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by Faxie
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha fx 2018 - trimming setting on wingtip
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Re: Cabrinha fx 2018 - trimming setting on wingtip

High bar pressure equates to less turning speed, because it takes more force from the rider to turn the bar, thus slower. You can't lift 50kg as fast as 25kg for instance.
by Faxie
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Switch Element5 vs Cabrinha Drifter
Replies: 20
Views: 1909

Re: Switch Element5 vs Cabrinha Drifter

You will firstly need to demonstrate that the majority of people actually "are riding bad shapes for the conditions they are riding in" then thereafter demonstrate that this majority purchased these "bad shaped" boards "based on looks" - a direct correlation. Good luck. (note: this is a bit off top...
by Faxie
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Switch Element5 vs Cabrinha Drifter
Replies: 20
Views: 1909

Re: Switch Element5 vs Cabrinha Drifter

About the panels: It's not just about the width. It's about the connection with the LE, shape of the LE, and sewing/panel layout techniques. More panels means more chance of errors, more weak spots (kites almost always rip right next to the seam) Switch LE's have a very smooth curve, smoother than C...
by Faxie
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: F-One 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 6050

Re: F-One 2018

All the inflatable SUP boards have the same spring loaded valve system. If it works for them with pressures up to 15 to 20 psi v's 10 psi for the Bandit then I can't see why it won't work. Also at last a brand manufacturer has taken the initiative to standardise the inflation valve system. Boston v...
by Faxie
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: F-One 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 6050

Re: F-One 2018

I was expecting them to update both the inflation valve and the bar back with B7, when B8 came out with no changes it felt like a joke. When B9 came out with no changes - it became hilarious, but when B10 released with yet another go at coloring books and no real changes - I figured that F-One is h...
by Faxie
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: F-One 2018
Replies: 59
Views: 6050

Re: F-One 2018

wetdog wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:30 pm
Finally a bar that is up to date with todays standards.
Lol, yeah only took them 8 years or so :rollgrin: And there's still plenty to nitpick, but at least it's miles better than the previous bar.
by Faxie
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ripstop on new kites
Replies: 12
Views: 1589

Re: Ripstop on new kites

North probably comes up with 3x2 because 2x2 is 'old' now, and 3x3 and 4x4 are already exclusive to Core and Naish. More ripstop means a looser weave, you have to compensate with coating. More ripstop means heavier too in most cases, making it a tiny bit stronger. +1 For the marketing replies. Becau...
by Faxie
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Eleveight kites
Replies: 100
Views: 13385

Re: Eleveight kites

Sarcasm ;) But that just basically means it will damage over time, and that's not what's suggested. No. Self lubricating is what is says. No sarcasm intended except for the "where does the lube come from". Self lubricating is a real machining/wear principle. Didn't know it was a real term, lol... t...
by Faxie
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Eleveight kites
Replies: 100
Views: 13385

Re: Eleveight kites

So where does the lube come from? :lol: Self lubricating refers to the property of a material to "shed" some of its surface, and for that shed material to work as a (typically dry) lubricant. The shed material typically rolls or more often slides with low friction and low potential to gouge any sur...
by Faxie
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Eleveight kites
Replies: 100
Views: 13385

Re: Eleveight kites

The downside of naked dyneema is wear and tear. That is not an issue on all bars; it really depends on the size and the quality, if you like, of the hole(s) in the bar. When you have the "Derlin" inserts in the hole, not that much wear anyway.... Low friction material, self lubricating... So where ...

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