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SUP Gear Reviews / Newly Acquired / On Order / Re: Wing pump alternative
« on: October 22, 2019, 10:41:35 AM »
Here's another opinion...   Ole' Barton Decker in HAT made him give me a lesson.  If you think he speaks 'a little direct here', you shudda been there! I topped it off walking thru a large area of sandspurs.



Jim

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Foot Straps
« on: October 22, 2019, 10:18:51 AM »
Remembering Gzasinets' mention of 'blocks'..  there is this big long video on foil safety presented by Robert of Blue Planet...



I have not watched it all, but I remember seeing something...  Push forward to 25:49.  Look at those little jammers...

Jim

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SUP Gear Reviews / Newly Acquired / On Order / Re: Wing pump alternative
« on: October 21, 2019, 02:10:49 PM »
Credit - Burchas...   I got a foot pump ..and I had to do a test.  The standard vertical kite pump took a little over a minute and 70 duplex strokes to inflate to a 'tink' vs. a 'tunk'.  I did my best to evacuate the center strut and repeated with the foot pump. The time was similar but I only needed about 50 stomps to get the same result.* Each of these was about $14 on Amazon.  I had plenty of pumps in 13yrs of kites, but never a foot pump. (air mattress prejudice? ..me too-ism?) Some people used electric pumps for kites but that seemed really slack for such an intense sport...

The vertical pump will be the reserve.  The foot pump is so much more 'back-friendly' - that alone is worth having one.  Thanks for the prompt, Burchas.


Jim

*I should take another shot at it; the main tube seemed a little softer with the footie. (the strut may have been filling..) But, they are so close in time and price - what's a coupla extra stomps. 




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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Foot Straps
« on: October 21, 2019, 12:28:33 PM »
Copy - Dwight - thanks.


Jim

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Foot Straps
« on: October 21, 2019, 09:23:34 AM »
Excellent, Dwight...  'Just got 4 straps off eBay for a 'thingy' and was concerned about twisted ankles, or worse ..the enviable.   Looks like three holes in your tube; how many did you use?  Thanks.

Jim

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Gear Talk / Re: Reminder UPS shipping to Canada
« on: October 21, 2019, 06:58:49 AM »
Luc,  I have been a shipper for ~40yrs. and crossing borders is really painful. (I used to carry my parts to DeHavilland in my car to save shipping)  I had a 6oz. plane part to send to France a couple of years ago: U$36. via airmail. I only used UPS in the early years, once cleaned up, FedEx Ground has been both cheaper and faster.  (I believe it was called a 'rubber rate card' in advertising - the big guys get all the discounts - we little guys make up for it.) 

I imported a 12' from OZ via ship that took over a month.  And, expected one invoice...  Naaaa!  That did not cover the last 200mi nor 'clearing customs'.  That last bit was nearly $200.  Shipping is a bitch.

Jim

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Gear Talk / Re: New Blue Planet 'All Good'
« on: October 19, 2019, 10:29:06 AM »
Totally Good review, Nalu.  The forum dearly needs more library material.   It's not only today's readers that appreciate the information.  Maybe Admin (when he off-the-foil) can set up a 'board name' index.  Cheers.

Jim

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General Discussion / Re: Sharktober.
« on: October 19, 2019, 10:18:07 AM »
Lest you think CA has the only prowlers...  Here's the shark map for Kure Beach NC

https://www.charlotteobserver.com/latest-news/o2t04n/picture231507513/alternates/LANDSCAPE_1140/sharkmap3.jpg


Jim

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Foil SUP / Nuggets in proner-foil instruction video from SA
« on: October 18, 2019, 09:14:50 AM »
Per'aps...



Jim

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Foil SUP / Re: Yet another diy wing
« on: October 18, 2019, 06:09:42 AM »
C'hit...  C'mon, I am a fullon fan of anyone whose fingers are directly linked to their brain.  Hell, Bruno Legaignoux and his brother were teenagers when they came up with inflatable kites - that seemed to work pretty well.


Jim

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SUP Gear Reviews / Newly Acquired / On Order / Re: Wing pump alternative
« on: October 17, 2019, 02:03:37 PM »
Thanks, Burch...  I've added this as a second to my conventional 'butt-in-the-air', back buster, also from Amazon ~$14.  One of the local kiters had a very tall pump, but it was like $70.  At that, my little PITA pump pumps my WASP in ~2min.

Jim

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Foil SUP / Re: Yet another diy wing
« on: October 17, 2019, 05:47:40 AM »
"I cant remember what the numbers are, i dont really pay attention to that anyway"

Oooo, Jamall   ...unless you are a certified genus whose brain automatically processes Reynolds numbers without knowing it, you may have made a very pretty sculpture.  I am still rooting for you.

Jim

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Flatwater and Touring / Re: Flat water 4 in 1
« on: October 16, 2019, 09:22:33 AM »
Sorry nobody picked up here, MLB.  As likely 98% coastal, your inland needs tho similar are probably not the same.  Hell, you're likely better off than many 'coastals' in that you have Mackite just north of you in Grand Haven.  I'd plan to arrive early, because 2 questions generate 4, etc...  They seem to have both a lot of kit and knowledge.  Good luck.

https://www.mackiteboarding.com/hydrofoil/

Jim

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Wingsurfing, Windfoiling, Wingfoiling, Wing SUP / Re: Hand Kite
« on: October 16, 2019, 05:54:10 AM »
FRP ...has it.  WingWing.  It's universal. Land, sand, SUP, surf or foil - friendly.

Jim

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General Discussion / Re: New Airline Policy.
« on: October 15, 2019, 11:43:44 AM »
DP,  I'm surprised they didn't accuse you of carrying a 'blowgun'.  The guys who manage TSA sectors I gather rake in big bucks, but the grunts are treated like window tellers at the bank. 

Jim

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