Okinawa Kiter wrote:
Can it be reset in the water? A friend of mine was swearing up and down that it can't. Said there is no videos or pictures online that shows that it can be. Also said it would pull too hard while it's sitting on it's leading edge to be able to reset.
Can't find any info on this.
Seems weird that it can't.
Some will say it cannot and some will say it can but regardless it is very hard to reset in the water. I even e-mailed Cabrinha tech support asking them why they would design a quick release system that could not be reset in the water and their direct response was this:
"As is clearly stated in the user manual, QR1 is only designed to be used in situations where you want to shut down your kite and end your session. As with almost any single line flagging safety system, it's not designed to be activated and reset in the water."
I have owned other kites whose QR systems were very easy to reset in the water. I've never owned an EPIC kite but recently Dimitri showed me his QR system and it was so incredibly simple.
I like the new Cabrinha kites I own and I really like the on the fly adjustable bar but the QR system is not well thought out. Maybe I am missing their logic behind it but it doesn't make sense to me.