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by merl
Sun May 19, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: DIY wing covers?
Replies: 6
Views: 493

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: 506

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: 6
Views: 493

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: 854

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: 480

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: 2920

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: 2920

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: 238

Storm Voyager III Strutless 12m (Sold)

Sold
by merl
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: PLKB Nova Out Now
Replies: 5
Views: 726

Re: PLKB Nova Out Now

Price?
by merl
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Skimboard to hydrofoil conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Skimboard to hydrofoil conversion

Sounds like a major pain - especially if you have to reinforce the deck. But it is at least as stiff as my hydrofoil board (twintip style construction). What about a shinn style plate?

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