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by GregK
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: OR Soul Seepage
Replies: 16
Views: 1238

Re: OR Soul Seepage

Sometimes wrist burps/leaks happen when body-dragging upwind. Keep your forward / outstretched arm a little lower, below your shoulder to minimize the amount of air in that sleeve. When you switch hands, slowly put the new front hand down slowly under-water before reaching out with it, to push the a...
by GregK
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: OR Soul Seepage
Replies: 16
Views: 1238

Re: OR Soul Seepage

But if there is some trick to fix Soul seal leaks, I'm all ears. A clean shave of your neck area will improve the static performance of the neck seal. On all seals, moving them down or inward to a larger circumference position on your neck/wrist/ankle will tighten up the seal and increase its resis...
by GregK
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: OR Soul Seepage
Replies: 16
Views: 1238

Re: OR Soul Seepage

Drysuit seal fit / tightness is a trade-off between comfort and keeping the water out. A loose/comfortable seal will seal against your skin and keep the water out if, when entering the water, that seal goes in first. However if the seal is the last point to enter the water, the air that is inside yo...
by GregK
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 quiver advice?
Replies: 17
Views: 1771

Re: 2018 quiver advice?

satvic wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:25 pm
I"m leaning towards the PIVOT at this time :) ...
Have you owned a Naish kite ? Familiar and OK with their octopus inflation system ?
by GregK
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
Replies: 314
Views: 140992

Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

Tear-Aid A only good for very small pin-holes or tears. Anything more than 2cm long, and time to patch with ... TearAid and with an inner layer of thin ( 40 micron ) bladder film behind the cut-out. Have done many TearAid repairs this way, some quite large. https://i.imgur.com/LOWNaDG.jpg LE bladde...
by GregK
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Beginner question:how to turn kite faster?
Replies: 15
Views: 848

Re: Beginner question:how to turn kite faster?

Or loop it.
by GregK
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core and German engineering meme
Replies: 100
Views: 9308

Re: Core and German engineering meme

ShaveTheWhales wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:57 pm
OMG - kite surfers unknowingly develop a new product...
No, double-braid line has been around a lot longer than kiting, used in high-performance sailing, on paragliders, & more.
by GregK
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core and German engineering meme
Replies: 100
Views: 9308

Re: Core and German engineering meme

Kamikuza wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:38 pm
sheathed stuff
AKA " double braid " - inner braid is Dyneema for strength and stiffness, outer braid is polyester for abrasion resistance.
by GregK
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: My tube is wet
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Re: My tube is wet

Been doing doing kite repair full-time for the past 6 years, and have seen what happens when salt water is left inside LE or strut bladders, for example here's the wingtip of a kite that's had a a few wet pack-downs without draining out the saltwater that got in, or flushing with fresh water : https...

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