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by purdyd
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 3D printing of kite plastic parts: low friction sliding ring
Replies: 88
Views: 4380

Re: 3D printing of kite plastic parts: low friction sliding ring

2. You can't lump the professionally designed product made from top quality material in with "a printer in someone's house". Pick one. I don't believe people should print KBing parts at home either, but the professional product they are displaying here is not unsafe. Has anyone here printed anythin...
by purdyd
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 3D printing of kite plastic parts: low friction sliding ring
Replies: 88
Views: 4380

Re: 3D printing of kite plastic parts: low friction sliding ring

Right. I knew it was SLS printed from the images. I’m certain it will be great for a long while. I was referring to you advocating the printing of the “at home” as you did previously. People are unlikly to spend $2000+USD on a printer for this purpose. But they might try to print it on their $100 p...
by purdyd
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Recommendations for a kite
Replies: 39
Views: 1858

Re: Recommendations for a kite

I am still learning kitesurfing coming from windsurfing. I actually only want to use the kite when it is not windy enough for windsurfing so, I want a kite for when the wind is less than 15 knots. I weight 176 lbs. I purchased a North Neo 12 2017 but I am worried that it won't be enough for less th...
by purdyd
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: riding toeside
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: riding toeside

Sorry. Didn't notice hydrofoil
by purdyd
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Click Bar
Replies: 6
Views: 1035

Re: North Click Bar

I just got a new 2018 click bar. I think the vee spreader is a new part with a metal interior. I don't see any reason it shouldn't work well. It is pretty nice bar. Good grips, nice winders. Color coding is a little odd. but consistent all the way to the kite. Even has color strands in the lines. St...
by purdyd
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Firewire Vader
Replies: 88
Views: 17524

Re: Firewire Vader

I have a 4' 10" evo and 5' 6" celebritas more a classic surfboard shape. The evo is more slashy. So you can shove it sideways to change direction. On the longer celeritas board you can really bury the rail and nose and power throough a turn so you can just let the rocker turn it. It toook me a coupl...
by purdyd
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: FCS II fins for Slingshot Screamer
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: FCS II fins for Slingshot Screamer

I am partial to the neo glass construction. The hollow core fins are very fragile. One hit on a rock and the are gone.

Neo glass also fit better out if the box because the are molded.

The plastic molded aren't very good, too flexy.
by purdyd
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Kiteboarding 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 7263

Re: North Kiteboarding 2018

Hmmm, video is now private. Looks like they might have jumped the gun on the video as it detailed some of the 2018 kites which haven't been announced yet.
by purdyd
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard
Replies: 113
Views: 17031

Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

For what it is worth, I am finding the 4' 10" evo to be just right for my weight 75kg (165 lbs) on a good day. It stays on a plane very well, and is very balanced in volume. Compared to say my 5' 6" celeritas, which has about 3 liters more in volume but you have to lean forward to use it all, it is ...

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