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by OzBungy
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Dolphins
Replies: 13
Views: 979

Re: Dolphins

I have two J Shapes foils. They are hollow carbon sandwich. I have had dolphin encounters with both foils. They make a little bit of a whistle, but not a lot. My friend has a home made wooden foil. When the dolphins are with me they are upside down underneath my board, keeping pace. This has happene...
by OzBungy
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Dolphins
Replies: 13
Views: 979

Dolphins

Over the years of windsurfing and kitesurfing I have seen lots of dolphins in the water, but they just ignored me and kept on their way. In the last fews weeks dolphins have frequently come under my foil and cruised along. Yesterday two of them were so close they knocked me off the foil. I was in th...
by OzBungy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ocean Rodeo: The Next Gen Bars Are Here
Replies: 20
Views: 2472

Re: Ocean Rodeo: The Next Gen Bars Are Here

I've got cheap bars, and I've got expensive bars. The more expensive bars are much better than the cheap ones. I did buy the expensive ones at end of model sales so they weren't much more expensive than the cheap ones. Certainly not US$700. But it remains that the quality of the finish and fittings ...
by OzBungy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Do you disassemble your foilboard after each use?
Replies: 33
Views: 1780

Re: Do you disassemble your foilboard after each use?

.... Was thinking about it and, one thing I kinda like about how my foil breaks down is that it has flat wings. ... I like deep tuttle fittings for the same reason. My masts and foils slide into the back of my car and stack on top, or under, the kites, wetsuit tub etc. I would be sad if my foil mak...
by OzBungy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Do you disassemble your foilboard after each use?
Replies: 33
Views: 1780

Re: Do you disassemble your foilboard after each use?

Yes. Every single time. My board and foils and masts go into neat little bags. Carrying them is like carrying and oversize briefcase. It all fits neatly into the back of my car without moving seats or anything. During disassembly I wipe everything with a damp car chamois cloth. It keeps everything c...
by OzBungy
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now
Replies: 103
Views: 4738

Re: Foilers vs Kiters proportion now

It's interesting that the arguments against foiling are almost exactly the same as windsurfers used when kitesurfing first appeared. It's dangerous. It's expensive. I'll get one but only for light winds. Equally interesting is that as foiling moves into windfoiling and surf foiling you get the same ...
by OzBungy
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bungee Breaking
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Bungee Breaking

I just dug the broken piece of line and bungee out of the waste bin. The bungee just covers the distance between the sewn portions when at full stretch. That supports the idea that the bungee was too short. I wonder if they have a measurement system when they install the bungee, or whether they simp...
by OzBungy
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bungee Breaking
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Bungee Breaking

I have replaced the bungee in my old IDS bars. I don't remember any of the replacements breaking. Maybe it is just a construction detail. The web site I buy line from calls the bungee "premium marine grade". I can't find any discussion of the strength of bungee. I used a simple inline stitch One rel...
by OzBungy
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Bungee Breaking
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Bungee Breaking

Question. Has anybody ever had a bungee tensioner that lasted the life of the bar? Why do manufacturers use bungee when it is so fragile? I have had numerous bars over the years that had some sort of bungee tensioner on the safety systems. They all break. The current ones lasted barely 20 hours befo...
by OzBungy
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Fail: Inuit Style Slit Sun Goggles
Replies: 11
Views: 1242

Re: Fail: Inuit Style Slit Sun Goggles

So I completed my experiment, and short answer, it doesn't work. When riding towards the sun the slit lets in too much sun glare. If you can't wear proper sunglasses then a peaked cap and looking away from the sun works better and is more comfortable. The fundamental idea works in that the slit prov...

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