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by Herman
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: 1.1mm Line Splicing steps - critique me please
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: 1.1mm Line Splicing steps - critique me please

Not tested Brummell with no bury on fly line but I have done it with 3mm D12 which I use for pigs. Took my weight without any significant flinching other than to make the tail stick out @ 90° to the line so that you could see it had been loaded. And so if a splice tail has slipped I think you would ...
by Herman
Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: 1.1mm Line Splicing steps - critique me please
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: 1.1mm Line Splicing steps - critique me please

I did my research a good few years ago and have not felt the need to update. The general guide I keep in mind is 72xdiameter plus a taper for full strength and so you are in the ball park. Conditions such as wet, dry, soaked in oil obviously have an influence as well as the material of the line. I h...
by Herman
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: 1.1mm Line Splicing steps - critique me please
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: 1.1mm Line Splicing steps - critique me please

Subtracting the line length for your Brummell and the line length for your taper what percentage of your bury is providing the full quota of friction for the splice?
by Herman
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Twin Tip Carbon Fiber Repair
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Twin Tip Carbon Fiber Repair

I have heard that PTEX Candles are good for patching the bottom plastic coat. If memory serves the prime use is ski repair. Have yet to try it myself, may or may not be worth a look………..not sure about a large area….
by Herman
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Self launch and self land option
Replies: 134
Views: 19417

Re: Self launch and self land option

^^ Is it not a case of just using the top of the floaters instead of the balls for a normal backstall landing? Don’t use the new flysurfer bars but think I saw this in a vid!
by Herman
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: 1.1mm Line Splicing steps - critique me please
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: 1.1mm Line Splicing steps - critique me please

I would expect what you are doing will work just fine. Personally my view is always try to use least disruption of fibres, therefore I would not use an awl to make a large hole, I just use the wire to pull a line through, (or a thread pulled through with the wire if it is a loop to be pulled through...
by Herman
Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Wing in Extreme Winds
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: Wing in Extreme Winds

OzBungy do you do any high wind landboarding with the wing. I still manage to landboard with my small windsurf rigs in 35knts if I don’t want to kite, but just riding nowadays; still good exercise and foot changing practice. Nowhere near as dangerous as it sounds as speed control is not that difficu...
by Herman
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Wing in Extreme Winds
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: Wing in Extreme Winds

After a wipeout don’t look upwind unless you really have to. Then if you have to play peekaboo between raised forearms. If the board is not down wind of you it might be coming to get you. I was unlucky enough to get a face full of board immediately after turning my eyes upwind. Fortunately just a fe...
by Herman
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Wing in Extreme Winds
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: Wing in Extreme Winds

Thanks for the reply Oz. Your comment regarding letting it find it’s own balance point has changed my mindset. Sheeting certainly implies a fixed leading edge and even though it is all angle of attack blah blah, the fact that you can hang under and let the wing balance itself is distinctly different...
by Herman
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Wing in Extreme Winds
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: Wing in Extreme Winds

I suspect you really know that it is unreasonable to expect a “pleasant” time in 50knts but I understand the lure of the challenge. I don’t wing but I used to challenge myself windsurfing in extreme conditions, when you are seeing gusts by how much surface water is being ripped off you know it’s win...

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