edt wrote:easy answer, when you release the kite, you dont want a hook that can snag you!
Peter_Frank wrote:edt wrote:easy answer, when you release the kite, you dont want a hook that can snag you!
Exactly - and the longer answer is, that windsurfers has the very same "load" like we do, and in the same direction most of the time too - so the spreader bar is a must to distribute the load so we dont get chrushed ribs
As said - thankfully the windsurfers has taken the toll of evolution for kitesurfers during the early years.
A sliding hook, or rolling hook, has always been offered for windsurfing harnesses too, so one can choose whatever one prefers - some like a fixed hook, others want a sliding hook.
No news here either, in kitesurfing perspective.
Always great to think outside the box though, very true
fdvj wrote:Why is the hook on the harness and the loop on the bar?
I assume this is a hangover from windsurfing, But if you were to do it the other way round what would be the problems? Has it already been tried? It could allow a serious re think on the design of quick releases and reduce the cost of new bars.
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