TheJoe wrote:The problem is not how we connect lines to our kites, but 1. how people fail to double check their connections 2. understand fully how a kite and it's bar work.
I learned on Wainmans and they have no kook proof line connections just color coded lines. I never launched a kite with my lines wrong. Not saying I never connected them with a back line wrapped around a front line just never launched.
Now I'm on Slingshot Fuels and they are kook proof B and color coded. Same goes for the Wainmans. Never launched my kite with the lines messed up.
Here is the secrete I take the 30 seconds it takes to make sure my lines are connected correctly. I do it every time I launch. I even check my lines when I go back out after a break. Why? because anything can happen and it only takes a second.
I'm not against a standardized connection I'm more indifferent to it. What I'm for is people being taught better and actually learning about their gear that fundamentally can put their life and others on and off the water in danger.
edt wrote:without the kook proof connectors I would routinely screw up my lines. I also leave my lights on in my car because it doesn't have a darn warning beeper to remind me to turn them off.
if you hate kookproof so much there are pigtails you can buy. It's not that hard.
edt wrote:I'm fine if I don't get bothered, but sometimes I have to catch a kite or hold someone's beer or something in the middle of laying it out and then sometimes people are talking to me while I'm walking back to the setup and I'm still talking to them while I finish up, so I forget I really should go back to the beginning because what if the wind picked up a line when I wasn't watching, and bam there you go.
edt wrote:i'll try your system, but no promises I wont screw it up. Lemma know if you have ideas on the car lights thing, it's embarrassing asking strangers for a jump.
edt wrote:you realize you just recommended I get a kook proof car
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