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by windmaker
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Harness with Sliding spreader bar
Replies: 36
Views: 3036

Re: Harness with Sliding spreader bar

skideeppow wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:42 pm
my only concern wiht the slider bar, is the rope snapping. Seems like this happens quite a bit.

Any thoughts?
Some slider bars (Manera for sure) have double slider ropes so if one fails no drama + this creates extra friction which helps with better control of the sliding. :thumb:
by windmaker
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Deck grip
Replies: 18
Views: 1332

Re: Deck grip

Why are deck pads so freaking expensive?...I've getting ready to build my own board and I was like wtf when I saw the prices. Hmmm, yes, in shops big deck pads are expensive, agree. But on the net they cost almost nothing... Here https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2017-2200-650-5mm-Surfboard-deck-pad-...
by windmaker
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Lightweight carbon mast for any wings
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: Lightweight carbon mast for any wings

Compatibility is good as long as it does not stop progress. I have 2 masts from F-One, carbon Grand prix full carbon 95cm (1.5kg) and F-One aluminium 85cm hollow (1.45kg) so nothing special there.
by windmaker
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New f-one bar ripped apart while riding, what to expect from manufacturer?
Replies: 16
Views: 1155

Re: New f-one bar ripped apart while riding, what to expect from manufacturer?

Every brand out there has some issues at one point in time whether its valves, bars, quick release etc. It's inevitable and happens in all industries. What is important is how they deal with it. F-One admitted having this problem and replaced the defective part. Shit happens and it has before and wi...
by windmaker
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: short lines on tube kites for foiling
Replies: 12
Views: 1648

Re: short lines on tube kites for foiling

16m is no problem, just try it. Give yourself some time on it to get used to it. After a few days you will have a better idea how it works for you. When I still used tubes I was on 14m most of the time and 10m sometimes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNpFmfxxAUM Now on Hyperlink (foil) I am using...
by windmaker
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Chile - Matanzas, Roca cuadrada...
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: Chile- Matanzas, Roca cuadrada...

Don't make the mistake. You definitely need a 4x4 with differential lock to access Roca quadrada otherwise you will end up like so many others having to walk 500m on the beach to access the spot. I spent a month there a few years ago and found accommodation in Matanzas by asking locals but prices ar...
by windmaker
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2019 RPM's
Replies: 34
Views: 3755

Re: 2019 RPM's

Had 2010/11/12 and 2013 RPM's (4.5/6/8m). Use them a lot so got the new model every year. Wasn't worth changing for the "upgrades" because they were hardly noticeable. A nice comfortable smooth kite, a classic, but moved on to something with better quality/performance.
by windmaker
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Upgrading Valve
Replies: 11
Views: 874

Re: Upgrading Valve

If it is worth it have a sailmaker reinforce the area round the valve. Shouldn't cost more than 30 euros.
by windmaker
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 29000 new kiters in 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 2459

Re: 29000 new kiters in 2018

I think you'll find that there are very few IKO (or PASA or any other variety) instructors who make much money. Most work to support their kiteboarding lifestyle, but there aren't many instructors who make much more than just enough to pay their expenses. That's not to say that there aren't others ...
by windmaker
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: wave riding: why isn't bigger better?
Replies: 5
Views: 1027

Re: wave riding: why isn't bigger better?

Not sure as I ride 800 size maximum but only weight 66kg. It's all about wing loading. One reason could be that sometimes you need to outrun the wave, a super large wing could be too slow.

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