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by SalmonSlayer
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 125
Views: 24416

Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

Very similar to what I did, though I didn't make the insert slug long enough, as purposeful destructive testing shows. I broke it over my leg by pushing hard on the ends. Don't try to ride unhooked. :D Interesting How long was your plug? How did you make the plug? Mine was in a 22/20mm tube I slid ...
by SalmonSlayer
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 125
Views: 24416

Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

I made this bar for Cloud kites. Clouds only need 28 inches of throw to completely depower. It does not need to have a qr to release it to a leash. My goal was to reach peak minimalism. I am close. 25od/22id carbon tube. Same length as the Cloud CCS bar 22od/22Id 30 cm tube filled with epoxy and 10%...
by SalmonSlayer
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 125
Views: 24416

Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

PU hoses need to fit very tightly over the inner rope, I even prefer to force it over the spliced on the end to prevent sand and dirt creeping inside the tube. This way the PU wears down with the rope inside untouched. All the problems with PU comes from lazy design and manufacturing where they fit...
by SalmonSlayer
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 125
Views: 24416

Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

TomW wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:31 pm
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I finished my frankenbar. 433 g total with 23M sk99 lines.
Now to test it in controlled conditions.
Do you know how much the SK99 lines weighed by themselves? I have bee trying to find specifications on the weight of SK99 line, but so far no luck.
by SalmonSlayer
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 125
Views: 24416

Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

If going minimalist and light weight, better with hole through the bar. This is one I made for a local kiter, some reinforcement around center hole, graphite/epoxy coating for low friction. I also reinforced my own and it’s holding up fine. I have been making a few bars with 55CM 22/25mm, with a 30...
by SalmonSlayer
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Stainless steel pins used in leash quick release
Replies: 99
Views: 10060

Re: Stainless steel pins used in leash quick release

The black handle appears to be made out of some sort of composite or plastic material. I had a French friend look at it and he said they did not specify the material.
by SalmonSlayer
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Stainless steel pins used in leash quick release
Replies: 99
Views: 10060

Re: Stainless steel pins used in leash quick release

tomtom wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:29 pm
WTF!!!
LOL

It does look to be similar to the quick release handle on my bike post. I will have to look closer when I get home.
by SalmonSlayer
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Don't buy a Core kite before you read this!
Replies: 282
Views: 19240

Re: Don't buy a Core kite before you read this! Terrible quality, worse service, distributors, access to your private da

This discussion has me wondering what kind of people run Core. It could be a case study for poor public relations. I would never do business with Core after reading this discussion. Not because they are wrong, but because they are incompetent communicators. I would fire my employees if this was how ...
by SalmonSlayer
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 125
Views: 24416

Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

I am rigging a couple of bars with different configurations. One I will have a single center depower line using 3/16 (4.7625mm) Amsteel. I want to protect it from wear, so I want to try covering it with 3/16ID Polyurethane tubing. Is there a specific type of PU tubing I should be using. I was think ...

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