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by downunder
Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: LF HiFI 2013 users, pls help with a swivel
Replies: 13
Views: 1227

LF HiFI 2013 users, pls help with a swivel

Hi there I am after some advice. Got the 4 lines LF 2013 kite with a new swivel and would like to use it for 5 lines on an older HiFi kite. Nothing in a manual about the conversion. I think the 5th line on HiFi is under tension. But going than through a swivel with a 5th line must have something in ...
by downunder
Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Introducing the Hoff - a transparent acrylic board
Replies: 70
Views: 24817

Re: Introducing the Hoff - a transparent acrylic board

Nice,

how is it riding, looks a bit slippery with no fins and concave?

Perspex board was introduced a few years back:

http://extreme.com/kite/1009040/plexiglass-kiteboard
by downunder
Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Breather material composition
Replies: 11
Views: 2626

Re: Breather material composition

As I understand resin infusion is better only coz of less contact with a resin (if you evacuate vac air elsewhere). The rest of the setup is more expensive ie a mesh, proper tubes, proper mixing etc etc. I recon, if one can't build a board with a reasonable results with no infusion, well than the in...
by downunder
Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Breather material composition
Replies: 11
Views: 2626

Re: Breather material composition

As I understand resin infusion is better only coz of less contact with a resin (if you evacuate vac air elsewhere). The rest of the setup is more expensive ie a mesh, proper tubes, proper mixing etc etc. I recon, if one can't build a board with a reasonable results with no infusion, well than the in...
by downunder
Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Shinny top & dirty plexiglass on rocker table
Replies: 16
Views: 4971

Re: Shinny top & dirty plexiglass on rocker table

Peter, everything is clear in your videos is just that for a newbie that never played with époxy and vacuum bagging before, it's a lot of info in a short period of time... As promised, find attached pictures of my first board for which is based on my Cabrinha custom 135 (2010 if I am not mistaken b...
by downunder
Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Western Australia
Replies: 11
Views: 1487

Re: Western Australia

Why would anyone come from Brasil to WA? :) That is questionable, isn't it...Uhm, let's see?! Nah, no time, doing a new project:)
by downunder
Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Western Australia
Replies: 11
Views: 1487

Re: Western Australia

Hm

why would you go to Lancelin anyway? Nothing special about the place, me thinks. If is a low tide it's a small stretch with heaps of kites.

BTW in Europe, as I experienced, a normal procedure is to pay 10E/day for the beach access. Nothing like that in here.
by downunder
Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Shinai, my new airstyle board, bamboo, zebra, FG, PU, 120x39
Replies: 8
Views: 2634

Re: Shinai, my new airstyle board, bamboo, zebra, FG, PU, 12

Thanks everyone!

Yeah, first I need to learn some airstyle :) Weight ~2.6kg is before accessories.
by downunder
Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Shinai, my new airstyle board, bamboo, zebra, FG, PU, 120x39
Replies: 8
Views: 2634

Re: Shinai, my new airstyle board, bamboo, zebra, FG, PU, 12

Thx,

just need some wind, hopefully rides the same:)
by downunder
Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Shinai, my new airstyle board, bamboo, zebra, FG, PU, 120x39
Replies: 8
Views: 2634

Shinai, my new airstyle board, bamboo, zebra, FG, PU, 120x39

Hi everyone, this is my new board: http://boardbuilders-forum.1077691.n5.nabble.com/file/n1354/DSC05436_%28Small%29.jpg http://boardbuilders-forum.1077691.n5.nabble.com/file/n1354/DSC05437_%28Small%29.jpg http://boardbuilders-forum.1077691.n5.nabble.com/file/n1364/DSC00932_%28Medium%29.jpg http://bo...

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