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by jakemoore
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: does a foil carve or pivot?
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: does a foil carve or pivot?

In addition to front wings, there is huge variation in stabilo and fuselage length. Flat wings and stabilo allow easier slide into pivot and yaw. A stabilo with some curvature or winglet is more locked in to carving. Some even had a fin to put on the fuse like an airplane tail.
by jakemoore
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Register now for the King of the Wing 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Register now for the King of the Wing 2020

There was a fried chicken joint in Augusta, GA called "King of Wing". They really did know how to fry chicken.
by jakemoore
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Simple short line extensions - is a figure-8 knot ok?
Replies: 19
Views: 534

Re: Simple short line extensions - is a figure-8 knot ok?

http://fighterkitecentral.com/pdfs/spectra%20flying%20line.pdf The line with the lowest melting point gets cut. Dacron sleeved lines are sold by companies whose kites have beefy double braid line terminations. Flysurfer terminations on the kite and bar lines are thin spliced UHMWPE with no sleeve an...
by jakemoore
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Simple short line extensions - is a figure-8 knot ok?
Replies: 19
Views: 534

Re: Simple short line extensions -- is a figure-8 knot ok?

Whats the breaking load on the line? Also, if you have a polyester covered double braid, the polyester may cut through the dyneema lines on the kite. I would be more inclined to do something like this on a rear line or up in the bridle. Less likely on a front flying line where it may need to support...
by jakemoore
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Slingshot UFO
Replies: 143
Views: 14250

Re: Slingshot UFO

4 would be a nice size.
by jakemoore
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Ozone Chrono V4
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Re: Ozone Chrono V4

Foil wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:56 am

I hope they keep the same mixer and superb bridals as they use now on the v3 chrono
+1

Especially on the Chrono V3 the bridles are so supple and durable. It’s a very nice ownership experience even if there is a small cost in drag.
by jakemoore
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: wing skate - land wing
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: wing skate - land wing

http://wowsails.com.br/#!/wowsails

Price is nice. Can someone translate what the G and P options are on the website? Google translate is failing to open the popup window.
by jakemoore
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Slingshot UFO
Replies: 143
Views: 14250

Re: Slingshot UFO

I had the 5 out with HF yesterday in gusts to 30 knots. I would have enjoyed a smaller kite but the wind was building and I was already out. It was remarkably well behaved with luffing only in the extreme of depower.
by jakemoore
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Boxer Water Re-Launch?
Replies: 18
Views: 623

Re: Boxer Water Re-Launch?

+1 on easy relaunch for the Boxer. We just pull one rear line until it rolls up. Never had to do opposing front and rear lines. I would definitely retrieve the board and sit on it before doing any kite manipulation. Mostly to keep it from sailing away or running down to foul with the kite. Its possi...
by jakemoore
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Slider/pulley use a thimble?
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Slider/pulley use a thimble?

I used a nylon thimble with spliced Amsteel on a bar trimmer. Was not bad but a little bulky. Much less movement in that setup compared to kite pulleys. Im a big fan of the Ronstan Orbit Blocks at the kite.

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