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Postby Mr Jo Macdonald » Wed Oct 09, 2002 2:50 pm

Just a few passes by hand with water and fine wet n' dry paper about 3-400 grain won't take any real depth of and will blunt any razor edges.
This applies to any board or fin not just slingshot

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Postby Phtog » Wed Oct 09, 2002 3:10 pm

Why does everyone think they need hard, sharp rails to stay upwind? This is not the case people, soft or rounded rails work even better and are safer to your body in this case. This is my opinion, i was a big believer in hard rails, until i got tired of going skip skip skip skip when i got overpowered. I picked up a softer rail and was able to have just as much upwind ability with a smoother ride.

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Postby chicagokitesurfer » Wed Oct 09, 2002 3:27 pm

Put on some 1mm neoprene socks if you're the type to rub moistureizer on your legs at night! LOL Maybe someone needs to come out with kite-leggings. (just kidding...)

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Postby BLOWN AWAY » Wed Oct 23, 2002 11:45 am

On 2002-10-09 13:24, Kaito wrote:
Remember those ever so controversial Kiteboarding Pants!?!?! Wonder if they would have provided some sort of protection from cutting your leg?
- Just a thought? hhmmmmmmmm......
Have a blast & stay safe!
Catch the breeze,
Kaito


Maybe even a wetsuit..... that'd help even better... especially with the Slingshot boards... which from I've heard are designed for high power conditions....

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Postby BLOWN AWAY » Wed Oct 23, 2002 11:46 am

Is it true that the Drake handles a bulk load of power??? Like say 30 knots with 12m X2, 75kg rider???

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Postby chicagokitesurfer » Wed Oct 23, 2002 3:13 pm

These boards do handle a lot of power. I use a Zepplin (smaller than a Drake) and a Jarvis (bigger than the Drake) and both are real sticky on the rail. I would assume the Drake is equally adept at holding power.

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Postby Hernan » Thu Oct 24, 2002 1:25 am

I remember when these boards appeared. I want one! I said. After a closer look, I pass by.
I am tired of saying: SAND THEM, SAND THEM, SAND The F!#@@ rails!!
Slingshot has very high quality kites and accesories but these boards have crazy sharp rails that do nothing to board performance and are dangerous. Period.


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