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by matanshapira
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Where to shim?
Replies: 29
Views: 1273

Where to shim?

Where should I shim if I want to reduce front foot pressure without changing the stability of the foil?

1. Fuselage to mast connection
2. Mast to board connection
3. Rear wing to fuselage connection (stating it just for the record as it will affect stability)
by matanshapira
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: DIY pigtails
Replies: 26
Views: 1426

Re: DIY pigtails

br44 wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:33 pm
How does your figure 8 slip - did you try adding simple or double overhand knots? That should stop slippage.
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I wanna have multiple knot options so adding another one to hold it isn't an option.
by matanshapira
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: DIY pigtails
Replies: 26
Views: 1426

Re: DIY pigtails

Anybody can recommend a dyneema line that's not slippery for pigtails?
by matanshapira
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: DIY pigtails
Replies: 26
Views: 1426

Re: DIY pigtails

So you’re only splicing a loop in one end? And the knots are below that? Burying the tail stops the eye slipping through the Lark’s head. Brummell or stitching stops the tail coming out when the line is unloaded. Manufacturers can save some money I guess by providing pigtails at less than 100% of b...
by matanshapira
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: DIY pigtails
Replies: 26
Views: 1426

Re: DIY pigtails

those standard pigtails start out about 8 times overstrength, you have about 3mm diameter lines, which is about twice as strong as 1.75mm kite line, then you double it because it's a loop. The short bury/stitching honestly any method used to make these pigtails is inconsequential here. The reason f...
by matanshapira
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: DIY pigtails
Replies: 26
Views: 1426

Re: DIY pigtails

BWD wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:50 pm
Amsteel works fine for pigtails. Have used it since 2005, no problems with splices or knots.
How do you tighten the knots? It just keeps sliding for me
by matanshapira
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: DIY pigtails
Replies: 26
Views: 1426

Re: DIY pigtails

You wouldn't buy those? https://kiteboarding.com/products.asp?cat=Pigtails those standard pigtails start out about 8 times overstrength, you have about 3mm diameter lines, which is about twice as strong as 1.75mm kite line, then you double it because it's a loop. The short bury/stitching honestly a...
by matanshapira
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: DIY pigtails
Replies: 26
Views: 1426

Re: DIY pigtails

The “strength” is in the buried length of the tail, the Brummell replaces the stitching. IIRC the recommended tail is 72x the diameter of the line... So how does the pigtails one can buy from kite brands hold with only a few cm of bury? Anyone makes them from q power line? Well I wouldn’t buy them,...
by matanshapira
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: DIY pigtails
Replies: 26
Views: 1426

Re: DIY pigtails

Kamikuza wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:22 am
The “strength” is in the buried length of the tail, the Brummell replaces the stitching. IIRC the recommended tail is 72x the diameter of the line...
So how does the pigtails one can buy from kite brands hold with only a few cm of bury?
Anyone makes them from q power line?
by matanshapira
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: DIY pigtails
Replies: 26
Views: 1426

DIY pigtails

Hi,

Will a brummel splice without stitching suffice for 3mm diameter pigtail(burry length is 6cm)?

Amsteel overhand and figure 8 knots slip till the end of the line when tensioning under 75kg load, what line can be used instead?

Thanks,
Matan

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