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by ronnie
Thu May 26, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: The News Room
Topic: Shinn 2016 Thread- the new spring release boards
Replies: 62
Views: 13419

Re: Shinn 2016 Thread- the new spring release boards

plate.jpg by drilling holes, yes.. the wood core is very durable and I doubt you would see issues for a long time, you could line and seal them. Takes 8 Holes, but you could do with 6.. If you go right through the board you'd need something neat on the deck so you didnt hurt your feet.. Thanks Mike...
by ronnie
Wed May 25, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: The News Room
Topic: Shinn 2016 Thread- the new spring release boards
Replies: 62
Views: 13419

Re: Shinn 2016 Thread- the new spring release boards

ronnie wrote:Mike,

Is the foil plate kit retro-fittable to the original Shinnster?
Edited - I meant kit - not kite.

I mean by drilling holes through the original Shinnster?
by ronnie
Wed May 25, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: The News Room
Topic: Shinn 2016 Thread- the new spring release boards
Replies: 62
Views: 13419

Re: Shinn 2016 Thread- the new spring release boards

Mike,

Is the foil plate kite retro-fittable to the original Shinnster?
by ronnie
Mon May 23, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Last two weeks in June...Scotland ?
Replies: 35
Views: 3426

Re: Last two weeks in June...Scotland ?

We have the last couple of weeks in June booked off. We were thinking the Uists, Harris, Lewis etc. Have van will travel :) Is the wind there? Or maybe Ireland? Normally we go somewhere warm, but this year thought we would stay 'local' I'm beginning to think maybe not such a good idea :roll: :lol: ...
by ronnie
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: vacuum bags
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Re: vacuum bags

I use them but don't use the vacuum. I lie on top of them to get as much air out as possible, then seal them. That gets them to a small size and easy to pack, but doesn't put too much pressure on them.
by ronnie
Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Foil Boards
Replies: 294
Views: 42851

Re: Foil Boards

Situate foil [bbvideo=560,315]https://youtu.be/EfJJnNNN-KE[/bbvideo] Go Thierry! Well done to F-One for working on this development. As Thierry is showing, the riding can be done. The trickier part may just be getting the engineering sorted to rotate the foil. As can be seen from his previous video...
by ronnie
Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Foil Boards
Replies: 294
Views: 42851

Re: Foil Boards

This "Beginner's Notebook" suggests that instead of trying to get the foil into a steady state by reacting to it, being proactive and always trying to make it do something, works better for learning.

http://boardridingmaui.com/cloudwritings-blog.html
by ronnie
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: The News Room
Topic: The 2015 SHINN Thread, the new year starts!
Replies: 199
Views: 29692

Re: The 2015 SHINN Thread, the new year starts!

My guess is that with a heavier rider and therefore more power through the board, on the water, the flatter board will then become pretty much the same shape as the (more rockered when unloaded) board for the lighter rider.
by ronnie
Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: El Medano....next week
Replies: 14
Views: 1781

Re: El Medano....next week

The forecasts I have been looking at might work out OK for your 10, but best to go by what they say as late as possible before you go.
by ronnie
Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: The safest way to launch - self launch!
Replies: 14
Views: 1725

Re: The safest way to launch - self launch!

I prefer the anchor launch. I put a stainless steel eyebolt into the top of a suitable rock where practical. I try to avoid spin launching because of wear on the kite and potential snags. This is one way to try to minimise sliding. Pile sand behind the leading edge at the point where you want the ki...
by ronnie
Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Water temp South coast
Replies: 13
Views: 1844

Re: Water temp South coast

Full suit and boots packed. £60 for the bag on easyjet, looks like they've closed the kite bag loop hole Could you have brought it as hold baggage? They have a limit of 20kg and L+W+D ,= 275cm I did phone them and ask if I could have sports equipment in my hold baggage and they eventually answered ...
by ronnie
Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Anybody know who took this pic of Kevin Langaree?
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

Re: Anybody know who took this pic of Kevin Langaree?

Thanks guys. They're all really cool pics. Ronnie - Are you taking me to the actual photographer or a photographer that takes kitesurfing pics? I looked through the Doca portfolio and there were no sunset ones. Blast - Could you please dig out some more please as you're on the right track there. PM...
by ronnie
Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: The Chicken Loop
Topic: Anybody know who took this pic of Kevin Langaree?
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

Re: Anybody know who took this pic of Kevin Langaree?

Doca photography. http://www.doca.co.za/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; https://scontent-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/10422479_10153061297472118_7861069353724836705_n.jpg?oh=82f28e67d536c3ba4feaf3ea244ca668&oe=5576728A" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; https://...
by ronnie
Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: The News Room
Topic: Dynabar V8
Replies: 14
Views: 1779

Re: Dynabar V8

It looks well designed and is a good solid piece of kit. There are lots of options and I'll go with the basic hook sliding on the rope. Marc is excellent to deal with, so I have confidence that parts will be available when needed, and I've started needing already having lost a small part. It costs a...
by ronnie
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: The News Room
Topic: Dynabar V8
Replies: 14
Views: 1779

Re: Dynabar V8

Blast wrote:Hi Ronnie,

received the order thanks and it will be sent out tomorrow with next day delivery so should be with you Thursday.
I'll also see if we have a second spare end clip

Marc@Blast
Thanks Marc