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Rein de Vries
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Kitesurfing with a diy foil kite

Postby Rein de Vries » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:46 pm

Hey!

Quite some years ago I made a so called Junkie s50, 5m2 foil kite mainly designed for buggying by a dutch designer who also released some nice Arc designs. The fixed bridle tractor like kite was quite advanced with d ribs and sewed needly. Had some fun with it over the years but was not to satisfied with the performance however. It tends to backstall and had some collapsing tips now and then. Furthermore it doensnt fly to quickly i think. Have not given up on it however 😃

Actually I would want to upgrade it a bit, perhaps using a pulleyed bridle as on nowadays foils. To make it suitable for say 5 to 7 bft TT or hydrofoiling. No idea however whether this would anyhow make sense on this kite or how to start.

Anyone any ideas on this? Thanks in anvance for sharing!

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Re: Kitesurfing with a diy foil kite

Postby foilholio » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:08 pm

Buy a Pansh and mod it instead. I think you will learn more that way and have a better kite.

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Re: Kitesurfing with a diy foil kite

Postby Rein de Vries » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:29 am

Thanks! Would be an option yes. Why do you think this would be the better way to go, would the 5m2 be to outdated?

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Re: Kitesurfing with a diy foil kite

Postby MartinO » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:45 am

Buy is not as fun as build. I would definately give my kite a second chance if I made it myself.

I would recommend to take a close look on a modern foil in about the same size and take a look on how they made the bridle. Then try to transfer that into your design.

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Re: Kitesurfing with a diy foil kite

Postby elguapo » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:45 am

MartinO wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:45 am
Buy is not as fun as build. I would definately give my kite a second chance if I made it myself.

I would recommend to take a close look on a modern foil in about the same size and take a look on how they made the bridle. Then try to transfer that into your design.
kinda depends how we are defining "fun"

it would be much more fun being on the water than in the shop stitching a kite.

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Re: Kitesurfing with a diy foil kite

Postby Rein de Vries » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:28 pm

Copying the bridle concepts from a new foil would be something i could try yes. Is there any sw around calculating line lengths given a certain kite design? This would be very helpfull also in diy land I think.

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Re: Kitesurfing with a diy foil kite

Postby foilholio » Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:00 am

Rein de Vries wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:29 am
Thanks! Would be an option yes. Why do you think this would be the better way to go, would the 5m2 be to outdated?
It should work fine to start with. You can try things but always have the original state to go back too.


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