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Postby Guest » Sat Sep 28, 2002 5:00 pm

I know quite a few topics have been on this forum about this issue before. Therefore I would like narrow the topic down to 2 specific questions to the Set-up that can be seen on following pictures:
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<img src="http://uk.geocities.com/watomius/QROnly1.jpg" height=260> <img src="http://uk.geocities.com/watomius/QROnly3.jpg" height=260>
<img src="http://uk.geocities.com/watomius/QRS3.jpg" height=260>
<p>1) I'm using a "Sling" as it is being used for Rock Climbing. <br>
Question 1) Has
anyone tried that before?</p>
<p>2) For the Safety Leash I'm using the Naish Plastic Connector instead of a
Shackle. Why?</p>
<ul>
<li>I do not want the same Release Mechanism for the Quick Release and the Safety Leash (Shackle) because you never know what happens when you get into a dangerous situation and you might panic. And I definitely do not want to pull the wrong device in that situation because they are similar.</li>
<li>Why having more weight than necessary?</li>
<li>Costs!</li>
</ul>
<p>Question 2) Could be the Plastic Connector to weak?</p>
<p> Any other concerns, comments or suggestions?</p>
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<p>Thanks<br>
Stefan</p>

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Postby Mr Jo Macdonald » Sat Sep 28, 2002 6:33 pm

Hi Stefan,
Can't see yer pics but you could check this thread out.

Jo

http://www.kiteforum.com/phpBB/viewtopi ... 83&forum=1

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Postby murdoc » Sun Sep 29, 2002 10:33 pm

1:
well, the KITEPROSHOP bar uses something like that.
i know a guy who has something similar - good idea.

my brother uses a bomb-proof special rope that can take loads of a few thousand kilos :wink:
but i think it's just the way how the system is fitted to your spreader bar ...
i use 4mm rope and it lasted all season. . .


2:
well -- how strong does it have to be?
if you ask a salesman to give you a maximum-load-value
for such a tiny plastic-thingie, he'll laugh at you. it's certified with about 15kg i think .. (which does NOT mean that it'll break when 16kg are pulling).

i once thought that a 125kg line would be too weak, but if i release my kite and there's still enough force to brak a 125kg line, i wouldn't want my kite to pull me around anyway. . .


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