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

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 5:23 pm
by Dwight

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

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 5:55 pm
by jakemoore
airic wrote:
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
I like the look of those low profile and short foot hooks. The current ones are so big it’s like a lever. If the hook doesn’t break then the force is transmitted to the board. I pulled a Chinook insert out of the board with one of the bigger Klingon EVA foot hooks and I broke a few plastic ones.

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

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 6:28 pm
by airic
I use the hook only for holding the board when doing water start, so I like the low profile of the EVA foam.

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

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 7:37 pm
by airsail
Tried the hooks but they broke. I now use a front strap that runs across the board attached to both outer front footstrap locations. The strap is tight, I can't put my foot all the way in, just a few toes but enough for waterstarting and you never get caught in a crash. It also is soft on the feet and doesn't break. I use this setup on my surf and race foil.

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

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 8:41 pm
by Macisback
Take Slingshot foothooks and reinforce the lower half with 3mm stainless steel - works brilliant!

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

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 9:22 pm
by TomW
Been using my slingshot foothooks for 110 Hrs+ on board, no breaking

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

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 9:53 pm
by SalmonSlayer
Lots of interesting alternative approaches posted here.

Pics would really help. Please post pics of your ideas

Also specifications such as what size PVC pipe. I see one example looks like it is gray which is schedule 80 and one white example which is schedule 40.

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

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 10:40 pm
by pikovsg
Macisback wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 8:41 pm
Take Slingshot foothooks and reinforce the lower half with 3mm stainless steel - works brilliant!
Thanks for the help! I boost and do freestyle with the Slingshot hooks, that's probably why they broke. Tried the 3mm steel below, doesn't seem to help at all. Can you post a few pics?

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

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 10:41 pm
by pikovsg
Dwight wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 5:23 pm
https://instagram.com/p/BZo_xQYl9Qg/

Heated PVC Pipe
What size PVC did you use?

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

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 9:55 pm
by Dwight
1” PVC