Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

HKA Safety Release. Hook Knives.

Forum with lots of safety info - a must for newbees


HaylingBilly
Rare Poster
Posts: 25
Joined: Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:43 pm
Kiting since: 2011
Local Beach: Hayling Island U.K.
Favorite Beaches: Gotta be Hayling Island...
Gear: Slingshot Lift Foil, Liquid Force 12m solo, Flysurfer Speed5 12m, Naish Trip 10m, Best TS 10m, Blade Trigger 7m.
Brand Affiliation: None

HKA Safety Release. Hook Knives.

Postby HaylingBilly » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:56 am

Hi,
Please take a look at this article released by Hayling Island Kitesurf Association. It is intended to educate kitesurfers in the importance of carrying the correct type of line knife. I know some folk will make the decision never to carry one, that is their choice, but if you are inclined to carry a knife then this may help you to choose the best design for our sport.

https://spark.adobe.com/page/mo4h9SZdQwtBm/

matth
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1576
Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:18 pm
Kiting since: 2011
Local Beach: Revere, Nahant, Chapin, West Dennis, Hardings , Kalmus, First Encounter, Dog, yerril, Wing
Favorite Beaches: Wing, West Dennis, Kalmus, Chapin, Revere, Nahant, Dog, Horse Neck, Good Harbor, Yerrill
Style: Freeride
Gear: 7m Prodigy, 9.5m Prodigy, 12m Flite, 17m Flite. Crazyfly Raptor Pro Neon, King Gee,
Mako Duke.
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: HKA Safety Release. Hook Knives.

Postby matth » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:06 pm

I carry two knifes and check them often. Thanks for posting your story, A 15$ investment can save you a lot of pain or even worse :angryfire: :angryfire: :angryfire:

I think the eezy cut is best on the market.



https://eezycut.com/

User avatar
Peert
Frequent Poster
Posts: 404
Joined: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:38 am
Kiting since: 2012
Local Beach: Kijkduin, IJmuiden, Schellinkhout, Wijk aan Zee, Marina, Mirns.
Style: Freeride
Gear: Best Roca 4m, Naish Boxer 6 and 9m, GA Pure 8m Naish Trip 10m, Gong strutless 11m Modded Waroo 14m.
Mako 135x38 Mako 140x40 & Mako King 165x45, Crazyfly Bulldozer, T40 Moses Vorace Hydrofoil + Gong Wings
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Amsterdam

Re: HKA Safety Release. Hook Knives.

Postby Peert » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:19 pm

I studied this topic a couple of years back and concluded this type of knife would be best in most circumstances..
The standard knives in harness do not cut the thickest piece of rope in your setup...
Screenshot_20170810-211616.png


Return to “Safety”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron