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by edt
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: choosing twin tip size you give more importance to your weight or how much you are overpowered or underpowered?
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: choosing twin tip SIZE you give more importance to your weight or how much you are overpowered or underpowered?

What plummet said. Stiffness, soft, light, heavy, rocker, surfy, pop, lightwind, hand landings, soft landings, price, all of those attributes require sacrifices in one direction or another. I personally think the North Jaime is the best board out there. Others swear by the Shinn Monk or Bronq that's...
by edt
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Drilling hardware
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Drilling hardware

Be careful about using heat! You can ruin the temper on a high strength metal and make it very weak. As low as 350F (175C) can ruin the temper of aluminum and turn it into a noodle. Let us know how it goes.
by edt
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Leash carabiner opening after unhook trick?
Replies: 17
Views: 3419

Re: Leash carabiner opening after unhook trick?

Wow interesting info Zian. So it's not the leash. It's the size of the figure 8 which is the problem. I thought it was a faulty carabiner, but if it's the figure 8 the leash doesn't matter.
by edt
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Leash carabiner opening after unhook trick?
Replies: 17
Views: 3419

Re: Leash carabiner opening after unhook trick?

f--- that leash. Get a new one. Something is wrong about how that carabiner works on that particular model. All that needs to happen is the leash releases and the kite gets stuck in a tree and you are out the price of an entire kite. so poney up the $50 or whatever it costs for a new one. If you get...
by edt
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why do pros often leash direct to CL?
Replies: 16
Views: 2045

Re: Why do pros often leash direct to CL?

The kites I use don't have a figure of 8 ring, its just an O ring, so you are supposed to hook onto the O ring, and also onto the chicken loop. However, as mentioned above, I've bent quite a few of the leash carabiners by getting them trapped between CL and hook, and on one occasion as also mention...
by edt
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: DIY bar strength?
Replies: 17
Views: 1198

Re: DIY bar strength?

Why do center lines have to pass through a "hole in the bar"? Think U mounted to bottom of bar. Why would that not work? Plus maintains integrity (strength) of tube without the need for hole. they used to make control bars this way and I've used one before, but if you have used them you'll find the...
by edt
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Splicing tips?
Replies: 17
Views: 1961

Re: Splicing tips?

I only use knitting needles on lines between 2mm and 3mm. It's a bit big for kite lines which are between 1.5mm and 2mm. I have a whole range of home made fids. Pencil is a good size for 5mm chicken lines. Choosing the exactly right size fid helps make splicing easier on crap lines. On new lines you...
by edt
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Jesse Richman in Nazare
Replies: 6
Views: 757

Re: Jesse Richman in Nazare

Hard to get a grip on how difficult it might be to kite large waves. I know for regular surfers, big wave surfing is incredibly difficult, you have a mountain roaring behind you and every sense has to be at maximum alertness, as you instantly scout out your line while being thrown down the wave goin...
by edt
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Splicing tips?
Replies: 17
Views: 1961

Re: Splicing tips?

I use a bicycle spoke cut off and a little piece of tape for lines that size. It's easier than using a wire for difficult to splice line.

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