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by longwhitecloud
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment
Replies: 309
Views: 36835

Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

"prey on the innovative ideas that the small companies put in." 100% I made first ever sidewalled kiteboards in a snowboard press in the world (in NZ), others saw it and did the same. The thing it taught me was that business is business, u just have to stay ahead however you can because there are fe...
by longwhitecloud
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ankle fusion helps kitesurfer
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: Ankle fusion helps kitesurfer

A very difficult decision.

Fusion, attempt some cartiledge growth drill holes.., rehab, ankle replacement, stem cells!??

Hurry up stem cell technology, I'll basically need a full body flush with them.
by longwhitecloud
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Channels on a surfboards
Replies: 24
Views: 1257

Re: Channels on a surfboards

Yeah that video isn't really saying too much. Channels like these come and go. Look back 30 years ago. U won't see them on the wsl. Some kiteboards are more for surfboard freestyle than waveriding tho where tracking and front surface area (to catch the wind) can be more important. Surfboard industry...
by longwhitecloud
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Channels on a surfboards
Replies: 24
Views: 1257

Re: Channels on a surfboards

3 things at work Going slow on sloppy waves or just cruising Going fast on waves while cruising And turning If you want to turn a wider tail (not too wide), a pointy nose(most of board out of way when u pivot - short cut off noses the same), Fin positions, fin size( large= more lift) and tail rocker...
by longwhitecloud
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Channels on a surfboards
Replies: 24
Views: 1257

Re: Channels on a surfboards

They can accelerate water through the tail resulting in better turning, they can cause drag reduction and a slight lifting of tail out of the water. Also help tracking in a straight line. Means nothing if not done right tho and can make things far worse. I'd trust tomo over a kiteboard shaper for ch...
by longwhitecloud
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Could someone please invent a better way to self land a kite in high wind.
Replies: 54
Views: 3313

Re: Could someone please invent a better way to self land a kite in high wind.

Super high winds I trust 5th more than anything else.
by longwhitecloud
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment
Replies: 309
Views: 36835

Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

It's just going to get harder. You have long had cut and paste within the industry also... You know particularly when a rival sees something that might blow up and they think we need to do this. I seen it in the surf industry, I can go through and name all the board models that a few particular surf...
by longwhitecloud
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment
Replies: 309
Views: 36835

Re: Chinese KB Hydrofoil : 300 USD + shipment

It's the world today. Adapt or go bust.

Subscription services in kiteboarding development?
Patreon?
Open source.. for the love.
Stay ahead of the game.

Unstoppable. Think I need to train to build houses.. probably got robots for that now tho...
by longwhitecloud
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: AxisAxis New Wave vs. Ocean Rodeo Jester (strapless freestyle)
Replies: 12
Views: 959

Re: AxisAxis New Wave vs. Ocean Rodeo Jester (strapless freestyle)

Check out FireWire helium construction... Soooooooo light....
by longwhitecloud
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New World Record Speed-107 km/h (57,97 knots)
Replies: 16
Views: 1312

Re: New World Record Speed-107 km/h (57,97 knots)

Jayzuz, so important not to have any straight up banks on the downwind side! Good work.

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