This is very true. The gate MUST be lockable. I commercial fished in AK for many years. My gillnets were six different connected sections. They were connected with caribiners. We had a reel on the boat that would reel in the nets. The caribiners were also reeled on and were under a lot of pressure from lines that were reeled on top of them, Because of the pace we fished we had to connect and disconnect the nets very quickly. Screw gates were not an option. What we did was use a section of hose (less than an inch in length) that could be slid over the gate. The hose would fit just tight enough to slide on the gate but still have plenty of grab so it could not move by accident.. We would just close the gate and slide the hose up so it was half on the gate and half on the hook. I can tell you that this method never failed to keep the gate from opening accidentally under forces much great than can be replicated kite boarding. I found a small diameter garden hose that worked well, but you could also use some clear air hose from you local hardware store. Just bring your caribiner to the hardware store and find a hose that fits.Starsky wrote: Justbob: its been said before but that style of caribiner can catch lines, your leash etc. your safer using a screw gate one that nothing can get caught in.
To me it makes sense to have the Q/R on the harness. You only need to have one then instead of one for every kite bar, and its always the same Q/R you operate.jaystore wrote:You guys are unbelievable with your brain working hard to find solutions to save $$$
If you continue this way we should reduce prices 50%
Seriously, hand made security is always a risk because some kiters could do it wrong and jump into safety trouble. Kiter must trust his CL quick release device, we added to DYNABAR an additional release system to release hook and front leash in case you are rolled by a big wave but will never suggest to remove CL QR.
We did a solution some time ago and moved QR to DYNABAR, maybe next season will be available.
The DynaBar is a reasonably priced well thought out piece of equipment. Chicken loops do work well now for the most part, but, don't underestimate a kite companies ability to screw something up when trying to promote a "new and improved". version with half-baked R&D. Early adopters of a new piece of equipment end up being the R&D team which is how V2s come about. Pathetic when it happens.Oldnbroken wrote:T
The Dynabar is a really cost effective sliding hook system that performs better than most home made stuff.
My chicken loops release just fine, and my safety leases release the kite completely if the sh!t really hits the fan.
The Mystic releasable spreader bar hook (thread) is all about letting things go without opening your chicken loop.
Why should we pay for a QR for each bar which greatly contributes to the $400+ cost of current control bars when we only need 1. Just like we only need 1 harness. Bars would become less expensive and simple to repair for the average kite boarder. I would be more likely motivated to buy a bar for every kite and leave them attached in the bag. In addition to "better/safer and cheaper in the long run" it allows us more choice. Currently when you buy a bar you have to buy the QR and trim/depower system that come together. Wouldn't it be better if you could choose the QR you want and the trim/depower system you want separately?ronnie wrote:To me it makes sense to have the Q/R on the harness. You only need to have one then instead of one for every kite bar, and its always the same Q/R you operate.
It should be better/safer and cheaper in the long run.
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