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by bragnouff
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Raising the rocker
Replies: 18
Views: 960

Re: Raising the rocker

would love to have such a "shim plate" for my foil (165x90mm). how to get a easy and good result? what materials to use and how to work with it? or does anybody know if there is an item like this anywhere available to buy? As a short term solution, or to experiment with different angles, you can us...
by bragnouff
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fukushima - isn't it time we started worrying?
Replies: 50
Views: 3078

Re: Fukushima - isn't it time we started worrying?

Since you know that this impressively colourful map is totally irrelevant to radiation, and was only used to fool the ignorant masses who can't read a key properly, please explain why you felt the need to include it in your argumentation. Sure we need to be worried, but we also need to understand th...
by bragnouff
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha bar repair advice pls
Replies: 27
Views: 2071

Re: Cabrinha bar repair advice pls

I'll take over-engineered anytime my life is hanging by a string, thanks Well... tell me how that worked for the original post then? Worn out rope that broke, and it was impossible to assess its condition until it broke... Either this breaks in a critical time, with life literally hanging by a stri...
by bragnouff
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha bar repair advice pls
Replies: 27
Views: 2071

Re: Cabrinha bar repair advice pls

(...) Cabrinha say I need to replace the whole assembly which I don't understand as all it is is a broken line. (...) Overengineered stuff that you can't easily maintain... and that you can't even properly assess for wear. Sounds about right for Cabrinha / North... (there are others!) In most parts...
by bragnouff
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fatality in France
Replies: 123
Views: 10142

Re: Fatality in France

The short leash or any leash can't prevent the bar end getting stuck in a hook... And that is not preventable no matter what. it can be prevented by not using spreader bar hook... Not having a spreader bar hook goes against the principle of not being hooked in for immediate launch, which was mentio...
by bragnouff
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fatality in France
Replies: 123
Views: 10142

Re: Fatality in France

yeah, factoring some margin for error should always be in the back of your mind when kiting. And the stronger the wind, the more margin you need. Exponentially more. Which also typically involves riding a small to very small kite. As a rule of thumb, if the kite is static and can lift me a fair bit ...
by bragnouff
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fatality in France
Replies: 123
Views: 10142

Re: Fatality in France

How can you say these deaths could have been prevented with YOUR way of working. Your method would not work in 40knts and hooked launch is way more controlled, ofcourse there is always a chance for things to go wrong but to simply blaim it on their launching technique is rude! (...) Because this is...
by bragnouff
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is kitesurfing for you? This it is for me
Replies: 65
Views: 5014

Re: What is kitesurfing for you? This it is for me

Never read such a dump thread. In my opinion it is crimal from the threadstarter to convince people to quit their Job for fun. I didn't see it that way, it's just an extreme example of an incentive for people to take some risks, and venture a bit outside of their comfort zone. This doesn't apply to...
by bragnouff
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is kitesurfing for you? This it is for me
Replies: 65
Views: 5014

Re: What is kitesurfing for you? This it is for me

All a matter of balance... As much as I like kiting, and I admit being more addicted than most, and I would do that everyday if the weather was playing ball, there's only so much I can handle. 2hrs sessions are pretty much the max before the body complains, and for the remaining other hours, it's go...
by bragnouff
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurfer hitting a boat
Replies: 12
Views: 2174

Re: Kitesurfer hitting a boat

Weird thing is that after taking this surprise hit on the boat, you end up disoriented enough to pull on the bar and go into an upside down body drag.

Good to see that pros pay their dues too!

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