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by gbleck
Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Your carbon fibre/fiber tips please!
Replies: 21
Views: 3088

Re: Your carbon fibre/fiber tips please!

If you do hand layup you can use a top layer of peal ply. It helps to drive out extra resin and allows you to add layers in multiple steps while maintaining good bonding and keeps the part clean till you pull it off. Scaled composite kits used hand layup with peal ply for years. The biggest advantag...
by gbleck
Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Kiteracer
Topic: Foil Kites Banned for Racing in 2015?
Replies: 10
Views: 7272

Re: Foil Kites Banned for Racing in 2015?

Doesn't surprise me. They defacto banned foiling boards with the fin length restrictions. I wonder if the drop off in competitors has more to do with switching over to foil boards then kites.
by gbleck
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Titanium Foil
Replies: 85
Views: 12273

Re: Titanium Foil

Titanium is stronger then aluminum for a given mass.
by gbleck
Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: Kiteracer
Topic: Old 2 fin North Race Ltd how user friendly?
Replies: 4
Views: 2075

Re: Old 2 fin North Race Ltd how user friendly?

Its fun and rides like a tt in that it can be ridden heal down but tacking was a bit hard to master. You can jibe to toe side and then switch though. Its fun and light as a cork.
by gbleck
Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: High buoyancy rating vest suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 1780

Re: High buoyancy rating vest suggestions?

Don't use something with side adjusting buckles. They point load into the ribs when you fall sideways. Quite painfull.
by gbleck
Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Suggestion for a board for long distance race (50miles)
Replies: 11
Views: 1932

Re: Suggestion for a board for long distance race (50miles)

Need more info for anyone to make suggestions. Is it a close to shore race or crossing. Wave state expected? Wind strength? Time till race and your exp level on what kind of boards?
by gbleck
Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: GB70 course racing board
Replies: 49
Views: 18211

Re: GB70 course racing board

I think I may have found a palwina vainer supply in Wisconsin.
by gbleck
Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: GB70 course racing board
Replies: 49
Views: 18211

Re: GB70 course racing board

Nice. Looks light and solid. Still working on cleaning and rebuilding my shaping room.
by gbleck
Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Kiteracer
Topic: bangged my front race fin
Replies: 9
Views: 3626

Re: bangged my front race fin

Is the box damaged?
by gbleck
Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Kiteracer
Topic: bangged my front race fin
Replies: 9
Views: 3626

Re: bangged my front race fin

I got to first base with my Maui Tectonics Talons.

I did bang the tip on one of the front fins at then end of last season. I'm not good enough to notice the difference.

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