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by RalfsB
Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: kite for foiling in 11-15 knots
Replies: 26
Views: 1203

Re: kite for foiling in 11-15 knots

I am using the one strut Naish Boxer 9m for these conditions. Curious: what size foil kite would be a good match?
by RalfsB
Sun May 23, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foil but must be cheap
Replies: 21
Views: 3131

Re: Foil but must be cheap

Gong is really good value and quality and very beginner-friendly. I am using surf pro wing size M (compatible with the surf mast).
by RalfsB
Wed May 12, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit
Replies: 42
Views: 6855

Re: Gin Kiteboarding Spirit

Talking about aspect ratios: here is a 10m Gin Spirit and a 9m Marabou side by side:
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by RalfsB
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: glue for different
Replies: 12
Views: 2257

Re: glue for different

In the past Ive used Epoxy, thickened with microballons, between foam and pauwlonia. May consider Polyurethane as well. Curing time will be quite long though, as in a day or two most likely. 100% agree. Epoxy alone is heavy, when mixed with microspheres it is strong and light. The PU (polyurethane)...
by RalfsB
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Where to get a custom made aluminum foil mast
Replies: 10
Views: 1189

Re: Where to get a custom made aluminum foil mast

Yet another option would be to take a carbon mast and make it stronger by adding a few extra layers of carbon.
by RalfsB
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Warmest wetsuit ever
Replies: 29
Views: 3941

Re: Warmest wetsuit ever

I just bought a Ripcurl Flashbomb, very happy about it, kited in +2C including some swims, was warm and cozy.
by RalfsB
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: what is in your opinion the best light wind kite for TT
Replies: 21
Views: 4072

Re: what is in your opinion the best light wind kite for TT

I prefer lightwind kites that are light; from inflatable kites I really like Naish Boxer (one strut). When it is really light then I use a foil kite (HQ4 Matrixx 18m) with line extensions, it allows to start early and is very manageable in overpowered conditions as well; there are many good foil kit...
by RalfsB
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite specific alaias
Replies: 15
Views: 2201

Re: Kite specific alaias

ToeKnee wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:59 am
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172cm X 43cm, 5 cm nose rise and 5 cm concave. 1.25cm to 1.6cm thickness (half inch to 5/8"). ...
Wow, fantastic job!
by RalfsB
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite specific alaias
Replies: 15
Views: 2201

Re: Kite specific alaias

Very beautiful, how thick is yours? What wood is made of? What is its weight? Thanks It is made from a glued wood plank, thickness is 18mm, I have made the edges and the nose thinner, also slight concave in the middle. The wood, I believe, is fir. On both sides I have thin fiberglass cloth in epoxy...

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