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by evan
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Vacuum bagging aluminum mast with carbon fiber
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Vacuum bagging aluminum mast with carbon fiber

I kind of doubt you’ll see much benefit, but consider laying down several layers of fiberglass between aluminum and carbon. Galvanic corrosion occurs amazingly quickly without insulation. I can’t really discern any difference in flex between my aluminum and carbon masts. Did you measure the profile...
by evan
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Depower rope WTF
Replies: 33
Views: 7804

Re: Depower rope WTF

Yep that's what it looks like. Did you file it down? Yes, but you need a really small file to get to the inside. Should really get the word out for sure who cares about how the PU tube looks make them all clear for all the riders safety...it’s so easy to check b4 a session if it’s clear clear PU ge...
by evan
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Depower rope WTF
Replies: 33
Views: 7804

Re: Depower rope WTF

Every Cabrinha bar I had in my workshop has a razor sharp edge inside the cleat, surprised me they didn't file down those edges in the factory or that it didn't came up in their testing program.

It is not that the ropes are too thin, but they got eaten by the clamcleat.
by evan
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Unintended suicide mode on Core sensor 2+ bars
Replies: 114
Views: 4202

Re: Unintended suicide mode on Core sensor 2+ bars

Oh, the wonders of the Internet: nitpicking over insignificant details. The brakes of a car gets tested every time you use them to decelerate and I highly doubt you leave your reserve parachute packed for years and then trust it to function. Same with a QR, you don't need to punch out in high winds ...
by evan
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Tips on making pig tails ?
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: Tips on making pig tails ?

Short spliced pigtails rely entirely on the strength of the sewing as the splices are way too short to hold any load. A decent sewing machine and strong quality polyester threads are a must. Even then I personally don't like to go below 150mm total length for my pigtails on 3mm Dyneema. If you defin...
by evan
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Unintended suicide mode on Core sensor 2+ bars
Replies: 114
Views: 4202

Re: Unintended suicide mode on Core sensor 2+ bars

Oh wow, besides the flagout line jamming inside the QR due sand build-up it is even possible for the flagout line to get hooked unto the closed chickenloop if you want to flagout an unintentionally unhooked kite. Sad that all you guys keep bragging about things he could do better instead on focusing...
by evan
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Unintended suicide mode on Core sensor 2+ bars
Replies: 114
Views: 4202

Re: Unintended suicide mode on Core sensor 2+ bars

Same topic started on a Dutch facebook group where multiple core riders experienced the exact same: flagout line that has become stuck to the point that flagging the kite when needed becomes impossible. Core waves this away by stating you should rinse and clean the bar after every session, but who d...
by evan
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core Sensor 2 Pro lines, are they DC-401 SK99 from Liros or what?
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Core Sensor 2 Pro lines, are they DC-401 SK99 from Liros or what?

From my knowledge the so called "tectanium" lines are sk99 liros lines.

All brands should have converted to sk99 by this time instead of clinging to the outdated sk75 lines and asking astronomical prices for inferior products.
by evan
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Unintended suicide mode on Core sensor 2+ bars
Replies: 114
Views: 4202

Re: Unintended suicide mode on CORE sensor 2+ bars

The core bar I had to service did have the s-tube in the chickenloop so full of sand that it took several hard tugs with my full body weight to get the flagout line free. Enough force to get dragged in water or a wet grass surface with a deadlooping kite without ever flagging it. Looks a lot like yo...
by evan
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 202
Views: 33128

Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

What is a good length for the kite to flag out on for the safety line...Is 3 meters ok ? What is the industry’s agverage flag out length :?: At least the distance between the powerline pigtails on your kite. Most brands use the entire length of one powerline to flagout or 6-8m when they use some ki...

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