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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #60 on: October 01, 2019, 04:25:09 AM »
Hey Dwight, by running the leash from handle to waist, does it at all act like a harness line making it a little easier on the arms..or could it?
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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #61 on: October 01, 2019, 04:30:21 AM »
It does make you wonder why somebody didn’t make their handles with 6” long carbon tubes inside the webbing handles. It seems so obvious the first time you try one.

SPG uses hard plastic inside their handles.  It is flat, not tubular but it is very nice.  That is the best handle of the (now 6) brands that I have held.  I could see a round tube or an oval inside the webbing being nicer again.  Future refinements.

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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #62 on: October 01, 2019, 05:09:05 AM »
Boss,  They are petty easy to make... use 1/2 tube, however, so you don't lump the top.

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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #63 on: October 01, 2019, 05:19:14 AM »
Boss,  They are petty easy to make... use 1/2 tube, however, so you don't lump the top.

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Very slick Jim. I need me some wetstuff handles for my F-One. Would you care to make some?
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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #64 on: October 01, 2019, 06:15:24 AM »
Jim,  did you use Velcro to install those handles?

I see a market for handle wraps.

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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #65 on: October 01, 2019, 06:16:56 AM »
Hey Dwight, by running the leash from handle to waist, does it at all act like a harness line making it a little easier on the arms..or could it?

No, mine is just a leash. There is a harness line setup on the Swing. I don’t think I need it, yet anyway.

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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #66 on: October 01, 2019, 06:23:04 AM »
Hey Dwight, by running the leash from handle to waist, does it at all act like a harness line making it a little easier on the arms..or could it?

No, mine is just a leash. There is a harness line setup on the Swing. I don’t think I need it, yet anyway.

Ok thanks..with waist leash and harness lines and harness, that’s a lot of stuff, so was thinking of way the leash could also act like harness lines eliminating the need for both.
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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #67 on: October 01, 2019, 07:00:39 AM »
They are petty easy to make... use 1/2 tube, however, so you don't lump the top.

Hi Jim, 

Are you using a carbon  tube or a plastic tube?  Is it inside the original handle or around it?  This looks pretty good https://www.onlinemetals.com/en/buy/carbon-fiber/0-125-x-0-5-carbon-fiber-rectangle-bar-33-msi-carbon-pultruded-matte-finish-unidirectional/pid/14561?CAWELAID=120293320000206735&CATARGETID=120293320000270459&CADevice=c&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgb7F-p775AIVdyCtBh0PTAatEAYYAyABEgJzg_D_BwE
I am sure that Airtime could sew that in.
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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #68 on: October 01, 2019, 07:16:10 AM »
That would be pretty easy to make. I made my stiffies so the are just about the maximum length that can fit under the handle. This brings the handle closer to the strut and stiffens the handle to strut connection. If you really wanted a round handle you could put a slit tube around the existing handle and wrap it like footstraps are done. It would get bulky in a hurry though.

I cant see from the pictures exactly what Wetstuff did.
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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #69 on: October 01, 2019, 10:18:43 AM »
No, Boss...  I used simple, PEX plumbing tube.  I have kite-carbon tubes, but they are small. I don't think I would like: cutting carbon with a saw and potentially breaking it.  A 12" section of PEX cut in half only comes in at .55oz/16g and will not shatter.
These simply do a full wrap making a rounded topside and a 'roundish' underside with full velcro. It takes a bit of squeeing, but I can get the shape I am after.  I have not put this under a lot of pull to see if it distorts. (none noted in use so far)  This non-slip is ~v.4.  (twisted to show the top in a photo)

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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #70 on: October 01, 2019, 12:29:39 PM »


Today’s wind was very uncomfortable. I need my 3.5m. FedEx please drive faster.

Meanwhile my buddy using my old Gong 7m, needed every bit of those 7 meters today, and is starting to get it figured out. He’s only 15 lbs heavier than me.

So...moral of the story....my wind range might not be your wind range. Only you can figure it out.
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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #71 on: October 01, 2019, 04:17:30 PM »
I tried Stiffy McBoomBoom (hey, it's better than Boaty McBoatface) today in some pitiful east wind. I couldn't quite get to my feet--a few gusts came close, but no--so I just slowly knee sailed to the Oregon side, then turned around and slowly sailed back. Okay, we're done here. Admin hit the water first and actually got enough wind to foil across once and I guess half the way back. And then that was it for foiling. When it's light, even just one or two MPH makes a big difference. I could have had some fun with a Gong 9 maybe, but 5M? Nope.

Stiffy was actually kind of a lifesaver. I would have had a nasty time in that light wind without some additional balanced places to hang on to. Most of the time I could make my way upwind by one-handing the boom between the front and first handle and it worked perfectly. I like the precise control I have now, and the T handle turns out to be pretty cool too. I can easily flip the wing holding the T and just twisting. I'm liking it even more than I expected to.
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Re: Scored a 5M Swing
« Reply #72 on: October 01, 2019, 05:07:24 PM »
It is supposed to turn West tomorrow for 3 days.  YUP.

 


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