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by OzBungy
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Splicing kite lines for beginners
Replies: 17
Views: 1056

Re: Splicing kite lines for beginners

Yes. Or a bent piece of wire will do the job.

BTW A chord is a set of notes played together. A guitar string is a piece of wire.
by OzBungy
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Splicing kite lines for beginners
Replies: 17
Views: 1056

Re: Splicing kite lines for beginners

Those hook things are garbage. The gate o the hook catches in the fibres of kite line and make a mess. For thin kite lines a guitar string is best. For thicker lines the D-splicer is excellent. https://d-splicer.com/ The D splicer scissors are also very good. They make cutting the line neatly very e...
by OzBungy
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Carbon Mast Insert repair?
Replies: 15
Views: 1057

Re: Carbon Mast Insert repair?

I am not super impressed with that insert. It relies on it's shape and the glue for strength. There's no easy way to replace it. It looks over designed and under thought. What's wrong with a simple stainless steel barrel nut? I have over 200 hours on my mast with no noticeable wear and tear to the i...
by OzBungy
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: How good do you have to be to foil?
Replies: 18
Views: 1637

Re: How good do you have to be to foil?

My mate and I learned to foil in 6 hours spread over 10 or so sessions. We're very experienced kiters but I wouldn't call us particularly "good". The key to learning is to focus on foiling. The biggest mistake is that people look at the conditions and decide it's a good day for TT or surfboard. They...
by OzBungy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which Kites and lines lenght are most people using for 30 to 50 knots
Replies: 56
Views: 5076

Re: Which Kites and lines lenght are most people using for 30 to 50 knots

I recently bought a Switch Element 4m. Seriously fun kite.
by OzBungy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The stagnant foiler.
Replies: 37
Views: 4131

Re: The stagnant foiler.

I'm a bit confused. On this thread you talk about going hard and big waves and speed and stuff. On other threads you say you can't do a foiling gybe. How does that work? How do you ride these big waves if you can't turn in and out of them or carve around on them?
by OzBungy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2019 Duotone Click Bar
Replies: 65
Views: 8533

Re: 2019 Duotone Click Bar

.... I bought the 3 click bars to safeguard my kit lifespan, as I was retiring and did not want to replace gear when my income was limited to pension funds, ... I went the other way. I used to have a bar per kite, and then bought low price but decent quality bars. Now I use a single high quality (C...
by OzBungy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The stagnant foiler.
Replies: 37
Views: 4131

Re: The stagnant foiler.

I kite and foil solo, or with my kiting mate. Most of my adventures are solo. I never go more than 500m offshore. I am very risk averse. My most recent foiling adventure is being bumped off the foil by a couple of dolphins and ending up in the water surrounded by 5-6 dolphins. Lots of encounters wit...
by OzBungy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: groove V straps
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: groove V straps

I sent them an email. The answer was no. You have to order the rear strap separately. I decided to not go ahead because it would end up costing twice as much as a set of high end surf straps. Postage to Australia was a big chunk of that.
by OzBungy
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: The stagnant foiler.
Replies: 37
Views: 4131

Re: The stagnant foiler.

My take on this, and most things: Too much thinking. Not enough kiting. Get out there and do it. You'll get better at the things you can already do. Maybe learn some new things. Maybe nail something you've been trying for ages. Either way you've had some exercise. Maybe had some fun. Exposed yoursel...

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