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by bragnouff
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 652
Views: 140051

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Yeah, that's the thing with the Spitfire, you still need a bit of back foot pressure at the back to balance it. Back foot too far forward will kill all leverage and will make it hard to balance. So I think the advice of mounting the foil as far back as possible isn't really that relevant. Back foot ...
by bragnouff
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Project KiteWing
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Project KiteWing

The leftover of leading edge is folded onto itself a few times, and both of these are clamped together with a basic 3d printed clamp. P_20190612_181130.jpg From there I figure out that it'd be better to have one leading edge than two halves, that would provide more stiffness, and I'm working at reco...
by bragnouff
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Project KiteWing
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Project KiteWing

In hindsight, I should probably have removed the LE bladder before splitting it in half, but I had in mind to really have to half wings connected together, somehow... I thought I could seal the bladder at some point, but for now a knot will do. Light inflation only for now to see how things come in ...
by bragnouff
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Project KiteWing
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Project KiteWing

I have invested in a seam picker and started removing the seams inside of the T2 struts (T1 being the center strut) P_20190515_180715.jpg And I obtained two smaller halves like that: P_20190612_151252.jpg I was not too sure how to proceed. Keeping two struts in the center seemed like an easier idea ...
by bragnouff
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Project KiteWing
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Project KiteWing

Starting by folding the kite to have an idea of its new shape once the middle section is gone.
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Middle chunk neatly tucked away with pegs.
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by bragnouff
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Project KiteWing
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Project KiteWing

Plenty of hype recently about those additional toys, that appear to be the must have in any kiter's quiver. (arguably) Still not convinced that I absolutely need to buy one, but I'm pretty keen to try. I see an application for windskating, where it'd be easier to deploy than a windsurf rig. And on S...
by bragnouff
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 271
Views: 20116

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Why give it 5 stars for Upwind then?
by bragnouff
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
Replies: 336
Views: 151325

Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Hi, if a Leading Edge bladder is cleanly cut in half, what would be the best way to put the two halves together? Would it be possible to insert one half into the other one, with maybe 5cm overlap and glue it? If so, I'd imagine the glueing process would be in 4 stages, glue inside bottom half, turn ...
by bragnouff
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Hydrofoiling: Why you need a short mast - Foil Fridays
Replies: 15
Views: 1133

Re: Hydrofoiling: Why you need a short mast - Foil Fridays

Really depends on the spot, but at my local, low profile beach with onshore conditions and beach break, a shorter mast made a whole lot of difference. Going from 90 to 75cm allows to start in waist deep water as opposed to chest deep. When you walk out upwind, in one case you can keep traction on th...
by bragnouff
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wanted - Carver wing a Zeeko foil
Replies: 28
Views: 1142

Re: Wanted - Carver wing a Zeeko foil

Just seen the bullet post and it appears that the new Carver wing will not fit the blue and white which is a really disappointing. If the standard Carver fits on all of those alloy foils and the bigger Carver 950 only on some of them, I wonder if it's not only due to the plate to mast connection wh...

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