On 2002-11-03 20:11, WildThang wrote:
I actually utilize a dual system of a Wichard 2673 and a Wipika loop release.
One time I forgot to shackle and started riding hooked in the loop and on a particularly bad jump, my loop dropped out and the kite powered up to the point I couldn't get back in. I had to release to the leash.
I think premature ejections
are almost as bad as sticky releases. You want the system to hold you in without flaw and release without flaw when you need it to.
Were you using the Wipika straight tube (term?) to hold the loop on your hook? The problem you descibe with unintentional unhooking is one of the main reasons I went to the QR Shackle. I was hoping the Wipika style QRL overcame that nasty little problem.