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by Kamikuza
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: biggest regret purchase
Replies: 36
Views: 7956

Re: biggest regret purchase

2005 North Sumo 150. Paid full RRP on a 6 year old board because as a newbie I didn't know any better. Used it maybe twice :(
by Kamikuza
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha PU mainline depower tube
Replies: 12
Views: 4430

Re: Cabrinha PU mainline depower tube

My two mainlines in the black PU tube looked really worn, so if its not sand, I'm guess just rubbing against each other in the tube. The lines are not thick or strong enough and just a timebomb waiting to happen. Change every two seasons to be safe. Also Cab doesnt sell the mainlines by itself so h...
by Kamikuza
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Manufacturing - free feedback
Replies: 27
Views: 8690

Re: Kite Manufacturing - free feedback

downunder wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:58 pm
Yep,

Open a new thread for bags ;)
:lol: I don't think "use nylon not metal" needs much discussion...? The rest of bag design is almost irrelevant :D
by Kamikuza
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha PU mainline depower tube
Replies: 12
Views: 4430

Re: Cabrinha PU mainline depower tube

PU tubes are perfect if the lines are a tight fit with sealed ends so there can't get sand inside or the lines rub themselves to pieces. All the bad experiences come from brands like Cabrinha, where it is all too loose fitted inside the tube. If designed properly, the tube weares out before the ins...
by Kamikuza
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Manufacturing - free feedback
Replies: 27
Views: 8690

Re: Kite Manufacturing - free feedback

Cheap zips on kite bags are a bad idea (looking at you North) Either use high quality ones or even better make a zipperless design using toggles and flaps - far more sensible! Use big plastic zips and zippers. Metal invariably oxidizes or whatever it is that it does. All the metal zippers on the ba...
by Kamikuza
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha PU mainline depower tube
Replies: 12
Views: 4430

Re: Cabrinha PU mainline depower tube

I dismantled mine as part of the line replacement programme. I don't do any maintenance, or washing, and treat my kit quite badly.... (sorry!). There was no sign of any sand in it and the new line threaded through really easily. My two mainlines in the black PU tube looked really worn, so if its no...
by Kamikuza
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: The problem with flysurfer mixers.
Replies: 85
Views: 8038

Re: The problem with flysurfer mixers.

Gunnar's method and video makes the Long Mixer Test clear up to the point of setting Z the same as C -- why? Why even 2x C? Why wouldn't you set Z to the difference it should have been in the line plan? Because the Z lines shrink at that rate. -- Gunnar Because of the geometry of the system, or coi...
by Kamikuza
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: WOO 3.0 pre-order
Replies: 67
Views: 20050

Re: WOO 3.0 pre-order

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/woo-sports/id946002932?mt=8 What's New Version History 3.0Apr 16, 2018 THIS IS HUGE: WOO Sports v3.0!!! and it comes staked with all kinds of new features, check it out: - New White Theme - New Bottom Menu - Compatibility with WOO 3.0 Units - Completely New Profile: ...
by Kamikuza
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: The problem with flysurfer mixers.
Replies: 85
Views: 8038

Re: The problem with flysurfer mixers.

Stand on the front main or line and pull the B main till it is fully extended or fully depowered. When like this measure from the top of the A main to the top of the B main, 2 of the bits you line up in a mixer test. It should be 25cm because it is a 421 mixer, C SPL is 100cm and 1/4 of that is 25c...
by Kamikuza
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: SupaEZ Where have you been?
Replies: 130
Views: 34185

Re: SupaEZ Where have you been?

jumptheshark wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:28 am
You want a lame ass forum with nothing but trolls and yes men...
Oh, that'd be seabreeze.com.au

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