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by GregK
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bruno's book - out in English ?
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Bruno's book - out in English ?

Anyone know if the English translation of Bruno Legaignoux's book on the early years of kitesurfing is out yet ?

https://www.surfertoday.com/kiteboardin ... -the-story
by GregK
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Best kite for hydrofoil?
Replies: 53
Views: 5381

Re: Best kite for hydrofoil?

+1 for Purdy-Kiter's comments ! Need to add three additional features that improve the light-wind relaunch of Aluula kites : 1. Aluula LE is very stiff, the kite hold its C shape when reverse-launching one side of the kite by pulling that steering line 2. the smaller LE diameter holds less water in ...
by GregK
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aluula? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo
Replies: 941
Views: 115996

Re: Aluula? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

What size Aluula roam would you suggest I get. ... On a hs1050 Armstrong foil. Looking a Aluula roam for the next wind range 12-20 knots. First off, I'd recommend if at all possible, try before you buy. You will know far better than anyone on this forum what works best for you. Second, have you tri...
by GregK
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aluula? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo
Replies: 941
Views: 115996

Re: Aluula? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Had a great time today foiling with a 4m Aluula Roam, starting in very strong wind decreasing to very light by the end of the day. Very impressed with the top end control and handling when lit, and amazed at the power and speed in very light wind conditions. Anyone else finding the same on the small...
by GregK
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Repair Advice - Leading Edge and Bladder Damage
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Kite Repair Advice - Leading Edge and Bladder Damage

revhed wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:45 pm
How do you bevel please?
Very carefully :) - with a self healing cutting mat and a rotary cutter held or guided at the beveling angle.
by GregK
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Repair Advice - Leading Edge and Bladder Damage
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Kite Repair Advice - Leading Edge and Bladder Damage

If over-lapping narrow pieces of TearAid, bevel the covered edge. A stepped edge will often develop a slow leak.
by GregK
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Repair Advice - Leading Edge and Bladder Damage
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Kite Repair Advice - Leading Edge and Bladder Damage

For the bladder, you can make a decent repair with "Tear-Aid type a." .... Maybe, if the width of the damage is less than 4 inches ( TearAid max width is 6 inches and needs at least an inch overlap on all sides for a reliable bond ). It must be applied smooth - no wrinkles in either the TearAid or ...
by GregK
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Repair Advice - Leading Edge and Bladder Damage
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Kite Repair Advice - Leading Edge and Bladder Damage

For a strong and durable fabric repair, the leading edge closure seam has to be opened at and a bit past the tear, and the scuff pad stitching removed and lifted so the repair patch can go under the scuff pad. Clean/degrease the fabric at the tear, dry it, trim away any loose fabric threads, align t...
by GregK
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Any interest in eeeeee foils?
Replies: 80
Views: 7447

Re: Any interest in eeeeee foils?

Fantastic day today - had my younger daughter and my elder daughter's boyfriend out for an awesome efoil session, first time for both of them. Taking turns on the Lift 5'6" and 250 Surf/50 Stab they were both doing short foiling runs sitting on their knees and both were able to stand up and ride on ...
by GregK
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 Pivot bladder repair -- do I need teflon tape
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: 2018 Pivot bladder repair -- do I need teflon tape

The Teflon tape on the male/LE bladder octopus valve assists in sealing the very slight interference fit between male and female octopus valves. Two to three wraps of Teflon tape is typically optimum, and does not need to be replaced with every dis-assembly & re-assembly provided the tape will still...

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