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Modification Photos for Mossie Pro KS 9 Plus

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  • eric_george@yahoo.com
    Check out the photos and diagrams I added to the file section, this should help... This represents most of the changes I have made ot my 9 Plus... it is now
    Message 1 of 7 , Sep 18 3:43 PM
      Check out the photos and diagrams I added to the file section, this
      should help...

      This represents most of the changes I have made ot my 9 Plus... it is
      now stable and quick turning, I have moved to a shorter bar as well..

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ksurfschool/files/Mosquito%20Pro%20KS%
      209%20Plus/

      --- In ksurfschool@y..., scott@y... wrote:
      > I'm also a little confused. I've been thru the windtools forum, the
      > posts on several group lists and talked to various people on the
      web
      > & on the beach (Alameda, Ca). I'm new to the sport, picked up a
      used
      > Mosquito 9+, not sure of the vintage, but it came as a 2 line, no
      > safety. I'm gonna need the power (6'5", 270 lbs) and realize the
      > foil is gonna have a steeper learning curve. There are WAAY too
      many
      > choices on the modifications to get a clear picture!
      >
      > 1) Depower & Safety system (after a harrowing 20Kt day on land I
      did
      > this one already)
      >
      > B) Trailing edge brake (how do I figure out the line lengths?)
      >
      > III) Cross braking system (I hear alot of great things about this!)
      >
      > 4) The brake system doesnt have a line down to the bar??
      >
      > V) Change angle of attack (knots in B & C lines)some suggest entire
      > kite, some say wings only
      >
      > F) Dont use the bladders (effect water relaunchability?)
      >
      > VII) Cross port kite cells (take a knife to my new(used)kite?)
      >
      > H) Any wonder why I'm confused?????
      >
      > From what I've seen, I think (by early next season) I'll make the
      > following mods;
      >
      > D & S - line to bar(slack) with attachment to wristleash
      > trailing edge brake lines
      > Cross braking
      > angle of attack mods
      >
      > I'd love to hear the voices of experience tell me if I'm on the
      right
      > track, and to hear from other beginners to trade notes and
      > commiserate.
      >
      > Scott
      >
      >
      > --- In ksurfschool@y..., hink_trent@y... wrote:
      > > --- In ksurfschool@y..., eric_george@y... wrote:
      > >
      > > > 3. Add the s & d system as described in the tips section,
      instead
      > > of
      > > > doubling up the one line as suggested, I used a ring on the
      cross
      > > > line to achieve the same effect.
      > >
      > > If I set the kite up with the depower system will I have to
      > > disconnect the brakes? I don't really want to loose the ability
      to
      > > relaunch the kite if i crash it on it's nose.
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