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by bragnouff
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The Duotone Wing
Replies: 212
Views: 13047

Re: The Duotone Wing

elguapo wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:42 pm




i'll give props.
propably best video i've seen so far.

the flying transition was impressive.
You're joking, right?
That's painfully slow
by bragnouff
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 658
Views: 140741

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Don't overthink it too much, if you have a surfboard experience already, it shouldn't take too long for you to figure it out. Front insert of back strap aligned with trailing edge of mast is a good starting point for your back foot position. Make sure you're well aligned with the centerline of the b...
by bragnouff
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 658
Views: 140741

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: 177

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: 177

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: 177

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: 177

Re: Project KiteWing

Starting by folding the kite to have an idea of its new shape once the middle section is gone.
P_20190514_160704.jpg
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: 177

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: 294
Views: 21562

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: 337
Views: 151762

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 ...

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