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by noody
Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Check your slingshot comp stick ?
Replies: 37
Views: 7945

Re: Check your slingshot comp stick ?

My center line snapped while riding in the Pudget Sound because I ignored the obvious signs of wear. Respect. Respect just for being the very first i'm aware of to admit this. The manufacturing-process for this type of equipment is fraught with problems unless you employ aerospace type quality cont...
by noody
Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Check your slingshot comp stick ?
Replies: 37
Views: 7945

Re: Check your slingshot comp stick ?

I'm also not bitching about Slingshot kit, I don't fly slingshot but appreciate the efforts they made. Whatever moves forward any manufacturer makes it's likely that issues may emerge that can only come to light after proper use rather than an R&D period. R&D periods are always going to be first res...
by noody
Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 4-line kites safety issues
Replies: 9
Views: 1519

Re: 4-line kites safety issues

Alain, two types of release. One is where you release to a single front line, the other is where you release to both fronts which has a similar effect to a fifth line release. In the case of a single line release, if the release line is high-side when you release to it, it generally behaves in an or...
by noody
Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Check your slingshot comp stick ?
Replies: 37
Views: 7945

Re: Check your slingshot comp stick ?

Any idea why there would be such a lot of wear just above the butter-box ?
by noody
Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Where can i order sheets of PVC for board building?
Replies: 9
Views: 3997

Re: Where can i order sheets of PVC for board building?

Hana Crew building boards again ? What's the story please. I still have one over from my original collection created when Dimitri was involved. Didn't the shaper blow a knee so the whole thing stopped.

Come-on, get me up to speed, i've been under a stone.
by noody
Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Check your slingshot comp stick ?
Replies: 37
Views: 7945

Re: Check your slingshot comp stick ?

I just replaced a chicken rope on a pals compstick, the rope had shredded just above the butter-box. This section is rope-within-rope but the bit of rope inside doesn't do anything other than make the chicken rope thicker and perhaps give you a false sense of security as the outer wears. All seems a...
by noody
Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2011 Slingshot RPM Range - 12m is not necessarily 12m?
Replies: 97
Views: 16016

Re: 2011 Slingshot RPM Range - 12m is not necessarily 12m?

Not me, I've got seven plus three plastic shaft ones.

A neighbour browsing my garage commented about the three lawn-mowers and four vacuum-cleaners, "You some-sort of collector" he said. Then he went upstairs and started counting the pumps and kite-bars.

:D
by noody
Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2011 Slingshot RPM Range - 12m is not necessarily 12m?
Replies: 97
Views: 16016

Re: 2011 Slingshot RPM Range - 12m is not necessarily 12m?

Also- C'mon guys! cut the shit out with the pump discussions. There are other threads that cover this. I think this is one of the better threads that has been put out in a while. There is a lot we can learn on this one Yes-yes, he's right. Nothing worse than an interesting thread being dragged side...
by noody
Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2011 Slingshot RPM Range - 12m is not necessarily 12m?
Replies: 97
Views: 16016

Re: 2011 Slingshot RPM Range - 12m is not necessarily 12m?

I happen to like SS bars and would consider them for use on other kites I flew. Exactly my point, some bars are better than others and some that aren't so good are still suitable for some riders. The market is now split between few that price the package with the bar included, and others don't. Let...
by noody
Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2011 Slingshot RPM Range - 12m is not necessarily 12m?
Replies: 97
Views: 16016

Re: 2011 Slingshot RPM Range - 12m is not necessarily 12m?

I believe that SS is trying to maximize their profit in all ends. Not supplying pumps with the new kites is one example. Opinions differ on this issue also, thats assuming it's an issue. The rider who posted this thread presumably has a pump for each kite, why ? Right now I have seven pumps, I don'...

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