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Leash carabiner opening after unhook trick?

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:38 pm
by qbanboy14
Can someone explain why my leash carabiner is opening after doing unhook tricks?

Sometimes i perform a powered unhook trick where i don't land it,, i can't catch the bar, and my kite flies away. How can i prevent the carabiner from opening?

Re: Leash carabiner opening after unhook trick?

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:20 pm
by Werito
Yeah that sucks, big time. Fortunately there’s an easy solution for that and it’s called duct tape :)

Re: Leash carabiner opening after unhook trick?

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:25 pm
by qbanboy14
Werito wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:20 pm
Yeah that sucks, big time. Fortunately there’s an easy solution for that and it’s called duct tape :)
i try to stand away from ghetto solutions even thought they are very valid and effective.... style and image is very important in kiteboarding :D!!

Re: Leash carabiner opening after unhook trick?

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:49 pm
by rogue_kiteboarder
Get a new leash, the carabiner should not come open.

Re: Leash carabiner opening after unhook trick?

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:50 pm
by dragnfly
I have never had the bar end of the leash become detached like that, but I have a similar issue (which is of no help to you whatsoever) whereby if I crash hardish, fairly often the leash emergency release attached to my harness fires off without me knowing it, and then when I unhook and drop the bar.... it's swimming/ running time as the kite disappears into the distance.

Re: Leash carabiner opening after unhook trick?

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:11 pm
by badgb21
You could try swapping the carabiner for one with a screw locking gate.
These can be safer as a line cannot accidentally clip in either.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=carab ... a8G6XQg-gM:

Re: Leash carabiner opening after unhook trick?

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:21 pm
by K-Roy
rogue_kiteboarder wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:49 pm
Get a new leash, the carabiner should not come open.
my leash was brand new and come off the CL safety line twice in one week...

Re: Leash carabiner opening after unhook trick?

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:38 pm
by qbanboy14
dragnfly wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:50 pm
I have never had the bar end of the leash become detached like that, but I have a similar issue (which is of no help to you whatsoever) whereby if I crash hardish, fairly often the leash emergency release attached to my harness fires off without me knowing it, and then when I unhook and drop the bar.... it's swimming/ running time as the kite disappears into the distance.
that happend twice, but not very often.

Re: Leash carabiner opening after unhook trick?

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:17 pm
by kiterocky
Happen same...put tape...

Re: Leash carabiner opening after unhook trick?

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:21 pm
by edt
f--- that leash. Get a new one. Something is wrong about how that carabiner works on that particular model. All that needs to happen is the leash releases and the kite gets stuck in a tree and you are out the price of an entire kite. so poney up the $50 or whatever it costs for a new one. If you get the right kind of leash this kind of accidental release will quit happening. I guess you can duct tape it? That works too but it can be a pain to get the duct tape off if you need to remove the leash from the harness.