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by kitehok
Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: skimboard questions
Replies: 1
Views: 1402

Re: skimboard questions

I've built 2. Both the same length and width (~130x50) but different outlines and rocker. The ride is very different. You should decide if you want a surf skim or a flat-water lightwind machine. 1. No tail rocker, 1" of nose rocker, more egg shape with a fatter tail. Great on the flats, lightwind pe...
by kitehok
Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Contour Camera's
Replies: 14
Views: 1416

Re: Contour Camera's

does the Contour camera have some kind of remote to start new files or to mark a certain point on a file ? I had the Gopro but sold it pretty quick after finding out that going through all the material in order to find the "good stuff" was a bitch. You might enjoy MPEG Streamclip, free software to ...
by kitehok
Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Broke my board :(
Replies: 21
Views: 4613

Re: Broke my board :(

kingmonkeymagic wrote:can this be repaired? Any suggestions?
Technically, yes it can be repaired. But why bother. Almost as much effort as shaping and glassing a complete board:
by kitehok
Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Frontside/backside 3's
Replies: 3
Views: 837

Re: Frontside/backside 3's

adamrod wrote:yes. a frontside rotation is where your front passes through the direction of travel first. a backside is when your back passes thru the direction of travel first.
This is all you need to know, it's not confusing.
by kitehok
Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Where to hook safety leash when riding unhooked?
Replies: 12
Views: 2767

Re: Where to hook safety leash when riding unhooked?

I have the 09. I used to ride "suicide" but recently changed it up. Try clipping your leash to the metal ring on the single line safety, then also connecting the leash to the CL. If the CL release is pulled, the leash will slide off and still be attached to the safety line. Best of both worlds: you ...
by kitehok
Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do you wear fins with Boots?
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: Do you wear fins with Boots?

I spent the last couple months riding exclusively finless. I like the feel and don't find landings to be an issue with stiff boots. However, I find you lose bite when it's choppy, so i've switched back to 0.75" fins (formerly 1.75" until they met the jigsaw and sander).
by kitehok
Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: DIY: Skimboard size
Replies: 3
Views: 2242

Re: DIY: Skimboard size

Almost anything works but consider what you want out of your skim. Flat water cruising you can get away with only 2cm of rocker, but if you want to ride in small waves consider more like 5cm on the nose. Middle should be dead flat. Tail rocker makes it more lively but increases drag, add ~1cm if you...
by kitehok
Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: thin wood cores...
Replies: 4
Views: 2541

Re: thin wood cores...

Flex will be challenging. Why not use 3 layers of 1/4" cedar. The middle layer can be partially hollow, just a frame with edges and a couple stringers. Then you probably only need 1-2 layers of 4 or 6oz.
by kitehok
Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Do you know why windsurfing has been canceled??
Replies: 30
Views: 4153

Re: Do you know why windsurfing has been canceled??

There are weenies in both sports. I have a ton of respect for good windsurfers. I still wish I could do this stuff:
by kitehok
Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Slingshot Fastrack - Innovation of the Year
Replies: 39
Views: 4405

Re: Slingshot Fastrack - Innovation of the Year

You can't claim this as your own innovation, more like borrowed technology. I appreciate the new setup, just hate the subject. Marketing bs

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