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by hein
Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Anyone use waterskis?
Replies: 35
Views: 2784

Re: Anyone use waterskis?

by hein
Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Let's talk about short lines.
Replies: 32
Views: 5815

Re: Let's talk about short lines.

If you like short lines,
try a pulley bar.
by hein
Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Strapless unhooked: Save training method for kids.
Replies: 5
Views: 1467

Re: Strapless unhooked: Save training method for kids.

That's really cool. Your kids are lucky to have a creative Dad like you. Brand of kite? The next step could be a skim board in the shallows. It's actually fairly easy to ride with a small kite unhooked and strapless. It opens up all kinds of freedom of movement in your body. I can see that in your v...
by hein
Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: F-One Pads
Replies: 9
Views: 2388

Re: F-One Pads

Mounting the foot strap to the pad is not new. NSI and I have been doing it for over 5 years. Sorry to bust your bubble, Dave. Read the full text. Prior art is a bitch, ain't she? http://www.northshoreinc.com/store/pc/catalog/2008%20kite%20updates/heinbox.gif http://www.northshoreinc.com/store/pc/ca...
by hein
Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Opensource Courseboard
Replies: 16
Views: 3751

Re: Opensource Courseboard

Which software was used for that? Can you provide IGES or STEP?
Those surfaces don't look clean. Maybe it's just a loose rendering for visualization.
by hein
Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard for kitesurfing???
Replies: 70
Views: 15225

Re: Surfboard for kitesurfing???

Grippy, Dimitri, grippy!
Looks like a slight bobble in the upper rail near the front fin.
Could be the lighting or maybe my eye is just too critical.
by hein
Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surfboard for kitesurfing???
Replies: 70
Views: 15225

Re: Surfboard for kitesurfing???

A full pad can almost double the weight of the board. If you bring it too far out on the rail then it can drag in the water. Do I need to design a wider pad for NSI? NSI offers the surf pad system which allows you to spread the individual pieces around to cover the width of your board. It is availab...
by hein
Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Which Firewire surfboard would you like to see in kite line.
Replies: 56
Views: 10904

Re: Which Firewire surfboard would you like to see in kite l

my concave decked 6-0 quad
which I could scale to a include a 5-9 and 6-2
I have CAD files ready
by hein
Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Snow / Land
Topic: snowkite boards vs snowboards
Replies: 57
Views: 13630

Re: snowkite boards vs snowboards

Designed these a few years ago but NSI wasn't interested in selling them at the time. If you are decent rider and want to review them then call NSI and ask for a set. I'll make the plates for free and see about getting NSI to supply the straps & hardware. This is a stick on plate so you can achieve ...
by hein
Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Light weight pads & straps
Replies: 1
Views: 1171

Re: Light weight pads & straps


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