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Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Postby topmick » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:34 pm

ciscokitesurfer wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:55 am
yes I will. I will change the pigtails to allow to run around the ring. Next weekend project, cheers
Possible alternative to using pigtails.
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Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Postby knotwindy » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:27 am

Have you seen the part Slingy is making for that setup now? Won't need the pigtails or the ring.

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Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Postby ciscokitesurfer » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:23 am

hi tompick . It is on my list of items to buy, I am using what I have in my kite box. Ta and cheers

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Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Postby Hpr » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:43 am

or you can just use the chickenloop again, maybe just make it a bit shorter. haven't really lost the loop after all that work haha.

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Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Postby Starsky » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:44 pm

I sort of agree with the above. Half the issue is the heavy chunk that is the average CL release. That slingy one is one of the heaviest on the market. I would keep a close eye on the metal portion at either end of what was the original loop. The direction of force may have changed in your shortened set up and those can bend and crack. Its been known to happen in the past with Slingy chicken loops let alone altered set ups.
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To truly get rid of the loop, the BRM system is simple clean and light. The integrated leash is another major plus. I'm not sure why so many kiters insist on reinventing the wheel, when someone has already set a perfect example.

The need to make a system as short as humanly possible is also puzzling. The ergonomically ideal bar position is not really that close to the body, especially for surfboard or foil where there is a need for one handed riding.

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Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Postby camcam » Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:41 pm

Hi
We can find à new quick realeser with a small loop at Kiteattitude shop.
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i test it since few month and it make the job :naughty:

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Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Postby ciscokitesurfer » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:34 pm

hi Starsky goood information about the possible point of failure. I agree with you about Slingshot is not the best chicken loop in the market. I am a new customer to slingshot bar and kites. So far I like the bar and the sst kites. I will report back in a few months how the modified set up is holding. I have seen the BRM system. It is in my bucket list of toys. My idea to shorten the connection to the bar is to have a arm length depower system. I don't jump so my setup doesn't need to be as strong to hold my body weight. cheers

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Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Postby Starsky » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:00 pm

No worries,

As to the not jumping thing..... it still needs to be plenty strong. Lots of high load moments be they on purpose or not. Glad you considered routing around the ring. It's just not meant to be a link.

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Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Postby rynhardt » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:35 pm

Starsky wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:44 pm

The need to make a system as short as humanly possible is also puzzling. The ergonomically ideal bar position is not really that close to the body, especially for surfboard or foil where there is a need for one handed riding.
Depends on your riding style and harness.
With a seat harness the reach to the bar is longer when the kite is low in the window.
Being able to stall the kite is useful to reposition the kite in the window as well.
So a short connection allows me to still have another 2 inches of travel past the 100% power point.
Also, if you like to ride very powered, the average trim is around 50% depower. That is where it needs to be for me, and why the shorter the connection the better.

But for sure, your mileage will vary depending on harness type, board type, riding style, etc.

Half the fun is figuring out what works for you.
And it's great when your gear does not limit your options.

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Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Postby effisk » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:40 pm

Here's my setup on a rideengine harness:

The metal ring has no use except hooking the kite leash when I'm not using it.

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I trade it for a regular hook harness from time to time as I enjoy surfing unhooked in cross shore wind.


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