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by Johnny Rotten
Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Directional kiteboard for waveriding
Replies: 32
Views: 4401

Re: Directional kiteboard for waveriding

Dwight wrote:Just get the Tomo Vader in kite construction and you'll never need another board. Magic. Easy to ride.
by Johnny Rotten
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:09 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Kite surfboards
Replies: 37
Views: 8152

Re: Kite surfboards

Beautiful work as always,
You are a craftsman with pride in your work
well done
by Johnny Rotten
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard
Replies: 130
Views: 28597

Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

martino86 wrote:Realwatersports say Timbertek holds up nicely as long as you don't jump. Evo in Timbertek would be nice.
Haha that's code for "it's total shit don't kite with it"
by Johnny Rotten
Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What's in your wave kite quiver?
Replies: 40
Views: 5592

Re: What's in your wave kite quiver?

4,6,9 neo onshore wind generated waves
5'2 Vader

Wouldn't change a thing
by Johnny Rotten
Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Front wing
Replies: 17
Views: 2929

Re: Front wing

Nice DIY! love the simplicity graphite powder and epoxy can be for pin holes. heavy on the graphite powder to keep it easier to sand. That'll keep the unsightly red dots off it. The glazing compound is faster for sure. but if end beauty is your desire use graphite powder. Also 3d printing a wing in ...
by Johnny Rotten
Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: delamination Airush compact active carbon construction
Replies: 22
Views: 3745

Re: delamination Airush compact active carbon construction

"Soft deck" and delamination is the most common end to kiteboards. If you do nothing this will normally progress to a rail crack, and a shit ton of water intrusion when that happens. If you have inserts it's highly probable it is already breathing water in that area. Drying a waterlogged EPS board r...
by Johnny Rotten
Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:17 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: 5-0 DIY Vader
Replies: 31
Views: 6743

Re: 5-0 DIY Vader

kaito-san That is beautiful! I hope it rides as well or better than the Vader, I had a ride on one recently and was blown away with the speed. Magic board....and for the record your's looks better. You do work to be proud of. What did you use to cut down 1/2 the finbox that goes into the channel?
by Johnny Rotten
Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Mike's Lab foils
Replies: 38
Views: 7441

Re: Mike's Lab foils

Man everything this guy touches is fast. A good development process is clearly in place...I was a little saddened.when the foil revolution came in as mikes lab had done so well with formula cool to see the little builders tearing it up..again....
by Johnny Rotten
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Additive F, xylene?
Replies: 16
Views: 2899

Re: Additive F, xylene?

RR resin is the worst crap I've used.. fish eye's like crazy under the slightest contamination, I've tried 5 other resins all are very resistant to fish eye and bubbling...if you have to hot coat in a cleanroom after warding off evil spirits with dna and a blow dryer you sir have a shit resin.
by Johnny Rotten
Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Splicing how to guide
Replies: 95
Views: 10575

Re: Splicing how to guide

The stitch or splice needs to take the load evenly onto the larkshead otherwise it would be weaker or slip. Try cutting half or all the stitching off your front lines and get back to me :-) Ha ha good timing, unrelated to this post I was out yesterday and one of my sketchy stitch jobs gave up on li...

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