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by dt
Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Peregrin Falcon: Nature´s fastest bird into ´08 kite desig
Replies: 25
Views: 3204

Bird flight has been studied for centuries and I doubt if anyone could learn anything new from birds that would apply to something as different as a kite. I think kites should look a lot more like birds as soon as birds start towing humans over water. Animals have been outperforming humans for thous...
by dt
Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Likely spot for my LE to be leaking???
Replies: 6
Views: 760

It was the valve. I increased the valves plug diameter by heating it with hot water and then pushing the pump nozzle into it. Then I put it in cold water to lock in the new shape. After putting it back together I pumped it up and left it over night. This morning it feels as hard as it was last night...
by dt
Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Likely spot for my LE to be leaking???
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Steve,

Thanks for the method. I really like that idea because the bladder can take so much more air pressure when it is still in the kite. Also, this way I can probably leave a lot of the bladder in the kite while patching the hole.

Your Best friend, Doug
by dt
Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Likely spot for my LE to be leaking???
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Likely spot for my LE to be leaking???

The leading edge of one of my three year old kites has a slow leak. Is there a likely culprit like the valve? The kite looks great and has always been rigged on sand. Can sand find a way inside and wear a small hole? Is there a place where this is more likely to occur? I think the hole is going to b...
by dt
Tue May 29, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How much rocker in a 130cm twin tip???
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Ed257 - Thanks for the input. I will give it 2cm of rocker and see how that goes. That is 30% less rocker than my previous jump board so it should be noticably faster. The tips are 26cm wide on this 39cm max width board. I planned for the tips to be wider but, oops. Lirik - Your boards have a lot of...
by dt
Mon May 28, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How much rocker in a 130cm twin tip???
Replies: 5
Views: 751

How much rocker in a 130cm twin tip???

I am building a new 130 cm twin tip for jumping. How much rocker should it have? It will be for good powered up kiting on kites that are 9m to 13.5m. In the past I have liked my boards with about 3.8cm of rocker but I am wondering if most people like less rocker because they are faster. I weigh 175l...
by dt
Sun May 27, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Footstrap insert placement???
Replies: 3
Views: 1438

Thanks for the suggestions.

I checked out a Best production board on line and it looked like the outside inserts were 2cm heelside of the centerline and the inside inserts were 2cm toeside of the centerline. Since I am using Best straps and pads, I went with that.

dt
by dt
Sat May 26, 2007 8:05 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Footstrap insert placement???
Replies: 3
Views: 1438

Footstrap insert placement???

I am making a new board and am wondering where to put the inserts for this twin tip. It is my understanding the straps should be at a 15 degree angle to the centerline. My pads have plates with holes that are 15 cm apart. By my calculations, one of the holes should be about 1cm above the boards cent...
by dt
Thu May 17, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Excellent new kitesurfing movie on DVD.
Replies: 1
Views: 443

Excellent new kitesurfing movie on DVD.

I got a new Kitesurfing movie that was so fun to watch, I thought I would inform the forum. It is called, “Taking Davenportâ€Â
by dt
Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:27 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Good video to explain Kiteboarding???
Replies: 10
Views: 1224

I showed this one to a couple guys at our shop today and when Mark hit his first big air they they both said holy sh**!!!! Very cool. http://www.kitefilm.com/video/shinn1024.wmv We have a winner here. This video is just what I was looking for because it shows the kite and the kiter and there are hu...

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