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by nixmatters
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: black kites
Replies: 17
Views: 1105

Re: black kites

I was told once that there's no coating on a yarn basis, because that makes the weave very loose. Coating is on cloth basis. What's up with that? Sure there is! Fiber coating works best, but is naturally the most expensive one. Then come yarn coating and fabric coating being the most common and cos...
by nixmatters
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: black kites
Replies: 17
Views: 1105

Re: black kites

I was told once that there's no coating on a yarn basis, because that makes the weave very loose. Coating is on cloth basis. What's up with that? Sure there is! Fiber coating works best, but is naturally the most expensive one. Then come yarn coating and fabric coating being the most common and cos...
by nixmatters
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: black kites
Replies: 17
Views: 1105

Re: black kites

Thanks nixmatters for these details. I sometime use a nanocoating (SealNGlide) for water reperlancy ; and the manufacturer also claim that it adds a UV protection on boat sails . Do you feel ths UV protection could actually be significant ? Coating is very very light (hardly measurable, less than 2...
by nixmatters
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: black kites
Replies: 17
Views: 1105

Re: black kites

90% BS I would say, especially in the part of bleaching, which with off-white raw polyester (not yellowish) is done with optical brighteners that do not harm the yarn mechanical properties like chlorine bleaching of cotton. A statement that a black fabric would resist UV exposure better than exactly...
by nixmatters
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Maybe I'll get to keep my name after all..
Replies: 160
Views: 14455

Re: Maybe I'll get to keep my name after all..

Beardytello wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:21 pm
foilholio wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:12 pm
I think by New Years we will all be over it. Tits and beer please.
If someone designed a kite with tits on it I'd almost definitely buy it.
almost definitely... Lol
Does it have to be with 3... one on each strut, so it's only definitely? :lol:
by nixmatters
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Maybe I'll get to keep my name after all..
Replies: 160
Views: 14455

Re: Maybe I'll get to keep my name after all..

Just read another press release from NTG...claiming that North Kiteboarding is the market leader since many years with many champions etc.....come on, this is not true. Play it fair! Solid point, Toby! But isn't it a similar case with the 97K Facebook users who had 'liked' North Kiteboarding page a...
by nixmatters
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 105
Views: 21999

Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

BWD, ... The bar ends have the lines going through the carbon, so even if the ends break, it's still functional to get back. ... Guys, I'm not into racing and won't ever be, but I'm tempted to explore the DIY path. So my question is: would a single line inside the carbon tube, connecting both line ...
by nixmatters
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?
Replies: 105
Views: 21999

Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

BWD, ... The bar ends have the lines going through the carbon, so even if the ends break, it's still functional to get back. ... Guys, I'm not into racing and won't ever be, but I'm tempted to explore the DIY path. So my question is: would a single line inside the carbon tube, connecting both line ...
by nixmatters
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone
Replies: 196
Views: 86175

Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Yes. Remember, I work directly with the marketing department... And it can happen that they North Sails comes with its own kites. Or maybe license to another brand. But they need to go a long way to get where Duotone is. Yeah but you are dealing with the Duotone marketing dept. and not North-mother...
by nixmatters
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What are the similarities between Cabrinha and RRD?
Replies: 3
Views: 2320

Re: What are the similarities between Cabrinha and RRD?

Both are managed by the Pryde Group. Ok. Is there anything more going on? Are they sharing experiences? Is RRD the low price outlet? (price differentiation) Do they share similar designers? Do they produce in the same location? I cannot really believe that Pryde Group would have a competitor within...

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