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by tomatkins
Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best practices for using board leash in the surf with a kite
Replies: 23
Views: 4084

Re: Best practices for using board leash in the surf with a kite

There has been a lot of discussion on this forum on this subject... here is a link to just one of the threads: http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2363763&p=646939 The following statement is taken from this thread: ...............................................................................
by tomatkins
Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bar for people with really short arms
Replies: 8
Views: 1603

Re: Bar for people with really short arms

Does anyone of the brands makes bar that is located really close to the body and with short bar throw (300mm)? Or what to do (next to pulling the centerline and riding always powered) to accommodate this physical difference? You have a 2011 Cabrinha bar already, so you have a bar the can do what yo...
by tomatkins
Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: On-the-bar trim toggle
Replies: 11
Views: 2652

Re: On-the-bar trim toggle

rynhardt, Thanks for reawakening this topic. I like your idea of getting a "good grip" on the spectra line, in that... my experience with making the adjustments, using the "Prusset Ball" line gripper, was that the biggest problem with the device was "slippage". This lack of positive grip on the line...
by tomatkins
Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North kiteboarding - bar
Replies: 74
Views: 23212

Re: North kiteboarding - bar

Fig. 5 in the drawing makes it look like... as the crank handle is turned, that one line winds up on the spool and the other line unwinds... that can’t be!
by tomatkins
Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: how much would you pay for a "good" kite knife?
Replies: 70
Views: 9264

Re: how much would you pay for a "good" kite knife?

See more comments on kite knives on this thread... hydrofoils have changed the game:


viewtopic.php?t=2393310&p=939359
by tomatkins
Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hook Knives...don't bet your life on them!
Replies: 162
Views: 33865

Re: Hook Knives...don't bet your life on them!

See more comments on kite knives on this thread... hydrofoils have entered the game:


viewtopic.php?t=2393310&p=939359
by tomatkins
Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: BRM bar
Replies: 46
Views: 8116

Re: BRM bar

I like having the lines split low, right at the hole in the bar, for a number of reasons... simplicity, KISS principle, quick identification of front line, less larkshead connections (2 at the ring alone), less small knots to foul up the line, swing weight affecting the one front line, etc...... BUT...
by tomatkins
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Have we reached "peak kite"?
Replies: 8
Views: 1443

Re: Have we reached "peak kite"?

Mark,

Thanks for researching the patents on the rear line adjuster devices.

Nice way to present the info on your Blog.
by tomatkins
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?
Replies: 857
Views: 153302

Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

@ tomatkins, what are the front line leaders made of? Also, you asked: ..."No ring, that's pretty cool. The main advantage for you is that it's easier to see the front lines separately-especially while self-landing, correct? Did the ring have any advantages or simply not worth the extra item to dea...
by tomatkins
Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?
Replies: 857
Views: 153302

Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

This photo is from a page earlier in this topic: Am I looking at it correctly? (I rotated the photo) On the top left I see a front line, on the bottom left the main sheeting depower line, the red line is a front line attached to a flag out line. Isn't something needed like a stopper ball to prevent...

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