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by downunder
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
Replies: 294
Views: 123505

Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

toddsphresh wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:46 am
Nothing. Just leave it. The best way to reattach any valve is from the inside anyways that way the aur pressure is helping to keep the valve on instead of pushing it off
And how exactly he would put it from inside? :bye:
by downunder
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!
Replies: 27
Views: 8033

Re: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!

Difference between 160kg and 200kg back lines is pretty minimal... I think I would be more nervous if I was a chunky f***er - at 65kg I'm pretty happy with either 300/200 lines for my Flysurfer or 500/300 for my LEIs. Umm, that 20% difference, right? ;) Huge difference. But you're right, savings in...
by downunder
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!
Replies: 27
Views: 8033

Re: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!

In your rage to frame me as a "Mr. knowitall", you have again demonstrated your inability to see what is right in front of you. The lower limit has been established, though it is not solid number. At 160kg, you are definitely good to go with regular replacement of the lines and NO JUMPING. At 200kg...
by downunder
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pinhole woes
Replies: 18
Views: 3874

Re: Pinhole woes

If I may,

No one mentioned (or I did not see),

the higher inflation MIGHT destruct complete kite with LE explosion.

If pictures are needed, they are posted already on different thread.

So from one single pinhole you might end up with junk.

Be very careful with a pinhole and pressure.
by downunder
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: fuselage fabrication
Replies: 36
Views: 7767

Re: fuselage fabrication

Hmm u for real? :) Pwood is so soft and with 2 layers it would bend like hell. I would know, built 3 already. Used hard wood for last two and wrapped it in 7 layers around mast. 2 layers with 45/45. Now, that does not bend much. The test is to stand on it. If not,the fuse will break just behind the ...
by downunder
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!
Replies: 294
Views: 123505

Re: Tips and Tricks to Repair Kites - add your experience!

That looks quite like the FS valve. I think I’ve used hot water to peel it off. Otherwise no chance to put a new one on.
by downunder
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!
Replies: 27
Views: 8033

Re: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!

Nice.

Of course, all of the above happened to many times to remember.

Refreshing post. Thanks!
by downunder
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!
Replies: 27
Views: 8033

Re: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!

. . The perspective has been established by the kite community long before I even became part of it. And it has evolved since then to the point where racers are not dropping below a certain minimum. Ozone has a pretty well established floor on the back line strength at 200kg. . . God, took me 5 sec...
by downunder
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!
Replies: 27
Views: 8033

Re: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!

Don't really see relevance in questions? :) The bar pressure is irrelevant coz at this stage we have no clue what bar pressure is translating to. It's just a 'guesstimate', no real data exist. Or does it. You can get a reasonable upper bound on the bar pressure and rear line tension through guessti...
by downunder
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!
Replies: 27
Views: 8033

Re: I need convincing too:) Bar back lines!

Depending on the location, one might never need thick lines. Also, the back lines are quite thick near the bar for holding, so not a problem for the rider. It is becoming evident that you may be one of those people that needs to learn by experience, not advice. Your initial and further questions ha...

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