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by Phatbob
Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Night kiting
Replies: 11
Views: 1495

Re: Night kiting

I have done a bunch of night kiting in the snow. When you have to work til 4 and the sun sets at 5 a lot of winter nights turn into night kiting. Usually it helps if you are going around the time of a full moon. With a full moon you could kite all night with no problems. I'll usually put on a bike b...
by Phatbob
Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: my next board
Replies: 6
Views: 1988

Re: my next board

Epoxy and fiberglass cloth from http://www.uscomposites.com/

I can't remember if the cloth was 4oz or 6oz and if it was E or S glass. I'd probably go for the 4oz s glass on both sides of the board.
by Phatbob
Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: my next board
Replies: 6
Views: 1988

Re: my next board

I use 1/4 ply and glass each side. It is more flexy but there is no problem with that! It is quite a bit lighter then the 1/2 stuff. I have never broke any of my 1/4 boards. My original one with one side glassed (built it like 2 years ago) was starting to show some signs of cracking around where I h...
by Phatbob
Thu Oct 23, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: Large camber skis = better pop?
Replies: 2
Views: 547

Large camber skis = better pop?

I am thinking about making a few pairs of skis this fall. Do skis that have large camber help with having good pop?

Or any other ideas to give skis better pop?
by Phatbob
Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Epoxy vs. Polyester Resin: the enviroment and your health
Replies: 15
Views: 4737

Re: Epoxy vs. Polyester Resin: the enviroment and your health

The epoxy will yellow due the UV exposure. But putting a spar varnish (with UV inhibitors) on top with stop (or slow) the yellowing.

The yellowing does take quite a bit of UV exposure. If you don't leave your board cooking in the sun every day all day.. you shouldn't have that much of a issue.
by Phatbob
Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Grifin kites, or monkey kites
Replies: 16
Views: 2555

Re: Grifin kites, or monkey kites

I have a 08 7m kite. Great Kite! I picked to up to try out the monkey/griffin kites and to get a high wind kite. Out here in minnesota we don't get many high wind days... but I have had it 5-6 times in winds around 25-35 gusting to 40. It have definitely had some a great days on it and I hope for so...
by Phatbob
Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Fiberglass Kite Boards???
Replies: 1
Views: 1131

Re: Fiberglass Kite Boards???

That is what I have done. 1/4 baltic birch ply with 4oz fiberglass sheet with epoxy on the bottom. Super flexy but I haven't managed to break it. Good lightwind board.
by Phatbob
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Most Flat Water Kite Spot in Hawaii?
Replies: 29
Views: 5350

Re: Most Flat Wwater Kite Spot in Hawaii?

What about anini beach on the north end? I camped there a several years ago and went windsurfing. All waves broke farther out and (if I remember right) it was pretty flat close to shore. Great camping spot also!
by Phatbob
Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:24 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cannon lake minnesota
Replies: 1
Views: 316

Try and post on http://www.lakawa.com you'll get some more visibility with the locals. I windsurfed on cannon a few years ago and snowkited there during the winter. Not a lot of people kite on the lake during the middle of summer... the lake gets a little nasty. But maybe with the cold weather it ha...

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