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by BWD
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: My first Alaia
Replies: 36
Views: 4314

Re: My first Alaia

refinish center concave and feather in edges? yes that could work fine. You will also get a bubble-free epoxy coat if you make sure to coat in falling temperatures. Bubbles usually are caused by a board heating up after you put the resin on. Just a few degrees temperature rise will make every tiny b...
by BWD
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 4 meters waves yesterday at tarifa!
Replies: 61
Views: 3651

Re: 4 meters waves yesterday at tarifa!

It's all bs: Wave is maybe 3m not 4 5 6... Kiter probably poaching waves from a mile out to sea as usual Surfer has no prayer of making the first section, his drop-in is just a bit better than a glorified shoulder ride since the wave is fast enough to catch up with him Right bunch of wankers (Yes I'...
by BWD
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 4 meters waves yesterday at tarifa!
Replies: 61
Views: 3651

Re: 4 meters waves yesterday at tarifa!

Burning a Kiter who got in way early in DOH on a wave with sections unmake-able for a surfer? The surfer only has the right of way to his own funeral, if he gets run over, which he might do, even though he doesn't have the right to. In serious conditions only useless shitheads will drop in on someon...
by BWD
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: DIY onestrut kite
Replies: 47
Views: 2506

Re: DIY onestrut kite

but more importantly, are they all the same width 20-40% back from the LE, or a hair wider? :naughty:
some might be more equal than others, to say the least...
by BWD
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Saved by the wrist strap
Replies: 26
Views: 1529

Re: Saved by the wrist strap

Until you get yarded in a death loop because you can't let go. Then the strap use will stop, whether or not your heart does.
by BWD
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: DIY onestrut kite
Replies: 47
Views: 2506

Re: DIY onestrut kite

One of the things that's interesting about the whole strutless development is to consider the new strutted option on the BRM Cloud Ds. Haven't tried yet myself or seen exact weights of kites, but they claim the kites perform nearly exactly as the strutless ones. I would suspect they have the wind ra...
by BWD
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: DIY onestrut kite
Replies: 47
Views: 2506

Re: DIY onestrut kite

Having flown clouds a while, one piece of advice: copy a cloud. They work great, very light --2.8 kg for 17m! Not 12m! 12m probably about 2.3! They hold up well in spite of light build, I have one that is a c2 prototype (the designer used it to tune the bridle for the first c2 production) that had 1...
by BWD
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Foiling without a kite
Replies: 10
Views: 1032

Re: Foiling without a kite

Pumping: may look silly but feels ok, especially if pumping for one minute is saving you from a 10 minute plus swim back to shore with kite, or taking a set on the head paddling and ducking to catch one wave. Feels nice to pump through a wind lull or shadow while kiting, avoid water starting, kite d...
by BWD
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil
Replies: 430
Views: 50888

Re: Zeeko Spitfire Hydrofoil

Or do they just not know canard possibilities?
this.
nobody knows until they try, many possibilities not tried yet.
by BWD
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: What are your Worst Accidents Hydrofoiling?
Replies: 39
Views: 3279

Re: What are your Worst Accidents Hydrofoiling?

Out of control flying jibe attempt in 20kts with 7m kite, big foil, and no way near the experience to try that. Kookslammed! Jibe turned into accidental jump straight downwind, bounce off board, kite inverted in the air to death loops, hit water head down, minor whiplash from being dragged underwate...

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