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by Trent hink
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1988
Views: 159010

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

While the 8 meter, (to some extent) and larger sizes (for sure) lose the magical drifting abilities found in the 5 and smaller, they are still great kites for light wind foiling. The advantage of the larger peaks is that they are easy to keep in the air even when the wind falls well below the point ...
by Trent hink
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Building a super low aspect ratio high chord unifoil.
Replies: 13
Views: 1533

Re: Building a super low aspect ratio high chord unifoil.

This is super interesting. Please keep us updated on your progress and results!
by Trent hink
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Powered towing
Replies: 13
Views: 1091

Re: Powered towing

Wonder if it could it could lift someone into the air if they had a kite, like a boat towed parafoil. I think I remember seeing this thing a long time ago before they figured out how to put it in a surfboard. I remember something like that too, from the late 80s or early 90s. It looked a bit like a...
by Trent hink
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Water inside bladder
Replies: 14
Views: 852

Re: Water inside bladder

Are you sure it was salt crystals and not all the sand in there? I contend that unless you were compressing the hell out of the kite for storage, neither one was the root of the problem.
by Trent hink
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Flysurfer Peak 4
Replies: 1988
Views: 159010

Re: Flysurfer Peak 4

Surely most of you know the old grade-school science lesson where you hang two balloons in balance on a stick, then pop one. Thus demonstrating that air has mass and that the mass makes a measurable difference. If anyone's contention is that that a black mattress will heat up and fly better than a w...
by Trent hink
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Facial injury
Replies: 32
Views: 2717

Re: Facial injury

A friend of mine who is way more competent and experienced than me, was out riding some "wave" conditions (west coast of Florida so really it is just big chop and shore break). He fell off, ahead of the foil and, as he explained it, somehow the foil rode down the wave, just caught his tooth and chip...
by Trent hink
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: stripped screw hole, best fix?
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: stripped screw hole, best fix?

Measure the depth of the hole and be sure any new screw is not too long, but of course it must have several turns to hold well. I often file down the pointed tip of screws until they are blunt so I can get a little more useful screw depth. Try to choose a screw length where you get at least three o...
by Trent hink
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Tips for Paddling Out Through Inside Surf
Replies: 18
Views: 1442

Re: Tips for Paddling Out Through Inside Surf

Peter_Frank wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:36 am
Nice, but can not see any "paddle out through inside surf" ?

8) Peter
Yet the guy is clearly riding waves.... Perhaps the secret is find a spot where you don't have to paddle through inside surf.
by Trent hink
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Water inside bladder
Replies: 14
Views: 852

Re: Water inside bladder

How many bladders have failed from a bit of condensation on the inside? Post your experience!
by Trent hink
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Dry suit seal replacement OR Pyro pro is it easily done?
Replies: 17
Views: 982

Re: Dry suit seal replacement OR Pyro pro is it easily done?

I had an ocean rodeo pryo years ago. It worked great in Wisconsin. Once I moved to Florida it did not work so nice. You had to be super careful of sun exposure and also of getting any any contaminates, such as sunscreen, on the seals. I'm not sure what the newer suits have for seals, but if you spen...

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