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by GregK
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo
Replies: 193
Views: 15641

Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Are you saying pumping LE to 4PSI and pumping same LE to 12PSI will result in same resistance to bending? Yes, although it "feels" wrong, US army researchers investigated the bending stiffness of inflated tubular structures, measured it, and confirmed a theoretical analysis of a pressurized thin-wa...
by GregK
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo
Replies: 193
Views: 15641

Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

I think there is a bit of confusion for some forum readers regards the "stiffness" of an LEI kite's pressurized LE and struts and how that stiffness is affected by inflation pressure. Yes, a LE or strut "feels" stiffer when pumped up to a higher pressure, and definitely the compressive ( squeeze it ...
by GregK
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo
Replies: 193
Views: 15641

Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Ocean Rodeo also were involved in the stick shift bar but .... Ocean Rodeo own the IP ( intellectual property ) on their Shift bar and are licensing it out to other brands, like Ben Wilson Surf and Harlem, just like Slingshot did with the 1-pump inflation system. Wide adoption through licensing max...
by GregK
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: switch kite alternatives
Replies: 27
Views: 3166

Re: switch kite alternatives

How did we get to a point where a kite can be rendered unusable but few sand particles? Back then most kite bladders were made from 125 micron / 0.005 inch thick polyurethane film. Now to reduce the kite's weight, most current bladders are made from 80 micron / 0.003 inch film. The reduction in bla...
by GregK
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Problems with incorrectly set bridles
Replies: 19
Views: 1135

Re: Problems with incorrectly set bridles.

Almost certainly if your kite's bridle lines are crossed & twisted up it will alter the shape of the kite and how it flies. Work on one side at a time, so you always have a connected example of what goes where. Take one side of the bridle apart enough to removed all twists and tangles. When you have...
by GregK
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
Replies: 337
Views: 153335

Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Hard to tell for sure from your photos - damaged bladders are notoriously difficult to photograph , they either reflect light from the camera's flash or they are transparent. If the damage is less than 10 cm in width, and at least 1 cm from the bladder's edge seam, then it can be patched with TearAi...
by GregK
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ouch hail!
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Re: Ouch hail!

Windsurfed the 'Nak decades ago in very mellow 6m2 wind and logo-high swell, couldn't imagine the waves on a 40 - 50 knot day PLUS hail.

Glad you are still with us !
by GregK
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean Rodeo single concave vs. double concave boards
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Ocean Rodeo single concave vs. double concave boards

When I look at the original 150 Mako I see similarities ( narrow width, deep single concave ) with a high-performance slalom ( single ) water-ski, except maybe for the tail rocker, slalom skis tend to be flatter in the tail section. I loved riding the 150 Mako because it rode with much more even fro...
by GregK
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Most powerful 9m LEI out there?
Replies: 18
Views: 1289

Re: Most powerful 9m LEI out there?

Believe that title is still held by the Best Hellfish ...
by GregK
Wed May 29, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kites available in sizes smaller than 4m?
Replies: 48
Views: 2395

Re: Kites available in sizes smalelr than 4m?

BRM Clouds smallest is a 2.2m, lots of small sizes ( 2.2 / 2.8 / 3.7 m ) kites are designed for freeride foiling - http://www.boardridingmaui.com/index.html

Having a bar with really short ( say 15 m ) lines can also help take some of the power out of the super-windy days.

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