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by aklbob
Tue May 10, 2005 8:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: cuben fibers = polyester film + UV absorbing titanium resin
Replies: 7
Views: 1228

cuben is spectra

Cuben fibres are actually a spectra/ weave , see : http://www.quantumsails.com/pdf/Cuben%20Fiber%20Overview.pdf Cuben Fibre Offers The Following Advantages: · Lighter by 30% on average · Lower stretch on primary load axes · More nearly isotropic which makes it more flexible, adaptable, and ...
by aklbob
Thu Dec 23, 2004 10:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: x4 in 2005 ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1935

The Torch is completely different to the V4....
The torches are very square looking kites in the sky, and when depowered, the fronts of the wingtips pull in, really wierd, but it flys fine...
by aklbob
Fri Dec 03, 2004 9:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Objective test of kite performance!
Replies: 44
Views: 4451

You could measure upwind penetration, and pull, but all these things are dynamic when you are kiting. They would be useful when comparing kites, but I'm sure there is an optimum amount of pull versus upwind position, versus actual speed (which would also change the pull and upwind ability of a kite)...
by aklbob
Thu Dec 02, 2004 6:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Wavetray vs FLX
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

FLX wavetray

There's a FLX contruction wavetray coming out too.. maybe that will be the best compromise....
by aklbob
Mon Nov 29, 2004 8:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kiting in the United Kingdom - Need Info
Replies: 26
Views: 2052

it's cold, it's miserable, and watersports aren't really part of Uk culture...
by aklbob
Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: what is the fastest kite?
Replies: 9
Views: 1538

For answers to that, and other stupid questions, go to http://www.stupidquestions.com !!!
by aklbob
Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: what is the fastest kite?
Replies: 9
Views: 1538

WHATS TH BADDEST KITE???
by aklbob
Fri Nov 05, 2004 5:18 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Attention: still scamer around!
Replies: 9
Views: 1487

Bet it's not Lee...
by aklbob
Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Any body kite Phuket Thailand?
Replies: 10
Views: 1333

My g/friend satyed in Phuket in august, it's the windy/rainy season then..quite a few kiters out! I was there in April, end of the dry season, and there was nothing, hot, 37 degrees, and a 10 knot sea breeze at most, for 3 weeks..37 degrees makes the wind gutless. The most wind wa during a thunderst...
by aklbob
Thu Oct 28, 2004 6:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Only in New Zealand
Replies: 21
Views: 2066

I'm with Warren, that's a flying penis on his chest...

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