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

Postby jakemoore » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:20 am

EVA Blocks from Blue Planet look like the ticket to me.
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Re: Are there foot hooks that don't %*-"@! break?

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

Postby Foxi » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:11 am

Ride Engine is distributed (and partly owned ?) by SS and if you compare the covers without the branding sticker it looks quite the same ..
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Ride Engine Hoof Hooks

Postby Jonpnw » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:05 pm

The Ride Engine "Hoof Hooks" are substantially reinforced with greater thickness , material and a mounting plate . These are different than the Slingshot Half Strap , the RE version will be available soon.
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Re: Ride Engine Hoof Hooks

Postby pikovsg » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:26 pm

Jonpnw wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:05 pm
The Ride Engine "Hoof Hooks" are substantially reinforced with greater thickness , material and a mounting plate . These are different than the Slingshot Half Strap , the RE version will be available soon.FullSizeRender.jpgIMG_7072.JPG
Yes, this is EXACTLY what we need!

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Re: Ride Engine Hoof Hooks

Postby Jonpnw » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:02 pm

pikovsg wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:26 pm
Jonpnw wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:05 pm
The Ride Engine "Hoof Hooks" are substantially reinforced with greater thickness , material and a mounting plate . These are different than the Slingshot Half Strap , the RE version will be available soon.FullSizeRender.jpgIMG_7072.JPG
Yes, this is EXACTLY what we need!
SS version will be available early July , The RE version early August . :thumb:

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

Postby TomW » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:09 pm

You have the ss spacer wrong on the slingshot foothook. It should be longitudinal. I have one pair for almost 2 years. Not broke.

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

Postby juandesooka » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:20 pm

Cut a 2" x 6" strip from plastic cutting board.
Heat it with paint stripping heat gun or stove element.
Bend it into z pattern.
Drill 2 holes.

Voila, "unbreakable" foot hook for under a dollar. :-)

I made one but never used it -- its strength is also a potential negative. For example if kite crashes while foiling, it's a potential disaster if your lines wrap on the hook ... having it break off would be preferable to death looping with the battle axe.

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

Postby Jonpnw » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:33 pm

:thumb: This was set up for the picture . I should of placed the spacer correctly , even with the spacer in the correct orientation I have broke several of these.
TomW wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:09 pm
You have the ss spacer wrong on the slingshot foothook. It should be longitudinal. I have one pair for almost 2 years. Not broke.

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

Postby lieutenantglorp » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:38 pm

juandesooka wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:20 pm
Cut a 2" x 6" strip from plastic cutting board.
Heat it with paint stripping heat gun or stove element.
Bend it into z pattern.
Drill 2 holes.

Voila, "unbreakable" foot hook for under a dollar. :-)

I made one but never used it -- its strength is also a potential negative. For example if kite crashes while foiling, it's a potential disaster if your lines wrap on the hook ... having it break off would be preferable to death looping with the battle axe.
Sharp corners and no curvature to match the shape of my foot? No thanks..


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