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Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2001 12:44 pm
by matnic
A friend of mine is trying to build an homemade kitesurf. are there some plans on the net, to help him?
I mean plans with measures and materials...

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2001 12:45 pm
by matnic
I mean an inflatable tubekite, thanks

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2001 1:22 pm
by murdoc
hey mat!

all that i can tell you so far is that building an inflatable is a hard thing!
it's not cheaper than buying one - if you summ up the material and time that is needet.

inflatables don't have bridles and are steered with the backlines - that means if you don't work exactly (tolerance<0.5cm over the whole wingspan) the kite will fly like crap.

so - if your buddy just wants to make his own kite to safe money, tell him to buy a 2nd hand tubekite.

btw: how's your board-project goin#?
already tested it?