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by norcom
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2019 Watches
Replies: 8
Views: 853

Re: 2019 Watches

I've had Suunto watches since the 9x Mi and up to the Ambit 3 Peak Sapphire. They're great watches and the tracking is decent, with decent app interfaces. The Ambit BT notifiactions from my phone felt pretty basic, only displaying a few lines. So I decided to try the Garmin Phenix 5x because it has ...
by norcom
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: how short can a mast for freeride/freerace be?!
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: how short can a mast for freeride/freerace be?!

It depends on how flat the water you're riding in and your skill level. I use a Moses 41cm mast in a very shallow spot on occasion but it's not my primary or favorite mast. It's only because I'm too lazy to slog out 100 yards to get barely waist deep. The room for error on a short mast is very small...
by norcom
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 75
Views: 7486

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Armin Harich wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:43 pm
The Peak has about 20-30% more grunt as a same size foil kite. But singelskin don't accelerate like a double skin.
Armin,
How much faster would you say the Peak4 11m is compared to the Peak3 12m?

Thanks!!!
by norcom
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Black marks on my hand off Cabrinha 2017 control bar back lines
Replies: 8
Views: 899

Re: Black marks on my hand off Cabrinha 2017 control bar back lines

Had the exact same thing happen on brand new lines from a few 2015 Best bars. It's some sort of coating and it washes/wears off after a few sessions.
by norcom
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: GoPro Fusion 360 on kite lines?
Replies: 16
Views: 1465

Re: GoPro Fusion 360 on kite lines?

Here is a video of the Go Pro Fusion in my U-Go Line-mount using Final Cut and keyframes on the Roll Axis to Level the Horizon. Worked great. Super happy I will not need to buy another Quark from Noir Matter. Click on the Video to start playing it. https://www.facebook.com/kitechino/videos/20461110...
by norcom
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why there are no 135 by 50 TT boards?
Replies: 12
Views: 1116

Re: Why there are no 135 by 50 TT boards?

My Shinn Speedball W18 is 132x47 with some rocker. I don't think it's a good beginner board. It's upwind isn't that great but that could be due to the rocker. It's very playful and slippery, even with large fins. Back when I started out, longer, flatter and wider was easier for me as it just went up...
by norcom
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: GoPro Fusion 360 on kite lines?
Replies: 16
Views: 1465

Re: GoPro Fusion 360 on kite lines?

Hi, I am currently developping a 3D Printed support for the Gopro Fusion in the line. You can see the attached pictures. I prefered to have the camera facing the kitesurfer. To prevent tangling the mounting is very compact, no trap for the lines. The design is based on the one I used for the Skytel...
by norcom
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: GoPro Fusion 360 on kite lines?
Replies: 16
Views: 1465

Re: GoPro Fusion 360 on kite lines?

norcom : Here is a video of someone using a gopro fusion with linemount: https://youtu.be/hCT5Fa0cMkk?t=192 (he also posted videos with the gopro fusion mounted on the kite) 360-cameras are known to capture less details in the stitching zone, so your idea of having the rider centered between the 2 ...
by norcom
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Vote for Dimitri KOTA video
Replies: 56
Views: 4506

Re: Vote for Dimitri KOTA video

Typical American voting system. It's about as secure as the ones that keep needing a recount. :roll:

I can't mega loop but I could win this contest with a single line script. :lol: Or if I weren't so lazy, add a few more lines so the votes actually look legit on the systems backend as well. :D
by norcom
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fone convertible drag?
Replies: 13
Views: 991

Re: Fone convertible drag?

Do you mean water starts? Or touchdowns? It was a comment I heard from a shop, that the round rails on the convertible boards are more difficult to take off from water to foil. I'm a bit surprised, the shops I have spoken with so far basically say they don't like the convertible boards, that they a...

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