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by lovethepirk
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Splicing my first set of lines
Replies: 7
Views: 657

Re: Splicing my first set of lines

I'm all confused with your terminology so let me state that you have 4 flying lines. You have the 'center lines' and you have the 'steering lines'. In my terminology the safety line is the line that extends past the metal bracket where your center lines meet. Many companies sell this line as a 'flag...
by lovethepirk
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to strapless jump
Replies: 1
Views: 308

How to strapless jump

Season is here in FL and am going strapless for a small session each time I go out. I think I need a larger board as mine is a cabrina skillet at 5' 6" and I am 210 lbs. I can transition now so I want to move on to jumping. I cannot come close to jumping with the board without my feet completely lea...
by lovethepirk
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How Long should you keep Kite Bars For?
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Re: How Long should you keep Kite Bars For?

Depending on your setup the MOST important thing are your LINES. Pay close attention to any connection points, swivel locations, or any other line to line connection points there are. If you begin to do rotation tricks the center lines can begin to wear a lot faster. I saw my own lines wear down aft...
by lovethepirk
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Soaring after a jump technique
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Soaring after a jump technique

One of my goals this season is to learn/improve my high wind jumps and soaring like you can see in some fantastic videos where kiters cover crazy distances in the air. I tried this last weekend moderately powered in 20knots on the 12m. Couple issues I had are as follows....I typically boost with the...
by lovethepirk
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Where is Epic Kites ?
Replies: 32
Views: 3841

Re: Where is Epic Kites ?

Was thinking of trying Switch next... may try a Renegade instead :thumb: After all, I'm semi-local. Dude, let me save you some time and money...don't buy a switch kite. I sent my Helium 16m(purchased Oct '18) back and it took 2 months to get my money back. And, I just spent 3 days slowly re-gluing ...
by lovethepirk
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: 3d printed titanium inserts
Replies: 33
Views: 3264

Re: 3d printed titanium inserts

plummet, I do 3d printing and I am using TPU filament that is flexible to print these. Anything printed in TPU that is 3+mm thick is ridiculously strong. I use it for my chicken loop release. Been fine for 1 year in the south florida heat. It can withstand heat like ABS. I print these and press fit ...
by lovethepirk
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Liros
Replies: 14
Views: 1112

Re: Liros

I bought from Liros directly. 200m of the 301 and 300m of the 401 for centerlines as those wear out faster for me. 350$ USD included shipping. If you learn a brummel lock splice you are set for many years with that type of a shipment. I've got 7m extensions and 2 custom bars and plenty of line left....
by lovethepirk
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Switch kites current state of the union
Replies: 25
Views: 3736

Re: Switch kites current state of the union

Bought a 16m Helium last yr sent it back. Pulled hard left when foiling at speed and loved to Hindenburg. Bought a 12m Nitro in January. Had 3 valves leak already and they pulled off crazy easy. 3rd valve leaked last week so I'm gonna 5200 all the fuckking valves. https://ibb.co/WK0kvyH My kites are...
by lovethepirk
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite for hydro foiling in weak winds + flight position
Replies: 19
Views: 2179

Re: Kite for hydro foiling in weak winds + flight position

High aspect kites (Turbine) sit close to edge of the wind window. I'm in love with my 15m Turbine, but I don't think it is high aspect at all. I believe this is marketing by the companies. I can do a side by side comparison one day against my 17 Contra if you want..... I do know my 15m Turbine is a...
by lovethepirk
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why isn't sliding rope bar more prevalent?
Replies: 65
Views: 7696

Re: Why isn't sliding rope bar more prevalent?

Also couple of my friends managed to get those ropes break on them and for me jumping with a rope spreader bar is a no. grig, I hear you on the jumping issue although I only see that issue with the hydro...but again, I'm so removed from the fixed point I cannot compare...I don't feel any issue doin...

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