On 2003-01-28 22:45, lbatbeach wrote:
I would like to replace the chicken loop with a piece of rope with steel ring tied to it. The ring would attach to my shackle.
What are the best knots for attaching the rope to the ring?...
Also, want to attach a holt fair lead to the bar for the rope to go through along with a leash line for a spinning leash system... Anyone know where to get a Holt fair lead?
You can simply carefully cut the tube off the trim loop & lark's head it directly to the ring (feed the loop through, over the end of the ring, & double back onto itself). Make sure you can't even make the ring stick on the end of the open shackle.
There's no need to feed the leash through the bar for it to spin. It spins fine when set up as shown at http://www.scka.org/images2/spinleash2.jpg
but note that the line from the spreader to the shackle is shown extra long only for photo clarity, & it should go over the little hook strut. Also note that you should avoid attaching ANY style of shackle to a trim loop with a tubing cover (don't do it as shown).
Bolt-on fairleads are at http://www.murrays.com
including a kite-specific one from Bump $ Jump that's all plastic & fits on many different bar diameters.