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by christophnz
Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Wakeskate Gypse
Replies: 15
Views: 7517

Re: Wakeskate Gypse

And most important 2 lengths 6mm 5ply kauri sandwiched with 6oz glass ontop, think 5mm would be better thou if you can find it.
by christophnz
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Wakeskate Gypse
Replies: 15
Views: 7517

Re: Wakeskate Gypse

Here is the template i used courtesy of baracudda!. Print a4 size. Rocker loss is close to 1-1.5cm i think. so set up the rocker to have about 5 - 6cm. Board is quite big so get going pretty easy. Foam is closed cell, anyting that wont soak up water will work. And grip is skateboard grip from local ...
by christophnz
Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Wakeskate Gypse
Replies: 15
Views: 7517

Re: Wakeskate Gypse

Its the board, screws around the outside pull the 2 sheets of ply together. You still need to add weights and clamps to the middle section of the board.
by christophnz
Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: when to replace frayed lines?
Replies: 24
Views: 2905

Re: when to replace frayed lines?

and it can be a nightmare when it breaks. Kite loops constantly, or leash/flagging line breaks. I learnt the hard way easier to just replace or shorten lines.
by christophnz
Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: differences between foils and lei in backcountry snowkiting
Replies: 18
Views: 3958

Re: deffrences between foils and lei in backcountry snowkiti

Christop in NZ is it? I'm ex-Chch myself ... where will you be riding? The strap between the outside lines (actually brake lines on open cell foils) is a brake line for self-landing or holding it on the ground for launching. Havnt been and unsure really where is best but snowfarm to get use to it f...
by christophnz
Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:05 am
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: differences between foils and lei in backcountry snowkiting
Replies: 18
Views: 3958

Re: deffrences between foils and lei in backcountry snowkiti

Thanks i guess i just need to get out and try my inflatables. Also i see in videos most of the foils have a strap between the two back lines to help loop the kite faster. can i mod my LEI's like this or do the loop tight enough as it is.
by christophnz
Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Liquid Force Boards
Replies: 13
Views: 1757

Re: Liquid Force Boards

Hi, I'm 6' 175lbs. I was on a skywalker 131 for a couple years and decided to try the Influence 138, it tool a little getting used to but I really like the size now. I was thinking about the134 but a glad I decided on the 138, also the 34 would be too small for boots. get 138 34 is to small.... boo...
by christophnz
Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: differences between foils and lei in backcountry snowkiting
Replies: 18
Views: 3958

differences between foils and lei in backcountry snowkiting

Is it worth geting a foil for backcountry kiting? thinking something from ozone or flysufer/peter lyn. I have 9m rev 08 and 12m havoc 08 but can see problems with packing down the kite and carry a pump everwhere. I think i be using kite to get up and freeriding down when possible. any advice? pros a...
by christophnz
Mon May 31, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Vegas why is the bar so huge
Replies: 10
Views: 1274

Re: North Vegas why is the bar so huge

as long as they are easy to cut down/remove the ends i have no problems...bars are far 2 big and ugly
by christophnz
Mon May 31, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting and "slipping/clicking" rib syndrome
Replies: 23
Views: 2830

Re: Kiting and "slipping/clicking" rib syndrome

i had a rib pop riding wake about 3months ago. Pain was bad couldn't ride/ lift anything for couple of days, coughing and breathing was painful. However it improved over next 3 weeks and was only noticeable when on a surfboard. However 3moths after rib cage is uneven rib that poped out seems to be s...

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