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by BWD
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2020 RPM
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: 2020 RPM

tightened the turning radius up to the point that
sounds more like a bridle tweak to me...
by BWD
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'm less addicted, kiting less and now i'm a better person because of it.
Replies: 42
Views: 2473

Re: I'm less addicted, kiting less and now i'm a better person because of it.

Had a kid two years ago, so I haven’t kited in two years... no time. I did get into powered paragliding.... So fatherhood only brought you to the brink, not over the edge? That’s encouraging... :naughty: Seriously, there are things more important and better than sports. Respect and best wishes! Do ...
by BWD
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hatteras to get another new bridge ... this one sucks.
Replies: 175
Views: 20186

Re: Hatteras to get another new bridge ... this one sucks.

The OBX has probably 30 years max until sea level rise makes it inaccessible
Lol.
Here on the east coast we have both erosion and land subsidence in parts of the NC/VA area.
But there is no significant sea level rise so far, and “it’s gonnna happen” has been ringing false the last few decades.
by BWD
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wings for Garbage Winds
Replies: 24
Views: 1058

Re: Wings for Garbage Winds

On an aircraft anhedral is used to make it more manoeuvrable and less roll stable. If you want more roll stability you use dihedral. I am scratching my head to think why it should be any different for hydrofoils. Am I missing something? It works nearly opposite on hydrofoils, mainly because the cen...
by BWD
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Should professional kiters carbon offset their (many) flights?
Replies: 137
Views: 3966

Re: Should professional kiters carbon offset their (many) flights?

Let's look after the planet by flying non-stop from competition to competition. Please. Stop this bollocks. Ok guys you convinced me. I’m going to need a G650 or Boeing to continue my kitelife in good conscience. None of my spots have direct air connections, and it’s better to go direct! Brb starti...
by BWD
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ideal wing size for learning?
Replies: 21
Views: 902

Re: Ideal wing size for learning?

Unless I missed something, people have avoided the “S” word so far, but if you aren’t strapless, be strapless. Even if you leave straps on, put your back foot forward, so it is ahead of the mast. Hopefully you can put it so far forward that the foil will not rise. Then inch it back to figure out whe...
by BWD
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ideal wing size for learning?
Replies: 21
Views: 902

Re: Ideal wing size for learning?

Just move it back 3-4”
If that doesnt work move it another inch.
A big wing that self limits the speed at which you crash is the best thing to have for learning/teaching.
Smaller wings for learning only if you are into sadomasochism.
by BWD
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Foil stuck on fuselage
Replies: 19
Views: 928

Re: Foil stuck on fuselage

Congratulations! Stubbornness pays off.
by BWD
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Foil stuck on fuselage
Replies: 19
Views: 928

Re: Foil stuck on fuselage

$69, wow. If that cheap go ahead and put a torch to it.
by BWD
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Foil stuck on fuselage
Replies: 19
Views: 928

Re: Foil stuck on fuselage

If you can’t succeed removing the wing, two options: 1. Leave it atached and buy more parts to have more foiling options. 2. Use more aggressive technique remove the wing. If you come up with a jig to secure the wing appropriately, you could try using a car jack to separate the parts. At some risk o...

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