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by JakeFarley
Thu May 30, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to make a wind-kite-board-weight table?
Replies: 13
Views: 648

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

I'm about 92 kg. Board: Twintip - 135 x 46 Kites: FS Speed 5 21m - 9-18knots Overpowered around 17-18 knots. Can't stay upwind under 9 knots. Cabrinha 16m Xbow - 11-20knots Overpowered at 20 knots. Can ride in 9-10 knots but going downwind. Best HP Nemesis 14m - 12-22knots Cabrinha 11m Xbow - 14-25k...
by JakeFarley
Thu May 30, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: An object in a fluid
Replies: 22
Views: 851

Re: An object in a fluid

Professor Rynhardt,
You are bringing back memories from my college years 48 years ago. Please, no homework or tests... :D
Great info though. :thumb:
Thanks,
Jake
by JakeFarley
Wed May 29, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Racing can be real fun
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: Racing can be real fun

I wonder what they did with the fish they caught in that mess? :naughty:
by JakeFarley
Thu May 23, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiling in the dark
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: Foiling in the dark

Just watch out for the men in grey suits. :o
by JakeFarley
Mon May 20, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting Port Charlotte
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Kiting Port Charlotte

Years ago I read about some kiting at Cayo Costa state park on a lagoon. Not sure if it is still allowed there. At some other state parks there are restrictions as to where you can launch and land during the spring because of the birds nesting. You could PM RickI. I think he is knowledgeable on SW F...
by JakeFarley
Fri May 17, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: El Nino - warmer water on South Americas west coast?
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: El Nino - warmer water on South Americas west coast?

correct me if i'm wrong but doesnt el niño= much warmer temperatures in el caribe=more thermal winds in places like buen hombre and cabarete? (and also much more violent weather in general in the hurricane zone From what I've read, El Nino produces more wind shear in the Atlantic ocean and Carribea...
by JakeFarley
Mon May 13, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Get off my wave!
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Get off my wave!

Not kitesurfing but hilarious.

by JakeFarley
Fri May 10, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Covering screw inserts
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: Covering screw inserts

I've filled them up with flour packing it in tightly before laying out and laminating the fiberglass. Then drill them out carefully with an oversized drill bit or countersink bit just to remove the fiberglass. The flour can then be blown out of the inserts. Never have done carbon so I don't know wha...
by JakeFarley
Fri May 10, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which muscles are the most important for kitesurfing?
Replies: 28
Views: 1787

Re: Which muscles are the most important for kitesurfing?

Kiteboarding. Because football, baseball and basketball only require one ball. :D
by JakeFarley
Fri May 10, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: We should be wearing sunglasses throughout the day and especially while kiteboarding! Why aren't we?
Replies: 193
Views: 8313

Re: We should be wearing sunglasses throughout the day and especially while kiteboarding! Why aren't we?

Also, it should be noted that CL's being worn in water is a big no-no in the contact lens world. If you wear them in water they need to be promptly removed and cleaned with a H2O2 based cleaner. I've worn my contacts for 30+ years free diving, windsurfing and kiteboarding with no ill effects, infec...

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