Guys - Here comes a long post!
I've put together a series of detailed product photos of the Ocean Rodeo Joystick bar with the punch out release system. This is also in the current thread about safety releases but I thought that other people might miss it there.
PIC 1 -
The complete setup, note the traditional releases on the fixed loop, chicken loop and leash.
PIC 2 -
Close up of the two loops.
PIC 3 -
Close up of the chicken loop from the side, showing the pin system, release ball and the white dyneema line which dissapears up through the depower line to the stopper for activating the punch out system.
PIC 4 -
Shows the neoprene cover under which is the stopper at the end of the depower line. Punching against this stopper pulls the white dyneema and opens the chicken loop.
PIC 5 -
Shows the stopper at the end of the depower line with the neoprene cover removed.
PIC 6 AND 7 (SERIES) -
Pic 6 shows the system before the punch out release is used. Pic 7 shows what happens when the system is activated: The bar pushes the stopper on about 4cm and pulls the dyneema line through the depower line. This pulls the velcro open on the chicken loop and releases.
PIC 8 -
Shows the chicken loop after release via the punch out system.
PIC 9 -
Shows the stopper (with the neoprene cover removed) after release.
I hope that this helps, I find that the system is foolproof & very safe.