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by knot_moving
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Hook Failure: has it ever happened?
Replies: 18
Views: 601

Re: Hook Failure: has it ever happened?

I've wondered what extra safety steps gliders take. It looks incredible to try. Seemed like a climbing harness and doubling up on the lines would be first things. I guess just using a carabiner and ring instead of a chicken loop would make sense too - and replace the depower line if it has any sign ...
by knot_moving
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Reduce the Throw on an Ozone Contact V4 bar
Replies: 10
Views: 410

Re: Reduce the Throw on an Ozone Contact V4 bar

I have short arms and had that problem on almost every bar. My solution was to get the infexion quick release. Now I easily have the full bar throw available. 2 quick releases would be much less than a single bar - there is an option that allows switching the QR from harness to harness but I think p...
by knot_moving
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Warm booties for reptiles
Replies: 20
Views: 758

Re: Warm booties for reptiles

any glove recommendations, i've got a couple pair but they seem very stiff I wear gore Tex “wind stopper” biking gloves with fleece liner in similar conditions. Fleece stays warm when wet and goretex keeps wind at bay. Never have cold fingers & I am usually first one in cold weather gear and last o...
by knot_moving
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Off topic: Jules Verne circumnavigation race, foiled trimarans
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Off topic: Jules Verne circumnavigation race, foiled trimarans

Amazing! Hope they get good wind and break the record. I’ve wondered if taking sailboat lessons would help my kiting. I read in the beginning of kitesurf racing that a lot of the leaders came in with a background in sailboat racing, so it probably helped them. ... and don't take sailing lessons - g...
by knot_moving
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Off topic: Jules Verne circumnavigation race, foiled trimarans
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Off topic: Jules Verne circumnavigation race, foiled trimarans

Amazing! Hope they get good wind and break the record. I’ve wondered if taking sailboat lessons would help my kiting. I read in the beginning of kitesurf racing that a lot of the leaders came in with a background in sailboat racing, so it probably helped them. No where near good enough to try kite ...
by knot_moving
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Standalone ChickenLoop QuickRelease?
Replies: 83
Views: 5223

Re: Standalone ChickenLoop QuickRelease?

Pay attention to the caution:
“When trimmed close this knot should never be used for critical loads.”
by knot_moving
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls
Replies: 79
Views: 6383

Re: Off Topic - America's Cup Sailing - Foiled Monohulls

... First race is December 17 - 20: ... . I'm getting Excited !!! :thumb: For me ; this stuff , is Awesome, and mind-blowing ! Bille Me too!! The engineering in these boats and (whole different set of challenges) in the Vendee boats is just amazing. A VERY long time ago I worked in a group (I did c...
by knot_moving
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: clamcleat for bar, joke?
Replies: 7
Views: 560

Re: clamcleat for bar, joke?

look in the corner of the drawing - its dated Jul 2005. In that era the cabrinha bar had a "hook" feature that would hold them fully powered. Not sure about other bars. I made a half-hearted attempt to kite back in 2005 and ended up waiting till 2009 when things had matured a bit. This was an early ...
by knot_moving
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Mach flott den Schrott: Good ideas for self made bars
Replies: 22
Views: 2176

Re: Mach flott den Schrott: Good ideas for self made bars

My bar I’m using (mostly but not only) for foiling on my 10m. Started life as the bar far 2008 F1 bandit 9m. Uses Infexion QR Depower line is spliced below the cleat so it is easily replaceable - sorry can’t recall whose good idea that was. Has a 3:1 depower which I really used to like when I was us...
by knot_moving
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bar and Line Maintenance
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: Bar and Line Maintenance

Unfortunately, a lot of the gear is not recyclable. Also follow up, does anyone recycle old kite lines or does it all go into the landfills? I have over 100' of old kite line that I use bits for anything "string related" I'm using it for staking a few trees we planted & I'm getting ready to string ...

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