no wind... so BORED?

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Re: no wind... so BORED?

Postby behindThePeak » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:21 am

how exactly do you re-enforce the deck? guessing you add glass yea? what amount have you found works best?
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Re: no wind... so BORED?

Postby Greg » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:04 pm

behindThePeak wrote:how exactly do you re-enforce the deck? guessing you add glass yea? what amount have you found works best?


I like a 5.6 oz carbon/kevlar weave sandwiched between (2) 4 oz S-glass under my feet and brought out to cover (1/2 wrap) the rails (under foot) thats adding another 12 oz to the foot bed area (deck over rail)

I laminate VERY TIGHT using plastic wrap to add ("poor mans") vacuum- I learned this simple repair method from Jimmy Lewis (2002).

I'd like to add that Jimmy Lewis makes the nicest kite/surf boards I've ever ridden :-)
Order a CUSTOM from Jimmy and you WILL BE STOKED!!

Have FUN!!! L.M.G.
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no wind... so BORED?

Postby sc-surfer » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:55 am

Just to clarify Greg, did you blow out a kite model FW or a surf model? I've beat the shizle out of my hellfire kite model. No damage yet. I could see breaking a surf model though. They have a different glassing schedule. Much lighter than kite models.

Surfboards work fine but will not last as long unless you glass the hell out of them. Then they a pretty much kite boards.

A for reinforcing the deck of a surf model board, I sand most of the hot coat off the deck, laminated another layer of 6 oz glass on then hot coat and sand. Adds very little weight and is totally invisible. I'm riding a FW 602 surf model right now and so far no heel dents or other damage. Much lighter than my hellfire 506 kite model!!! We'll see how it does this winter.
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Re: no wind... so BORED?

Postby sloughslut » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:22 am

The jimmy lewis i have(not a custom) did not crack or break but the foam inside desinagrated. Crappy foam, when i cut the top off board the foam fell out like cottage cheese, it looked like the foam they make those 711 ice chests with. {}[]
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Re: no wind... so BORED?

Postby NCKite_Ryder » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:45 am

kingfisher wrote:I know that Firewire had only 2 models in one size (6'-2")for $350, and one of them is sold out. This was about two weeks ago. I wouldn't be surprised if the other model is also sold out at that price. CC%%


Yes I heard about that deal. Gerrit had some at live2kite but I missed out... turns out my old maN bought the last one off G and gave it to me as a b-day gift last night! Stoked ^^

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Re: no wind... so BORED?

Postby floater » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:15 pm

The newer version Firewires are sweet! Super carvey....
C'mon clearing winds or any wind right now. Happy Birthday!!!
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Re: no wind... so BORED?

Postby Sierra Snowkite » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:07 am

NO Wind???

Take your kiting to the snow. The Sierra Snowkite Center at Sugar Bowl Resort offers 250 acres of snowkiting terrain. Come join in the fun!

www.sierrasnowkite.com

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Re: no wind... so BORED?

Postby etxxz » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:49 am

Sierra Snowkite wrote:NO Wind???

Take your kiting to the snow. The Sierra Snowkite Center at Sugar Bowl Resort offers 250 acres of snowkiting terrain. Come join in the fun!

http://www.sierrasnowkite.com

info@sierrasnowkite.com

what sources can we use to find out if there's wind (and enough snow) out there to come visit you?
3.30hr away. I can make a few days out of this!
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Re: no wind... so BORED?

Postby Yoda » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:09 am

etxxz wrote:what sources can we use to find out if there's wind (and enough snow) out there to come visit you?
3.30hr away. I can make a few days out of this!

Go here for weather...
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.ph ... 2=-120.355
Use Sugar Bowl's "base conditions" for a rough idea of the snow conditions at Lake Van Norden...
http://www.sugarbowl.com/conditions
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Re: no wind... so BORED?

Postby etxxz » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:21 am

sweet dude tx!
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