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by nothing2seehere
Thu May 17, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: new 2017/2018 Naish Boxer
Replies: 40
Views: 10204

Re: new 2017/2018 Naish Boxer

Sounds like light wind technique issue to me. I'm assuming you are adjusting the trim on the beach before you go into the water so you don't have any backstall? In which case it may be that its a little windier on the beach than in the water. Stretched/shrunken lines will also exacerbate the problem...
by nothing2seehere
Tue May 15, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How hard?
Replies: 32
Views: 11196

Re: How hard?

I checked the gauge on my yellow Naish pump, one of the newer taller variety, yesterday when pumping my 9m Naish Pivot, and the top of the red zone is indicated as 12 PSI, and that's where I pump it to, and it is as hard as I can get it. Passes both the ping and wingtip fold tests with flying color...
by nothing2seehere
Fri May 11, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How hard?
Replies: 32
Views: 11196

Re: How hard?

What do you do at the end of the session if you aren't rolling your kites up? You are going to create a fold in the material then surely? Yes, I do roll my kite at the end of a session. But I usually remember to deflate the kite before rolling. :remybussi: It's not folding the material that gives m...
by nothing2seehere
Thu May 10, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How hard?
Replies: 32
Views: 11196

Re: How hard?

Dmitri kind of explains the fold/press test to get the hoop stress right in his video here:

http://youtu.be/-KKY0ZRyqDg?t=195
by nothing2seehere
Thu May 10, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How hard?
Replies: 32
Views: 11196

Re: How hard?

The "fold test" is intriguing to me. I have never used it, never known an instructor to teach it, and can't imagine that it's good for your kite or LE bladder. Am I the only one who thinks that the "fold test" forces the kite and LE bladder to do what they are not designed to do? :?: I've always fo...
by nothing2seehere
Wed May 09, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How hard?
Replies: 32
Views: 11196

Re: How hard?

I was taught (and still use) the fold test. Move to near the wing tip and try and bend the LE. It should resist bending but still fold. Have tried the ping test but it never seems as easy on a windy winter day (wind noise and wearing a neoprene heat which blocks some of the sound). Probably works be...
by nothing2seehere
Tue May 08, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Switch Lineup
Replies: 65
Views: 21289

Re: Switch Lineup

I was looking for the best kite for an 1 kite quiver with maximum wind range (Hydrofoil + Twin Tip & long/short line bars). Up until finding this thread, I was considering an OR Flite but now I tend more towards H3 :thumb: thanks Interesting to see how you get on with the H3. Based on Felix's usefu...
by nothing2seehere
Thu May 03, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Searching for a builder for my split twintip/hydrofoil hybrid
Replies: 6
Views: 2314

Re: Searching for a builder for my split twintip/hydrofoil hybrid

You used to be able to buy the ierofoil twinfix kit separately from the rest of the foil. Its a twintip mounting system that clips on and off the board. Might be worth looking at?

All the details of it are covered here: https://vimeo.com/237645967

You may even be able to 3d print your own?
by nothing2seehere
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: How far do you drive to kite?
Replies: 42
Views: 11704

Re: How far do you drive to kite?

Cristiano_Leandro wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:30 pm
3 hours to my normal spot. 6 hours to the dam spot. Quite a lot of driving sadly.
Crikey! And I thought my 20 minute drive was too far! You must check about 6 times to make sure you haven't forgotten anything before leaving.

Back when I windsurfed it was 10 minutes but I have moved since then.
by nothing2seehere
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: OR drysuit leaky seam
Replies: 6
Views: 2066

Re: OR drysuit leaky seam

Thanks. I'll give the McNett coating a try.

A slightly damp base layer is still better and warmer when you get changed at the end of the day than peeling off a wetsuit.

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