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by Oldman
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Current Thoughts on Waxing Kite Lines?
Replies: 13
Views: 864

Re: Current Thoughts on Waxing Kite Lines?

Regular candle wax? Applied cold? Surf Wax? Bow wax? Fancy new product? Wax that stays sticky is bad. Waxes that are hard at operating temp are better because they wont "pick up" sand on thier own. But in certain conditions, sand can still be physically pushed into, and embedded in harder wax. I sw...
by Oldman
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Line connector question
Replies: 17
Views: 993

Re: Line connector question

How about just using the depower trim? Mark it and trim it. No lines to mess with...
by Oldman
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil wing repair advice
Replies: 7
Views: 538

Re: Foil wing repair advice

I wonder what they have in this kit?

https://www.groovekiteboards.it/boards/repair-kit/
by Oldman
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses W679
Replies: 24
Views: 2001

Re: Moses W679

Thanks grigorib, what other wings beside 800 do you still ride? This is what I ended up with so far. Haven’t had opportunity to ride the 1000 yet and debating whether to sell 695. 637 is thinner race wing and is fast so that’s what I’m keeping it for The 1000 was not a planned purchase. A friend wa...
by Oldman
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Moses 2019-2020-2021
Replies: 1137
Views: 132962

Re: Moses 2019-2020

^^^ Starting at the 450, which is surfy with lots of lift, you gain speed, lose some vertical stability, and shed front foot pressure as you go to: 450-->425-->421/420 I was able to demo the 450/425/421 For playing on river swell, tacks and moves that benefit from a lower stall speed, I found the 4...
by Oldman
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Slingshot Phantasm Carbon foil launch - 2020
Replies: 119
Views: 19392

Re: Slingshot Phantasm Carbon foil launch - 2020

Anyone here with reviews of the 730?
Thanks
by Oldman
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Double spliced on a short rope?
Replies: 16
Views: 2446

Re: Double spliced on a short rope?

found this on the samson ropes site. Will this hold on a short pigtail?
by Oldman
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Double spliced on a short rope?
Replies: 16
Views: 2446

Re: Double spliced on a short rope?

Herman, May I know what sort of hand stitching and type of thread you use?
Thanks
by Oldman
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Helmet is so noisy:(
Replies: 32
Views: 2690

Re: Helmet is so noisy:(

merl wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:42 pm
noise is one issue, weight is another (foiling = whiplash falls). What's the lightest hard shell helmet out there (not counting custom made ones).
Forward Wip Pro?

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