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Cabrinha chicken loop

Postby Flyboy » Tue May 20, 2003 6:22 am

I just bought & fitted a new Cabrinha chicken loop with a QR to my bar. Has anyone had any experience with this QR. Does it work well under tension? :?:

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Postby zbose » Tue May 20, 2003 6:46 pm

I have tried the QR under full body weight. The difficulty of release did not increase one bit and it released very easily when I pulled it. The one problem you may have, is that it will NOT release unless its under significant load... The way I ride this is not a problem, I just unhook if the kite is luffing or whatever.

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Cabrinha Depower loop

Postby Ian » Wed May 21, 2003 3:59 am

You can reduce the load necessarry to release by removing some or all of the velcro on the closing side of the QR. This can be done with a razor or heat. Just melt the loop side a little and the release will drop from 30 kg to 20 or less. Also if the QR is activared a few times it will get easier.

It is there as a last ditch type of release, not as a "oh, I guess I'll land my kite now...."

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Postby MissionMan » Wed May 21, 2003 8:09 am

The other thing to remember with the Cabrinha quick release is once you pull it, you have to keep pulling it until it comes away.

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Postby Flyboy » Wed May 21, 2003 4:02 pm

Thanks for the input. I just want to know it will work when it's needed, otherwise it will just instill a false sense of security!

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Postby KidKiteRock » Thu May 22, 2003 4:05 pm

Fresh out of the bag and dry the Velcro will probably not open under load.
Water reduces velcros ability to hold by a great deal.

Open it up and reclose it before first use.

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