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by lovethepirk
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Why are the screws angled into the deep tuttle?
Replies: 1
Views: 374

Why are the screws angled into the deep tuttle?

What is the reasoning that the deep tuttle has screws going into the tuttle at a 6.5 deg angle? Why not either make the top flat or just make the tuttle so that the screws come into the barrel nuts straight down? I'm possibly going to make my own carbon fiber insert and I'm trying to engineer this t...
by lovethepirk
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: What are the white patches on boards?
Replies: 10
Views: 790

Re: What are the white patches on boards?

Thanks for the explanation. Is the typical surfboard eps foam a much harder/denser construction that what you find at the hardware store? I'm entertaining the idea for a build but I went and looked at the eps foam at Lowe's and I could easily push my finger into it.
by lovethepirk
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cabrinha Contra 17 or 19m?
Replies: 27
Views: 1452

Re: Cabrinha Contra 17 or 19m?

I don't ride larger kites anymore b/c I am foiling but I twin tipped on the 19m Contra months ago in 12-13knots on a 145 TT and it was fast turning enough to not even be an issue if that worries you. We have a local guy that rigs big always and he is about your weight maybe even a little less and he...
by lovethepirk
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: What are the white patches on boards?
Replies: 10
Views: 790

What are the white patches on boards?

I'm curious what the white stuff is and why this is a preferred look for some people? I know zero about board building, but I know you have a base material that is foam and you wrap it in fiberglass/carbonfiber and wet is out with epoxy, then typically I believe you apply a hot coat which is a diffe...
by lovethepirk
Sun May 06, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Nailed some tacks today, feels great!
Replies: 10
Views: 5674

Nailed some tacks today, feels great!

Been working hard every session on this move for at least 6 months, some sessions I just freeride, but typically I spend some solid time on tacking attempts. I'm on a 12m inflatable 90% of the time and on a race foil so I'm learning with a challenging setup. Today, I nailed 4 water touchdown tacks i...
by lovethepirk
Sun May 06, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Tech Tips: Brummel Splice
Replies: 79
Views: 27020

Re: Kite Tech Tips: Brummel Splice

Compare that with a straight splice where you can easily adjust it and get to better than 5mm accuracy every time. I created a small spreadsheet of each diameter line I use that I am looking for accuracy on and how much the line shrinks due to the brummel bury, ie. the 7/64"(2.78mm) dyneema(pigtail...
by lovethepirk
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Learning the bridle on my first foil kite
Replies: 13
Views: 4513

Re: Learning the bridle on my first foil kite

Kam,

I don't even know what a mixer/speed system is. People are talking about how the Pansh kites could need line shortening/lengthening so I was inquiring about where I would do that. Would that occur near my hand or closer to the kite?
by lovethepirk
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Replacing a segment of my bridle
Replies: 4
Views: 1177

Replacing a segment of my bridle

This is my favorite kite and I'm not retiring her. She holds air all day and the fabric is still crispy as fk and I know how she rides. I've spliced up dyneema before to fix another kite, but in this case I have to include stopper knot for a ball(outlined in yellow)......OR maybe I don't. If I don't...
by lovethepirk
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Learning the bridle on my first foil kite
Replies: 13
Views: 4513

Learning the bridle on my first foil kite

So I'm completely clueless and feel like a beginner in some respects again here, so play dumb with me please haha :lol: I got this new 15m Pansh Aurora 2. I am aware it could fly incorrectly or could eventually do so. I'd like to measure the line lengths and learn this beast inside and out. Here are...
by lovethepirk
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Foil Kites
Topic: Pansh shipping time to the states
Replies: 5
Views: 2646

Re: Pansh shipping time to the states

I received my kite today. I did not get a tracking number but not a problem, I'm patient. I got the shipped out notice on the 2nd and got it on the 28th for anyone else in the future worried. My kite is not custom, just the basic Aurora 2.

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