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by edt
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Good kite for boat
Replies: 30
Views: 571

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: 5
Views: 164

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: 20
Views: 569

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: 5
Views: 164

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: 661

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: 491

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: 565

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...
by edt
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: 5th line low V convert to high V (North)
Replies: 15
Views: 565

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.
by edt
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: 5th line low V convert to high V (North)
Replies: 15
Views: 565

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

lark's head with a few lock stitches is fine
by edt
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: improve speed on slower board
Replies: 18
Views: 1305

Re: improve speed on slower board

I've heard so many good things about the Shinn Monk from the Euro riders but it's never been available for demo here in the USA (and I think not Canada either) so the Jaime is the go to board for me. I don't think you want to buy a board you can't demo.

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