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by mrandrewandrade
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What wind related questions would you wanted answered if you had meter reading data?
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: What wind related questions would you wanted answered if you had meter reading data?

It would be nice if wind stations showed standard deviation of speed and direction. Also a wind meter that had sensors at 10 20 30 40 and 50 meters on light wind days. To do this, you would require having a sensor up at those heights. We setup wind sensors which are up 15-20 meters do we can get an...
by mrandrewandrade
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What wind related questions would you wanted answered if you had meter reading data?
Replies: 3
Views: 168

What wind related questions would you wanted answered if you had meter reading data?

I have been collecting high resolution (minutely) wind data in a specific location near where I live. I specifically collect the wind speed, wind gusts and direction based on a sensor reading which is made every 1-2 minutes. What questions would you want to know based on this data? It seems like mos...
by mrandrewandrade
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss
Replies: 60
Views: 3413

Re: Winging is half-assed kite foiling - discuss

Winging also doesn't always solve access issues too. It does if you can'y launch a kite, but my local spot has straight onshore winds and a very terrible beach break since it goes from ankle deep water to overhead (causing massive plunging waves). On a twin tip I just power through the break and com...
by mrandrewandrade
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Removing center strut on a kite
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Removing center strut on a kite

I have heard that people tried flying old school C kites without some struts and they fly well, so people removed the struts. Did people just remove the bladder or undo the stitching, and remove the dacron strut to save on weight? A friend gave me a 7m element2 which had a leading to trailing edge t...
by mrandrewandrade
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Simple short line extensions - is a figure-8 knot ok?
Replies: 19
Views: 689

Re: Simple short line extensions - is a figure-8 knot ok?

I have done this before with a simple looped overhand hand knot and it's been working fine. I have done this on bridles and as short line extensions.
by mrandrewandrade
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Lower bar pressure on hybrid/open C (Switch Nitro 3) with no bridle
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Lower bar pressure on hybrid/open C (Switch Nitro 3) with no bridle

I was doing some digging online [1] [2] and it seems like MJ and others have ran a hybrid/open C kite as a hard-lined, no-bridle, 5-line kite. Has anyone done with with the Switch Nitro3? I believe people did this for the Nitro 4 but I can't find the configuration online. What did the setup look lik...
by mrandrewandrade
Wed May 06, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who is the recent "click-in" Chicken Loop Manufacturer?
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Who is the recent "click-in" Chicken Loop Manufacturer?

I know this was discussed in the past (https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2390182&start=60), but it seems like there are many brands which are using the same bar design and chicken loop system which makes me believe that it's all designed and make by the same contract manufacturer (or at leas...
by mrandrewandrade
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Has anyone replaced struts with carbon fiber/fiber glass tent poles?
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: Has anyone replaced struts with carbon fiber/fiber glass tent poles?

No need To replace the struts at all. I routinely use an 11m fuel with three struts removed on snow for unhooked riding. I think most true C kites can fly great as 2 strut kites. Could never tell from watching mine fly. What they gain on the bottom end they sacrifice at the top .Just throw it up on...
by mrandrewandrade
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Has anyone replaced struts with carbon fiber/fiber glass tent poles?
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Has anyone replaced struts with carbon fiber/fiber glass tent poles?

I'm looking to ride C kites for snowkiting as I'm working on unhooked tricks/hitting features. I am blessed with some (2005?) Best Yargas, but the old inflate system isn't working well for the struts (where the valve slowly leak). I don't want to have to fix these old valves because pumping them up ...
by mrandrewandrade
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Coating to reduce the air permeability in old flysurfers
Replies: 11
Views: 1247

Coating to reduce the air permeability in old flysurfers

I have a very UV logged FS 19m which doesn't told air, and flaps when you dive it through the power zone. I learnt about the "kiss test" where can see if air permeates through the canopy, and when you suck the kite, you can feel that air passes through, unlike the new Souls that I tried on the beach...

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