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by BWD
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anyone have experience with Takoon gear?
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Anyone have experience with Takoon gear?

They look abraded by rubbing/cutting on a rough surface. Lines are strong but fragile to abrasion.
If production defect, lame.
But that might show before 5 sessions?
Experienced kiter or new kiter?
by BWD
Fri May 29, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Questions about filler coats on epoxy-carbon constructions
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Questions about filler coats on epoxy-carbon constructions

Filling the weave serves a structural purpose as well as cosmetic/hydrodynamic, making the lamination resistant to dings and buckling. A first fill coat of straight epoxy is good when making light laminations of just a few layers of cloth (carbon or otherwise). Next layers, sanding or finish, paint,...
by BWD
Wed May 27, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Exploding lines. Anyone had this happen? (picture in post)
Replies: 17
Views: 1124

Re: Exploding lines. Anyone had this happen? (picture in post)

Seen similar happen. Often does happen where stitching and sleeves end.
by BWD
Tue May 26, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What the Farmers muck?
Replies: 19
Views: 1309

Re: What the Farmers muck?

@mark
So... you are a Viral Justice Warrior instead of a Covidiot.
That’s cool, but don’t be TOO sanctimonious about it.
by BWD
Sun May 17, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Game changer Electric future foil idea for kites or Wings
Replies: 8
Views: 1071

Re: Game changer Electric future foil idea for kites or Wings

Put the pod/scooter/jet on the back of an impact vest, thrusting “down.” Lying back in waterstart position it will tension lines, once kite & rider are up it is out of the water. Have it shut off in low/no load condition, forget and ride. Doubles as rescue assist if you lose everything else.... It w...
by BWD
Mon May 11, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: rear line adjusters for bar
Replies: 69
Views: 2814

Re: rear line adjusters for bar

The articulated metal one does look like lines could get hung up on it though...
by BWD
Sat May 09, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid-19 - Resuming Kiting, In Time
Replies: 60
Views: 2316

Re: Covid-19 - Resuming Kiting, In Time

And remember in the UK you have no real rights, you are mere subjects whose (mis)management has been delegated to bureaucrats and politicians!
So if that old lady looks at ya funny on the beach, into the tower!
by BWD
Thu May 07, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: High volume pocket board?
Replies: 9
Views: 528

Re: High volume pocket board?

From the surfer perspective, the number is 0.4-0.5 L per kg of body weight. This is subject to length though - a 6’4” 32L step up will paddle better than a 5’ minisimmons. Since you are length constrained with a pocket board, the paddling will never be great (esp with foil and kite along). There is ...
by BWD
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Stringer in small foilbord?
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: Stringer in small foilbord?

If using eps or xps I would definitely use a stringer for a foilboard. For a short surfboard probably not. But the foil adds compression loads to mount the foil, cantilever loads to ride the foil, and shock loads when you run aground. These light foams cannot take that. If you do rails mounted foil,...
by BWD
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Lou Wainmans latest creation!
Replies: 12
Views: 1153

Re: Lou Wainmans latest creation!

The ultimate board.
I shared it on fb, but didn’t save a copy.
:cry: Now it’s gone!
It appeared to be geared to advanced riders.
Plenty of float though.
And lightweight build...

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