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by fluidity
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Lightwind kiteboard build, planing ahead
Replies: 37
Views: 9833

Re: Lightwind kiteboard build, planing ahead

Alright, finally started with the real thing. Made a shape from the PVC board, then cut out the core ~1cm less than the final shape, will be sanding the edges and tips from 10mm to 3mm, then will pour the epoxy + carbon powder rails and inserts/fin reinforcements. Can't get proper PU or ABS rails w...
by fluidity
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Concave or Flat for Lakes
Replies: 5
Views: 857

Re: Concave or Flat for Lakes

1) Liquid Force Influence137cm 2) Best Spark Plug 136cm The latter of the two boards is flat, lots of rocker, apparently good for free riding as per the internet. Lots of flex. Lots of wood. (Best) The other board has less flex, seems to be more fibreglass and/or some carbon. Biggest difference is ...
by fluidity
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: skimboard choice
Replies: 31
Views: 10615

Re: skimboard choice

I think s-glass is still very close to normal glass for stiffness, not in carbon's league. but consider carefully if you need it stiff or with resilience.
by fluidity
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Lightwind kiteboard build, planing ahead
Replies: 37
Views: 9833

Re: Lightwind kiteboard build, planing ahead

170 x 50 will be massive for your weight. My last board I ride most, is 130 x 40 with high concave and about 18mm rocker. I'm currently between 99 and 101 kg so very similar weight. I like to fly overpowered to jump higher. My previous design was quite similar to an Ocean Rodeo Mako though I used my...
by fluidity
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Woo version comparison update?
Replies: 37
Views: 19989

Re: Woo version comparison update?

The fact that all those jumps are consistently massive makes it already not believable - a series of 10 or more jumps all of which would grace red bull KOTA....hmmmm.... The close spacing of the jumps is not like I get but then I'm not a consistent jumper and I live in NZ lower north island, known ...
by fluidity
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Woo version comparison update?
Replies: 37
Views: 19989

Re: Woo version comparison update?

@trickcoach
First you're saying my analogy makes no sense and then you're agreeing that the woo is very inaccurate?
Make up your mind! :D
by fluidity
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Butt Slide Kite Kartoon
Replies: 6
Views: 5017

Re: Butt Slide Kite Kartoon

Reminds me of when I was a newb, out with a 13m Peter Lyn tractor of a kite, came off the board and found my shorts weren't tied. With the harness on, couldn't fix.
by fluidity
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Woo version comparison update?
Replies: 37
Views: 19989

Re: Woo version comparison update?

Thanks kitelife. Interesting link. Think I'll skip the WOO3 for now. "better sensors" sounds like marketing hype to me, I think the issue will be that the sensors are and were fine but the 3D algorithms built in by the manufacturers are maybe OK for a Wii, but not OK for kiteboarding usage. At the m...
by fluidity
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Woo version comparison update?
Replies: 37
Views: 19989

Woo version comparison update?

Has anyone seen some more comparisons of the WOO2 vs WOO3? Last couple I saw the WOO3 was getting about double the total air time and about 15% higher jump height, in some cases ones that the WOO2 completely missed when located very close to each other on the same board. I'm curious as to whether Wo...
by fluidity
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean Rodeo Mako vs Nomad Wave TT
Replies: 29
Views: 10870

Re: Ocean Rodeo Mako vs Nomad Wave TT

How much concave does Simon put in his Nomads? Do they have any significant flex? I've been designing up my own high concave boards (love them) and the only issue is that a standard sort of construction won't allow any significant flex.(Hyperbolic saddle shapes are like eggs, very resistant to defor...

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