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by foam-n-fibre
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 5 ways to self land - Tutorial
Replies: 35
Views: 16069

Re: 5 ways to self land - Tutorial

When hooking to a fixed object, don't disconnect the leash and hold the flying kite just by the unhooked chicken loop. Hmmm... what could possibly go wrong? Why disconnect your 2 connection points before attaching one of them to the anchor? Even when hooking to that log, if you take the leash off, h...
by foam-n-fibre
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Drysuits circa 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 5885

Re: Drysuits circa 2018

If you haven't tried one, just so you know, while a loose fitting suit is super flexible and supple out of the water, they get squeezed against you with lots of wrinkles on any parts submerged (mostly the legs) and are nowhere near as flexible under water. They're still good suits, but be aware of t...
by foam-n-fibre
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airrush Sector board repair question
Replies: 4
Views: 2148

Re: Airrush Sector board repair question

What does it look like inside the hole? White bead type styrofoam? I'm pretty sure that's what's in the core but you might have a high density thin layer of other foam as part of the skin. The above advice is good. Just, whatever you do, don't use polyester resin like some surfboards still use, and ...
by foam-n-fibre
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: A kite without an experience
Replies: 38
Views: 11826

Re: A kite without an experience

I self taught myself back in 2000. My 2 cents is that a small 2 line trainer, around 1 to 2 metres is good for learning the way to fly a kite and how it pulls hard through the power zone etc. There are pretty cheap ones available. I once got one for my kids from China and it flew like crap, so check...
by foam-n-fibre
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Sleeving lines
Replies: 7
Views: 1361

Re: Sleeving lines

Look up kite making supplies online and you can buy hollow sleeving line.

Peter
by foam-n-fibre
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Valve Delaminating/Repair - 2009 Best HP Nemesis
Replies: 22
Views: 7290

Re: Valve Delaminating/Repair - 2009 Best HP Nemesis

Yup Aquaseal. Be sure to clean with alcohol. I did some tests and that was by far most important. Roughing it up a bit is not a bad idea, but alcohol is a must.

Peter
by foam-n-fibre
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Gasping for breath after crash?! Breathing how to?
Replies: 30
Views: 3642

Re: Gasping for breath after crash?! Breathing how to?

Are you talking about crashing hard and being winded and unable to breath normally due to the impact? That's what I got from the question, but not from the answers.

Peter
by foam-n-fibre
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: First foilboard mod
Replies: 12
Views: 3749

Re: First foilboard mod

As for the Chinook boxes, I can tell you from windsurfer building that they are the strongest boxes. Other fin boxes generally are much weaker. If you head over to a SUP building forum you will see guys telling people to ditch the flimsy other surf brands and use the Chinook boxes. If you have any f...
by foam-n-fibre
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: choosing twin tip size you give more importance to your weight or how much you are overpowered or underpowered?
Replies: 23
Views: 3857

Re: choosing twin tip SIZE you give more importance to your weight or how much you are overpowered or underpowered?

Board is by weight. Kite boarders have this really screwed up in the thought process. The only way I would recommend a smaller board vs your weight is if you like doing board offs. In this instance your probably riding a larger kite for longer hang time and it's easier to toss the board around. A l...
by foam-n-fibre
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Leash carabiner opening after unhook trick?
Replies: 17
Views: 3771

Re: Leash carabiner opening after unhook trick?

Yes, I have had this happen a few times over the years. One solution is to not have 2 hard loops connecting to each other. Put a short soft webbing or rope loop in between the two hard loops and I think this will either be prevented or the risk of this happening will go way down.

Peter

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