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by cglazier
Tue May 21, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Flying footswitch learning time
Replies: 28
Views: 1371

Re: Flying footswitch learning time

It’s not just the feet that have to change; it’s the entire stance, and for me that originates in the hips. It's easier if you don't move your hips. First twist your shoulders and hips so they are in the position they will be after your footswitch. Now, don't move your upper body at all , just step...
by cglazier
Tue May 21, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Minor repairs to carbon wing
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: Minor repairs to carbon wing

Quick technique: Use JB Weld epoxy pictured above ..which is widely available. Add a little black graphite powder commonly sold as lock and hinge lubricant (or just file down a pencil lead which is graphite). This blackens the mix. Fill dings and scrapes and then wait a few hours before wet sanding....
by cglazier
Mon May 20, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: DIY wing covers?
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: DIY wing covers?

You can cut any thick foam sheet and then glue pieces together with a cheap glue gun. I buy cheap light interlocking foam floor tiles (one is shown) and use them. Here are a few wing protectors that I have cutout and glued. In the top left of the picture is blue foam covers over the front wing and a...
by cglazier
Mon May 20, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Harness with Sliding spreader bar
Replies: 40
Views: 4407

Re: Harness with Sliding spreader bar

Here is the new 2019 Ion rope spreader bar. It is clean and simple and has an adjustable rope. I am using it with my Dakine harness and it works well.

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by cglazier
Wed May 15, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sliding spreader bar dimensions
Replies: 18
Views: 662

Re: Sliding spreader bar dimensions

Here is the new 2019 ION spreader bar. It has a plastic body with thick foam pad. The rope is adjustable. It appears compatible with Dakine harnesses.
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by cglazier
Mon May 13, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Funny crash
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: Funny crash

Toby wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 2:33 am
That’s not a serious crash. I am sure he didn’t get hurt.
Agreed. I am laughing too. :lol:

...One of the fun parts of this sport is when a friend blows a trick and crashes and we all laugh about it (usually over a beer afterward). Having it on video only highlights the humor. :lol:
by cglazier
Mon May 13, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sliding spreader bar dimensions
Replies: 18
Views: 662

Re: Sliding spreader bar dimensions

A is close to zero on mine :D So the bar can come as close to you as possible, and it slides well. 8) PF Interesting Peter... I guess you like it to slide a lot. I prefer a more limited movement. My Ion bar has B=15cm and I have set A=3cm. Obviously mine only slides a few cm in each direction which...
by cglazier
Fri May 10, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Aluminum vs. Carbon Mast and Fusalage
Replies: 15
Views: 772

Re: Aluminum vs. Carbon Mast and Fusalage

It's simple with masts. Carbon can be a bit lighter and a lot stiffer than aluminum, but it is more expensive. You decide whether you want to spend more money for a nicer ride. Plenty of people are happy with their aluminum masts. I notice that some top manufacturers (like Levitaz and Alpine) only o...
by cglazier
Tue May 07, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: We need area labels for hydrofoil wings
Replies: 11
Views: 764

We need area labels for hydrofoil wings

People talk about their 590 wings, their 633 wing, their surf wings, their lift wings etc. This is proprietary labeling by the manufacturer that tells us little. How would you like it if kite manufacturers labelled their kites with a span measurement or descriptions such as "freestyle" and never men...

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