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Re: recommendations on ice screws

Postby Mikites » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:18 pm

I have 2, both off ebay, brand new black diamond for $30

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Diamond-T ... 51b77a4388

$34 free shipping brand new

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Re: recommendations on ice screws

Postby windybrit » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:23 pm

Good price ..... too bad about the "does not ship to Canada " :(

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Re: recommendations on ice screws

Postby BigZ » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:08 am

Black Diamond Turbo Ice 22cm from MEC - $48, a couple of carabiners, and a sling and you are set.

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Re: recommendations on ice screws

Postby Hardwater Kiter » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:18 am

For our purposes we've found older Lowe screws work great for snowkite. They are a wide diameter screw which makes for easy clearing after you've taken the screw out. Especially important if you only have one screw.

We always have 2 screws. One that we leave at the launch area with a flag in it and one on board for emergency kite landings out and about. If you never fly far from where you laun :thumb: ch one screw will do.

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Re: recommendations on ice screws

Postby Hardwater Kiter » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:24 am

This is my favorite screw. Not sure the brand. Like the Lowe they are wide diameter and bot have a spinning hanger which is key if you fly where the winds are constantly shifting.

The thing I like about this screw is the way you can slide the hanger done the screw. Allows for shallow placement without having screw exposed to too much leverage.

You should never leave a screw hanging out. Always thread to the hilt.
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