This was from the Safety topic and I prolly should wait for more details to be posted, but wanted to ask about this before I forgot...
The leash was hooked to the correct ring, the ring hooked on the front line that lets that front line act as an extreme safety depower.
His bar was slid up that line about 10-20'.
I think it's odd the bar had only slid 10-20'. This seems like it might not be enough to completely flip the kite around and depower on a front line like it's designed?
My T2 has no flagging line stopper ball which means if I pull the safety the bar goes almost all the way to the kite. I guess it doesn't make a big difference as long as it goes far enough to totally spin the kite around and hang it off the front bridle, but 10-20' seems like it might not be enough.
As previously suggested, I think there might've been some sort of tangle involving the bar and/or leash which must've preventing the bar from sliding farther. I have had this happen before screwing up the bar trying to relaunch after a crash and if the kite starts looping the only option is to completely ditch the kite.
Anyway, I totally agree with kook-proofing the leash system (like the line attachments already are on the T2) and until it comes that way out of the box find some way to do this on your own. I would suggest adding a low strength quick release to your harness where you attach the leash. That way if the leash QR fails you have a back up. And if you are getting dragged by a powered up kite hopefully the damn thing lets loose on its own. The leash system should not be strong enough to drag a rider, only to hold a DEPOWERED kite. The breaking point should be designed to pull apart under a powered up dragging scenario. Leashes can kill seems to be a lesson we are sadly learning the hardest way.