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by TheKiteDesigner
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pulleys on kites
Replies: 65
Views: 4690

Re: Pulleys on kites

I'll agree that a pullyless bridle requires more testing, but a prototype pullyless bridle would not be made from fixed-length segments with stitched loops at each ends like production bridles are made. Instead segments would made in two pieces with a loop and lots of knots so that segment length i...
by TheKiteDesigner
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pulleys on kites
Replies: 65
Views: 4690

Re: Pulleys on kites

"So why is it hard to do now?" Like you said it comes down to the fine tuning. With a pullyless kite every time you make a small change you have to remake the whole bridle. Assuming you make the kite right... To make one pullyless kite that unhooks without back stalling and jumps high and depower al...
by TheKiteDesigner
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Pulleys on kites
Replies: 65
Views: 4690

Re: Pulleys on kites

I have been designing kites for 17 years. I love reading these forum posts where everyone has a very different opinion for whatever reasons. Here's my experience with pulleys. Designing a kite with pulleys is the easiest thing to do, all you have to do is make a kite with lots of attachment points, ...
by TheKiteDesigner
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Free kite plans on GitHub
Replies: 94
Views: 31442

Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

I have been around and seen what happens re kite design forums, other brands don't like them, and sooner or later the main guy running it gets into bed with a brand and shuts it down. I was thinking of a site that cant bribed/manipulated into being shut down. Kite designers are very secretive, if yo...
by TheKiteDesigner
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Free kite plans on GitHub
Replies: 94
Views: 31442

Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

Who wants a kite designer forum? I also run a webdev and hosting company and have been thinking of doing a kite design forum / sharing website
by TheKiteDesigner
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Griffin kites
Replies: 15
Views: 3105

Re: Griffen kites

Also, free rainbow with every kite.

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by TheKiteDesigner
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Griffin kites
Replies: 15
Views: 3105

Re: Griffen kites

There are a number of reviews on the Australian forum http://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Kitesurfing/Review/Griffin-Argo-X-anyone-got-one It is 1 kite with 2 easy to change bridle options. ( 2 kites in one ) The default setup is a nice and easy constant pull easy turning bridle for most beginners to...
by TheKiteDesigner
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: "New Technology"
Replies: 123
Views: 10918

Re: "New Technology"

"You're absolutely right, some of the kites out now I am scratching my head wondering why the freaking leading edge is so huge. **Cough cough Contra cough cough!** And you would think a flatter leading edge would be faster in the sky, which I don't get why kite companies aren't doing this either, it...
by TheKiteDesigner
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: "New Technology"
Replies: 123
Views: 10918

Re: "New Technology"

I hate to tell you this man, but carbon is no light weight material. Sure, it's what airplanes are made out of, but to put it on a kite and call it "better technology" is a bad idea. But you're thinking in the right direction. Think about carbon fiber struts, it would weigh the kite down, make it l...
by TheKiteDesigner
Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Free kite plans on GitHub
Replies: 94
Views: 31442

Re: Free kite plans on GitHub

A way to prove a kite design works, is to fly it in gusty overpowering conditions and see how well it holds its shape, is there any video of these kites in 25+ knots and jumping? I would love to see it :) The thing that takes the most time for me with a new kite design is getting the bridle perfect,...

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