WildDuke wrote: maddy wrote:
time to get this post going
I think hook it's just a remnant of windsurfing and kiteboarding needs something different
(all this shoul be started 10 years ago )
I dont see that...
In the early days, yes - it was just a remnant of windsurfing, true.
A fixed harness line with no quick release but no donkeydick either.
Then, the CL and donkeydick came, and before unhooked got widely used - we rode and tested for years with different fixed schackle systems.
But most or everyone has abandoned these again, and using the hook and CL today, also for hooked riding, because of the ease and simplicity and safety.
Why do we need something different than windsurfing ?
Isnt a hook perfect to catch the CL and hook in/out easy ?
Is there much (if any) difference between what windsurfing and kitesurfing want in this respect ?
There might be - thus a serious question (I just dont know what...)
Hooked it might be another issue, yes.
But as said - I prefer to be able to unhook myself if several things go wrong, so personally I like a hook and not a closed eye.
Different likings, I know