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by fluidity
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2 straps versus 3 straps
Replies: 18
Views: 2107

Re: 2 straps versus 3 straps

I used to windsurf and the wider the board and/or the longer the fin, the more leverage you need to hold the edge. That's why light wind high volume boards have 4 straps.
by fluidity
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: PSA: Check your harness - Friend of mine got luck, really lucky
Replies: 21
Views: 3534

Re: PSA: Check your harness - Friend of mine got luck, really lucky

Beware not just the strap's condition but the stitching too. I had a 2'nd hand mystic strap stitching come loose mid jump a couple of years ago. Especially hanging them up in the sun will degrade the stitching. For the last year an a half I've been using an old (20years old + ?) Neil Pryde windsurfi...
by fluidity
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: New Twins - Twin Tip Kiteboard Under Construction
Replies: 28
Views: 10322

Re: New Twins - Twin Tip Kiteboard Under Construction

Demy182 wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:01 pm
where can i buy abs in europe for doing rails?
Find a car panel beater supplier, look for ABS spools for plastic panel repair. Then use a clothes iron over aluminium foil to flatten the ABS wire into your mould.
by fluidity
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Torsional flex - now a good thing :-)
Replies: 13
Views: 2296

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: 2296

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: 2296

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: 2441

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: 9560

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: 10828

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: 2829

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 ...

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