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by ronnie
Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Thoughts on Slingshot Turbo Diesel after 8 sessions
Replies: 12
Views: 6040

Excellent review Gomar, I hope you will add to it as things develop. I may be buying a big Turbo Diesel or Crossbow this year, because I rate them as the best currently, so I would like to see all the problems sorted. How difficult is it to adjust the power when powered up on the water (strength wis...
by ronnie
Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Keeping the crossbow power adjuster within reach.
Replies: 23
Views: 3002

Ronnie idea is excellent if an eficient and light device could be engineered to do the job .Fred as you pull the grip down you power the kite so it doesn't matter that the sheeting range decreases ,as you need power . As a gust hits thrusts the bar up and the sheeting range increase at the same tim...
by ronnie
Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Keeping the crossbow power adjuster within reach.
Replies: 23
Views: 3002

Ronnie – The diagram you show does not really change much in regards to ‘bar pressure’. It does in fact add some additional issues….. good effort though’ • The lines that pass through the pulleys on the front sheet lines will tend to twist when running through...
by ronnie
Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Keeping the crossbow power adjuster within reach.
Replies: 23
Views: 3002

Keeping the crossbow power adjuster within reach.

This diagram shows an idea for combining the stopper ball and power adjuster for a Crossbow. I am just showing the idea for comments. The gripper/adjuster is similar in principle to those used to adjust the rims of hoods on jackets etc. There is no detail of the gripper design, I am just talking in ...
by ronnie
Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite World Speed Record SMASHED!
Replies: 119
Views: 34022

You actually need to get your weight down low and do a bit of a 'poo stance' so you can lock your legs to keep the board stiff and under control in the chop. I prefer the waist harness at this stage. (I have a seat also). If you see photos of Olaf etc. you will see a similar stance. Its not somethi...
by ronnie
Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:41 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite World Speed Record SMASHED!
Replies: 119
Views: 34022

Today was not so good. To much chop early, then the angle was too broad, and then the wind died. I ended up putting down my fastest 2 second average of 41.49knots using the 12m Bow and I was not super powered at all even on this. There would have been less than 20knots at this point. I got some goo...
by ronnie
Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: skim kiters? How High????
Replies: 18
Views: 2626

Slyde wrote:To change the topic a little, can any of you guys manage to carve a skimboard like you can a surfboard?Slyde
There is some skimboarding in this clip.
http://www.kitefilm.com/video/shinn1024.wmv
by ronnie
Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Photo sequence for crossbow self-launch.
Replies: 22
Views: 4267

Re: Photo sequence for crossbow self-launch.

[quote="Ismo"]looks extremely dangerous way to launch kite! [quote] I think if the chicken loop is strongly attached to an immovable object and the bar is in total depower mode, extremely dangerous is an exaggeration. You can find fault with any self-launch method. Your points are valid and the kite...
by ronnie
Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:23 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Photo sequence for crossbow self-launch.
Replies: 22
Views: 4267

Photo sequence for crossbow self-launch.

At http://www.dlight.net in Tenerife, they have an excellent series of photographs showing a crossbow being self-launched.
by ronnie
Tue Oct 25, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Mark Shinn - Boosting on a crossbow
Replies: 26
Views: 7973

Funk was good, but with a depowerable kite, the strapless surfing is going to be even better in the next one. But how about including some big wave riding with a strapped board in the next film?

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