Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Best & strongest Chicken Loop

forum for kitesurfers


Petro9
Frequent Poster
Posts: 261
Joined: Fri Oct 04, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: San Francisco Bay Area

Best & strongest Chicken Loop

Postby Petro9 » Fri May 16, 2003 7:21 am

Broke my chicken loop Yesterday. I am not too excited about this happening again, therefore I am wondering if anyone can advise me as to what is the strongest and best performing aftermarket Chicken loop out there :?: :?:

User avatar
Kitedude
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1549
Joined: Wed Oct 16, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Contact:

Postby Kitedude » Fri May 16, 2003 9:39 am

The Ocean Rodeo chicken loop , has a piece of tubing over the line, to stop it getting frayed when it's rubbbing off the bar. I suppose that you could cover any of the chicken loops with some tubing, to increase the lifespan and strength of it.

User avatar
XtremeBigAir.com
Frequent Poster
Posts: 297
Joined: Mon May 05, 2003 5:57 pm
Kiting since: 1996
Local Beach: Pismo Beach, California
Favorite Beaches: Pismo Beach, California
Style: All
Gear: All
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Shell Beach, California
Contact:

Postby XtremeBigAir.com » Sat May 17, 2003 7:45 am

Make your own chicken loop: buy a B&J chicken loop and put a 5/16" inch plastic tubing over the line. Then your chicken loop will last forever. Buy a Holt Bulleye and use this together with the B&J chicken loop.

User avatar
powerkiteaddict
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 604
Joined: Thu Apr 03, 2003 8:58 am

Postby powerkiteaddict » Sat May 17, 2003 10:46 am

Ozone-simple and a great release-if you want tube just install your own-it's not rocket science.
PKA

User avatar
rolltide
Frequent Poster
Posts: 225
Joined: Wed Feb 19, 2003 5:11 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: way down yonder in the land of cotton

Postby rolltide » Sat May 17, 2003 11:27 am

Kitedude wrote: I suppose that you could cover any of the chicken loops with some tubing, to increase the lifespan and strength of it.
I've been coating mine with board wax and have noticed it has decreased the amount of wear on the CL sheet.. lubrication is key in both increasing the rope's lifespan and ease of entry when gettin yer brown wings. over and out :o

User avatar
bobbybill
Medium Poster
Posts: 137
Joined: Wed May 14, 2003 7:14 pm
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: lost in NorCal.

Postby bobbybill » Sun May 18, 2003 5:08 pm

Code: Select all

I suppose that you could cover any of the chicken loops with some tubing,
Well, you can't do this with Naish's, and they're still using the same thin grey spectra, so it's russian roulette, how frayed do you let it become before you shell out US $30 for a new one?[/quote]

User avatar
Kitedude
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1549
Joined: Wed Oct 16, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Contact:

Postby Kitedude » Sun May 18, 2003 7:33 pm

My Naish one went a while ago so I replaced it with it a airrush one I got for 10usd of offdalip. I've yet to test it out as i only use the naish bar when my lines are all twisted and i'm to lazy to sort them out.

User avatar
hengo
Rare Poster
Posts: 33
Joined: Wed May 14, 2003 10:03 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Sweden, Umeå
Contact:

Postby hengo » Sun May 18, 2003 7:36 pm

Make your own..
buy some strong rope at some "moutain adventureblabla" shop!
dont cost much!

http://www.kite.info.se
:bye:

chassan
Frequent Poster
Posts: 427
Joined: Tue Aug 06, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 0
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Sto. Domingo, Dominican Rep.

Postby chassan » Mon May 19, 2003 4:57 am

If you're talking about the line I suggest you get Spectra line, they're very good, this type of material is mostly used for the wakeboarding rope beacause it doesn't stretch and is very hard to break....and the idea of the wax sounds good too, I'll put some on my line.

EdDy_DiFfUsIvItY
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2828
Joined: Wed Oct 16, 2002 1:00 am

Postby EdDy_DiFfUsIvItY » Mon May 19, 2003 8:01 am

matal ring, some 8mm dyneema and a bowline (knot) mate. Wont break that in a hurry.


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], EVO-K, Lubo, silvercat and 20 guests

cron