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by ronnie
Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:58 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: BOWs - pictures to campare
Replies: 15
Views: 2855

From what I remember, the original nexus had a carbon spar and was very flat. One of it's biggest drawbacks was the difficulty in launching it from the water. If a kite is too flat, waves wash over it and it cannot re-launch. The bridled kites may end up being cheaper, because they use less material...
by ronnie
Mon Aug 15, 2005 8:54 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: A Different Crossbow Review
Replies: 18
Views: 4010

Does the crossbow powerstrap work under the principles of the x-bow 2:1 pulley system or by old standards of depower.What I am trying to ask is, how much de-power does the crossbow powerstrap have on its own? (a new x-bow amount or the same as kites before)[/quote] [quote="randykato" I think that pu...
by ronnie
Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Crossbow Bar
Replies: 43
Views: 6721

Re: Guess Again

They should have added a third pulley to run the on the center and have one continuous back leader line. Then it might turn somewhat faster. If this meant connect only the rear lines around a central pulley, then to make it work, you would have to connect the ends of the bar to the rear lines, whic...
by ronnie
Wed Aug 10, 2005 9:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Crossbow Bar
Replies: 43
Views: 6721

Re: Guess Again

They should have added a third pulley to run the on the center and have one continuous back leader line. Then it might turn somewhat faster. The crossbow pulley system doubles the depower and doubles the steering, but doubles the pull required for each operation. If the front and rear lines are mad...
by ronnie
Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish is working
Replies: 65
Views: 15898

thats interesting. why does it have the little powerlock piece then on the bar? Are you just supposed to hold the bar in? I just looked at the pix on the cabrinha website, it says its powerlock COMPATIBLE, so I'm guessing you have to add the little piece that the powerlock bar hooks onto. it didnt ...
by ronnie
Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:04 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Crossbow....my thoughts.
Replies: 49
Views: 19067

Re: Review

[quote="kiterfighter"]Fred, PLUS HE DIDN'T BOTHER TO RELAUNCH THE KITE OR TRY IT IN DIFFERENT CONDITIONS. Not a thorough review by any means. From my reading of Marks opinion, it came across that he got to try the kite and wanted to find out what it could do for him. At that time he probably was not...
by ronnie
Sat Jul 30, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Crossbow....my thoughts.
Replies: 49
Views: 19067

Sorry, should have said 'quick release from the powerline'.
by ronnie
Sat Jul 30, 2005 2:30 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Crossbow....my thoughts.
Replies: 49
Views: 19067

Techno geek here, The powerlock will be similar to resting on the stopper ball and will not reduce the pull required to steer. That comes from the 2:1 pulley system which doubles how far you pull the rear line, but also doubles the force required. To solve these problems you need to change almost al...
by ronnie
Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:13 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Crossbow....my thoughts.
Replies: 49
Views: 19067

It is great to have an independent review from such a respected and honest rider. Magazine (etc.) reviews never give the downsides. From this review it sounds like the powerlock should come with every kite. If the kite could be made to bank more (ie. tilt one end down) it would probably feel more li...
by ronnie
Mon Jul 25, 2005 12:03 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Short Crossbow test
Replies: 10
Views: 3659

_Although Crossbow makes tight turns it does them slower. No problem for kite loops but too slow for wave riding if you are used to moving the sail around. I think this may be a problem with flatter kites. When the ends twist, flatter kites can turn quickly. This means point in a new direction, not...

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