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by fluidity
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Torsional flex - now a good thing :-)
Replies: 13
Views: 2170

Re: Torsional flex - now a good thing :-)

phuqit wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:40 am
They put unidirectional carbon and forgot to put the biax?
Self slimming profile: Drops toeside and heelside side 1/4s after first landing :)
by fluidity
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Torsional flex - now a good thing :-)
Replies: 13
Views: 2170

Re: Torsional flex - now a good thing :-)

In the picture a third from the left on the heel edge there is a big deformation in shape. Same toeside a third from the right. Those deformations are very draggy in water. To deform the heelside trailing edge downward by applying more left trailing foot heel pressure than front foot pressure would...
by fluidity
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Torsional flex - now a good thing :-)
Replies: 13
Views: 2170

Re: Torsional flex - now a good thing :-)

In the picture a third from the left on the heel edge there is a big deformation in shape. Same toeside a third from the right. Those deformations are very draggy in water. To deform the heelside trailing edge downward by applying more left trailing foot heel pressure than front foot pressure would ...
by fluidity
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Got lofted once
Replies: 28
Views: 2374

Re: Got lofted once

10M kite in 25 knots is a serious challenge for a brand new kiter.
Do some body dragging first with the kite to get comfortable without dealing with the dual challenges of kite and board at the same time. Can be quite fun.
by fluidity
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 30.4m Jump on Woo? Now 30.7m!!
Replies: 103
Views: 9251

Re: 30.4m Jump on WOO?

From the comments it seems unlikely but if the previous sub 30M jumps in the windy non gusty areas are genuine then I suspect the same jumps would read approx 12% higher with WOO3 devices. So a 29m jump would transfer to a 32.48M jump. My belief is that the WOO3 is most likely more accurate.
by fluidity
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Lightwind kiteboard build, planing ahead
Replies: 37
Views: 10467

Re: Lightwind kiteboard build, planing ahead

phuqit- I use these: https://www.anzor.co.nz/nuts/tee-nuts 8mm thread size you can prep for with a 20mm spade bit. I've had no failures yet. On how many boards? ;) This is 304 grade, we need 314 or 316 for marine environment. I would not use those. Plus one can overscrew the bolt through the core?!...
by fluidity
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Board skins
Replies: 5
Views: 2742

Re: Board skins

In my early experimenting I'm sacrificing the weight of a not removed layer of infusion mesh within the underside of the board so I can get a cure against the polished mould. For the top side at the moment I'm considering options, I'm looking at moving to a smaller mesh grid size because my current ...
by fluidity
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Lightwind kiteboard build, planing ahead
Replies: 37
Views: 10467

Re: Lightwind kiteboard build, planing ahead

phuqit- I use these: https://www.anzor.co.nz/nuts/tee-nuts

8mm thread size you can prep for with a 20mm spade bit.
I've had no failures yet.
by fluidity
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Woo3 and Xensr compared
Replies: 120
Views: 10134

Re: Woo3 and Xensr compared

If woo designed the factory chip they would need to specifically look for wave peaks and troughs and then determine the at rest height but they don't, they will be analysing data that is most likely already tainted by previous recent jump influences. How do you come up with stuff like this? This so...
by fluidity
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Upgrading to a new board
Replies: 20
Views: 1994

Re: Upgrading to a new board

Go more rectangular for better jumping. Rounder ends for smoothness in carving. Heavier and/or concave for smoothness in chop. Flatter for better upwind and more time in the air. More rocker for blitzing fast in chop leading up to a jump. More concave for better up wind. Less concave for softer land...

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