Whoa... a whole new way of connecting to the kite I better my lawyers on the patent papers
knotwindy wrote:OK, so i have been playing around with this for a while and i totally agree on both points if you do not unhook.
the leash is easy, cut it shorter, sew it back up and attach it to front side of the harness. easy breezy.
the hook is a bit tricker but not much,
you cut off the hook flush to the bar, find a 3" SS U bolt, drill out the bar all the way through at the right width,
put the bolt thru the bar until just an inch or so of the U part is out the front,
weld the four spots of the bolt to fill in the holes and cut the back of the two bolt ends off
then you just put your chicken loop through the U-bar and you have the best "sliding" hook system
1 )it means you have to use your quick release EVERY TIME you "hook/unhook" which is great muscle memory practice
2) you can not unhook by accident
3) you can not get stuck with the hook as described above
4) it is way better for toe side as the chicken loop moves a bit to the side but not far enough to lose the depower throw and more importantly it pulls from right against you body, not out away from you with the torque that goes with it so the bar does not lift or twist nearly as much
5) the feel jumping is not affected at all
6) way easier in the waves
Won't work with Cab or LF CL's - any CL that 'splits' and doesn't open the CL