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by BWD
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?
Replies: 1074
Views: 36436

Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Fasting is awesome, great for your teeth as you found but also most everything. The west has a lot of problems, diet is A big one. I would like to lay the blame on the fact we don't have democracy, but I am not certain it would fix the problems if we did. I do know if we did try democracy at least ...
by BWD
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Wrapping rails neatly
Replies: 16
Views: 1118

Re: Wrapping rails neatly

Cut lap, if you care enough.
by BWD
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Closed cell foam blanks and rocker
Replies: 14
Views: 1040

Re: Closed cell foam blanks and rocker

shrinkage
Is a cold water phenomenon. :o
In hot water, Corecell A500 will swell a little, maybe 2-5%. Don’t know about others.
by BWD
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Skimboard?
Replies: 24
Views: 986

Re: Skimboard?

skimboards suck overall.
Maybe because they lack volume? :wink:
by BWD
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Closed cell foam blanks and rocker
Replies: 14
Views: 1040

Re: Closed cell foam blanks and rocker

Rocker jig, a well supported sheet of plywood bent to desired rocker. Make rocker jig with solid rails cut from plywood with jigsaw. Heat lamps heat gun or hot water to heat foam till soft. For Corecell this is 170 F, not sure about d-cell. For water method, put blank on jig, cover with towels or bl...
by BWD
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Closed cell foam blanks and rocker
Replies: 14
Views: 1040

Re: Closed cell foam blanks and rocker

Thermoform the rocker so you don’t get stressed/broken foam cells. Best way to avoid foam breakdown over longer term.
by BWD
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: rear line adjusters for bar
Replies: 69
Views: 3515

Re: rear line adjusters for bar

The infexion kind of system works by being inefficient. If there were pulleys, one side or the other would win. Since the line looks like it just goes through loops of line, it has enough friction to stay put.... this kind of setup can work well but can also be finicky to dial in if friction isnt en...
by BWD
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?
Replies: 1074
Views: 36436

Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Old people dying is sad but that is actually an economic benefit.
Ok Scrooge :roll:
Please “kitekitekite” post about kiting or change your name to “doomdoomdoom”
by BWD
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Products you need !
Replies: 69
Views: 3974

Re: Products you need !

knotwindy wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:13 pm
Retrofitable prehensile tail & wetsuit to fit it
Winner!
by BWD
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How to make a KF Box board compatible with 4 bolt hydrofoil?
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Re: How to make a KF Box board compatible with 4 bolt hydrofoil?

$100 is not so much; to go the other way, mounting a kf box mast on a plate or track board, the adapters are $150++ Alternately it is not too hard to route 4 holes through the board around the kf box and add 4 inserts in toughened epoxy, or just holes and through bolts. Do make sure to put carbon pa...

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