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by evan
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: small race kites in high wind
Replies: 7
Views: 698

Re: small race kites in high wind

What 10m do you have.

10/11m should go up to gusts of 30kn without problems for the guys. 8/9m is for the really gnarly conditions with gusts up to 40kn

Note that I talk about gusts, as those limit your high end and not the average wind.
by evan
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bar compatible ?
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: Bar compatible ?

Contrary to the comments above: this bar is incompatible with a 2017 slingshot kite! Any older non 1-X cabrinha bar (2013 and before) has a double front line flagout (IDS) with a 3m split height. Your kite will fly on this bar, but won't flagout as intended. So only ride this bar if you are willing ...
by evan
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best line swivel?
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: Best line swivel? My quick release version with a ball bearing rotates easily enough to spin freely with every rotating motion of the kite, given that the depower cord has enough room to rotate without obstruction within the bar hole. This way you can have auto rotation p...
by evan
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Hook Failure: has it ever happened?
Replies: 18
Views: 1145

Re: Hook Failure: has it ever happened?

I've wondered what extra safety steps gliders take. It looks incredible to try. Seemed like a climbing harness and doubling up on the lines would be first things. I guess just using a carabiner and ring instead of a chicken loop would make sense too - and replace the depower line if it has any sign...
by evan
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Airstyle
Topic: bar size
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: bar size

I doubt you can go too small, depends if you want tight loops without grabbing the leader lines or not. In the early days i did ride with a 45cm on an 18m naish X4 without issues and those were a lot more sluggish compared to modern big kites. See it like this: With your hands in the center, a wider...
by evan
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiteboarding 2021 Predictions
Replies: 9
Views: 1238

Re: Kiteboarding 2021 Predictions

Depends where u live... a few spots are cape town but for the last couple of years many spots are more empty than ever with only 50+ riders if any Do you have evidence of a worldwide decline or are you extrapolating your local spots to the rest of the world? In the Netherlands it has ...
by evan
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: north rebel pigtails
Replies: 8
Views: 697

Re: north rebel pigtails

Don't need to disassemble or any measurements for a bridle symmetry check.

Just hold every section against their counter part under the same tension and note if there is any difference greater than 10mm. Could also be the stretching canopy or twisted bladders causing the kite to pull to one side.
by evan
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Warmest wetsuit ever
Replies: 29
Views: 2961

Re: Warmest wetsuit ever

Billabong furnace 7/6 also exists ;)

My go to wetsuit for anything below 12deg C. Can go without gloves until 6deg because it is too hot otherwise.
by evan
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Race Bar Lines
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Race Bar Lines

Don't go too thin, top riders are pushing so much power that they ride 400-500DaN lines just to keep them from snapping as losing multiple races due to gear failure is more costly than a tiny bit of drag.
by evan
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Repurposing kite pump for bike or car?
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: Repurposing kite pump for bike or car?

I am not good enough in physics to understand the basic details, but how much pressure would you have to apply to get a normal kite pump to reach 40psi+? Considering the volume you would have to push through wouldn't that be hard? Assuming the seals would hold. Assuming a piston of 10cm diameter (4...

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