Every kite and setup has myriad elements which are supposed to function in a particular manner to accomplish some particular goal and many of these elements work "better" o r "worse" than others in general, in different situations, and/or according to a particular individual's subjective determinations.
That said, I have a particular dislike for the MANY systems where the safety leash line must pass through one, or sometimes more than one, small holes
, thereby creating a comparatively tight fit. In these cases, any increase in line diameter such as where 2 lines may be connected, may bind in the hole when there is not significant force involved.
However, the WORST aspect is that any small debris that gets in the hole, and ESPECIALLY if thin seaweed/kelp or fishing line that gets wrapped around the safety line, a jam can be created that either completely nullifies the safety system or slows down its activation to the point that it causes an accident.
Personally, I think the foregoing unnecessary situations represent inexcusable design deficiencies.
Malibu Kitesurfing - since 2002
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