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Postby justsomekitingdude » Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:01 pm

What are peoples preferences when setting up their QR safety.

Do you prefer 100% De-power or do you prefer flagging ?
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Postby Wibbler » Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:07 pm

100% depower with option to flag if it goes nasty (e.g. oh-shit handles or a stopper ball on a centre line)

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Postby Toby » Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:53 pm

Kite with big depower, then use a QR to release to flagging out.

All other is dangerous for yourself and others!

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Postby Klaus (c:E » Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:28 pm

Nice title...

for handling i much appreciate full depower but when it comes to QR i really want to kill the kite. That´s flagging. Full depower as the safety has it´s own inherent riscs like tangled tips that prevent depower from killing the kite(´s power)

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Postby justsomekitingdude » Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:34 pm

I have been riding a little over a year and (so far) only ride hooked in .... I have all my kites set to flag if I eject so .......

If riding unhooked and you have your safety connected to the de-power line (whis seems the common set up to me) then letting go of the bar is the same as using a QR right ? That being the case then do you have to yard the kite back to grab an OS handle to be able to flag it or is there a second safety to have it flag ?

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Postby MissionMan » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:33 pm

To date I still don't understand why Cabrinha put their leash on the back lines. The kites spins like 40 times on the way down and the chance of relaunching is virtualy nil

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Postby dksurfer » Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:34 am

The Eclipse system looks good but I don't think it will totally flag out the kite. When it is really blowing and you need to do an unasisted landing, the ability to flagout the kite easly is most important. Maybe if the depower line was attached higher to one of the front lines the kite will flagout completely!

Since I have to do unasisten landings of my kite most of the time I am alway looking for the best possible way to flag out a kite!

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Postby jmopd » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:18 am

On waves, to save the kite and dont loose it, you nead to flag on one line and the best one is a front line
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Postby schmoe » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:55 pm

When you drop the bar it goes to total depower, but when you pull the release, flag. I hope all kite manufacturers get that, flag has to be reliable, not an afterthought on the rear line because it’s the cheapest bar to make.


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