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by NorCalNomad
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Hydrofoil Builders
Topic: Cutting a new mold for a foil
Replies: 12
Views: 572

Re: Cutting a new mold for a foil

Rad! But still use a release agent, you aren't going to be worse off for it, and I've definitely seen epoxy stick to HDPE.
by NorCalNomad
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The State of Kiteboarding 2018 - Change Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: The State of Kiteboarding 2018 - Change Needed

No one beginning in the sport cares about governing bodies. But it seems like that's an important issue for the competitive athletes. But it for sure isn't driving the majority of the industry. Rebel and Switchblade sales don't move when something whack happens with the GKA. The action of the sport ...
by NorCalNomad
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: how thick wetsuit for hood river
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: how thick wetsuit for hood river

Yeah 3/2 is good. Might be a little warm some days depending on the dam flow and air but when you are say in the park it's good since it's colder water.
by NorCalNomad
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What is the international signal for "Abort launch"?
Replies: 38
Views: 2012

Re: What is the international signal for "Abort launch"?

Kamikuza wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:35 am
And being dragged face-first across the beach...
Now that's proper international. :lol:

Thumbs down or cutting across the throat is usually what I use as I walk towards them.
by NorCalNomad
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: What are the white patches on boards?
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: What are the white patches on boards?

It's not epoxy "puddy" (maybe just a bad translation) but white opaque resin tint that's added to the hotcoat/sanding coat. You can tell it's on the sanding coat as the white pigment isn't in between the fibers of the woven. Yes you do get a side benefit of having what you'd call a "guide coat" but ...
by NorCalNomad
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cameron Maramenides representing the USA in the Youth Olympic Games 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 974

Re: Cameron Maramenides representing the USA in the Youth Olympic Games 2018

who?

-edit-
Oh it's your kid...It'll be interesting to see how that teen level of talent is for the ones who have come up under parents who are super into kitting.
by NorCalNomad
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Question about boots & progressing
Replies: 10
Views: 2687

Re: Question about boots & progressing

too big of a board
by NorCalNomad
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: Surf wax recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 4208

Re: Surf wax recommendations

If you're hell bent on staying with wax those huge "stickers" that offer grip + putting wax over it is the way to go. But ultimately I gave up on wax and just went with a wmfg pad and couldn't be happier. Helps dampen the blows when you're jumping as well.
by NorCalNomad
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite company's are out of their minds
Replies: 75
Views: 7135

Re: Kite company's are out of their minds

The majority of the kiting population is actually in the 35-55 year old category. Industry data backs that up.

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