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Matthew Pullan (Skyaddict) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Matthew Pullan is an avid cross country paraglider pilot who lives and works in Austria. He took up MYOG in 2010 and shares a flat in St Radegund with a battered Bernina Record 830. Favourite piece of gear: Ozone Alpina lightweight EN C paraglider.
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extremtextil to supply 7d! eventually!!!
Funny you should ask, I just the newsletter from extremtextil.de today, apparently they are trying to get some 7d and 10d from a supplier in Japan. Although they say it will not be available till J...

In Make Your Own Gear » Impetus 1.2
March 07, 11:00am

Bulk orders
I may be mistaken, but I think it is possible to order rasant direct from Amman, I don't know the minimum order. If it's large quantities you want then the shipping may be more favourable. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polyester Core-Spun Thread Source
March 06, 11:24pm

Core spun thread
Rasant is a popular core spun polyester thread. Rasant 75 is available from extremtextil in Germany: http://www.extremtextil.de/catalog/Sewing-Accessories/Threads:::38_40.html?XTCsid=6e17d46e226...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polyester Core-Spun Thread Source
March 06, 9:54am

Hydrostatic head
Did anyone test the HH of the high bias cuben? With the fibres more spread out the material may be flatter overall (microscopic differences obviously). If it was different that would at least tell ...

In Make Your Own Gear » High Bias Cuben
August 25, 5:44am

re technique
>1) cut out a circle< Correct. >2) cut it into fourths (one for each corner)< Not quite. I fold them in half so that the ripstop is aligned diagonally to produce the high bias orient...

In Make Your Own Gear » Foolproof solution to sewing silnylon?
July 17, 12:39am

re tie outs
If you look care fully you will see that I use a loose zig zag rather than a bar tack, which I think is unnecessary and over perferates. With a loose zig zag you can go back and forth to create a b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Foolproof solution to sewing silnylon?
July 16, 2:13am

Re tie outs
Hi Steve, the tie outs are circular, obviously. Intuition suggests that this distributes stress more evenly, although there are no official tests so far. I tend to overbuild slight...

In Make Your Own Gear » Foolproof solution to sewing silnylon?
July 15, 4:11am

Re tie outs
The shock cord is just a loop through the tie out. It is flipped that way because it helped me to thread the guyline through the tie out. Normally it would just project outwards. It's nothing s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Foolproof solution to sewing silnylon?
July 14, 6:50pm

re speed switch
I have just joined berninathirtysomethings and am still ploughing through the wealth of info on that site. It seems the foot control was not one of Bernina's strong points. Mine does seem to gr...

In Make Your Own Gear » Foolproof solution to sewing silnylon?
July 14, 1:58pm

re foot treadle
Hi Tim, thanks for the kind words regarding the tarp. If done in one go, I would say it takes about a day to do one tarp. I wouldn't go for a foot treadle machine myself. I really s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Foolproof solution to sewing silnylon?
July 14, 1:06pm

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