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by GregK
Wed May 22, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wing loading as a metric
Replies: 21
Views: 1230

Re: Wing loading as a metic

I'm 170 lbs on 170 sq. inch front wing so 77, 273 grams / 1, 097 cm2 = 70 g/cm2 Is lift from the stabilizer negligible ? Isn't most foilboard riding done at a large enough angle of attack ( say 5 to 10 degrees positive or up ) that the stab is generating lift as well ? Albeit its lift force is off-s...
by GregK
Tue May 14, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: "Flex tape" brand as substitute for tear-aid?
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: "Flex tape" brand as substitute for tear-aid?

Looks interesting, particularly because it's available in 12-inch wide rolls, twice as wide as TearAid, perfect for those really wide bladder blow-outs !

Will have to get some up here in Canada and test it for bladder repairs.
by GregK
Thu May 09, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Duck Tack Tutorial (Strapless & Directional Series)
Replies: 8
Views: 753

Re: Duck Tack Tutorial (Strapless & Directional Series)

yomotha wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 2:30 pm
Is that still a duck tack or is that called something else?
Using sailboat turning definitions, your board is tacking ( turning up into the wind ) and your body is gybing ( turning down-wind ). So maybe the name for your transition is a board tack - body gybe ??
by GregK
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Repaired 2016 RPM
Replies: 1
Views: 233

Re: Repaired 2016 RPM

Looks like the 2-sided TearAid patches extend far enough from the tear to hold and ensure the tear does not grow in length. If you decide to leave it, minimize sun exposure at the adhesive in TearAid will yellow and harden a bit with UV exposure. Keep an eye on the edges of the patches, they may sta...
by GregK
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Goodbye to the sport that I love
Replies: 25
Views: 2798

Re: Goodbye to the sport that I love

IMO and experience freeride foiling, Boardriding Maui Cloud kite are the best "cruising" foilboarding kites because they depower and turn quickly, and are very powerful when working the kite, so you get away with a very small kite. Water relaunching may take a little getting used to, but once you le...
by GregK
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Duotone 2020 bar with new lines?
Replies: 35
Views: 6567

Re: Duotone 2020 bar with new lines?

FWIW Q-power lines were developed by a Canadian company quite a while back, originally for the land kiting crowd ( landboarders & kite buggy riders ) where there lines are very often in the dirt.

A bit of info about the company here :
by GregK
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Buying used lightwind kite Beginner Help
Replies: 24
Views: 1169

Re: Buying used lightwind kite Beginner Help

The first two years of the Flite, which from a Google search looks like 2012 & 2013 models, the kite was 4-strut and sizes were 15m & 17.5m. These kites were too heavy to be great light wind kites, better as a big kite for very heavy riders in moderate wind. In 2014, the Flite was changed to a 3-str...
by GregK
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Good kite for boat
Replies: 69
Views: 2727

Re: Good kite for boat

Maybe Cory Roeseler might have a few still kicking around from his Kite Ski days in the early 1990's.

Suspect he's still living in the Columbia River Gorge, somebody on this forum might know how to get hold of him, or try on the Pacific Northwest kite forum -
by GregK
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is hot right now in kiteboarding!
Replies: 57
Views: 5956

Re: What is hot right now in kiteboarding!

Ocean Rodeo's rear-line trimming bar has stayed the same price from 2018 to 2019, and the new '19 model has an improved CL, the release is way easier to re-set.
by GregK
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 14m 3-strut "lighter" wind kite recommendations?
Replies: 22
Views: 1303

Re: 14m 3-strut "lighter" wind kite recommendations?

Does "2018 and newer" mean gen 5 or gen 6 onwards? Thanks! Not 100% sure, but pretty sure Gen 5 was 2016 - 2017 and Gen 6 came out in early 2018. Gen 6 have the totally black Dacron LE pocket. The bridle lines on the kite are loops on the front bridles, and knots on the steering lines. Earlier mode...

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