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Author Topic: Intriguing Beings Podcast - Ralf Grösel - the future of wing/kite production  (Read 1182 times)

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A fascinating insight into where the production of out inflatable toys could be headed and it's not in China... The Brainchild laboratory seems to have totally reengineered the manufacturing process with sustainability and cutting edge technology at its core. One example is a proprietary cloth welding technology that does away with all seams save for one on the leading edge which is only there to facilitate repairs. Another being the use of white cloth exclusively which is then printed rather the use of coloured cloth. It's long, but worth a listen...
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« Last Edit: January 04, 2023, 09:23:58 AM by Solent Foiler »
I'm 5'10", 66kg riding:
Swift Foil Boards custom 4'10 x 19.5" 35L
Gong Lethal 4'6 65L
Axis ART 799, 899, 1099, HPS 880 US & CS Adv fuse, 85cm mast
Gong Fluid L-S, XXL-S on 85cm and 65cm mast
Takuma RS 5.1, 4.3, 3.5

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One example is a proprietary cloth welding technology that does away with all seams

My favorite board shorts are welded seam O'Neils. I don't see any in their current lineup but the ones I have are super flexible and comfortable.
Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

Solent Foiler

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Well, with the technology Brainchild is developing, you could have your wing match those favourite boardies!
I'm 5'10", 66kg riding:
Swift Foil Boards custom 4'10 x 19.5" 35L
Gong Lethal 4'6 65L
Axis ART 799, 899, 1099, HPS 880 US & CS Adv fuse, 85cm mast
Gong Fluid L-S, XXL-S on 85cm and 65cm mast
Takuma RS 5.1, 4.3, 3.5

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One example is a proprietary cloth welding technology that does away with all seams

My favorite board shorts are welded seam O'Neils. I don't see any in their current lineup but the ones I have are super flexible and comfortable.

Years ago I had a pair of welded seam boardshorts that i loved.  Wore them a lot - probably more than I should have....  On their last use, I took them waterskiing with a bunch of friends.  The driver punched the gas, I popped up, and my shorts had blown out all of the crotch seams and turned into a sort of loincloth.

I (and my friends who were on the boat) hope the technology has improved!   

 


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