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by bragnouff
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Tips for knee starting or water starting
Replies: 14
Views: 737

Re: Tips for knee starting or water starting

First time I tried winging, I was positioning board 90 degrees to the wind, and wing downwind of the board, trying to kneel sideways on the board and get up and go... Which was absolute bitch, and complete failure! It's very hard to control pitch and roll kneeling sideways! Now, after it all clicked...
by bragnouff
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4 flag out?
Replies: 23
Views: 1053

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4 flag out?

Assuming it's not an emergency, where in the window would you put the kite before flagging it so as to minimize twists and tangles? I'm still not 100% sure about my landings, when there is a bush or an other tube kite parked on the beach, I can crash land it in its wind shadow, but on flat and expos...
by bragnouff
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Shorten kite lines ?
Replies: 10
Views: 765

Re: Shorten kite lines ?

The reason I said it is because the strength isn't crazily reduced by a figure eight loop (but it is indeed well reduced with a simple knot on the line). And I've done it quite a bit over the years, and I'm still there to tell the tale. If you were using super thin race lines, rated for the minimum ...
by bragnouff
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Inflatable Boards for Winging
Replies: 25
Views: 2061

Re: Inflatable Boards for Winging

(...) bit on the heavy side 9.3kg for a 6’0”, does the air inflation offset that weight a bit Weight is weight! Nothing to offset! If anything, you should ask if that published weight is when inflated or deflated... At about 1.25kg/m³ of air at ambient temp/pressure, it's most likely a noticeable d...
by bragnouff
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Shorten kite lines ?
Replies: 10
Views: 765

Re: Shorten kite lines ?

Making a loop with figure eight knot is also a decent option. Not as tidy as splicing, but definitely faster!
by bragnouff
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Inflatable Boards for Winging
Replies: 25
Views: 2061

Re: Inflatable Boards for Winging

I've had some really good wave sessions last year with the Pendleboard SUP (https://pendleboard.com), and I believe the future of inflatables is somewhere in that direction, a hard stiff part where it matters, a solid platform where you stand, with proper shaped rails and fins (or foil mounts), and...
by bragnouff
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Inflatable Boards for Winging
Replies: 25
Views: 2061

Re: Inflatable Boards for Winging

I've had some really good wave sessions last year with the Pendleboard SUP (https://pendleboard.com), and I believe the future of inflatables is somewhere in that direction, a hard stiff part where it matters, a solid platform where you stand, with proper shaped rails and fins (or foil mounts), and ...
by bragnouff
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Pronation or supination ?
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Pronation or supination ?

What's the verdict when it comes to wingsurfing? Front hand palm facing up (supination) or down(pronation) or bit of both (not at the same time!). We'll be assuming back hand is always in pronation, (even if I've seen weirdos using supination on the back hand... while kiting!). My windsurfing habits...
by bragnouff
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Is this the most high tech foil?
Replies: 20
Views: 1756

Re: Is this the most high tech foil?

I spend my days working with computers, and I like not having computers involved in my hobbies. I'd take good old drums/bass/guitar over electro any time, and same thing applies to preferring "old school" foiling over computerized pitch control. I think kiters like the act of finely balancing all th...
by bragnouff
Thu May 28, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wichard Snap Shackles - why so much $$$?!
Replies: 26
Views: 1389

Re: Wichard Snap Shackles - why so much $$$?!

Since there's a Wichard revival, here's a possible way to use it, as a full chicken loop replacement, allowing unhooking, donkey dicking, etc... Customizable at will in terms of length. Trigger is always on same side, need grab/push away 100% built from boat shop supplies, just bowline knots, no spl...

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