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by Trent hink
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best materials to make fins from?
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: Best materials to make fins from?

Even with "fiber reinforcement", injected plastic is cheap junk.

Assuming you get a good size/shape, you will see improvement by switching to just any set of g-10. Foam or wood-core epoxy fiberglass fins are good too.
by Trent hink
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: climate change / unpredictable weather/wind
Replies: 1849
Views: 57872

Re: climate change / unpredictable weather/wind

Life on earth will never be in danger. It might be in around 4 billion years or so :wink: Well sure. Maybe you are some kind of freak, but no person I have ever met is capable of really envisioning what will happen long after they are dead. ;) Most human goals seem to be very short-term. Who really...
by Trent hink
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: white shark
Replies: 17
Views: 1887

Re: white shark

Try not to look like a seal.

Also, if you get attacked, the shark was just investigating and really does not want to eat you for dinner...

...This knowledge should make you feel a bit better while you bleed out.
by Trent hink
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: climate change / unpredictable weather/wind
Replies: 1849
Views: 57872

Re: climate change / unpredictable weather/wind

Life on earth will never be in danger. But keep in mind that humans are just a blip in evolutionary history.
by Trent hink
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Simple short line extensions - is a figure-8 knot ok?
Replies: 19
Views: 1306

Re: Simple short line extensions - is a figure-8 knot ok?

I tried to make it simple which is why I used the word "relative" I am pretty sure that the leader lines on the peak 4 are oversized to the point where a simple figure 8 on the rear lines should work just fine, the only question is if the resulting knot would be large enough to keep the lark's head ...
by Trent hink
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Simple short line extensions - is a figure-8 knot ok?
Replies: 19
Views: 1306

Re: Simple short line extensions - is a figure-8 knot ok?

Are you sure that your bar and lines are tuned correctly? It seems strange to me that it would work properly on other kites but not provide enough backstall on the peak 4.

Also, the normal tendency is for the front lines to stretch over time relative to the back lines. Is everything brand new?
by Trent hink
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: climate change / unpredictable weather/wind
Replies: 1849
Views: 57872

Re: climate change / unpredictable weather/wind

The scientific evidence suggests that a system with more energy will have more frequent extreme weather events. If your argument is that this will benefit agriculture, perhaps you have not considered the real impacts this might possibly have.
by Trent hink
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Simple short line extensions - is a figure-8 knot ok?
Replies: 19
Views: 1306

Re: Simple short line extensions -- is a figure-8 knot ok?

Wait.... What? Dacron polyester has been the standard sleeving material for flying lines since the birth of this sport. Got to agree with the second part though. Shortening the rear attachment on the kite would be simpler and cleaner. I'd just slide the metal ring up the rear bridle to double it up ...
by Trent hink
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Wingsurfing
Topic: Very Strong Winds
Replies: 13
Views: 1653

Re: Very Strong Winds

I have zero experience, but. I know several people who are winging frequently and I am watching with a great deal of interest.

Would a smaller front wing on the hydrofoil maybe be better suited to higher winds?

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