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Re: When a steering line hooks into the harness...

Postby Tiago1973 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:11 am

hard to say what to do once being dragged superman style

i would try to keep some air in the lungs, then get into a line, any 1, try to disturb the loop and stall or tomahawck that kite into the water. Just then I would go for the knife or try to fix it but without wasting much time with 1 or the other

would say the chances are slim to get into the knife and cut whatever while being dragged by a looping kite

overall don´t think there is a lot someone could do, really. not me, you or hadlow
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Re: When a steering line hooks into the harness...

Postby pmaggie » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:53 pm

IMO, the first choice is the harness. Once you're out of it, you're free, no matters if the lines are tangled or the QR works. I'm not saying it's easy, but I think it's the best option, the first to try when the situation is really dangerous. My harness (Prolimit) has an emergency strap, just pull it and you're free.
The real problem is where you fixed the leash. I don't unhook, so my one is a short one (the standard option on the Core Sensor bar) fixed on the harness hook. I'm not going to be pulled reversed on my back.
That said, I think that a serious deathloop is a nightmare.

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Re: When a steering line hooks into the harness...

Postby toyletbowl » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:33 pm

icebird wrote:How about getting board speed then shoot towards the kite and try to secure a line?
Can't happen in my opinion since 99.9% of the time the ride will have crashed first so they are not up on the board and getting dragged hard.


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Re: When a steering line hooks into the harness...

Postby ronnie » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:47 pm

Doing away with the hook is one way to solve it.
Another is a releasing hook like the Slingshot Surefire bar.

One answer could be a spreader bar sliding system with a rope with a loop on each end.
They use a similar system for the handle pass line on the OR Session harness. There is a pin through the loop on the end of the line and you pull the pin and that end of the rope is free to slide through the pulley or whatever is sliding on the rope.
Pull a pin at either end of the spreader bar and you would be free.

You need a system where a line wouldn't tangle on the harness. OR tries to ensure there are no snagging points on the Session - they have a zipped cover over the parts that might snag.

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Re: When a steering line hooks into the harness...

Postby edt » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:13 pm

The simplest solution is a quick release on the harness tho I dont think you necessarily need it. But more important is to leash on the front. If you are leashed front, it's not too difficult to locate your harness attachments and dump it. But if you are getting yanked backwards, hard to do anything.

Something as simple as leashing to front instead of back turns "Almost got killed" into "No big deal"

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Re: When a steering line hooks into the harness...

Postby CaptainArgh » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:20 pm

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