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by LVRob
Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hook Knives...don't bet your life on them!
Replies: 161
Views: 29956

Kyocera

Tom, I tried submitting the product idea form also & received the error statement also. I think you've got it covered well. I'd say one thing we could do here is get opinions on what people would be willing to pay for a ceramic hook knife. I'd pay $30-$40 after looking at knife prices ceramic & stee...
by LVRob
Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hook Knives...don't bet your life on them!
Replies: 161
Views: 29956

Ceramic Buiseness Opportunity

Spork, Thanks for the info, the incredibly brittle part doesn't sound good. If you give it a go will be very interested in your results, the knife only needs to work once maybe a half dozen times, the critical thing as far as I can see is the salt water corrosion thing. From what I read at Kyocera's...
by LVRob
Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Hook Knives...don't bet your life on them!
Replies: 161
Views: 29956

Ceramic Blade

Tom, Cutting lines is around plan D or F for me. But, thoughtful thread, from it I'll buy a new double hook knife from Jeff & coat it in lithium grease before putting it in my Mystic Warrior harness, might save me or someone else some day. Thanks Kyocera has a link looking for new product ideas, thi...
by LVRob
Sat Sep 22, 2007 4:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: quad fin
Replies: 11
Views: 1850

F4

I bought a 5' 11" F4 last Jan from Stretch with pads & straps installed, been a bad year here at South Padre so mostly ridden it in light winds it does well compared to my previous board a Slingshot Misfish which is a light wind board, I sold the Misfish if that tells you anything. It took me awhile...
by LVRob
Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: which harness to get?
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Waist & seat harness

I use both, a Mystic Warrior Waist Harness & a Dakine Nitrous seat harness. The waist harness moves your center of effort higher up on the body, I believe it makes jumping easier & more stable since your center of effort & center of gravity are in a better / more stable orientation. Also the waist h...
by LVRob
Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:38 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Ronstan Cleats
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Ronstan Cleats

Check out the below link. Ronstan offers a line of cleats for kitesurfing. These open up some possibilities for setting up adjustable 5th lines and alternatives to the power strap. This is news to me, I'm interested in anyones experience useing this hardware. http://www.clamcleat.com/cleats/default....
by LVRob
Sat Mar 31, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: SPI Good Info
Replies: 0
Views: 243

SPI Good Info

If you're interested in keeping the Laguna Madre clean & kiter friendly check out the link below. Good info, also if you join their email list it will help, strength in numbers.

http://www.savethelagunamadre.com/contact_us.html

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by LVRob
Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: South Padre Oil Exploration and Survey "sticks"?!
Replies: 25
Views: 2817

Good

Good, just need to pay attention, share info, figure out who these people are & their track record, from the links piakite posted we definitely need to pay attention. As we have been doing let them do their survey & don't screw with their stuff, the sooner they get this survey done the better. Then ...
by LVRob
Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:25 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: South Padre Oil Exploration and Survey "sticks"?!
Replies: 25
Views: 2817

Bull

"man, i was thinking of coming down in early april for a week, drop a grand or two in the local commmunity, kite my ass off. sticks in the lm, huh? i wonder what the airfare iinto obx is going for in april. . .? ........... for what its worth, i walk the talk, and commute by bicycle year-round (west...
by LVRob
Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: wind meter setup on line
Replies: 6
Views: 668

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