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GrodanBoll
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Short leashes

Postby GrodanBoll » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:05 am

I recently bought some new Best kites and they come with a super short leash. What´s the use with these leashes? Are you suppose to attach them at the front of your harness?

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Peter_Frank
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Re: Short leashes

Postby Peter_Frank » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:46 am

Or your hook :D

I've shortened all my leashes during the years, good to see they come "right" for most users now :naughty:

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Re: Short leashes

Postby iriejohn » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:25 am

GrodanBoll wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:05 am
I recently bought some new Best kites and they come with a super short leash. What´s the use with these leashes? Are you suppose to attach them at the front of your harness?
Yes.

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Re: Short leashes

Postby badgb21 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:17 pm

I attach as per the photo, seems to be working fine.
I found attaching to the hook with a very short Ozone leash a little cluttered and possibly prone to 'locking up' should some unusual twisting occur.

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Re: Short leashes

Postby grigorib » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:53 am

I love my Ozone and Cabrinha short leashes. The only disadvantages are:
- you can't hook in the kite behind you if you have to walk back long distance when crap happens
- you can't use it as an cross-shoulder strap if you pack your bar and deflated kite into it (getting a hike from/to a downwinder)


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