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Wichard 2673

Postby KGN » Sat Jun 18, 2005 10:01 pm

I have made a hp leash,and I am using this wichard at the back of my harness for the release.
I had a "pin" type wichard(the one with the pin that pulls to the side)but found out quickly that on a hard wipeout,the force of the water will open it.
So,this one comes with a little thin white rope to pull.Of course you put a red ball on to pull it easier,but I am afraid the white rope that comes with it will break
What are people using to pull this release?Do you replace that rope with higher strength rope?The hole is very small to thread any type of rope in.


pics would help
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Postby sq225917 » Sun Jun 19, 2005 10:26 am

i have a loop of rope, not large enough to fallover the back of te shackle gate, looped through over the release spring.

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Postby KGN » Sun Jun 19, 2005 1:14 pm

Is it possible for you to post a pic of that?
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Postby Klaus (c:E » Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:39 pm

Hai,

maybe this will help You:

There You have my Wichard 2673 (and a 2773 in one pictuer too) with two Balls that are connected with a 4 mm Rope. The white rope is usually replaced because it´s of no use anymore.

Sea You: Klaus (c:E
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Postby bucski » Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:16 am

problem with this setup is one which I had a mile out to sea in tenerife.

The ball on the quick release on the witchard caught on my harness somewhere and released itself, and because I had a leashless system ( not anymore!) it was bye bye kite, leaving me with a long swim across to a harbour.

Managed to get all but my lines back in the end, but it was a right pain.

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Postby EdDy_DiFfUsIvItY » Tue Jun 21, 2005 12:31 pm

I would not use one anymore.
Mine locked up on me a few times and I found that the metal ring had worn a groove in the whichard 2674 and it just stuck there and would not release.

I now use a pin release.

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ron.

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Postby stefannn » Tue Jun 21, 2005 2:25 pm

EdDy_DiFfUsIvItY wrote:I would not use one anymore.
Mine locked up on me a few times and I found that the metal ring had worn a groove in the whichard 2674 and it just stuck there and would not release.

I now use a pin release.

Regds.

ron.
i beg to differ. far from being perfect, we all know from various tests that the wichard is more reliable than any pin system. of course, the system is more costly, consequently the kite producers do not favour the wichard.

personally, i would not enter the water without my wichard.

cheers, stefannn

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Postby EdDy_DiFfUsIvItY » Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:31 am

In that case my friend - you are not taking your safety seriously enough.

You may beg to differ, but you cannot ignore the experiences of one with 4 years of kitesurfing experience - 2 of which are with a whichard.

Thats pure ignorance. and here is the full explanation for your benefit alone.....

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Now you see thar ring ? well it likes to sit just under the hinge and it then wears itself a little groove. then when you really need to release and least expect it, you pull your cord and nothing happens - your life reels before your eyes as you know something has gone wrong....you look down to see the release gate (wire section) open, gate still closed- but still the metal ring is lodged under the hinge and you must move it by hand in order to have any chance.


Good day to you.

Ron.

stefannn wrote:
EdDy_DiFfUsIvItY wrote:I would not use one anymore.
Mine locked up on me a few times and I found that the metal ring had worn a groove in the whichard 2674 and it just stuck there and would not release.

I now use a pin release.

Regds.

ron.
i beg to differ. far from being perfect, we all know from various tests that the wichard is more reliable than any pin system. of course, the system is more costly, consequently the kite producers do not favour the wichard.

personally, i would not enter the water without my wichard.

cheers, stefannn

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Postby Toby » Wed Jun 22, 2005 11:39 am

no need for a Wichard on the HP Leash.

Excellent, cheaper and working, HRR from X-Shooter:

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more info:
http://www.kiteproshop.com/unhook_leashes.php

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Postby murdoc » Wed Jun 22, 2005 6:24 pm

i replaced the wichard release with the kiteproshop leash shown by toby.

it's cheaper, more reliable and better release - due to the fixed position of the release.


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