FKA Kiteboarding Forums  

Go Back   FKA Kiteboarding Forums > St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay Forum > What's going on?
Connect with Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/rick.iossi
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 04-06-2006, 12:39 PM
C. Moore's Avatar
C. Moore C. Moore is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: North Tampa
Posts: 753
Default

Thanks Eagle..

How do you add the rescue hook / knife to the helmet? :P

-Chris
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-06-2006, 12:46 PM
toby wilson's Avatar
toby wilson toby wilson is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Palmetto, FL
Posts: 1,681
Default

I used that old thin liquid force waist harness you gave me Chris until I got lucky enough (and Eagle was gracious enough to pass up on it for his larger students so that I could have a nice harness - Thanks Bryan!!!) to get a great deal on a used pyro from a very nice guy out at East Beach one day. Chris, the difference was NIGHT AND DAY!!! The Pyro is super comfortable in my opinion and I realized in making my harness transition that comfort makes a HUGE difference in the speed at which you learn. I had been having trouble getting up right foot forward but after buying the Pyro and going out and trying right foot forward for the first time using it, I popped right up out of the water!!! Get a Pyro my friend, you won't be sorry...

Only downside is the way the spreader bar clips on...I wish it clipped on directly to hooks on the harness like I hear the Fusion does...
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-06-2006, 12:50 PM
Eagle Eagle is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: St Pete
Posts: 154
Default

The Benchmade rescue hook is available with a molded plastic sheath which can be attached to the helmet with cable ties. You can do the same on the speader bar.

http://www.benchmade.com/products/pr...l.aspx?model=5

When I was using this knife, the sheath was attached to my spreader bar with cable ties and I had a length of nylon cord tied to the knife in case I ever dropped it.
__________________
Tampa Bay Wind and Weather http://www.tampabaykiteboarding.com/...nd&weather.htm
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-06-2006, 01:03 PM
C. Moore's Avatar
C. Moore C. Moore is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: North Tampa
Posts: 753
Default

Thanks guys and I like that hook Eagle. That is the shiznit.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-06-2006, 01:16 PM
Eagle Eagle is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: St Pete
Posts: 154
Default

If you get one I would go with the stainless/satin finish which has more longevity in salt water. I've had 2 of the black oxide finish replaced by Benchmade within 6 months of use.
The satin will last longer and its a good idea to rinse with fresh water and apply a silicone spray. Cover the blade with surf board wax which keeps the blade sharp and free of corrosion.

Skydiving knives, sometimes called jack knives work well for kiteboarding.
Here is a link to a page with an assortment of hook knives.
http://www.square1.com/Manufacturers...e1/cat212.html
__________________
Tampa Bay Wind and Weather http://www.tampabaykiteboarding.com/...nd&weather.htm
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.

Do not advertise outside of [COM] Forums.
Do not show disrespect for others in your postings.
Users can be denied access to this Site without warning.
FKA, Inc., it’s officers and moderators are not responsible
for the content of the postings and any links or pictures posted.

Report Problems by PM to “administrator” or via email to flkitesurfer@hotmail.com

Copyright FKA, Inc. 2004, All Rights Reserved.