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FS:Chicken Loop Optimization for max. Safety+Compatibility

Postby Toby » Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:38 am

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Optimization of the chicken loop for maximum safety and compatibility

We received one message regarding a non-functioning quick-release, and have paid close attention to the problem. A rare combination of a used harness hook, soiled and quite used quick-release was the reason for the malfunction.

In used condition or with soiling, function failure may occur, even failure to release, particularly if there is a very narrow harness hook used.

Furthermore, the phenomenon occurs especially at low loads around 50kg, while the system releases properly at higher loads above 100kg. A modern safety-system has to be compatible with every harness-hook and must open in all cases reliably.

Therefore we recommend a simple modification, which optimises function and compatibility.

The quick-release can be modified in a few minutes on your own, you can review a short manual afterwards. There’s also a small video manual available:

Those who don’t have the technical possibilities should contact their FLYSURFER / CORE Partner (dealer, importer) or send their quick-release directly to FLYSURFER / CORE for modification. To send it separately, you will find a small manual here which shows the procedure for separating the chicken loop from the bar System.

Generally, we recommend regular test releasing under load for every quick-release, no matter which type or brand and we also recommend avoidance of excessive soiling.

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