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Created by japie Two weeks ago, 27 Sep 2019
japie
QLD, 5379 posts
27 Sep 2019 4:04PM
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Can anyone tell me which screws I should be buying to affix footstraps to this?

And before some wag suggests to take the board to a screw shop it is logistically inconvenient.

greenhead
WA, 44 posts
27 Sep 2019 2:25PM
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www.bunnings.com.au/zenith-10g-x-38mm-stainless-steel-self-tapper-pan-head-sheet-metal-screws-8-pack_p2420122
Just make sure they are not too long for your board.

Greenarrowz
NSW, 287 posts
27 Sep 2019 4:25PM
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10 gauge 1inch long stainless self tapers.

Mark _australia
WA, 19557 posts
27 Sep 2019 3:50PM
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Depends
The old Chinook blocks used a 10G screw as the guys said.

The ones on most boards now (ie: made at Cobra factory) have a larger hole and use a 6mm OD Plastite screw (which you will not get anywhere bar a WS / KS shop). Though nay kiteboards are still using the old school syste

Best to measure them.
Just use a drill bit to size it.


If the hole is about 3.5mm is what they guys said above.

4mm or smidge bigger (I think 4.2mm in reality) its a M6 Plastite.

Big differences

Dj Atak
WA, 61 posts
27 Sep 2019 5:49PM
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Crazyfly.. built to last, what size is it?? You wanna sell it??

cauncy
WA, 7540 posts
27 Sep 2019 8:19PM
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Don't fark up your board from wrong info. Your inserts will be a certain diameter and depth, also imp or metric , pretty easy to go to your local hardware and select correct fitting, ensure its marine grade stainless , personally I'd go Alan key or star key head, don't forget your strap as that'll affect length of fixing

japie
QLD, 5379 posts
28 Sep 2019 9:28AM
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Thanks for the advice guys.

I will let you know if I want to sell it after I've figured out whether it is beyond may capability to learn to use it!

the truth
QLD, 183 posts
28 Sep 2019 10:07AM
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It is beyond your capability mate, you are too old learn anything new. Stick to your twin tip and speedo's.

japie
QLD, 5379 posts
28 Sep 2019 11:04AM
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No it's not. I am mentally and physically prepared for this transition.

the truth
QLD, 183 posts
28 Sep 2019 1:08PM
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Okay Gramps, just remember the pointy end goes forwards.

japie
QLD, 5379 posts
28 Sep 2019 5:26PM
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Check this out, all done. I took your advice and got the half straps. I bought a handle as well but thought I may not need it as proved to be the case when I did an 80 k down winder today.

Steering with one hand on the bar!




(Not really. That last bit was a lie.)

the truth
QLD, 183 posts
6 Oct 2019 3:38PM
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spread your legs sweetheart



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