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by cglazier
Mon May 20, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: DIY wing covers?
Replies: 7
Views: 559

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: 39
Views: 4184

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.

:wink: CG
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by cglazier
Wed May 15, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Sliding spreader bar dimensions
Replies: 18
Views: 651

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: 770

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: 651

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: 755

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: 752

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...
by cglazier
Tue May 07, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Which kite is the easiest to re-lunch at low winds?
Replies: 25
Views: 1150

Re: Which kite is the easiest to re-lunch at low winds?

edt wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 1:40 am
don't forget to sit on your hydrofoil when you relaunch. It's the only way to get enough resistance against the wind.
Good point but there is another way. Put both feet on your fuselage under water. This allows you to tilt the board and get resistance and it is quick.

:wink: CG
by cglazier
Mon May 06, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tacks (with footswitch)
Replies: 4
Views: 383

Re: Tacks (with footswitch)

For me this 'tack without a footswitch' is just a truncated backroll where you keep the kite going "back".

Just start to do a weak underpowered backroll that stops half way around, and continue pulling on your "back" hand.

If you are comfortable doing backrolls this approach might help.
;-) CG

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