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by Henk
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Harness with Sliding spreader bar
Replies: 40
Views: 5251

Re: Harness with Sliding spreader bar

Best I´ve ever experienced is: Carbon spreader bar (rideengine 2016 model) with rope plus a Ronstan Orbit 20 block connected to a Cabrinha Fireball Bar´s QR (without the original Fireball piece). Totally friction-less, super-smooth movement with minimal distance between the rope and the quick relea...
by Henk
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Self Landing Foilkites in 20+kts
Replies: 47
Views: 4310

Re: Self Landing Foilkites in 20+kts

For me the safest way is to drop the kite on the edge of the wind window at about 5 feet from the land and then backstall it and very important for me is to keep walking or running parrallel to the kite until the kite is straight downwind and then from this point I teather it to something rock soli...
by Henk
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: New foil kite in a hail storm
Replies: 17
Views: 2576

Re: New foil kite in a hail storm

I have always been told not to start/land tethered with a foil kite. Since it is not a rigid structure like a LEI it might go wrong in case of gusts/unstable wind. For a LEI kite, tethered is about the safest way to start/land if no assistant is available. For a foil I would self start most often si...
by Henk
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: line plan for Fysurfer Soul
Replies: 2
Views: 2032

Re: line plan for Fysurfer Soul

I had the same when the Speed5 came out. Send Flysurfer a mail and they will put it on-line.
by Henk
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: The problem with flysurfer mixers.
Replies: 105
Views: 20305

Re: The problem with flysurfer mixers.

Yes BUT you can achieve the same and in fact better results without the SPL swap. If your pulley lines are worn sure swap them, but trust me you'll be getting less than a quarter of the life out of pulley lines if you are swapping them just for shrink. Then there is the upper bridle shrink which yo...
by Henk
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Speed 3 bridle stretching how to
Replies: 12
Views: 3333

Re: Speed 3 bridle stretching how to

I would recommend not to stretch, but to enlarger or shorten the affected bridle lines by adding loops to lengthen the bridle at the LCL. This is also the practice in paragliding.

The problem with stretching is that it will always move back after a while.

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