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by edt
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: plastic tubes on depower/safety lines - are they a good thing?
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: plastic tubes on depower/safety lines - are they a good thing?

I really liked the PU tube on my ozone control bar (now at the bottom of the sea), but it's not a deal breaker or deal maker. Right now I have no PU tubes. The three most important things about a control bar are a reliable QR, below the bar center line untwist (if you care about untwisting) and abov...
by edt
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Can I use a single control bar for all my kites?
Replies: 28
Views: 921

Re: Can I use a single control bar for all my kites?

There are definitely kites that need the high Y, that's for sure. If they don't get the additional tension from the pinching of the Y, they never have full power. And of course, because of this you can't add extensions to kites like this! Why? Because adding extensions changes how high the Y is up r...
by edt
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: shinn insert spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: shinn insert spacing

Hi Eric, All Shinn boards are set of 155mm as this is the European standard. However normally it is possible to fit 6” straps to the boards. Regards Mark I emailed Mark he told me it's all 155mm because that's the standard... Anyway none of my ronix boots fit on the shinn boards as they are 152.4mm ...
by edt
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Good kite for boat
Replies: 57
Views: 1153

Re: Good kite for boat

Typically When I have seen kite power used to assist sailing it was for a freighter like the cargill ocean transports, airbus seawing, sky sails and the way they set it up is with a huge foil kite that just constantly loops and pulls the boat directly downwind, but the kite is packed away for upwind...
by edt
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: shinn insert spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: shinn insert spacing

I had several Shinn boards and they all had perfectly standard insert spacing. Google it. Many people use Naish Apex foot straps on Shinn boards because same price and much better footstrap (I do). The boards are fantastic. What year? I know there's a 2016 shinn monk my friend had that's 155mm or 6...
by edt
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Can I use a single control bar for all my kites?
Replies: 28
Views: 921

Re: Can I use a single control bar for all my kites?

Don't listen to what others say go see what you like for yourself. For many years I flew everything on 30m lines but now that I just foil and twin tip I switched to 20m. You can fly kites any size line you like. It's what you like that matters. In general the the advice here about line size in vario...
by edt
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: shinn insert spacing
Replies: 6
Views: 248

shinn insert spacing

I know the old insert spacing is 155mm which is not compatible with the international standard (6 inches or 152.4cm). Did Shinn ever start making their straps and insert spacings at industry standard so we can buy other straps for the shinn monk for instance? If so which year? Thanks.
by edt
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Foil Kite Setup Time
Replies: 34
Views: 701

Re: Foil Kite Setup Time

It all depends on how you pack down. If you are careless it's a half hour of spaghetti. If you are careful with the packdown keep the lines inside the kite properly roll it up carefully, then it's a little bit faster than a tube because there's no pumping.
by edt
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Safe Jump height
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: Safe Jump height

According to "Inuries in jumpers" World Journal of Orthopedics, 2016 Mar 18, if you land head or chest first at 11m 50% of the jumpers died. If you don't get a head injury, the jump height for 50% fatality rate is 22m. so 20m seems about right. Most of these jumps in the article cited are from bridg...
by edt
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: 5th line low V convert to high V (North)
Replies: 15
Views: 574

Re: 5th line low V convert to high V (North)

Kjorn the only way to know for sure is to try it. Go ahead and do that lark's head thing on a stainless steel ring try both ways see how it works. Off topic -- anyone else get a big frightened in high 30moh+++ winds riding your own kit? I have a home brew bar, depower, bridles etc.... all those spi...

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