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Flexifoil blade 10.5 cc xover

Postby Devonkiteboy » Tue Feb 28, 2023 12:01 pm

Yes I'm using blades for kite surfing.
Any one got picture and measurements of Chris calthrop xover mod for the big blades on 2 lines???

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Re: Flexifoil blade 10.5 cc xover

Postby mgs » Tue Feb 28, 2023 9:13 pm

Hello - I'm not sure you will find the specification of the X - Over on the net but it did work well.
I had the B3 10.5m fitted with CC X-Over kit which certainly helped with speeding up the turns, however for me the B3 8.5m and the 6.6m being my preferred kites which turned ok without the need for any enhancements. I learnt to kitesurf with Flexifoil Blades 20 years ago and used them for 2 years before moving on.

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Re: Flexifoil blade 10.5 cc xover

Postby Devonkiteboy » Wed Mar 01, 2023 7:46 am

Hi. Have you a picture, lengths etc of the xover mod. Need to fit one to my 10.5.

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Re: Flexifoil blade 10.5 cc xover

Postby Devonkiteboy » Wed Mar 01, 2023 7:48 am

I've kitesurfed with em on and off for 23yrs .
Got some slingshot fuels for gusty horrible days as well

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Re: Flexifoil blade 10.5 cc xover

Postby merl » Wed Mar 01, 2023 12:18 pm

loco4viento in this forum used to talk about a depower mod, but that is not 2-liner

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Re: Flexifoil blade 10.5 cc xover

Postby mgs » Wed Mar 01, 2023 1:06 pm

Devonkiteboy wrote:
Wed Mar 01, 2023 7:46 am
Hi. Have you a picture, lengths etc of the xover mod. Need to fit one to my 10.5.
Sorry I haven’t, having sold it many years ago.
However, Flexifoil did produce a Crossover kit themselves which I fitted to my B2 (7.8m).
If you look at page 24 in the link it details how to install it but does not provide details of the dimensions.
This looks to incorporate both the front lines and brake lines as opposed to CC X- Over version.
https://www.windpowersports.com/pdf/blade-ii.pdf

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Re: Flexifoil blade 10.5 cc xover

Postby Devonkiteboy » Wed Mar 01, 2023 4:57 pm

Yeah got one of those. Thank you.
Just wanted a 2 line set up . Get rid of the rear line's.
Cheers anyway.

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Re: Flexifoil blade 10.5 cc xover

Postby mgs » Thu Mar 02, 2023 1:06 pm

I’ve been trying to remember how the CC X Over actually worked and if memory serves it was something like this.

A line from the left hand side of the main bridle crossed over to the “right hand side” of the canopy via a pulley that was attached to one of the bridle tabs. Not sure which row it was!

This line then crossed “back” to the “left hand side”via a metal ring to one of the wing tip bridle tabs.
Thus, when you pulled the bar to steer left, the crossover line would pull on the left hand side wing tip to produce a faster turn.
(Same principle for the right hand side)
The system is solely designed for 2 line use and was a very clean solution.

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Re: Flexifoil blade 10.5 cc xover

Postby merl » Thu Mar 02, 2023 2:45 pm

mgs wrote:
Thu Mar 02, 2023 1:06 pm
I’ve been trying to remember how the CC X Over actually worked and if memory serves it was something like this.

A line from the left hand side of the main bridle crossed over to the “right hand side” of the canopy via a pulley that was attached to one of the bridle tabs. Not sure which row it was!

This line then crossed “back” to the “left hand side”via a metal ring to one of the wing tip bridle tabs.
Thus, when you pulled the bar to steer left, the crossover line would pull on the left hand side wing tip to produce a faster turn.
(Same principle for the right hand side)
The system is solely designed for 2 line use and was a very clean solution.
Not quite how it works. When you pull the bar to go left, the crossover "pushes" (slacks) the right brake side a bit extra, accelerating the turn.
Screenshot 2023-03-02 at 14.38.34.png
There are lots of variations of this idea, often implemented at the bar end (search crossover bar) with a 4-line bar to convert kites on handles to a bar

https://www.forces-of-nature.co.uk/crossover.htm

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Re: Flexifoil blade 10.5 cc xover

Postby mgs » Thu Mar 02, 2023 4:07 pm

merl wrote:
mgs wrote:
Thu Mar 02, 2023 1:06 pm
I’ve been trying to remember how the CC X Over actually worked and if memory serves it was something like this.

A line from the left hand side of the main bridle crossed over to the “right hand side” of the canopy via a pulley that was attached to one of the bridle tabs. Not sure which row it was!

This line then crossed “back” to the “left hand side”via a metal ring to one of the wing tip bridle tabs.
Thus, when you pulled the bar to steer left, the crossover line would pull on the left hand side wing tip to produce a faster turn.
(Same principle for the right hand side)
The system is solely designed for 2 line use and was a very clean solution.
Not quite how it works. When you pull the bar to go left, the crossover "pushes" (slacks) the right brake side a bit extra, accelerating the turn.
Screenshot 2023-03-02 at 14.38.34.png
There are lots of variations of this idea, often implemented at the bar end (search crossover bar) with a 4-line bar to convert kites on handles to a bar

https://www.forces-of-nature.co.uk/crossover.htm
We are not referring to the Flexifoil crossover version!


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