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by fluidity
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: New kind of wing design to handle turbulence
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Re: New kind of wing design to handle turbulence

As per the area I shaded in yellow, I don't think the turbulence shown correlates with the behaviour of water.
Also, the very thin wing section is doable in the drones by carrying the batteries in thin form as part of the wings, in foils supporting weight of gear and person the thin wing would buckle.
by fluidity
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: My New Year board build!
Replies: 16
Views: 9803

Re: My New Year board build!

Nice board!
Just one note, with the fins so close to the end of the board it may suck air into the back of the fins a bit too easily?
by fluidity
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New Woo jump record: 33.9m
Replies: 92
Views: 7930

Re: New Woo jump record: 33.9m

I suspect those readings to be totally bogus. I had myself a 23+ meter jump while it was definitely below 18... Wouldnt trust any of those "world record" claims without a picture. Watch some of Kevin Langree's kevlogs on youtube in Capetown. (Where Mike is getting his jumps) Glassy water between wi...
by fluidity
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Soaring after a jump technique
Replies: 8
Views: 736

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: 1898

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: 2963

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: 743

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: 1167

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: 2963

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: 1078

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 ...

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