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by merl
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Small pocket board - looking for recommendation/advice
Replies: 41
Views: 1470

Re: Small pocket board - looking for recommendation/advice

There is some info on the oase forums about the Anton board. Sounds plenty stiff. Closer to 2kg in the 1m size I think someone said. http://surfforum.oase.com/showthread.php?p=1350934
by merl
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Small pocket board - looking for recommendation/advice
Replies: 41
Views: 1470

Re: Small pocket board - looking for recommendation/advice

I haven't ridden it but a client had one of these Anton Custom Kiteboards and it looked pretty cool and it's really light, maybe around 1.2kg. Price isn't bad for anyone in Europe looking for an alternative to the KS boards which get expensive if you are getting it shipped over and then having to p...
by merl
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket board building
Replies: 127
Views: 11483

Re: Pocket board building

Tom, my bit was 2200 long for SEK 319= two pocket boards.

I think downunder mentioned junksupply.com right on your doorstep. They have 10mm sheets, but my guess is that they will be hard to bend.
by merl
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Which size of Peak 4 for 85kg in 15 to 19kts?
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: Which size of Peak 4 for 85kg in 15 to 19kts?

I think that it would be more useful to say what size of LEI is closest to each size of peak. Is the 5 something like a 9m lei?
by merl
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket board building
Replies: 127
Views: 11483

Re: Pocket board building

I have enough materials to make a version 2. What about the following refinements: Just 1x200g glass, with 15mm of the top deck routed out around the nose and replaced with some kind of foam eg bonocell. 20190812_144116.jpg Not sure how the kerfing (bending by cutting slots and filling with epoxy) w...
by merl
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket board building
Replies: 127
Views: 11483

Re: Pocket board building

Here is my ghetto build, I'm calling it Fugly-one. Paulownia shelf 18mm from bauhaus (hardware store common across Europe). 1 x 300g glass + extra patches, with kerfing to get 7mm rocker from just under front foot. I made so many mistakes I almost gave up. Old epoxy still seemed to be working, but i...
by merl
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Forum Etiquette, Helmets and Respect.
Replies: 58
Views: 2748

Re: Forum Etiquette, Helmets and Respect.

$17 can get you a military style, duffle bag at Walmart; then Ya got a place to store your wet gear, when finished for the day ! It's tuff enough that it can be filled with Rock ; if there ain't any sand to be had. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Rothco-Top-Load-Canvas-Duffle-Bags-Military-Style-Gear-Ba...
by merl
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Forum Etiquette, Helmets and Respect.
Replies: 58
Views: 2748

Re: Forum Etiquette, Helmets and Respect.

I tether launched from a breakwater that was not too far from the rocks where the accident took place ... I explained that there is not always someone by the water waiting to give you a launch as most if not all are already kiting which can lead to an attempted drag launch on the beach, and unless ...
by merl
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 341
Views: 26720

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

I use trim quite a lot generally (foil kites, leis) so this was a surprise for me for this particular kite
elguapo wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:51 pm
i dont use trim much... really on any kite

(i use a bar with mucho throw..which is generally sufficient)
by merl
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 341
Views: 26720

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Another question : are there tips for ground handling. It is so light that it flaps around like mad on the beach - not as well behaved on the ground as I expected. I was sanding a wingtip. Do you weight it down on the trailing edge instead?

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