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by Herman
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: WOO max Landing G-force. What is it mean?
Replies: 14
Views: 684

Re: WOO max Landing G-force. What is it mean?

I don't use woo but where you mount the accelerometer will make a difference. If it is on the board and you land flat it will show a much higher de acceleration reading than if head mounted providing you are absorbing the shock by using your legs as suspension. Therefore the results would require in...
by Herman
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: making a safety line with a bungee inside - ideas
Replies: 19
Views: 935

Re: making a safety line with a bungee inside - ideas

I have reached the same conclusion as OzBungy, bungy insert not worth the trouble, but I have long arms and only a small percentage of my sheeting range is trim, therefore not much sag in the flag line.
by Herman
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What am I doing wrong and I keep breaking my TT boards?
Replies: 34
Views: 2159

Re: What am I doing wrong and I keep breaking my TT boards?

Edit point about making time for heliloop might be the ultimate aim.
by Herman
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What am I doing wrong and I keep breaking my TT boards?
Replies: 34
Views: 2159

Re: What am I doing wrong and I keep breaking my TT boards?

So you are timing your landings to the nanosecond?? That being 1 BILLIONTH OF A SECOND?? :o It has nothing to do with timing. If you hit with the board coming from parallel to the water, that it was I call landing flat. If you hit with your board coming in at an angle the forces will soon align the...
by Herman
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What am I doing wrong and I keep breaking my TT boards?
Replies: 34
Views: 2159

Re: What am I doing wrong and I keep breaking my TT boards?

I am not suggesting you use your butt that is just something I would do to protect my decrepit knees. I also agree you want to spread the load as much as possible. However if you are talking milliseconds counting for loop timing I am talking nanoseconds counting for landing forces. If the back leg h...
by Herman
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What am I doing wrong and I keep breaking my TT boards?
Replies: 34
Views: 2159

Re: What am I doing wrong and I keep breaking my TT boards?

In engineering terms you increased the impact rather than reduced it. The impact forces will be a function of the de acceleration, the quicker you stop the higher the force. Might be a good idea to research the mind set of the Kota guys with respect to their attitude to hot landings. My undercarriag...
by Herman
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: heli loop not providing lift
Replies: 52
Views: 2242

Re: heli loop not providing lift

If you are landing nicely from your normal redirect I have two suggested exercises that might help you get a feel for the tension you can develop from your switchblade. Firstly do some heliloop water starts when just powered. Start with the kite in the back of the window, do your downloop heliloop w...
by Herman
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: making a safety line with a bungee inside - ideas
Replies: 19
Views: 935

Re: making a safety line with a bungee inside - ideas

I do mine by inserting the bungee into the dyneema splice tails and stitching before the tails are buried. You could use a zacher instead of stitching but it would be slightly more bulky. Obviously you feed the bungee into the core and out at the point you intend to insert the splice tail. Have to b...
by Herman
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: single line stretch problems
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: single line stretch problems

Obviously it would be prudent to change your front lines etc, but what is stopping you swapping the lines between prt and stbd to see if it just the line or the way you are looping.
by Herman
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Newbie questions getting started on land and then water?
Replies: 18
Views: 789

Re: Newbie questions getting started on land and then water?

Tomato’s advice is also a good workable option. Might come down to simply deciding whether you want to have the smaller pack down and ease of downwind launch of the foil/single skin. You can learn a lot from a small LEI which would be helpful if you progress to water. It is all good fun. Even an old...

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