crash&burn wrote:"The QR has been redesigned to offer what we call Universal Release this take the 360 to a new lever allowing the user to pull, push way, pull sideways...or any direction and the QR will release. So all users can operate the QR without anything to get used to."
to me that sounds like a nightmare. I mean how often is the quick release used. I know its necessary but i see no need to make it so easy to release. Do you want people to kite or be ejecting there kite all the time? What motion won't engage the quick release system? I have seen the 08 QR release with little or no direct input to release itself, putting riders in precarious positions, once even dragging a rider across a dock.
trusting your safety to a rubber band holding your chicken loop together? love the kite but feel like i am walking on egg shells when using the bar.
Please rethink your chicken loop setup and go back to something already proven to work and not release whenever touched the wrong way
Don't know if you understand the QR completely. The rubber ring is just a secondary to keep the clip in place. Works without, but might be a bit iffy. I understand your concern: Why re- invent the wheel? I don't think the de-power on the chicken loop is safe either, but they are just following the flow. The current system works but gets tangled. (sometimes)
AS long as the QR is the same and the De-power is better then SS's , ...hope it works.
PS: with their current system I am able to re-connect the QR with one hand no problem....and I love it. Safe and reliable . I hope it stays this way.
...and it never does anything funky, unless I do it, like release it by mistake...which is a great test on if it works and how good you are in getting it back together.