Our 2011 quad bar safety drops to a single red line that travels up about 5m to the "Y" where it flags the kite onto both front lines. All of our 4-line kites are designed in such a way that when you release to both front lines, the front connection points slide towards each other in the middle and the kite will drop onto its nose, similar to a 5-line safety.-Dan
Dan, my setup would allow the bar to slide above the connection point - no ball, no ring, just grey and red middle lines connected to the 2 front lines. If I understand you right, after release the bar would slide past
the Y connection point, effectively increasing the length of the Y leg. So, from the sound of it, my bar is set up right? That would be good news!