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PortnaWake update : the Wichard 2673 gallery

Postby bragnouff » Sun Aug 10, 2003 10:48 pm

Maybe someone could find some pics interesting.

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:idea: Some simple, clean, unexpensive and easy to reproduce setups for our favorite quick release shackle...

http://portnawake.free.fr/security/page_01.htm


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:!: Remember however that there is no universal release system The best one is the one you are used to, and the one that suits your style.
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Postby Q-Man » Mon Aug 11, 2003 8:12 pm

Yikes!!! That cluster of 3 shackles just looks deadly. No way I'd attach that to my harness/kite. Makes a nice anchor though.

A couple of good ideas for the single shackle though.

The ones with the ball seem the easiest to find and grab in a panic. Not too sure now easy the washer trigger would be when you're being dragged on your belly.

I still think simple is best in a panic situation.
Now if only someone can come up with a harness bar mounted trigger like the SCRU and still allow spins ... but without the $200 price tag.

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Postby bert » Thu Aug 28, 2003 7:48 pm

Bragnouff,

Thanks for posting these. I have a question on pics #11 & 13 (rows 1 & 2): why do you not put a ball on both ends of the line to make it easier to grab?

I have a small metal bar through mine but it occasionally pre-releases so I'm looking to change it.

Thanks

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Postby bragnouff » Thu Aug 28, 2003 8:07 pm

bert wrote: (...)why do you not put a ball on both ends of the line to make it easier to grab?
(...)
If you have a closer look on these pics you will notice that there is a small conical piece of metal on one end of the line. This is the main part of the concept, and this gives it all its strength... (it has been took on an old pen)

Nevermind the direction you pull on the ball, if you pull it hard enough, this conical part will penetrate inside the shackle and release the trigger.
The line is made with a bungee to avoid accidental releases. You can touch it, pull it slightly and it won't release, but if you really pull it, it will release.
I had sometimes troubles of unwanted release when using the ring based wichard (#21 to 23), on big crashes on the water, including kiteloop landings. Even if it was the most reliable trigger system, it was a bit too sensitive for some hardcore moves... hence some thoughts about something different... Even if it is not as much reliable, this suits my needings and probably the ones someone else.


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Postby Andres_Santacruz » Fri Aug 29, 2003 1:15 am

the idea of the bic pen at the tip is VERY GOOD, i will adapt this to my setup! You can pull from any direction and it will release

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Postby bert » Fri Aug 29, 2003 6:52 pm

Thanks man, that's an excellent setup.

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Postby dt » Fri Aug 29, 2003 8:36 pm

I like both the cone and the washer concepts? Which do you prefer Braganouff?

Doesn't the bic pin cone rust? I doubt if bic uses stainless steel on their cheap pens I have seen. Actually, my bic pens have plastic cones which might be strong enough. I found a papermate pen with a metal cone.

The washer system looks good to me too but how long did it take to drill the hole in the Wichard for the D shackel?

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