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by br44
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: covid 19 closing beaches, any more to report?
Replies: 63
Views: 3294

Re: covid 19 closing beaches, any more to report?

A bit long but interesting. According to this, there is a chance that it might all be for nothing.
https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/17/a-f ... able-data/
by br44
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3 and now 8.5
Replies: 298
Views: 56154

Re: Concept Air Smart Wave 6.5 & 4.5 & 3 and now 8.5

Relaunch is not an issue with the Wave. I tried parking it on its ear like an LEI tethered to my car. It automatically relaunched and flew over the zenith to the other side. Then it flew back to the first side, and then when it took off toward zenith again I hit the safety. This works as long as yo...
by br44
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Twintip board recommendations for people with knee issues
Replies: 51
Views: 2986

Re: Twintip board recommendations for people with knee issues

First thing... try a different style. The board is largely if not entirely secondary, IMHO. Try the following: (1) slightly overpowered; (2) keep kite high so it supports some of your weight; (3) go very slowly - only slightly higher than planing speed. It's basically like foiling - with a TT!! Had ...
by br44
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Small Carry Strap for board after self rescue?
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Small Carry Strap for board after self rescue?

I believe the easiest way is to first detach the foil from the board. (Carry a small hex/etc key with you.) Then the board goes under one hand, and the fuselage goes on a shoulder. You can probably walk for miles that way. Whereas if you have a 90 cm mast, the weight of the [aluminum] foil creates s...
by br44
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Theft Story? Tell Yours
Replies: 48
Views: 2775

Re: Theft Story? Tell Yours

There is a lot of value in leaving nothing - absolutely nothing - behind. One time, a ranger was trying to enforce a local law which to his understanding prohibited snowkiting on a local lake. [Not true!! spelled very clearly right in the text of the law. And I was not bothering anyone in any way - ...
by br44
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The first company to produce a quality QR for those who never unhook ...
Replies: 24
Views: 2570

Re: The first company to produce a quality QR for those who never unhook ...

No you don’t need a new spreader bar/harness if you use only the top half of the Fireball onto either a rope or any usual spreader bar. Works fine and shortens the distance for more depower if that is an issue. If you mean a combination like this, it's very different from the Infexion QR. For start...
by br44
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The first company to produce a quality QR for those who never unhook ...
Replies: 24
Views: 2570

Re: The first company to produce a quality QR for those who never unhook ...

There are 2 rubber bands - one to hold the parts together, the other to eject the steel ring (if releasing under no tension). It seems Very Difficult to release by mistake, as the travel required is about 2 cm if I recall correctly (details on his site). [So far I only used mine flying on the beach...
by br44
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The first company to produce a quality QR for those who never unhook ...
Replies: 24
Views: 2570

Re: The first company to produce a quality QR for those who never unhook ...

You can buy one today. The plastic housing is a prototype (3D printed), works well and should last a few years at least. Need only one QR for all your bars! https://www.infexion.eu/shop/max_bar/quick-release/seatbelt-quick-release-eye/ I have one. Certainly not going back to the hook and the chicke...
by br44
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The first company to produce a quality QR for those who never unhook ...
Replies: 24
Views: 2570

Re: The first company to produce a quality QR for those who never unhook ...

You can buy one today. The plastic housing is a prototype (3D printed), works well and should last a few years at least. Need only one QR for all your bars! https://www.infexion.eu/shop/max_bar/quick-release/seatbelt-quick-release-eye/ I have one. Certainly not going back to the hook and the chicken...
by br44
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Epic chicken loop design detail questions
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: Epic chicken loop design detail questions

Thanks the thewindego. It looks a slam dunk that the centre lines can be replaced without rotor disassembly and I just caught enough sight of the release ball to see that it is a solid bullet spliced to the dyneema. Looks well designed to me. Do you know if the release jaws stand up well to normal ...

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