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by Zian kiteboarding
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 North Click bar line strength?
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: 2018 North Click bar line strength?

As on all their bars they (still) use FL-10 from Teufelberger (recoded to Tarifa 340T in 2018). These 8 stain lines are 340N minimum. Indeed at the splice this number can be lower.
by Zian kiteboarding
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: New lines - Dyneema Sk99
Replies: 4
Views: 3272

Re: New lines - Dyneema Sk99

Thinner lines = less drag = faster response .... that is probably what you are talking about. Same thickenss and elasticity.... doubt anybody will feel a difference on steering as the force/weight is relatively low. People are not really objective if they know on forehand what they use. A blind test...
by Zian kiteboarding
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Is there a quick method to convert a low v bar to a high v?
Replies: 9
Views: 3107

Re: Is there a quick method to convert a low v bar to a high v?

You can also ride your North with low V. You may like it. If not, you better do some splicing but only easy. take 30cm kiteline and make loop (which is large enough to add/remove a small SSl ring later) over 1 frontline (to which the safety is NOT attached) at 5m height then splice both ends (12 CM ...
by Zian kiteboarding
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Who has Crazyfly kite? Are they durable ? How is the quality?
Replies: 12
Views: 4577

Re: Who has Crazyfly kite? Are they durable ? How is the quality?

Yes the only ones. Take note though. Salary in Eastern Europe is far from high and dont increase as fast as in Asia. Also, we have our factory in Sri Lanka. This means that all manterials (of which multiple from EU) first goes to Sri Lanka and then back to EU again. If the most part of your bussines...
by Zian kiteboarding
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Plastic tubing for North Quad depower line
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: Plastic tubing for North Quad depower line

Pneumatic hose is what you look for. Cheers, Seb
by Zian kiteboarding
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Leash carabiner opening after unhook trick?
Replies: 17
Views: 3861

Re: Leash carabiner opening after unhook trick?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1OI6McCZqs Its an old movie but this is what happens. No force needed at all! Not a bad carabiner perse (although off course there are carabiners that can be locked). Its just that the size of the carabiner icw the size of the ring are a bad combination and the ring ...
by Zian kiteboarding
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pulleys on kites
Replies: 65
Views: 5182

Re: Pulleys on kites

It's in general that brands that have (or recently changed from) double frontline safety have pulley's. You need the pulley to allow most kites to flip on their back. You can easily check this yourself. Moving to single frontline safety opens more design freedom like short bridles and/or leaving out...
by Zian kiteboarding
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Boots: Any safety tips?
Replies: 15
Views: 2679

Re: Boots: Any safety tips?

@lamza, sorry for not reading this before. I've send a pm with the answer ;-) Take care and hope you recover soon.
by Zian kiteboarding
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Colors?
Replies: 17
Views: 1331

Re: Colors?

There are many different red dye's and pigments but in general a red indeed fades faster. That is because to see red, many dye's/pigments absorb blue (close to UV) and this has much higher energy/damage than other colors (wevelengths). This is also why neon colors are in general very sensitive. The ...
by Zian kiteboarding
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Colors?
Replies: 17
Views: 1331

Re: Colors?

In general, to get a very bright color, the UV protection needs to be reduced so it's better to push them down a few shades. Hence: Neon / very bright colors have lower UV resistance then dark colors. Neon / very bright colors are more prone to color (fading) then dark colors. Black getting more war...

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