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by edt
Fri May 13, 2011 2:45 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: An inexpensive wave twin tip for a big guy
Replies: 13
Views: 1990

Re: An inexpensive wave twin tip for a big guy

I weigh 225 lbs and I am just unsure because I have never kited on water yet.... Any thoughts? As far as i can tell from researching the board, it can be hard to handle in higher winds but i am heavy enough and have enough board experience that think i may be okay. How is the board to plane in ligh...
by edt
Thu May 12, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: where to buy sleeving
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: where to buy sleeving

robertovillate wrote:It might be easiest to just buy some good quality (kevlar core) small diameter jacketed line (1-2mm) and strip the core out. You can buy it in small quantities. I have done this before to obtain the sleeve material, and then I split the core up and use it as sewing thread.
thanks Roberto
by edt
Thu May 12, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: where to buy sleeving
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: where to buy sleeving

You want cord with a braided cover. Comes in 50' lengths usually. Nylon is fine. So is dacron. Get it at a hardware/DIY store. Pull the core out of the cover. The cover is your sleeving. Use as you see fit. Probably the same cost as any kit but gives you much more to work with, the cord is also goo...
by edt
Thu May 12, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: where to buy sleeving
Replies: 4
Views: 288

where to buy sleeving

i want to buy sleeving, not a sleeving kit, I can see there are all kinds of different braided polyester, double braided, and dacron line, what kind of line do I want to get, if I want to buy it per foot instead of in a kit.
by edt
Thu May 12, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: pigtails -how to convert loops to knots and vice versa?
Replies: 16
Views: 5345

Re: pigtails -how to convert loops to knots and vice versa?

This is wrong it depends on the knot and the rope. A figure 8 is about 70-80% efficient. As to the original just buy one of these.http://www.kiteboarding.com/proddetail. ... et&cat=150 ur right it def depends on the rope. when tom moyer did tests of figure 8 ultra high molecular weight polyethylene...
by edt
Wed May 11, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: pigtails -how to convert loops to knots and vice versa?
Replies: 16
Views: 5345

Re: pigtails -how to convert loops to knots and vice versa?

My thanks to both JakeMoore and EDT -- I made a couple of loops and a couple of pieces of line with two knots, fooled around till the lengths were correct, and should be good to go (as long as my knots hold!). Gotta love Kiteforum. make sure you use dyneema sk-75 (that's what all kite line is made ...
by edt
Wed May 11, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: pigtails -how to convert loops to knots and vice versa?
Replies: 16
Views: 5345

Re: pigtails -how to convert loops to knots and vice versa?

Switching the bar would defeat the simplicty of one bar for all kites. Easy to make a male female adapter by splicing a loop in a piece of 7/64 amsteel and tying a knot 3 inches from the loop. the problem with this type of pigtail is that you want 50x diameter for splice, so you are looking at 6 in...
by edt
Mon May 09, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Serious injury to Los Barilles local Jeff Neimi
Replies: 13
Views: 2534

Re: Serious injury to Los Barilles local Jeff Neimi

not good. i'm trying to understand this incadent. but am a bit confused. if the spreader bar broke would he not just let go of the bar and have the kite flag out on the safety? or am u missing something here? I do not think you understand just how FAST things happen. Assume he has attached his harn...
by edt
Thu May 05, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Kiteracer
Topic: Question about longer lines?
Replies: 6
Views: 1692

Re: Question about longer lines?

Ok, so there's only effect on the power of the kite. And not in the angle in which it pulls me upwind. But more power means i can push more upwind? Or not? yes of course more power means you can sail closer to the wind, unless off course you are so overpowered that wind picks you up out of the wate...
by edt
Wed May 04, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Kiteracer
Topic: Question about longer lines?
Replies: 6
Views: 1692

Re: Question about longer lines?

it is dependent on conditions, the more turbulent the wind, the more advantage long lines offer, see graph

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you cant increase lines indefinitely, because lines have friction

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