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by BWD
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What's your favorite lightwind kite?
Replies: 109
Views: 24607

Re: What's your favorite lightwind kite?

My favorite light wind kite is my good old BRM c2 in size... 9m! Works for me with a hydrofoil from about 8 knots up to 16, or with light wind directional from 12 to 16 ( at which point I want a smaller board but keep flying the 9 unless I’m foiling). Ultralight (8 or less the whole time, basically ...
by BWD
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How can I repair a waveboard that was run-over by a car?
Replies: 37
Views: 2265

Re: How can I repair a waveboard that was run-over by a car?

If epoxy sticks but runs off too thin and/or leaves drips = resin too thin and/or wrong technique, try using tape and board position (rail up maybe?) to control flow. Can also be simply resin viscosity too low. 600+cps is better for top coats. Other tricks - apply resin at higher ambient temp so it ...
by BWD
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: 24 hr epoxy cured in 1 hr
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: 24 hr epoxy cured in 1 hr

Many fillers (milled glass or carbon fibers, microballoons, sawdust/wood flour, etc) are insulators. So if you make a large mass of epoxy with any of these fillers, the cure can be accelerated. Sometimes it can even get out of control and generate fumes and bubbles in the epoxy. Most will not start ...
by BWD
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?
Replies: 28
Views: 2307

Re: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?

FedEx or DHL can make it local enough...
by BWD
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?
Replies: 28
Views: 2307

Re: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?

That’s a good way to go! Board looks nice. There are a lot (well, maybe a few dozen) guys like that scattered about with 1000’s of boards under their belts, many for the big labels, who can produce for you as well as anyone, usually for $500-800. In my opinion it’s a great way to go if you know what...
by BWD
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?
Replies: 28
Views: 2307

Re: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?

Tomos aren't even designed with kiting in mind. Actually, I think he did a lot of surf kiting while developing the vanguard, the first MPH that really caught on. There's an old interview in which he discusses this. The focus was on surfing, but kiting at least had an influence on the evolution of t...
by BWD
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?
Replies: 28
Views: 2307

Re: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?

or just use S glass, or use carbon laid on bias 45/45, etc...
but like he says, kevlar under glass on deck would probably be good, tough.
by BWD
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?
Replies: 28
Views: 2307

Re: Cymatic (Tomo MPH) in kiteconstruction?

Just buy one and have someone add additional glass, or diy. Expensive, I know...
by BWD
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Carbon Mast Insert repair?
Replies: 15
Views: 1115

Re: Carbon Mast Insert repair?

Agree specifics would depend on how it’s put together.
If it ends up needing to be drilled out, use lots of water or oil to keep it cool.
Resin is usually only good to 50f degrees or so above it’s cure temp, so probably 170-250 F.
by BWD
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Fone 1200 front wing surf and kite hydrofoil?
Replies: 17
Views: 1886

Re: Fone 1200 front wing surf and kite hydrofoil?

Even the Flying Moth Dinghy didnt came untill 2009 (they fly around out here Actually they started experimenting with foils in moth dinghies years earlier and by 2003 the moth worlds were won by a foiling moth. By 2005 the class was all foil, in 2006 there was a production model promoted at boat sh...

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