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by cglazier
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pulleys on kites
Replies: 65
Views: 4293

Re: Pulleys on kites

The video posted on the first page of this topic explains the reason for bridle pulleys. Here is the link if you missed it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=Kh_SUh1xUZY And here are two diagrams from Airush and Naish that show why pulleys work. v3-bridle-system.png Naish Pivot Bridle....
by cglazier
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Happy Hydrofoiling New Year c",)
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: Happy Hydrofoiling New Year c",)

Happy New Year Peter. And thanks for all your valuable contributions to this forum.

:wink: CG
by cglazier
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish Maui Pro Center Closed - Bummed
Replies: 41
Views: 3471

Re: Naish Maui Pro Center Closed - Bummed

Their lease was up and the rent was going to radically increase. It was just a business decision.

CG
by cglazier
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Wrap alu mast with carbon fiber for stiffness
Replies: 13
Views: 1129

Re: Wrap alu mast with carbon fiber for stiffness

If you build your own mast, I suggest you consider just using a foam core which is lighter. Or use very light wood like balsa wood. The core of your mast (or any beam) does not provide much strength.. all the strength is nearer the surface of the mast. I know some commercial foil brands use foam cor...
by cglazier
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish Maui Pro Center Closed - Bummed
Replies: 41
Views: 3471

Re: Naish Maui Pro Center Closed - Bummed

I was told that the Hi Tech store which is not far away will carry Naish gear.
But the Naish Pro shop will certainly be missed.
:cry:
by cglazier
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite collapsing on itself during down loop !
Replies: 23
Views: 1935

Re: Kite collapsing on itself during down loop !

Certainly more pumping to a higher pressure will reduce your problem. Actually smaller kites can have smaller tubes because they have smaller canopy areas to support. For any given kite, bigger tube size gives more stability and more struts do also, but of course these parameters are part of a kites...
by cglazier
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Click Bar Highlights
Replies: 17
Views: 1404

Re: Click Bar Highlights

Not true slacked 5th line makes kite react slower. When kite is depowered alot kite flies different with 5th sagging. All kites react slower when depowered. This has nothing to do with the 5th line which is "loaded" to maintain the kite canopy shape at all times.. at least this is the way North, Na...
by cglazier
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Click Bar Highlights
Replies: 17
Views: 1404

Re: Click Bar Highlights

Whats so funny here? This is a correct statement, because when depowering through the frontlines, the 5th line gets very slack under the "Y" but holds all the tension above it. With fully powered adjuster the tension on the 5th line starts from the bar, but not from the ''Y''. :roll: It makes no di...
by cglazier
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Drysuit or wetsuit if you anticipate a swim?!
Replies: 21
Views: 1612

Re: Drysuit or wetsuit if you anticipate a swim?!

We have ocean water here which never gets much below 7 degrees c. The wind chill is what's cold.. I sometimes fall in purposely to warm up. Two days ago we kited for a couple of hours in air temp of 6 degrees c and I felt warm in my 4/3 Oneill wetsuit.. I do wear a hood, booties and gloves. We are i...

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