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by munteruk
Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: jump height and speed measuring
Replies: 47
Views: 4954

Solving this problem was so important that the poms created a special secret team back in the 40's. They invented a special system whereby two lights (one on each of the riders feet) shone down at a precise angle so that the beams formed a V shape. When the beams shone on the same spot the kiter kne...
by munteruk
Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Thick Pole
Replies: 5
Views: 666

So you want more thickness? If you're ok with the tennis look you could wrap a couple of layer of racket grip around it or potentially some bike handlebar tape. Neither of these would look much good. It would be better to get some closed cell foam of the right thickness and shape and contact glue on...
by munteruk
Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard grab rope
Replies: 15
Views: 2550

Interesting idea. Do you notice the drag off the line when it is being towed in the water?

Do you think you could get away with a shorter one say 50-60cm long?
by munteruk
Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Sydney, Australia: One board, one kite
Replies: 2
Views: 579

The summer is starting to wind down a bit now but if you're here for a year then you'll get a full season of riding anyway. I'm about your weight and mostly ride an 11m SLE with a 122 board. I also use one or two bigger boards so if I could take one kite and board only I'd go for something around 13...
by munteruk
Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Modifying 14M 06 GK Sonic to 07 Bridle
Replies: 7
Views: 1202

I think you're right. To replicate the A-KPO you'd need another attachment point on the kite. In fact I'd guess that you'd need two attachment points, spaced either side of the existing front line attachment point. I'd be interested to hear how any experiments with this turn out. Have you flown the ...
by munteruk
Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Finished home made board
Replies: 11
Views: 5299

he's right. Your heels are supposed to go on the side of the pad with the pointiest corner. Don't worry - I've made the same mistake with North pads.

The board looks good! How does it ride?
by munteruk
Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: ECLIPSE IN AUSTRALIA
Replies: 11
Views: 1852

'kn oath I'm looking forward to trying them. I'll have to ask nicely though as I don't know the shop guys from Balmoral boards. If I do get a ride I'll be sure to tell. K-grom, the best palce to check kiting conditions in Australia is a website called http://www.seabreeze.com.au That site has wind c...
by munteruk
Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: ECLIPSE IN AUSTRALIA
Replies: 11
Views: 1852

Best of luck eclipse. I'd be interested to have a ride of your products and will go through Balmoral Boards for a test run. The reviews to date have been pretty positive. By the way - what happened to the post by the Best rep slagging off one of the distributors that used to be in this thread? Is it...
by munteruk
Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Future Developments?
Replies: 33
Views: 6082

As I understand it there is a fundamental difference between the concave TE on stunt kites and the concave TE on the recent SLE/Bows. On a stunt kite the concave TE helps reduce flutter at high airspeeds, similar to leech hollows on a sail. On an SLE/Bow the concave TE helps ensure that the TE profi...
by munteruk
Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Eye protection
Replies: 44
Views: 5887

My eyes get really wrecked kiting. They go red for days after a decent session . To try to reduce the effects, I use cheapy ebay glasses which float. They have an elastic strap but a decent stack will still knock them off my head. I have managed to find them every time so far but I'll probably lose ...

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