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Are there foot hooks that don't %*-"@! break?

Postby pikovsg » Mon May 28, 2018 11:58 pm

Please help! I'm on my 30th pair of Slingshot and NSI foot hooks. Seriously. They last 5 sessions and then break at the same place every time. Tried everything - 1 bolt, metal clip on far bolt, etc. Doesn't help. Strapless and straps are great, but I love the intensity that comes while riding hooks.

Is there anything else out there?!

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Re: Are there foot hooks that don't %*-"@! break?

Postby NYKiter » Tue May 29, 2018 3:08 am

You might want to learn strapless, safer...

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Re: Are there foot hooks that don't %*-"@! break?

Postby Osprey1 » Tue May 29, 2018 3:18 am

Yeah. Mine used to break all the time. I then started wrapping them tightly in black duct tape before installation with and haven't had an issue since.


NSI needs to use a higher grade plastic IMO.

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Re: Are there foot hooks that don't %*-"@! break?

Postby pikovsg » Tue May 29, 2018 7:38 am

Osprey1 wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 3:18 am
Yeah. Mine used to break all the time. I then started wrapping them tightly in black duct tape before installation with and haven't had an issue since.


NSI needs to use a higher grade plastic IMO.
Oh yeah?? Any chance you can show me a pic how you wrap? How many times do you wrap the hook on top and bottom?

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Re: Are there foot hooks that don't %*-"@! break?

Postby codifilo » Tue May 29, 2018 8:40 am

I maded my own and after 15+ sessions they still work perfectly.

You need:
- PVC pipe
- Heat gun
- Wood strip
- Abrasive file
- Hacksaw
- Old wetsuit
- Driller

Process:
1. Cut pipe to the desired length
2. Heat pipe
3. Flatten pipe with wood strip
4. Heat again
5. Bend to desired hook shape (I use a different shape for front and back hooks)
6. File borders
7. Drill holes
8. Wrap hook with old wetsuit strips like if it was a tennis racket grip.


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Re: Are there foot hooks that don't %*-"@! break?

Postby marekmk » Tue May 29, 2018 10:01 am

the new nsi do not break, stronger plastic is being used

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Re: Are there foot hooks that don't %*-"@! break?

Postby pikovsg » Tue May 29, 2018 10:23 am

marekmk wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 10:01 am
the new nsi do not break, stronger plastic is being used
My new NSI hooks just broke... Do you know when they started making the new plastic?

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Re: Are there foot hooks that don't %*-"@! break?

Postby marekmk » Tue May 29, 2018 10:45 am

no idea when, but its a clear plastic. I have used the new nsi ones 20+ times and no issues. with the old ones I broke 2 pairs!

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Re: Are there foot hooks that don't %*-"@! break?

Postby plummet » Tue May 29, 2018 11:23 am

i made my own too. stole the missis chopping board. Chopped it up heated it with a heat cut and formed it. Slapped some neoprene on it like above and boom foot hook.

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Re: Are there foot hooks that don't %*-"@! break?

Postby airic » Tue May 29, 2018 12:01 pm

I will built these whit eva foam block, seem to be a good idea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFMLIYmGczw


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