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by BayAreaKite
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Enata bar and spreader bar...any reviews?
Replies: 37
Views: 2328

Re: Enata bar and spreader bar...any reviews?

My mistake, 1500 per month. So you actually do not know how heat transfers in thinner carbon applications, but I am "spreading inaccurate information"? So you actually have no desire to help to OP with your mechanical engineering knowledge and experience, and your only desire is to piss on my? And ...
by BayAreaKite
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Enata bar and spreader bar...any reviews?
Replies: 37
Views: 2328

Re: Enata bar and spreader bar...any reviews?

5000 km/month? hahaha your BS just can't stop. Send me his strava profile. Yes, every bar has some bar tape around the brake levers to hide the hardware used to attach them, among other reasons. But the flats of the bars, the area between the stem and the brakes, where you spend a lot of your time r...
by BayAreaKite
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Enata bar and spreader bar...any reviews?
Replies: 37
Views: 2328

Re: Enata bar and spreader bar...any reviews?

. . Your turn... blisters are caused by friction, not material hardness. The carbon we are all discussing is a composite material. Composites have 2 constituent components, the fiber and the matrix. The hardness of a composite depends primarily on the matrix. If it is epoxy vs. urethane vs. nylon y...
by BayAreaKite
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Enata bar and spreader bar...any reviews?
Replies: 37
Views: 2328

Re: Enata bar and spreader bar...any reviews?

So, You guys do not get blisters? Cmon, even a bare Cloud bar has leather grip. Yes, leather. If u all claim bare carbon is soft on your skin, that is nothing less but a miracle. Whats is the shore Hardness of carbon fiber? 95? The “feel” of it does not make it less hard. What you guys are trying t...
by BayAreaKite
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Neil Pryde Glide Reports/Reviews?
Replies: 77
Views: 9352

Re: Neil Pryde Glide Reports/Reviews?

I bet the mast is simply not stiff enough for the longer lengths. They claim to have reduced thickness, which will decrease stiffness significantly. You can get away with a softer mast in the short lengths, but it will feel much more flexible long. It's odd, because making the mast thinner (and less...
by BayAreaKite
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Convertible foil/surfboard any experiences?
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Convertible foil/surfboard any experiences?

I've been really happy with my F-One Mitu Convertible. It's great for traveling, taking 3 boards is simply not an option but two boards, two kites, and the foil and I'm totally covered for any conditions. My version uses the KF-Box to attach the foil, but I think the new ones use the more common 4-b...
by BayAreaKite
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Adapter to use Moses with inexpensive Aluminum Slingshot Masts
Replies: 40
Views: 3199

Re: Adapter to use Moses with inexpensive Aluminum Slingshot Masts

I am developing an adapter for Project Cedrus that will allow it to work with Lift wings (3D printed fitment check below). It is already compatibility with Moses, Slingshot, and LF. So for those of you looking for a stiffer and lighter mast than moses, lift, and aluminum... check it out: http://www....
by BayAreaKite
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Modify a carbon mast to fit a slingshot hoverglide fuselage
Replies: 16
Views: 1449

Re: Modify a carbon mast to fit a slingshot hoverglide fuselage

grigorib wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:30 pm

I wish it was all resin! The core is damn foam.
The foam absorbs resin as it is infused. It's like a sponge. They are not using a closed-cell foam, which can avoid this problem... but creates other problems with strength if the laminate is not sized properly.
by BayAreaKite
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Modify a carbon mast to fit a slingshot hoverglide fuselage
Replies: 16
Views: 1449

Re: Modify a carbon mast to fit a slingshot hoverglide fuselage

I'm not. My tooling allows for up to 90cm / 36in. Which after adapters and mounts approaches 37". I could modify the fixture and go a little longer, but most of my customers are asking for shorter. My target market is not race or speed guys, since I'll be the first to admit my mast is a little dragg...
by BayAreaKite
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Modify a carbon mast to fit a slingshot hoverglide fuselage
Replies: 16
Views: 1449

Re: Modify a carbon mast to fit a slingshot hoverglide fuselage

The point is weight is weight. Shaving 3 pounds off the mast is quite noticeable. And buying a carbon mast for wings you already own and like is a hell of a lot cheaper than an entirely new carbon foil. Most carbon foils out there are actually not any stiffer than aluminum, and some are even heavier...

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