Vertical Ski (or snowboard) Carrying Hitch Rack

In short, the best ski/snowboard carrying solution I have come up with for a tall vehicle is to carry them vertically on a hitch rack. Simply attach clam shell style ski racks (roof racks) to the vertical post of a typical bike hitch rack using some steel angle iron and flat plate. Fasten everything together tightly with stainless steel bolts and lock-nuts.

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NASA Para Wing (NPW9b) Construction

I have been talking about building big kites for a long time. Ever since I started snow kiting in 2003. Well I finally committed to buying the materials and set off on this adventure a couple of weeks ago. Overall this project was not nearly as difficult as I thought it was going to be. That is not to say that everything came together perfectly, but overall it was a fairly painless and quite successful project.

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Points Unknown Insulated Super Gaiters

Points Unknown insulated super gaiters offer a great alternative to plastic mountaineering boots. By providing additional exterior water proofing (ballistic nylon), 2″ of synthetic insulation around the cuff and toe box, and a rubber rand that seals around the outside of the boot sole, the Points Unknown insulated super gaiters can provide a lightweight alternative to bulky plastic boots.

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