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by tegirinenashi
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Quinko valves, anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: Quinko valves, anyone?

Which prompts the question, why don't adopt similar glueless design for production kite bladders? I actually don't see why it needs 5 pieces, when 2 plastic parts would be enough. One plate at the bottom with the cylinder head threaded to be screwed into the top plate. After screwing the top plate i...
by tegirinenashi
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Build an own stabilizer?
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Build an own stabilizer?

The smaller the stab, the less important its stiffness. However, for longevity and water resistance it's better be laminated. For flat wing it is quite easy to laminate it without vacuum bagging. The idea is to clamp the stab between the two plates, and squeeze the excess resin to the wing boundary....
by tegirinenashi
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: climate change / unpredictable weather/wind
Replies: 1719
Views: 41847

Re: climate change / unpredictable weather/wind

It is also no coincidence that the two countries with the highest proportion and number of deaths are the same two who have openly vocal climate change denier presidents (Trump and Bolsanaro). This is because they think they know better than the experts and ignore their advice. Your narrative easil...
by tegirinenashi
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Duotone 2021
Replies: 261
Views: 44585

Re: Duotone 2021

I bet that even if Duotone were constrained with canopy material made of tissue paper, they would still trumpet it as "having benchmark performance". It is hard to tell what brand is the leader today, but there is no doubt, which has the best marketing.
by tegirinenashi
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: climate change / unpredictable weather/wind
Replies: 1719
Views: 41847

Re: climate change / unpredictable weather/wind

SimonP wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:18 pm
...This is why the US has 25% of all COVID-19 cases despite only having 4% of the world's population...
More likely that the other countries have lesser means to identify the cases, or provide fraudulent statistics. Look at the deaths per million -- US numbers are in line with EU.
by tegirinenashi
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: climate change / unpredictable weather/wind
Replies: 1719
Views: 41847

Re: climate change / unpredictable weather/wind

In the news today, Berkeley scientist's explanation countering Trump narrative of bad forest management as a main cause of forest fires: "Warmer weather increases beetle population, that increases the number of dead trees, fueling the fires". The Beetle did it!
by tegirinenashi
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Boxer Water Re-Launch?
Replies: 18
Views: 601

Re: Boxer Water Re-Launch?

How do you sit on the board (say about 20L displacement)? The board sinks, but it still wants to surface. I have to actively balance, so that doing anything extra, like relaunching the kite is seemingly impossible. If the I tilt the nose high, the balance is lost easily. Or, as always, the answer is...
by tegirinenashi
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Stiffest wing to fuselage connection type
Replies: 17
Views: 653

Re: Stiffest wing to fuselage connection type

Depends how often you switch the wings. If not that often, then glue the wing to the fuse before tightening the bolts. Plus having some glue in the bolt threads helps them getting loose slower. Be careful with glue selection, for example epoxy resin would connect the parts permanently, but something...
by tegirinenashi
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Mast Length?
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Mast Length?

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by tegirinenashi
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite foiling is dying sooo fast
Replies: 80
Views: 5139

Re: Kite foiling is dying sooo fast

...Wing foil all about feeling and sensations ... Then, perhaps snowf̶l̶a̶k̶e̶ foiling would be a better term? Seriously, several years ago this forum has been filled in with threads how exciting a kitefoling ride (and maneuvers) are. I was thinking to myself: "Just give it a time, and it will feel...

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