters for bar
Replies: 69
Views: 2759

Re: rear line adjusters for bar

Assuming that this thread is about rear line trim adjustment for a foiling bar... I understand the allure of a rear line adjustment system but the drawback is the complexity. Why not just go with a minimalistic cam cleat on an above the bar trim system. My KISS bar is simple and functional, all par...
by merl
Fri May 15, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: rear line adjusters for bar
Replies: 69
Views: 2759

Re: rear line adjusters for bar

omg wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 9:51 pm


Sounds really good, but do you have a pic on it please? I just didn’t undertand this, sorry :(
Don't hold your breath...
by merl
Wed May 13, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Building a tiki
Replies: 8
Views: 749

Re: Building a tiki

- wood type & glassing : difficult to find paulownia (in europe), glassing on wood is not that easy (it does take in unevenly the resin, and can be quite heavy) I'm not sure exactly where you are, but a number of countries in Europe have a hardware store called Bauhaus. https://www.bauhaus.eu/ They...
by merl
Wed May 13, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1054
Views: 72632

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

merl, you have found issues when riding 4 lines you say? Odd so many riding 4 lines also, havent :roll: But maybe you push these kites a lot more into extremes, than most of us, so interesting :wink: 8) Peter I admit, I made it all up :) But the point is not 4 vs 5 lines but whether you remove the ...
by merl
Wed May 13, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1054
Views: 72632

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Fair enough. Maybe what I experienced something that was specific to my kite. Maybe it was bedding in or something. It's a reversible procedure so I won't warn people off trying it- im 202 cm/90 kg and by using smallest possible kite - i load it more than using bigger kite /load per area/ Im also us...
by merl
Tue May 12, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1054
Views: 72632

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

tomtom wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 6:19 pm
Yet I put it down with no perceived problems. :)
You are light(?) and by your own admission use the smallest possible kite for the conditions. In that case I am not surprised that you had no perceived problems, but not everyone will be like you!
by merl
Tue May 12, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1054
Views: 72632

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

... ordered a 5m ! do you confirm I can connect to a standard 4 line bar and forget the 5th 're-ride" line on the peak 4 ? Confirm, I even disconnect internal B safe cross line from kite - because after time it will start deform tip cells. Remember if it flaps you need smaller size. :) I'd say don'...
by merl
Mon May 11, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: How I built my own kite surfing bar
Replies: 99
Views: 10623

Re: How I built my own kite surfing bar

Thanks for this. Very clever - the elastic is under constant degree of tension, so you can have it set so a small amount of the adjustment line always protrudes, like in your picture. That is definitely easier to use that what I did with the elastic fixed at one end.

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