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by Jnonny
Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: help needed with bladder repair
Replies: 9
Views: 932

Re: help needed with bladder repair

as others have mentioned --tie string to ends, talc, fill slowly, etc.. ..for the slow leaks (if a pool is not available) I found a large dish type pan (large square 'bucket') works fairly well ..fill the dish pan with water and start at one end of the bladder submerging section by section until the...
by Jnonny
Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Self Launching/Landing with Pet "Corkscrew" Type Anchors Vid
Replies: 23
Views: 5289

Re: Self Launching/Landing with Pet "Corkscrew" Type Anchors Vid

The video only show what happens when you pull vertically. However, when you connect the kite to the anchor, the kite is pulling in a horizontal direction. The kite won't take off and go up in the air by accident so it's not a relevant comparison. I'm sure you think Kitebuddy is great as you sell i...
by Jnonny
Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Self Launching/Landing with Pet "Corkscrew" Type Anchors Vid
Replies: 23
Views: 5289

Re: Self Launching/Landing with Pet "Corkscrew" Type Anchors Vid

Man that thing is a rip off.... 60$ for a beach sand anchor. Just buy this for 10 bux and add your own rope and carabiner. I'm sure that is all kitebuddy did was buy these in bulk and then modify them. These types of anchors (”10Bux”) are typically hollow and respectfully offer far less rigidit...
by Jnonny
Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Self Launching/Landing with Pet "Corkscrew" Type Anchors Vid
Replies: 23
Views: 5289

Re: Self Launching/Landing with Pet "Corkscrew" Type Anchors Vid

I use one of these: http://www.grube.de/prodimg.php?nArticleID=6430 Lasts long and cheap. Just attach a thick rope and a carabiner. Total cost: 12$/10€ Definitely a strong looking anchor –just not very portable/convenient (i.e. long, heavy, bulky steel w/ sharp edges, etc..) ..also looks to off...
by Jnonny
Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Self Launching/Landing with Pet "Corkscrew" Type Anchors Vid
Replies: 23
Views: 5289

Self Launching/Landing with Pet "Corkscrew" Type Anchors Vid

Recently did a test comparing the holding strength of the KiteBuddy (Self Launching & Landing Aid) to a Pet "Corkscrew" type anchor ..and the Pet Anchor essentially offered little to no hold at all in loose/dry sand.. These pet type anchors seem to be popular for self launching and landing, but they...
by Jnonny
Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: selling used gear and scammers my story and yours
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Re: selling used gear and scammers my story and yours

Came across lots of these types of scams when attempting to sell a vehicle online –usually easy to detect –the whole too good to be true thing is usually the first flag ..offering extra money, paying too much, asking for refund of difference, lack of specific detail in email (mainly generic ques...
by Jnonny
Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: KiteBuddy Self Launching and Landing Anchor System
Replies: 25
Views: 4687

Re: KiteBuddy Self Launching and Landing Anchor System

These are some of the competitors. With the eye on the top, you turn your chickenloop upside down and put it on the anchor, then put the donkey dick through the eye. http://www.gadgetcorner.com/neat.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://www.shadeusa.com/beach_umbrella_holders.h...
by Jnonny
Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: KiteBuddy Self Launching and Landing Anchor System
Replies: 25
Views: 4687

Re: KiteBuddy Self Launching and Landing Anchor System

I use a wombat from rapid anchor (http://www.rapidanchor.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;). It holds 300+ kg's so no chance of getting ripped out the ground and its a anchor design to hold, not a dog leash. The T-bar used to screw it in the ground is removable so when you are fini...
by Jnonny
Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: KiteBuddy Self Launching and Landing Anchor System
Replies: 25
Views: 4687

Re: KiteBuddy Self Launching and Landing Anchor System

I created something very similar from an umbrella sand anchor, and found that it would get pulled out of the sand if the sand was at all dry or loose. I think that it works in dense wet sand, but if the tide comes in, it will disappear... ..various sand anchor types do offer poor hold, construction...
by Jnonny
Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:29 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Costa Rica Trip Review; Feb 2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1704

Re: Costa Rica Trip Review; Feb 2008

Thanks for the post John. What is the season for Costa Rica? From what I understand the season is pretty much year round except for a bit more rain in Sept/Oct.. with the dry season from Dec-April being most favorable.. From the bluedream hotel website: "It’s very windy and dry from December to A...

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