I think we honor Silke Gorldt by taking special time to review and improve our safety in this sport. I encourage us all to now discuss safety issues that could help avoid tragedies like the one that took Silke.
Of course, the issue of quick releases on depower loops is huge. On this subject, I would appreciate feedback on a modified safety set up that I'm considering.
I am looking to use a Da Kine Reactor bar that has a Ronstan shackle added for the depower loop. This set up allows one to also use the main harness loop if desired. Here are two photos that show the general idea:
Only I want to use this set up with the X2 bar. Instead of having the depower loop attached to the shackle by a metal ring, I want to attach the quick release depower loop that comes with the X2. A person using the pictured set up said that should work fine. It adds one more way of getting out of the chicken loop besides relying on the Ronstan shackle.
What do you guys think of that idea?