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by iriejohn
Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Show us your Custom/Hybrid/Home made kite connector!
Replies: 106
Views: 13567

Re: Show us your Custom/Hybrid/Home made kite connector!

Thanks for the comments (including the PM's) - I read them all and had a re-think. Decided that I wanted to keep the basic design of having the functionality of a roller based rope slider system with the ability to easily swap stuff in and out, but realised that the bar could indeed be brought much ...
by iriejohn
Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Epoxy or polyester?
Replies: 7
Views: 1252

Re: Epoxy or polyester?

If you want to make the repair lighter and easier to finish mix the epoxy with micro balloons - as long as the epoxy mix is at least as strong as the weakest material you are bonding then it will be strong enough.
by iriejohn
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core Xr4 vs North Rebel?
Replies: 12
Views: 4738

Re: Core Xr4 vs North Rebel?

Do-it wrote:Anyone flying the newest and latest gear is full of shit.you should base your gear choices off of 2-3 yr old proven gear......the kooks buying the new shit will always claim it's awesome.
It's always a pleasure to read a balanced and well presented in depth kite review. :)
by iriejohn
Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Show us your Custom/Hybrid/Home made kite connector!
Replies: 106
Views: 13567

Re: Show us your Custom/Hybrid/Home made kite connector!

ciscokitesurfer wrote:from used parts
1 - chicken loop from a viron fly surfer control bar
2 - dynabar used cord + new
3 - a slider ring purchased at a yacht shop

is work in progress
Thanks. Good idea to measure from connection point, rope in this case - about 5", rather than from the spreader bar.
by iriejohn
Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Show us your Custom/Hybrid/Home made kite connector!
Replies: 106
Views: 13567

Re: Show us your Custom/Hybrid/Home made kite connector!

This is my version, using a Barton high load ring. Works well. The chicken loop comes off the ring when launching for the first time but then seems to stay in place under pressure: http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2392598&start=50 Is ^^^ that the pic below? http://www.kiteforum.com/down...
by iriejohn
Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: where do I buy the extra small chicken loop from Slingshot?
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Re: where do I buy the extra small chicken loop from Slingshot?

You've got the answer to your question... But, why not go a step further? If you are prepared to do a little customisation yourself, you can get an extra inch or two of throw on what the Slingshot micro chicken loop will give you. You can also get a much lower friction connection to the slider rope...
by iriejohn
Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: where do I buy the extra small chicken loop from Slingshot?
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Re: where do I buy the extra small chicken loop from Slingshot?

Search for either of these Slingshot part numbers:

Sentinel bar: 16385008

Guardian bar: 14383006
by iriejohn
Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Show us your Custom/Hybrid/Home made kite connector!
Replies: 106
Views: 13567

Re: Show us your Custom/Hybrid/Home made kite connector!

FWIW sand on the Antal ring is a total non-issue. I have somewhere between 500 and 1000 hours on mine all launching at sandy beaches and throwing it in the sand to lay out and there's zero appreciable wear on either the ring or the slider rope. I've actually heard about more issues with the pulleys...
by iriejohn
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?
Replies: 920
Views: 171999

Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

But not after it's spent hundreds of hours being rubbed against another stainless ring, with sand between the two. My front lines in my old bar were 500kg apiece with 300kg rears and they all snapped at once, so ultimate new breaking strength is obviously not the only concern here. I don't think it...
by iriejohn
Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Show us your Custom/Hybrid/Home made kite connector!
Replies: 106
Views: 13567

Re: Show us your Custom/Hybrid/Home made kite connector!

Look at my setup on the other thread, maybe page 40 or so? It's actually almost too close. I lose leverage to pull the bar in with about 3" of throw left. I see your post "Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:30 am", thanks. I don't want to use an Antal ring (or similar) because of sand on the beach and in the water...

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