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 Post subject: Re: Warning: if you try sliding hook you will never go back.
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:31 pm 
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jaystore wrote:
Starsky wrote:
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Contribution to the discussion is welcome and bricolage should be posted in the "handmade" section. Ask Toby to open it!



I admire your entrepreneurial spirit and applaud your bringing a polished product to market, but that last bit.... THIS is a forum. Your are welcome to advertise but no single thread is an advertisement and any attempt to make it so is unwelcome.

I would never have posted these without that post:

Here is a super clean super safe DIY version that is every bit as slick as commercially available products, cost is about $60. Mostly for the high end snap shackle that has a working load of 880 kg a breaking load of 1500 kg and swivels. Do your research on shackles. This is the safest option for kiting. Photos show minimal mods to a standard dakine spreader bar pad and can be done inside a half hour if you know what your doing. I run a dedicated short line wave bar as shown and a regular commercial bar for unhooking/fixed hook twin tip riding. Shorter QR set up than standard chicken loop + hook means less loss of sheeting range when using slider. Slider line and ring stow cleanly. Tie downs at bottom stop spreader bar from flipping and are tied through pad. Fixed hook does not interfere in any way with sliding system or its safety. Leash is to mini 5th or single line flag that is independent of sliding system should it fail in any way.


Aloha.


We don't only advertise, we inform users about this new product. We didn't just bring a polished product to market, we are luckily the first company who had the madness to invent a working sliding hook solution. We are proud of making happy a lot of kiters who are paying us back by supporting and promoting our products just because they give them a real benefit.

However we will be happy to send you a DYNABAR for free, you save 60$ and have the opportunity to compare DYNABAR with your proto and make a review on the forum 8)

Greetings from Rome.



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 Post subject: Re: Warning: if you try sliding hook you will never go back.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:06 am 
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So I got frustrated trying to get the dynabar, so I went to West Marine and bought this Amsteel Dyneema line for $4 and a stainless sliding hook clip rated for 1500lbs for $34 and it works great. Toe side and beach walks are easy now. I doubt I will ever use a bar again in surf. :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Warning: if you try sliding hook you will never go back.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:29 am 
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Yep, sliding hooks work great for some. Just make sure your QR works with that hook and understand that there is a chance that some other line can get easily caught in that type of hook and create real problems, real fast. It might be better if the hook could lock/unlock quick and easy. Just saying'...


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 Post subject: Re: Warning: if you try sliding hook you will never go back.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:46 am 
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knotwindy wrote:
Yep, sliding hooks work great for some. Just make sure your QR works with that hook and understand that there is a chance that some other line can get easily caught in that type of hook and create real problems, real fast. It might be better if the hook could lock/unlock quick and easy. Just saying'...
+1
Closed locking carabiner or round ring or no ring (chicken loop straight on the rope).
But best if you can take a spreader that has a hook that broke and grind off the remaining nubs.
That way the spreader can keep the harness intact, the way it was designed.


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 Post subject: Re: Warning: if you try sliding hook you will never go back.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:03 pm 
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Oldnbroken wrote:
knotwindy wrote:
Yep, sliding hooks work great for some. Just make sure your QR works with that hook and understand that there is a chance that some other line can get easily caught in that type of hook and create real problems, real fast. It might be better if the hook could lock/unlock quick and easy. Just saying'...
+1
Closed locking carabiner or round ring or no ring (chicken loop straight on the rope).
But best if you can take a spreader that has a hook that broke and grind off the remaining nubs.
That way the spreader can keep the harness intact, the way it was designed.


+1 for Oldn`s...idea. Works perfectly, if you never ride unhooked.

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