Jbrook wrote:Never had one problem with a FOne velcro release. I kite more than 300 days a year, how about you? Does North include a leash with their bar? They started raising their prices absurdly with the 1200 dollar TT, then 300 dollar pads and strap more or less. So of course the bar for 550 dollars was coming. The problem is people line up to get the 2013 stuff before its out, so I guess if you are like this price is not issue. I usually wait a little to make sure stuff did not get released too fast. Buy what you like and ride what you like. If we were all the same life would be boring!
I live and work on the beach 7 days a week so i would estimate 300 plus days,a year;and yes north includes a leash with bar,and you say replace depower rope 20 sessions on north bar is BS,after i launch my kite i go waist deep in water and clean my qr and de power rope i also wax it ,its lasts 300 plus sessions,unlike you i had nothing negative to say about F1qr release,i pointed out the fact that a north qr costs way more to make than a velcro release,its slightly more complicated than velcro on surf board leash,so should be way cheaper than north,TONY