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by BWD
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hand Sewing Ripstop Nylon
Replies: 22
Views: 760

Re: Hand Sewing Ripstop Nylon

Sail tape and hand stitching is fine by me. Have several kites I fixed this way, no issues for years/scores of sessions. The resale value to zero thing is a bit of exaggeration O believe. But I might not buy a used kite via internet with this kind of repair. Still would if I could see it and inspect...
by BWD
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Armstrong Foil is junk
Replies: 68
Views: 7100

Re: Armstrong Foil is junk

Fasteners are about the system and its application from design/materials through maintenance and assembly/daiassembly. No magic metal or design. A friend took apart the steering gear in a 30 yr old sailboat this summer and said he was surprized no problems because it was all aluminum - gear, bolts, ...
by BWD
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What a piece of shit town
Replies: 78
Views: 4349

Re: What a piece of shit town

If all you princesses are so riled and can’t stand hood river, roll on down to portlandia and see if you get arrested - or shot!
by BWD
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1661
Views: 112148

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

I don’t even have a peak but it seems like a cutback from toeside is “automatically” sharper than the other way. Regardless of kite, if too much slack is happening, you need to do something to prevent it before the cutback - move the kite or fly it in a different spot in the window. Or make your cut...
by BWD
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foreigners going to Brasil please read
Replies: 160
Views: 7107

Re: Foreigners going to Brasil please read

...But those country will be more immune like the European countries in the near future. Where does it state that people will become immune once they have had covid? To my mind, it's very low % who become immune, hence mass infection/immunity won't be a solution?!? It is a coronavirus. genetic drif...
by BWD
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pocket Razors
Replies: 19
Views: 1269

Re: Pocket Razors

Tom these look cool! Do they spring back from the rocker? What rocker are you using? I made last year a 140ish board of a sheet of 20mm corecell, had to use heat to form it to about 13cm rocker but got no springback. Used a “sauna” technique: pouring hot water onto towels on top of blank in rocker t...
by BWD
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Building our own start Ramp for foils
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Re: Building our own start Ramp for foils

by BWD
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beware Real Watersports
Replies: 13
Views: 1215

Re: Beware Real Watersports

Real prides itself as an experienced retailer, school, resort, and sometime event venue. They have a curated selection of gear that they rate, at the very least, as good enough to sell. The owe you a store credit for the full amount of the defective product they sold you. Technically they might weas...
by BWD
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: A New Era in Watersports: Introducing the Global Wingsports Association (GWA)
Replies: 5
Views: 863

Re: A New Era in Watersports: Introducing the Global Wingsports Association (GWA)

Secretary General
I thought those only came from third world countries :lol:
by BWD
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Favourite surfboard for choppy powered up conditions, but still small waves
Replies: 31
Views: 1717

Re: Favourite surfboard for choppy powered up conditions, but still small waves

I deal with short steep chop often and aside from a foil, my diy BRM paipo is my favorite. Not a true surfboard ok, but the flex makes the chop much easier to handle. After a downwinder through washboard chop for 3 miles, I was ready to go again, while others’ legs and back were aching. Not sure how...

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