Look, I'm happy to take my portion of blame for the situation. So now, let's move on - back to the manufacturer. It is unacceptable for a manufacturer to design an emergency safety release that is in danger of being jammed with sand. If that was an issue with all releases, then there would be little fault to find with Liquid Force. But that is simply not the case. There are at least a few emergency releases that do not jam with sand. For an activity that generally takes place at the beach and usually involves the bar and release system lying in the sand just before going out, it is unacceptable for any manufacturer to design a system that is prone to being jammed with sand and then tell the rider "be sure to clean it before you go out." This is an emergency safety release. It should be designed so that it is as reliable as possible. A rider should know how to activate his emergency release, but the rider should not need to keep sand away from his release any more than he needs to wipe the brakes dry on his car before driving. There are better, more reliable releases. Manufacturers that have not developed their own should learn from the others.72kiteboarder wrote:The most dangerous thing here is that you do not test your safety release regularly and did not know that that could happen. If you properly care for and test your gear, this will not happen. Or if it does you will at least be aware of the possibility.
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