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by GregK
Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: looking for bar to foil with
Replies: 33
Views: 1984

Re: looking for bar to foil with

by GregK
Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Risk of a knot v risk of knot removal
Replies: 18
Views: 1110

Re: Risk of a knot v risk of knot removal

... pushing pins through the knot. Obviously there can be exceptions but as a general rule never. The risk of damaging the fibre is massive. The benefit is small. The main problem is ...... The point slides between the fibres and can tear. Agree, some skill is required to spike a knot without damag...
by GregK
Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What new set of kites should I consider?
Replies: 9
Views: 640

Re: What new set of kites should I consider?

If you like fast kites I'd suggest you arrange a demo of the Ocean Rodeo Aluula Roams, or an Aluula Flite for your lightest-wind kite.

These kites have extremely wide wind range, so you can get around the added expense of Aluula by needing fewer kites to cover your desired wind range.
by GregK
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Home made pigtail set
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: Home made pigtail set

... I'd be happier if Flysurfer published tensile strength details but can't find them anywhere. Flysurfer publish on their website line plans for the bridles on all of their kites. From there, you can get the line type. Flysurfer use lines made by Liros. If you go to the Liros website, they have s...
by GregK
Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Risk of a knot v risk of knot removal
Replies: 18
Views: 1110

Re: Risk of a knot v risk of knot removal

Best way to release a knot in a line without damaging it ? Spike it twice with a gradually-tapered awl and it'll be easy to open. This is a long-lost skill. Back in the days of wooden ships of sail, sailors working on the manila ropes carried marlinspikes for this purpose. Think a tight knot in Dyne...
by GregK
Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: variable stopper options
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Re: variable stopper options

+1 for the adjustable stopper on the OR Shift bar, it works really well.
by GregK
Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Mustang Survial buys OR DrySuit Line
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Re: Mustang Survial buys OR DrySuit Line

Way I heard it Mustang will continue with the manufacture and sale of the current OR Heat, Soul, and Ignite drysuit line-up for 2021 and continue the development of these great drysuits. The sale will allow Ocean Rodeo to focus fully on the development of Aluula kites, their bars, boards, and kite a...
by GregK
Wed Jul 07, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aluula OR repair woes
Replies: 23
Views: 2670

Re: Aluula OR repair woes

Why cant you just sew a normal dacron patch onto the area? Peter - suspect you have not yet had a close look at an Aluula kite so are unaware of how different the stitching patterns are on them. When you get a chance, have a close look at how different most of the structural seams are stitched. Onl...
by GregK
Sat Jun 19, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cracking Valves - Am I doing something wrong?
Replies: 10
Views: 850

Re: Cracking Valves - Am I doing something wrong?

It's my understanding that PVC kite valves are thermally welded to the TPU bladder film using an RF ( radio frequency AKA microwave ) welder. Years back, the valve was welded directly onto the bladder film. Now most are bonded with a layer of hot-melt adhesive that bonds much better to the PVC and r...
by GregK
Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: any chatter on new rebels in sls or alulaa
Replies: 12
Views: 1762

Re: any chatter on new rebels in sls or alulaa

Wonder if the Aluula Juice will have Duotone's super-sized 1-pump valves and hoses or if they use something smaller and lighter.

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