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by rynhardt
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year
Replies: 67
Views: 5011

Re: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year

I also wonder about the sales numbers mentioned. 25-35 k is a big span...if they knew numbers it wouldn’t have that span...so it is just an estimation. The GKA should have better numbers, since they have the biggest brands organized and they for sure know precisely how many kites they sold. The sam...
by rynhardt
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year
Replies: 67
Views: 5011

Re: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year

For those who haven't yet read it, check out issue 70 of iksurfmag, where they have an industry-focused article. Apparently the following numbers are indicative of the market for 2017: Total number of kites sold : between 140,000 and 150,000 Total kites sold by Cabrinha : between 25,000 and 35,000 T...
by rynhardt
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Info need on kite bar
Replies: 14
Views: 1020

Re: Info need on kite bar

At 0:35 in the video they mention that the override is an optional accessory item. Maybe your bar is just fine without it? So the override and the ring are option and we can use it without those part? I've got access to the same information as you. You say your bar is missing parts. The video says ...
by rynhardt
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Info need on kite bar
Replies: 14
Views: 1020

Re: Info need on kite bar

At 0:35 in the video they mention that the override is an optional accessory item.
Maybe your bar is just fine without it?
by rynhardt
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Info need on kite bar
Replies: 14
Views: 1020

Re: Info need on kite bar

Maybe post a picture of your bar? If you are lucky it may require only a small fix. Alternatively you need to find out what type of bar you need for your kites before going to market. Some bars are designed to work with equal length kite lines, others not. Some bars have a low V split and others a h...
by rynhardt
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: ABS PVC rails
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: ABS PVC rails

Try junksupply.

http://www.junksupply.com/product-categ ... mateirals/

Otherwise try any signage supplier that also does acrylics or polycarbonate.
by rynhardt
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Market Research - board widths and maximum g's?
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: Market Research - board widths and maximum g's?

Sorry only looked at your link now.
I suppose things such as bindings and beach starts fall outside your target demographic..
by rynhardt
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Market Research - board widths and maximum g's?
Replies: 5
Views: 485

Re: Market Research - board widths and maximum g's?

I use centre fins on my TT.
Width is 46cm.
Landings always as soft as possible.
by rynhardt
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Bar without Trim adjustment
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

Re: Bar without Trim adjustment

There are a couple of historical posts on the forum about trimless bars. You could probably do a search for them.
I've been using a trimless long throw depower setup for the last few years. It works for me, but I use LEI kites.
by rynhardt
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New Quick Release System?
Replies: 9
Views: 1216

Re: New Quick Release System?

Cool! The magnet only assists with the initial engagement so you don't need a second hand.
All the the pulling force is transferred through the mechanical mechanism.
Very innovative!

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