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by evan
Thu May 16, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: El Nino - warmer water on South Americas west coast?
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: El Nino - warmer water on South Americas west coast?

It is a "surface temperature anomaly map".

Showing the deviation of the temperature compared to the average surface temperature during an el nino event.

Don't confuse them with the actual measured temperatures, impossible to have the arctic seas warmer than the tropics ;)
by evan
Thu May 02, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How long should kite lines last?
Replies: 21
Views: 835

Re: How long should kite lines last?

How do you remove a knot properly? What are the pros/cons of not doing anything about it? a simple overhand knot in Dyneema reduces the strength by roughly 2/3. Leaving only 1/3 of the breaking strength remaining. Depends on the the amount of oversized line if that's a problem or not. On flying lin...
by evan
Thu May 02, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How long should kite lines last?
Replies: 21
Views: 835

Re: How long should kite lines last?

Years is too arbitrary, even counting hours is too inacurate as cruizing along without ever having crossed lines from rotations/loops can have your lines last 2-4x that of the lines that see more extensive use that big-air riders or racers put into their gear. This is the order of riding styles from...
by evan
Wed May 01, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Safety
Topic: 5th line safety knots?
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: 5th line safety knots?

You need to sleeve or add a pigtail to make a knot on the end of a Dyneema flying line. Otherwise the knot will be too small and lose around 70% breaking strength. If your pump-attachment is a loop you can just loop-loop a noseline to it and leave that attached. Then make the 5ft line on the bar equ...
by evan
Wed May 01, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Duotone 2020 bar with new lines?
Replies: 35
Views: 3869

Re: Duotone 2020 bar with new lines?

well i was just talking to the North America Duotone distributor this weekend at the Fort To Battery race and he said if they changed the lines they would have to charge 800$ a bar and that it was not happening..... Wow, they must be getting payd by Teufelberger to use those FL10 lines then. That i...
by evan
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: why does the moses mast screw always loosen itself ?
Replies: 11
Views: 821

Re: why does the moses mast screw always loosen itself ?

When riding, the mast-head is pressed harder into the fuse than you can tighten it with the bolts. If you don't want loose bolts just re-tighten them after your initial riding, they should remain tight after that. I only disassemble my foil for inspection and only have loose bolts after the first se...
by evan
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: making flying lines - how to attach depower line to front line?
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Re: making flying lines - how to attach depower line to front line?

A flagout line spliced into the middle of power line will slip out easier as only the upper part of the power line is pulling the splice tight. Without any stitches this will probably slip, no matter how long you make the splice there. On a normal loop-splice the outer line gets pulled tight on both...
by evan
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: making flying lines - how to attach depower line to front line?
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Re: making flying lines -- how to attach depower line to front line?

Devide your power lines in two sections, exactly at the point where you want to connect the flagout line and then connect everything with only loop-loop connections. Makes it also easier to replace a damaged section. I do always the same on both lines to ensure that they stay the same length as a sp...
by evan
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: easily reset chickenloops
Replies: 75
Views: 4066

Re: easily reset chickenloops

decay wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:09 pm

Should real make some time to put one of those snap shackles thru the full ISO 21853 test.

Would cut thru a lot of BS.
Where to find more details on that ISO test?
by evan
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: 21m Race Kites
Replies: 23
Views: 938

Re: 21m Race Kites

I get the impression that you guys are talking about draggy and slow lower ar foilkites instead of recent 21m race kites. Those are agile and have a huge windrange, although the gap between the 21 and 18 is minimal. Biggest benefit is on the Downwind. With 70kg and can hold the 21m Aero v2 up to gus...

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