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by kitexpert
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Wrinkles, WTF
Replies: 31
Views: 1954

Re: Wrinkles, WTF

What does 15 hg means? Some Hg pillar height pressure but who knows what. In SI units normal air pressure is 1013mbar or 1.013bar of 1013hPa. If you have 50% vacuum then you have 50% atmospheric over pressure on your work piece, that is about 50 000Pa or 50kPa or 0.5bar. Then every cm2 has 5N (equal...
by kitexpert
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Valve repair
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Valve repair

Use some force. You can also pry it with a small flat head screwdriver but be careful not to damage anything.
by kitexpert
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: No return point of a foil kite
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: No return point of a foil kite

Please could you explain what is meant by baffle straps? is this an internal diagonal piece? or something else? Exactly. It is weird to invent new names to kite parts. Judging from the pictures those parts are the ribs of the kite, or airfoils or vertical "walls" in between cells. Strap like look i...
by kitexpert
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anton Chernyshov - The Secret Of Lines Tension
Replies: 20
Views: 2278

Re: Anton Chernyshov - The Secret Of Lines Tension

I've seen Anton's videos and they are indeed excellent advice how to jump higher. And this new video of significance of line tension is very much on point practically.

It is obvious he knows how to jump high and he can give good advice how to do it, that is the most important thing.
by kitexpert
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anton Chernyshov - The Secret Of Lines Tension
Replies: 20
Views: 2278

Re: Anton Chernyshov - The Secret Of Lines Tension

Yes Faxie is correct. Kite lines or kite itself isn't any kind of bungee system in which you load energy and then release it for a jump. Real explanation is about force and counter force, about your ability to edge and take the force kite offers in your harness and finally to the water. That is the ...
by kitexpert
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Highest performance (race) current model kite that doesn't require special handling?
Replies: 13
Views: 1463

Re: Highest performance (race) current model kite that doesn't require special handling?

PL AeroV2. Very very well designed kite which is stable and quite usable. If I had to choose I'd take Aero any time over Sonic2. Sonic3 may be even better but there is a big difference in price also. You are right to say they are cheaper, but the handling of the kite is as twitchy as all the other ...
by kitexpert
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Highest performance (race) current model kite that doesn't require special handling?
Replies: 13
Views: 1463

Re: Highest performance (race) current model kite that doesn't require special handling?

PL AeroV2. Very very well designed kite which is stable and quite usable. If I had to choose I'd take Aero any time over Sonic2. Sonic3 may be even better but there is a big difference in price also.
by kitexpert
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: flysurfer sonic3, any news?
Replies: 186
Views: 19971

Re: flysurfer sonic3, any news?

Very impressive 360's in a row :thumb: It seems like hf is easier or works better than skis on ice/firm snow. I've only had few times when 360 is kind of easy and even then to continue immediately to next one has not been possible because of too low speed. 360 is a funny trick in which you get feeli...
by kitexpert
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Foil Kites
Replies: 292
Views: 56326

Re: DIY Foil Kites

I disagree single skin kite is more difficult to design in SP, you just have to use it a bit unconventionally. Making typical ss flares to the ribs is easy to do manually after patterns are printed. But to design hybrid kites in SP is difficult, then you have to stretch certain parameters to the lim...
by kitexpert
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Foil Kites
Replies: 292
Views: 56326

Re: DIY Foil Kites

Thanks for sharing your experiences. When you make kites by yourself it is a burden to make it any more complicated than it has to be. I mean for instance if you double A line row attachment points. I once did that, there was perhaps 4-5cm distance between the connections. However kite flied and beh...

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