Waroo Bar 2007
Activation of the leash QR
Sliding the red plastic QR collar away from the tension adjuster ball will activate the internal QR mechanism.
This action will completely separate you from your kite should you already be unhooked from the CL.
Only consider this as a last course of action in situations where remaining attached to your kite is likely to be more dangerous to yourself and bystanders than releasing the kite completely.
Bypass/handlepass leash QR reassembly
When activated the QR mechanism splits into two separate parts, these are shown in detail on the previous page. To refit the QR slide the tip of either side of the ‘flip/flop pin’ through the ‘grey rope loop’ and then flip the pin over by ninety degrees to catch the loop.
Gently slide the QR collar upwards and over the tip of the ‘flip/flop pin’, the push the QR collar home until it rests snugly against the ‘tension adjuster’ as shown in the previous image above.
Adjusting the QR tension
The release tension of the bypass/handlepass leash QR can be adjusted to suit your personal preference. Riders performing handlepass and unhooked tricks are much more likely to require increased protection from false releases of the leash.
Two methods exist to increase the release tension.
Loosen the grub screw on the tension adjuster, an Allen key is supplied with the bar, then carefully slide the clear PU tubing that sits inside the tension adjuster towards the rope loop. Move the PU tubing no more than 1/8 inch before re-assembling and testing the QR to ensure you can still release the mechanism. Ensure the grub screw in the tension adjuster is firmly secured before using on the water.
Loosen off the grub screw inserted into the tension adjuster ball and slide the adjuster ball downwards towards the karabiner. Remember to fully tighten the grub screw before attempting to use the leash.
Only small adjustments in adjuster position are required for a significant increase in release tension, we suggest that you move it a maximum of 1/4” Inch at any one time before testing the QR function.
The combination of moving the PU tubing away from the Karabiner and moving the tension adjuster ball towards the karabiner by the recommended increments should always give a sufficient increase in release tension to preclude accidental release.
Note: Do not modify the QR mechanism with the addition of any materials or modification of any components as this will reduce the functionality of the system and may put the rider at increased risk.