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by zerogee_ca
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Board Graphic Delaminating.
Replies: 18
Views: 1345

Re: Board Graphic Delaminating.

If that Mondo stuff says FIBERFILL, don't use it to glue down laminates. You will never get it to sit flat. That stuff is intended to fill cracks and holes. It's pretty good for quick repairs of that nature.
by zerogee_ca
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hung Vu, a kitesurfing pioneer, how did he help you?
Replies: 13
Views: 3769

Re: Hung Vu, a kitesurfing pioneer, how did he help you?

Yup. Back in the day... lessons were few and far, limited how to articles and YouTube tutorials. It was the school of hard knocks around here. His kitesurfingschool site and yahoo group definitely softened the blows.
by zerogee_ca
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Tuttle box broke
Replies: 22
Views: 1777

Re: Tuttle box broke

Ya. Looks like it was the basic box mounted directly into the low density foam core. If so, way too light for a foil. Seen much more robust installation on production sailboards for windsurfing fins. Option could be to fix it with proper construction. With a box like this... https://gofoil.com/produ...
by zerogee_ca
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: Stiff or soft fins for kite surfing
Replies: 9
Views: 2748

Re: Stiff or soft fins for kite surfing

Has anyone ever used a service like?https://finatic.com/

I have gone through dozens of fins over the years sometimes with unexpected results. Good and bad. If you get a lot of water time a service like this seems like a good option to figure out what fins you like best??
by zerogee_ca
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: Modern wave kite
Replies: 62
Views: 12161

Re: Modern wave kite

I remember the old issues with pullies jamming and burning through bridles and /or bridle burning into the pullies. I think materials and construction used for both have improved since. Core uses pullies. No issues with them on my last Core quiver that was 6 years old when sold. I currently ride the...
by zerogee_ca
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: Sugar / epoxy deck grip
Replies: 11
Views: 3585

Re: Sugar / epoxy deck grip

There is probably a reason why most people still use deckpads and wax instead of built-in solutions, but my feet hurt too much from the numerous cuts to think about it. This type of grip has been used for decades in windsurfing. I have used it on my windsurfers and some of my surfboards for kiting....
by zerogee_ca
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Cape Hatteras has a new island!
Replies: 12
Views: 2982

Re: Cape Hatteras has a new island!

Didn't an experienced kiter go missing in that area back in 2011? Last seen near Cape Point just 30 feet from shore in distress and without his kite and board?
by zerogee_ca
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Don't show us your hook
Replies: 200
Views: 30546

Re: Don't show us your hook

Nothing wrong with replacing the chicken loop with a shackle. But that style will bind under load (i.e. semi flagged death looping kite). Seen it and experienced it myself both as chickenloop and on kite leash. Needed all the strength in both arms to release it. Took longer than needed in an emergen...
by zerogee_ca
Sun May 28, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Peter Lynn Hornet 2.0m sucks!
Replies: 22
Views: 2415

Re: Peter Lynn Hornet 2.0m sucks!

Just to confirm your line connection is correct. Front lines are your steering lines they go to the ends of the bar. Rear lines to the center. It's not a depower strap. It's a trim strap used to trim your rear lines (i.e. compensate for front line stretch). The rear lines shouldn't be too slack (poo...

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