It's pretty easy to adapt ... until recently, I had 2 (maybe 3) different types of releases on my various kites - push, pin pull and side of CL. Although I'd spent a lot of time with the Cab's, when I got into an emergency with the pin pull system, I released it without even stopping to think about how to do it. I do a few "practices" at the start of sessions though, just to make sure.Ned Divine wrote:I vote for push and I also vote for the same type across all companies. I would not have two bars with two different mechanisms, not unless I want to play Russian roulette while being dragged.
If you try an f-one release which is a pull release, you will see that it will release fine even with slack lines. You pull away from the loop which applies tension between the harness hook and the loop. So no problems with slack lines.rightguard wrote:I usually don't join these type of discussions... but I can't help myself.
How can you say that pull is better than push? The above people mentioned places where pull would not work at all NOT AT ALL. If you mess up some trick, go flying into the slack lines, just try and release with a pull.
The other one is when riding unhooked, you reach up to pull the chicken loop down and pull the release instead.
So in these situations you would not want a pull.
There may be arguments to what is more natural and all that but I want a release that will WORK, even if I have to use some muscles. I have never had a problem with push releases and I feel they are very natural.
I also find it funny that in your two examples of how a push release would not work you didn't even have one. At least use an example where you tried to release and it did not release. Like pulling on slack lines to release.
Hi Toby,Toby wrote:
Is the f-one release usable with either hand within parts of a second?
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