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by fluidity
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Soaring after a jump technique
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Re: Soaring after a jump technique

I'm barely an intermediate kiter but I can tell you that the key is to keep the kite moving fast in the air. As a swoop through the power zone with bar mostly out will show you, cutting into fresh air that's had no time to slow for the kite will yield the massive amount of raw power you need to keep...
by fluidity
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: High Y Bars suck, Duotone, Core, Fone shame shame shame
Replies: 28
Views: 1714

Re: High Y Bars suck, Duotone, Core, Fone SHAME SHAME SHAME

Awesome flamey thread! I'm going to stick with low split until some wealthy and much younger bimbo shouts me a trip to Capetown where I can practice unlimited loops on the way down from amazing heights without braiding my front lines into a hot friction melted mess :)
by fluidity
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: 3d printed titanium inserts
Replies: 33
Views: 2240

Re: 3d printed titanium inserts

The Ninjaflex Cheetah filament looks good for this sort of thing.
by fluidity
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: What other non kiting builds are you working on?
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: What other non kiting builds are you working on?

CNC machine is just about there. Debugging Z axis... might be a direction cable issue for the Z stepper motor driven and then I can begin experimenting...
by fluidity
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Eardrum injury any significant risk
Replies: 23
Views: 1038

Re: Eardrum injury any significant risk

I'm sure it is a risk. Surfer's ear I'm not so sure about, once you have the basics you don't spend much time in the water, and as you improve your technique your head is usually out of the water even landing. Helmets for protecting against head injury do cut off a little awareness and are more usef...
by fluidity
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: 3d printed titanium inserts
Replies: 33
Views: 2240

Re: 3d printed titanium inserts

Looking good Plummet! Hopefully they tap a lot easier than the brass infiltrated stainless steel metal bits I've tested from Shapeways a few times! I thinks it's the SS micro balls that blunten taps on it. Always extra special to get your own design in the courier when it's been done in a really hig...
by fluidity
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Better grip before jump in chop?
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

Re: Better grip before jump in chop?

I think technique can only go so far in chop. I had a very low rocker super high concave board for my first good design. Similar to the OR Mako. Rounded ends. carves beautifully, you can tell someone is riding one just by the way it carves so beautifully. But in the chop, easy to catch a front edge ...
by fluidity
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Building the tools to build the boards.
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Re: Building the tools to build the boards.

Downunder and SaulOhio: I also will have the opportunity to cut cross sections, long sections for formers for old school building, to machine marine foam like Gurit M-core directly, cutting T-nut holes, cross-bleed slits for resin and 3D gripping water channels while the material is still flat. So i...
by fluidity
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Building the tools to build the boards.
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Re: Building the tools to build the boards.

Fucken awesome. What's the approximate cost to set this up? Heavy you looked at the price of a small cnc router? Do you have a perforated vacuum table for sucking the work down.? I too have been thinking about such a build. Ps if you need and steel/alloy parts cut out of sheet give me a holla. I ha...
by fluidity
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: 3d printed titanium inserts
Replies: 33
Views: 2240

Re: 3d printed titanium inserts

That makes sense plummet, let us know how it works out... Some people might buy small quantities if you list it on shapeways or one of the other 3D build shops.

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