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Re: foot hooks

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:23 pm

Definitely use of a rear foot hook makes sense.

On really fast downwinders, you got no kite to lean against, and need to use edge pressure on your rear foot for controlling/balancing.

You will also find it better to ride out of semi ventilation with a rear hook, as you can control the board and keep it down and level, and avoid horror chrashes.

So in two axis the rear strap or hook is very useful IMO :thumb:

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Re: foot hooks

Postby AndKite » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:08 am

How about this one? Should work and be safe, also for foiling. Granted, it looks silly, but hey...

viewtopic.php?f=158&t=2377550

From originl post:
dorothyinstead wrote:Designed, built, and tested by Bob Ong.
A few weeks ago i tried strapless downwinder but struggled to keep the board on my feet during deep water starts, small jumps and messy waves.
I came up with this idea and have used it on three downwinders with good success.
The strap allows full movement of my feet up and down the board. the board stays connected to me feet in mushy waves, jumps, and deep water starts.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPHgW4JgF0U

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Re: foot hooks

Postby ronnie » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:09 am

This is a North Freestyle Fish with a foil fitted.
http://i38.servimg.com/u/f38/15/98/32/50/_dsc1211.jpg

The skyhooks on the 2010 Freestyle Fish.
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDgwWDY0MA==/ ... c/$_20.JPG

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Re: foot hooks

Postby lieutenantglorp » Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:47 pm

AndKite wrote:How about this one? Should work and be safe, also for foiling. Granted, it looks silly, but hey...

viewtopic.php?f=158&t=2377550
Cool idea for directionals, but for foil I would never want to enable a way for my foot/ leg to become trapped under the huge footstrap in a wipeout. A submerged foil has tremendous leverage and that is why I prefer and encourage the use of foot hook. Better to enable the ability to be easily thrown clear in a wreck. :)

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Re: foot hooks

Postby revhed » Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:09 pm

lieutenantglorp wrote:. A submerged foil has tremendous leverage and that is why I prefer and encourage the use of foot hook. Better to enable the ability to be easily thrown clear in a wreck. :)
:thumb:
Not to mention how much less stress on your KBHF if you run aground.

My suggested list of safest to increasingly risky systems for LEARNING and maybe into the future for you and your KBHFs saftey.

strapless
Half cut NSI Klingon, Prediator or similar Front only foot hook, thanks to who suggested this.
Stock same as above
Half cut NSI Klingon front and back
Stock same as above
Front strap,s, only made worse if to loose or tight, and with booties?
Front and back straps
boots

I was and still am so shocked to have read here that so many around the world learn with front and rear straps, totally unheard of where I fly.
And most never use any rear system other than racers or jumpers.
I have never heard of or read about an injury from a crash using a front only foot hook set up, relating to getting stuck in it.
I have myself many years ago, and seen first hand, and read and heard of many stories of sometimes serious leg, knee, ankle injurys directly related to getting stuck in a strap,s during a crash, more so when learning.
Freak, random accidents can and will happen.
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