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by iriejohn
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Changing kite connection(s) from loop to knot
Replies: 20
Views: 856

Re: Changing kite connection(s) from loop to knot

IIRC Slingshot kites already have equal length pigtails on them? If so just swap them around.
by iriejohn
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What force turns a twintip?
Replies: 54
Views: 1886

Re: What force turns a twintip?

A twintip turns by deflection.
by iriejohn
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What force turns a twintip?
Replies: 54
Views: 1886

Re: What force turns a twintip?

Nobody has mentioned "deflection".
by iriejohn
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Stomach muscles
Replies: 23
Views: 1607

Re: Stomach muscles

Situps and planks.
by iriejohn
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What I am doing wrong there?
Replies: 20
Views: 1286

Re: What I am doing wrong there?

Ludmil wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:15 pm
Few steps downwind maybe?
Yes, once the kite has rolled on its side walk down wind keeping the lines reasonably tight and the kite will launch nice and gently.
by iriejohn
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ozone Zephyr V5 vs Switch Helium 3
Replies: 16
Views: 6117

Re: Ozone Zephyr V5 vs Switch Helium 3

Have used my Zephyr V5 a few times in 10 to 19 knots on my Lieuwe Shotgun 136 x 40.5 twintip (am 83kg). The first few times were in 10-14 knots with the recommended Ozone 55cm bar with 27m lines and factory supplied kite settings. The kite pulled like a train and when the wind picked up a bit the ba...
by iriejohn
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Duotone Click Bar line length?
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Duotone Click Bar line length?

Thanks Iriejohn! That is exactly what I was looking for! For 20m it is: 9.45m front 19.75 back And 22m: 11.45 front 21.75 back the thread is long and the correct line length is confirmed only on the last page I have known Rolf for over 20 years and I think it's fair to say that he is more than capa...
by iriejohn
Fri May 31, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foot pad screws?
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: Foot pad screws?

Use a small touch of Loctite Blue thread locker (do NOT use Loctite Red thread locker which is designed to be permanent!).
by iriejohn
Fri May 31, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Duotone Click Bar line length?
Replies: 5
Views: 322

Re: Duotone Click Bar line length?

Hi Rolf!

You might find the answer here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2401557
by iriejohn
Fri May 31, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to make a wind-kite-board-weight table?
Replies: 13
Views: 755

Re: How to make a wind-kite-board-weight table?

A few hints: First off, as a beginner, estimating windspeed is almost not possible, and a hand held windmeter can be risky if you are not aware of how "wind" works in detail and have experience. Hope this helps. :D A small hint: Some people starting kite surfing might already have experience in est...

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