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by edt
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: DIY bar strength?
Replies: 15
Views: 533

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: 14
Views: 677

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: 590

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: 14
Views: 677

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.
by edt
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: DIY bar strength?
Replies: 15
Views: 533

Re: DIY bar strength?

center lines take up to 3 G's but pass through the bar, that can be up to half a ton loaded on the two centers. Steering lines typically take about 1/4 of that at max load, so up to 300 pounds or 140 kg. Remember the center lines pass through the center so there's no force from the centers lines tra...
by edt
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why do pros often leash direct to CL?
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: Why do pros often leash direct to CL?

I've seen a few video in including Lewis Crathern and Nic Jacobsen where they have the leash attached direct to the CL (not above the CL as in the old style suicide but hooked onto the loop itself). This means if they punch out the kite will be detached completely. Can someone tell me the advantage...
by edt
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What's the best thing about kite surfing?
Replies: 26
Views: 1330

Re: What's the best thing about kite surfing?

kite friends who you can share the stoke with
by edt
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner kites with the best safety systems?
Replies: 25
Views: 1115

Re: Beginner kites with the best safety systems?

Maybe some others can chime in on who still offers a 5th line option in addition to North. Almost all brands that have a true C kite offer a 5 line bar, sometimes it's just an option on the 4 line bar tho, and sometimes they don't offer the 5th line (I think Switch does it this way). You can use a ...
by edt
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?
Replies: 28
Views: 1869

Re: What's the worst thing about kite surfing?

matth wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:07 am
Getting skunked.
the only thing worse than getting skunked at home is traveling to beautiful exotic locations and getting skunked there
by edt
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Q: How to make my 2002 kite "safe"?
Replies: 17
Views: 7897

Re: Q: How to make my 2002 kite "safe"?

Five years later . . . . . it's a zombie thread!

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