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by volume311
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: 8m2 of Elf Joker7 tuning and tips
Replies: 10
Views: 933

Re: 8m2 of Elf Joker7 tuning and tips

What are the issues that the J7's develop overtime? What to look for down the line? I have a 15m, third hand. Was well tuned from the last owner, great.
by volume311
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Foil Kites
Replies: 166
Views: 20726

Re: DIY Foil Kites

Very smart solution! From watching the "how to make a kite" video in the dumpster fire of a thread on the main page, the production bridals are stitched by hand feeding the machine, but like you said, proper machines and the kite makers run thousands of bridals.
by volume311
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: DIY Foil Kites
Replies: 166
Views: 20726

Re: DIY Foil Kites

What do you mean by "presser foots", just curious about your splicing setup. Awesome work!
by volume311
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How to make a kite
Replies: 103
Views: 5511

Re: How to make a kite

That video was uploaded in 2010.
by volume311
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: It's about my nipples....
Replies: 28
Views: 2032

Re: It's about my nipples....

Yea there's a couple of ways to add pressure. I used an electrical tape roll, just the right diameter and stacked some weight on top. Tip. If the valve has to be oriented in a certain direction, as in, if it is attached to the fabric flap as on the Best kites, before you peel it off, mark on the bla...
by volume311
Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: It's about my nipples....
Replies: 28
Views: 2032

Re: It's about my nipples....

Aquaseal, have repaired several valves with it.

https://youtu.be/QHrYULoliUw
by volume311
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Foil kite drift launch tips and trick needed.
Replies: 12
Views: 1949

Re: Foil kite drift launch tips and trick needed.

I for one am thankful that a wheel barrow is not a part of my "lets go kiting" kit
by volume311
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2015 Best RP V5 bar, mini chicken loop?
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: 2015 Best RP V5 bar, mini chicken loop?

Yea, mine is the one that has the rectangle metal piece on the side. I'll look around, see if I can find a retailer. Thank you.

A small version doesn't seem to exist on the Best site or retailers...bummer. The stock chicken loop on my 2010 bar was significantly smaller
by volume311
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2015 Best RP V5 bar, mini chicken loop?
Replies: 3
Views: 376

2015 Best RP V5 bar, mini chicken loop?

Hey all, picked up a brand new one recently, and coming from a 2010 Red bar, the chicken loop feels ridiculously large. Cant quite locate a mini version, and am not quite ready to start hacking this one up. Anyone have a source or compatibility from other versions? Thanks!
by volume311
Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Aerodynamically better leading edge
Replies: 54
Views: 4303

Re: Aerodynamically better leading edge

This should be a relevant read to get an idea of some the principles involved and the flows around the leading edge of a foil (as in the wing, not a foil kite, calm down pumpy) and why you would want a streamlined transition vs just a tube. https://sailwildling.com/2014/09/13/why-should-we-care-abou...

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