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 Post subject: Releases that dont freeze
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:30 am 
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Got a strapless sesh in today while the temps were hovering just below freezing.
I was successful thwarting off ice on the depow line by clanging the bar down on the chic loop every few minutes. Eventually my SS butter box glassed over in an hour and I was forced in - could not release it after the sesh as it was frozen solid. Anyone have any recommendations for releases that don't freeze?
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 Post subject: Re: Releases that dont freeze
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:39 am 
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NYKiter wrote:
Got a strapless sesh in today while the temps were hovering just below freezing.
I was successful thwarting off ice on the depow line by clanging the bar down on the chic loop every few minutes. Eventually my SS butter box glassed over in an hour and I was forced in - could not release it after the sesh as it was frozen solid. Anyone have any recommendations for releases that don't freeze?
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Wax it?


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 Post subject: Re: Releases that dont freeze
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:36 am 
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NYKiter wrote:
Got a strapless sesh in today while the temps were hovering just below freezing.
I was successful thwarting off ice on the depow line by clanging the bar down on the chic loop every few minutes. Eventually my SS butter box glassed over in an hour and I was forced in - could not release it after the sesh as it was frozen solid. Anyone have any recommendations for releases that don't freeze?
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I have an assortment of bars none of them work in those conditions. the chicken loop freezes to the spreader bar hook, leash releases freeze over, the depower line gets iced up so you have no more depower, and oh-shit handles get frozen to the o-rings. It's pretty sketch.


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 Post subject: Re: Releases that dont freeze
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:42 am 
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Pretty sobering.
The bar did get caught a few times on the depower line...looks like I am recognizing the limits....
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 Post subject: Re: Releases that dont freeze
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:47 am 
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Duh just bring some salt.. Oh wait


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 Post subject: Re: Releases that dont freeze
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:55 am 
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You guys are mad !
We are freezing cold when it gets 10 degrees C and the water is 14C :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Releases that dont freeze
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:32 pm 
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eldadgold wrote:
You guys are mad !
We are freezing cold when it gets 10 degrees C and the water is 14C :roll:

I'd be trying to decide if I actually need a wetsuit at all :o


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 Post subject: Re: Releases that dont freeze
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:53 pm 
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Kamikuza wrote:
eldadgold wrote:
You guys are mad !
We are freezing cold when it gets 10 degrees C and the water is 14C :roll:

I'd be trying to decide if I actually need a wetsuit at all :o


Ha !
below 20C i wear a 4/5 Mystic Majestic F-Zip. between 20-25C i put on a titanium with a shorty :-)
Can't even imagine kiting in 15+ Knots wind and 0 degrees C Brrrrrrrrr


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 Post subject: Re: Releases that dont freeze
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:05 pm 
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Great to practice strapless switchfooting...lots of incentive to do it carefully and not fall...
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 Post subject: Re: Releases that dont freeze
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:02 pm 
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at 0c in the water i just wear a 4/3 but winter is here, got a great storm coming and all my favorite lakes are froze, snowkiteeeeeee time.


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