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by cleepa
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Deck grip
Replies: 18
Views: 1691

Re: Deck grip

Hexatraction was not good enough for me barefoot on a surfboard. I kept slipping off. My friend who owns the board rides it with booties, and that works for him.

Wax Mat sounds pretty interesting!
by cleepa
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Marketing's dumbest names list
Replies: 29
Views: 3362

Re: Kite Marketing's dumbest names list

gmb13 wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:13 am
I think Ben Wilsons "AEnema" kite takes the prize :-)

by cleepa
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Splicing kite lines for beginners
Replies: 17
Views: 1626

Re: Splicing kite lines for beginners

I used copper wire to make a lineset. It bends back onto itself nicely without breaking, but is plenty stiff to push or pull through as you are making your splices. I rounded off the ends of the wire to prevent it catching on strands. As others have said, definitely spend some time practicing before...
by cleepa
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Could someone please invent a better way to self land a kite in high wind.
Replies: 71
Views: 8608

Re: Could someone please invent a better way to self land a kite in high wind.

I'm in the 90% self launch/land group. It's always a tether for me, unless the wind gets so ridiculously light that it won't pick the kite up off the beach (Cloud). Tether works great in high wind. I carry a spare tether line made from flying line with me in case I end up having to come in somewhere...
by cleepa
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: North Nugget as foilboard?
Replies: 11
Views: 1584

Re: North Nugget as foilboard?

A lot of people over here converted the nugget and similar boards (such as the space pickle) to foil decks. It works well. You need to reinforce the board around the box for the foil mast, though.
by cleepa
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?
Replies: 833
Views: 141744

Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Nice bar. I do not understand why you would opt for this depower setup. You must kite in an area that doesn't have frequent fluctuations in windspeed in the range of 5 knots up and down... Of course you could handle that with bar throw, but that is IMHO not the preferred option with respect to your...
by cleepa
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: making a new control bar
Replies: 74
Views: 14133

Re: making a new control bar

Personal favourite release mechanism is the BRM Cloud system. I've customised mine, but the principle is the same. Really simple, great idea and it works well. No more chickenloop, so you can extend your bar throw if you wish. Or not. The release mechanism is also how you disconnect from the kite wh...
by cleepa
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Where is good spot to learn wave kitesurfing?
Replies: 12
Views: 9608

Re: Where is good spot to learn wave kitesurfing?

Forget Cape Town. CPT is for goofy, waves for left. The wind is extremely strong. It's a good spot for experienced riders. Theres constant swell with massive waves. The only problem I had there was the wind. Most of time I was overpowered with the 5m and sometimes waiting days for some wind. I'm a ...
by cleepa
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Sewing line loops...
Replies: 10
Views: 4126

Re: Sewing line loops...

I disagree, sleeving is essential for kitesuring lines. Where the knot connects to the kite you get salt and sand in the knot and movement. My lines have just been changed and the sleeving had worn through to the while dyneema, without that sleeving the lines would have snapped long ago. The reason...
by cleepa
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The next big advancement in bars
Replies: 14
Views: 5916

Re: The next big advancement in bars

trickcoach wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:35 pm
the next BIG advancement in Bars = WIFI !!!
Hell no. It'll be bluetooth. You'll get notifications on your phone when you've fucked up and need to punch out :-D

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