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by edt
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: rainx sucks for gorpros, turtle wax is better
Replies: 4
Views: 2413

Re: rainx sucks for gorpros, turtle wax is better

Let me know how those gopro drops work. For now I'm still using turtle wax.
by edt
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Powered kiteloop, fronthand not staying on bar.
Replies: 4
Views: 3786

Re: Powered kiteloop, fronthand not staying on bar.

I usually "fishpole" the bar in a kiteloop unless I'm doing a drag or grab or something like that. I put both hands on the rear part of the bar. There's no reason you actually need to put your hand on the front part of the bar in a kiteloop. Keep doing what you are doing
by edt
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Flying an IDS kite (two line safety) using one line safety bar
Replies: 7
Views: 3321

Re: Flying an IDS kite (two line safety) using one line safety bar

Cabrinha like most kite companies never "cross dress" by this I mean they never test kites and control bars that weren't designed together. So it won't show up in the spreadsheet as "working". It wasn't designed to work and they never tested it so yeah it's up to the customer to go out of spec and f...
by edt
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Flying an IDS kite (two line safety) using one line safety bar
Replies: 7
Views: 3321

Re: Flying an IDS kite (two line safety) using one line safety bar

Should be fine. Try it in light wind conditions first, but I suggest doing that for all control bars, just to see what happens.
by edt
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Italian Kitesurfer dies in Brazil
Replies: 21
Views: 13574

Re: Italian Kitesurfer dies in Brazil

It's hard to punch out while you get lofted. So if the wind is 70 knots that means in 1 second you are almost 40 meters in the air. It's nearly impossible to go from just riding around not suspecting anything, feel the power of the kite lift you and be able to punch out in milliseconds. You must pun...
by edt
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Expanding my quiver with Fuels
Replies: 6
Views: 6667

Re: Expanding my quiver with Fuels

good advice. also sent a pm
by edt
Thu May 31, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Small tear in kite
Replies: 11
Views: 3826

Re: Small tear in kite

or6 wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 10:23 pm
Interesting theory, edt. I'm inclined to believe you. So what side do you tape the kite? Inside or out?
doesn't matter.
by edt
Wed May 30, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Small tear in kite
Replies: 11
Views: 3826

Re: Small tear in kite

You should never use both sides, only use one side for sail tape for a canopy repair. It is more than strong enough to match the strength of the canopy and the extra tape makes the canopy too stiff in that one section so when it flaps, it will wear just outside the repair area. For holes less than a...
by edt
Sat May 26, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What qualities in kite translate to pull when turning/working the kite?
Replies: 5
Views: 3891

Re: What qualities in kite translate to pull when turning/working the kite?

Is it just that the more c-kite it is, the more pull it generates? Does the wingtip shapes play a part here? Yes. The single most important factor in having a kite that generates pull in a turn is those wingtips, how C-shaped they are. I think if you don't have a C-shaped wingtip then the air spill...
by edt
Thu May 24, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Kite foiling and sargassum?
Replies: 11
Views: 7220

Re: Kite foiling and sargassum?

You can't foil where there's seaweed. Even if the foil manages to cut the seaweed, it will still stick to the wing, so 1 second after hitting it your entire foil is covered in it and you end up turning your foil upside down while keeping your kite in the air, pulling it off the wing, then you body d...

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