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by MaximumAC
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Should Toby start a crowdfunding to save KF?
Replies: 51
Views: 3400

Re: Should Toby start a crowdfunding to save KF?

Agree with GJibb, not sure about crowdfunding per se, but i'll happily contribute a few bucks to a patreon.
by MaximumAC
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How much more relaxed can it get with a modern foil?
Replies: 37
Views: 2024

Re: How much more relaxed can it get with a modern foil?

I learned on the H5 graduated mast system and quickly bought an H4 (the old space skate). I found the slower foiling speed much more comfortable in that even if i was out of control, i wasn't super tensed up waiting for a yard sale. I'm sure you can pick one of these older wings up for dirt cheap no...
by MaximumAC
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Pansh Aurora 3
Replies: 117
Views: 6918

Re: Pansh Aurora 3

I don't necessarily believe in Pansh nor the Aurora III that I have, but now I feel the need to go boost on it. If the kite folds mid boost, it's on your heads.
by MaximumAC
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Bridle line replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 1112

Re: Bridle line replacement

Thanks for the info all. I ended up buying 0.8mm hollow core spectra (the cheap stuff) off of amazon and making a splicing tool with the high E of a guitar string I just replaced. The 0.8mm is a little thick for the bridle I replaced but I doubt it will make any difference. Between this and splicing...
by MaximumAC
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tef gel, cooper slip, silicone for bolts
Replies: 10
Views: 904

Re: Tef gel, cooper slip, silicone for bolts

I will second tefgel not needing to be taken apart but once every 3-6 months. Froze a bolt on a slingshot hoverglide a long time ago using some kind of anti-seize silver paste. Now I use a light smear of tefgel and every month or so I check that the bolts move and haven't had a problem.
by MaximumAC
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: depower lines and splicing
Replies: 19
Views: 1551

Re: depower lines and splicing

Great info all, thanks! I've just completed my first few eye splices and lock-splices. Found using only the D-splicer kinda clunky so i've got some fids on the way...a new obsession is born. That ozone video is weirding me out with all the bungee action. I understand the bungee on the safety line, b...
by MaximumAC
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: depower lines and splicing
Replies: 19
Views: 1551

Re: depower lines and splicing

Why not use a lock instead of a throat whipping if breaking strength is not an issue, might depend on strength of cleating line, but I would be surprised if that were the case. Shown below without tails burried. I have no idea regarding lock vs whipping. I've never even spliced a rope yet. Just loo...
by MaximumAC
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: depower lines and splicing
Replies: 19
Views: 1551

depower lines and splicing

I'm in the process of converting my flysurfer dual strap pull bar to a clam cleat without the FS kit. I'm modeling my work both on the newer Infinity bars with clam cleat but also on the depower line of a race bar I have. Both seem to have dyneema (Amstel blue?) spliced into some other type of line ...
by MaximumAC
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Bridle line replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 1112

Re: Bridle line replacement

Are you guys creating a Brummell splice with this line? And if so, using a guitar string as a tool? I've never spliced lines before but have been watching videos. Looks ok with Amsteel or something thick, but having a tough time imagining it on fishing line.
by MaximumAC
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Bridle line replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 1112

Re: Bridle line replacement

Any recommendation on a good go-to diameter for general use?

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