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by TheJoe
Fri May 29, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Launches The Reach
Replies: 85
Views: 6972

Re: North Launches The Reach

Got a chance to fly a 12m in high teens low 20s and was impressed by it. Fast kite very fun to fly. Might switch to these but want to try a few other all around kites. Hang time and jumping is pretty good. I did unhook but only did a few raley's since it was very choppy. It did slack a little bit bu...
by TheJoe
Thu May 28, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Anyone pack their foil kite like a paraglider/ppg wing?
Replies: 13
Views: 489

Re: Anyone pack their foil kite like a paraglider/ppg wing?

some foils have battens. the method for a paraglider is a little different from the kite tho. You want to put all the bridles into the kite, then roll it up and trifold it to keep the battens from bending on a kite. I'm not sure why you can't roll up a paraglider like you do a kite but there must b...
by TheJoe
Wed May 27, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Anyone pack their foil kite like a paraglider/ppg wing?
Replies: 13
Views: 489

Re: Anyone pack their foil kite like a paraglider/ppg wing?

No reason to do this with a foil kite. You do with with a paraglider to protect the battons in the leading edge. Don't know of any foil kites that have battons like a paraglider. All so paraglider lines are more fragile against bending and knots.
by TheJoe
Sat May 23, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is kite boarding/ kitesurfing a boardsport or a kite sport?
Replies: 51
Views: 1205

Re: Is kite boarding/ kitesurfing a boardsport or a kite sport?

It's both you can't kiteboard without a kite and a board.
by TheJoe
Sat May 23, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: South Padre July
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: South Padre July

Possibly you might need a larger kite or foil. It is pretty windy there all year. Summer being the lightest winds. Corpus is 2 hours away and they seem to all ways be windy.
by TheJoe
Tue May 19, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Do you step off gracefully?
Replies: 37
Views: 1646

Re: Do you step off gracefully?

Just learning to foil but keeping with the back crash method. Just had ankle surgery back in December and I don't want to go thru that ever again.
by TheJoe
Thu May 14, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: What to do?
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: What to do?

I would have talked to the guy a little more and made sure he was all right. If it was serious enough of a situation I would have tried to get him to hold on to my harness to drag him to shore faster. If that failed I would try and get him to release the kite so I could pull him in. If you are wonde...
by TheJoe
Tue May 05, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: 3D printed bar inserts?
Replies: 18
Views: 563

Re: 3D printed bar inserts?

I can print PLA, PETG, ABS. Have never tried nylon. Happy to send you the stl. Have sent you a PM I would not use PLA it is horrible at tooling and pretty brittle. PETG is my go to now easier to print than ABS but with all the benefits of ABS. PLA all so does not like heat so just being in a hot ca...
by TheJoe
Tue May 05, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: 3D printed bar inserts?
Replies: 18
Views: 563

Re: 3D printed bar inserts?

PETG, ABS, or Nylon would work for printing. PETG is the easiest to print and does not need an enclosure or a vent system since it does not off gas like the other two. You would have to still sand down the inside as it would be rough from the different layers. Hell I would be interested in trying it...
by TheJoe
Tue May 05, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 2019-2020
Replies: 818
Views: 82820

Re: Moses 2019-2020

Guys i am planning to purchase new foil.. looking at the moses 633... is this a good one for light to mid (10 to 20 knots )winds or would you suggest something else??? I am 63kg... i use my foil mostly for freeriding... not crazy about racing... or should i consider taking 679??? also should i get ...

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