should be able to do almost all that they are doin on the water?
(i'd up the hospital cover, a long ways up)
forgot about the bar instead of handles, brain fart, again
Peter wrote:luke, they will need a quick exit and entry system so you can do a "both feet out"
i'm interested in this tyre issue, got me listening, again.
wheels are cheaper at Briskites
SoutherlyBuster wrote: some competion going for pricing, good for the kiters.
Thanks Peter, so that's 50x4$ = 200$ for a set of four, ok so 36$ cheaper, but then add freight to VIC.
[quote="Spartan"]Spartan wrote:Well guys I've convinced the guy who helped me make my skates and who is an engineer, to meet me for a coffee tonight, to talk about making skates for you guys if anyone interested. If he agrees I will post his number on the forum and you guys can call him directly
Now for some more distractions, ..... I have a pair of hicking boots which give me good ankle support that I also use for landboarding. So why not just strap them to a set of rails with wheels either end, no inline skates boots needed (or need to canabolise a new set). What do you think? That picture you put on George with the slide show like appearance where the guy makes them custom, is that where they are heading, fits any boot, just through a lever and they strap on?
Spartan wrote:Guys, I've been talking to all the skaters from around the world through the time I was building my skates, and the coment from all of them was, ankle support, ankle support, ankle support, and dont build them cheap.
Four Scooter wheels and tires of 12-inch diameter can be purchased from most bicycle shops. It is advisable to spend a little more and get the puncture-resistant inner tubes. Note: Avoid using small wheels. An outside wheel diameter of less than 10 inches will result in a hard and bumpy ride with less traction.
Yet most of the discussion is about 50X200 wheels.
Has anybody built what Bob describes at
If they have, how do they perform?
When considering kite skating its not just the the skates. What has experience shown to be recommended protective gear - maybe leg/knee guards, padded pants/ hip guards and maybe body armour as shoulder/elbow/wrist could cost more and be less effective. Has anybody priced the recommended protective gear. This would give a better understanding of what getting into kite skating costs.