Their is always something bad when it comes to ditching a killer kite, Its a part of kitesuefing that needs an answer, I don't have it. I like the Idea of attaching the QR handle to the depower with some sort of weak connection like velcro or a snap or anything that will breakaway. you can spin and the release is right in front of your face. I don't like or maybe do not understand the ring? You need a loop to hook into if your shackle fails or breaks. this is as close as I can come to a solution, it is not good enough, if anthing can kill kiting this is it.On 2002-11-04 19:05, Anonymous wrote:
i used to use the flysurfer release system on a peter lynn, back curl, spreader and this was great it never fel out but would releae when needed, but i've now modified all my kites to end in a simple 4mm steel ring. the release line from my wichard shackle is simply velcroed above the steel ring onto each kites depower loop.
basicaly i have a shackle on my harness with a velcro tab that ataches to the depower line, so i always know where it is and every kite is the same, the other good system i've sen is a german one, not solid, that is spreader bar based and has a metal pad that you tap to release.
i think we'll see some new kit later this season, but for now everyone is using the their own system.
i think all kites should come with asteel ring on the end of the depower line and come with a release on this that can be removed so a shackle canbe used it you prefer, then we all have the choice to use identical systems.
In reguard to the ring instead of a loop please refer to anon post above. "there is always somthing" also my post above, whatever flips your bail, maybe you'd like a second chance? maybe not? whatever! party on!On 2002-11-05 16:42, kpipis wrote:
i also use the stainless ring.worked every time.releases faster than my cabrinha chicken loop(that has no QR) BUT be carefull i now use an original tested(with stamps on it etc,)shackle after being in a bad situation when the one boughted from a nautical shop(heavy duty blablabla etc.)broke in three parts after a jump.(thanks god i used the leash)
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