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by nixmatters
Sat May 11, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurfing steering lines shorter than power lines
Replies: 20
Views: 1880

Re: Kitesurfing steering lines shorter than power lines

This was with my Slingshot lines. I don't know why but it seemed to let the lines stretch more - perhaps water is lubricating the individual Dyneema strands? I've just switched to Ozone SK99 lines so it'll be interesting to see how they behave after a few months of use ... Great tip on wetting the ...
by nixmatters
Thu May 09, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2016 NP Surf S1 Tracker and Halo spreader bars...
Replies: 30
Views: 7039

Re: 2016 NP Surf S1 Tracker and Halo spreader bars...

Hi there, I am considering the NP tracker spreader bar. Do any of you have comments (positive or negative) on the tracker bar ~3 years after the latest post in this thread? I will be using it primarily for the surf. the tracker has been designed with surf riding in mind, you'll be totally fine with...
by nixmatters
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wetsuit for a fat bloke ;-)
Replies: 18
Views: 475

Re: Wetsuit for a fat bloke ;-)

Sergei, have you considered a made to measure wetsuit? Can be pricey indeed, but that's your only chance to get a snug comfortable fit, with almost no flush and a long life too. Yesterday I was talking to a guy with measurements quite similar to yours. After trying on plenty of wetsuits he had ended...
by nixmatters
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Free kite plans on GitHub
Replies: 140
Views: 40873

Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Also, How PanTao, how would your software handle generating a plan for one the new Wingfoils? Just so: http://www.wingworks.de/wp-content/uploads/wing2.jpg :D Hi PanTau, that's indeed great for a starter project! I'd love to make one wing before I even think about making my first kite. Even if it's...
by nixmatters
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The Naish Wing-Surfer
Replies: 159
Views: 7274

Re: The Naish Wing-Surfer

Robby sheds some light on the Wing-Surfer:
by nixmatters
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anyone know if Best kiteboarding are still producing?
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Re: Anyone know if Best kiteboarding are still producing?

yes, they are and just recently replenished the ROCA in all sizes (5 to 17). As per a comment from them in FB, the TS is coming in June
by nixmatters
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Foilboard (Pocket/Strapless) Paulownia
Replies: 26
Views: 2843

Re: Foilboard (Pocket/Strapless) Paulownia

Could you use an old skateboard deck. would not even glass it as it would be strong enough? Like this: https://www.instagram.com/nathanvanvuuren/p/BvmD0c9HLIt/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=7f0yxbchx9o9 Though looks like it could do with some glass to stiffen up a little. That's cool! Gotta try ...
by nixmatters
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Foilboard (Pocket/Strapless) Paulownia
Replies: 26
Views: 2843

Re: Foilboard (Pocket/Strapless) Paulownia

jumptheshark wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:57 pm
Most foils would sink a skateboard deck.
maybe he's got a chance with a carbon foil, a stick-on EVA traction pad on top and PE foam sheet on the bottom, as it would create less drag :)
by nixmatters
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Summer + autumn UK wetsuit for water 10-14 C
Replies: 29
Views: 931

Re: Summer + autumn UK wetsuit for water 10-14 C

One thing which I should have mentioned is that West of Scotland is very wet and cold in the summer.,i.e. 13-15C average daily temps probably. Even East Scotland 120km to the east is much drier and warmer in the sun because of that. I. E. I do not expect any sunny days with wind really :-( This mig...
by nixmatters
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: easily reset chickenloops
Replies: 73
Views: 3952

Re: easily reset chickenloops

Some concerns about this wichard shackle: 1. What happens if you accidentally lock the release rope with the wichard shackle while closing it onto the slider rope?! No safety at all? 2. In a cricical situation, how quick do you find and grab the red ball? Does it come any close to hitting a large pu...

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