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by Don Monnot
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Airrush Sector board repair question
Replies: 4
Views: 2149

Re: Airrush Sector board repair question

I agree. Marine Tex is the way to go. I used it on my V-1 about 4 years ago, and it's held up just fine. Same issue--the wind blew it over onto pavement that had a piece of gravel on it.

Don
by Don Monnot
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Edge Armor Skin top
Replies: 22
Views: 4783

Re: Edge Armor Skin top

It sounds and looks like a great product. There's a lot to be said for a double layer of thermal protection. For some reason two layers seems much warmer than a single layer of equivalent thickness. When it's really cold water and air (mid-30s F) I wear a 6/5/4 wetsuit with a 2mm shorty over it. Unb...
by Don Monnot
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
Replies: 305
Views: 129757

Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

I screwed up replacing valves on my leading edge bladder. I think I didn't let the alcohol cleaner dry completely before applying the stick-on valves (to a new bladder blank). I cleaned the bladder with the supplied alcohol swabs, and waited about a half-hour before applying the valves. After I had ...
by Don Monnot
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: California seeks to regulate kite-boarding
Replies: 48
Views: 11094

Re: California seeks to Criminalize kite-boarding

You left out some important info. How are "personal watercraft" to be regulated? What do the regulations that pertain to that definition require/restrict? IMO there should be a major distinction between manual-powered watercraft (kayak, SUP, canoe), wind-powered watercraft (sailboat, windsurfer, kit...
by Don Monnot
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I draw a kitesurf comics...
Replies: 81
Views: 16516

Re: I draw a kitesurf comics...

I was sure my first jump was 10 - 20 feet. It felt like I was in the air forever. REALITY: Probably more like 5 feet. Love the comics.
by Don Monnot
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: WMFG Pump issue?
Replies: 5
Views: 1327

WMFG Pump issue?

Most of my kites are pump-ups. About a month ago I was out in -5 degree F temps and went to use my WMFG Pump, and as soon as I started to straighten out the hose it broke. It was the only pump I had along, but I fortunately had an open cell foil that was marginally big enough to use that day. I hear...
by Don Monnot
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Warmer booties trick
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Warmer booties trick

We're now down into the zero to 4 degrees C range for both water and air temps. I hate cold feet and hands, and I think I accidentally found a trick to keep my feet warmer with the same booties. My old cold water (7 mm) booties were about worn out, and I was using them in the warmer weather as foot ...
by Don Monnot
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Mittens vs. 3 Finger Gloves vs. 5 Finger Gloves
Replies: 26
Views: 1827

Re: Mittens vs. 3 Finger Gloves vs. 5 Finger Gloves

I totally agree (I plan on riding tomorrow when it's air temp about 35 degrees F) that full mitts are the best. Whatever you buy, though, make sure they're not too small. Too tight at the wrist is just as much of a problem as too tight on the hand. As long as the wrist is at least snug around the ou...
by Don Monnot
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North bag zips complete sh*t!
Replies: 36
Views: 3529

Re: North bag zips complete sh*t!

Velcro pockets for keys and such, drawstring opening for the kite, straps and pockets for bar and pump--seems too easy, doesn't it? Wazup, North? It shouldn't add to the cost, either. (JIMOHO) (just in my overly humble opinion). :lol:
by Don Monnot
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North bag zips complete sh*t!
Replies: 36
Views: 3529

Re: North bag zips complete sh*t!

My Ozone bags don't have zippers. No problem getting the kite in and out of the bag. Just a drawstring at the top. One of the strings broke--no problem putting in a new string. North: Why use zips? I also have kite bags with zips, and so far no problems with the zips, but I'm a fresh water kiter.

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