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  • Mel
    Jun 6, 2001
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      Check the MelMods photos in the files. The system described is pretty much
      what I used BETWEEN the time the first & second set of photos was taken, so
      a little explaining is needed. I don't need long leaders because I sleeve
      the line. Look at all the version 2 photos, but instead of the stainless
      Wichard shackle, just feed that line through the ring & tie on a stopper
      ball. Leave enough line to tie a loop to attach a leash. That leash can go
      to your wrist, but I prefer it to the harness, either above the bar, or
      below it (either through the harness loops to the center top of the
      spreader, or outside the loops to the side of the harness).

      Mel
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Federico A. Cetta <fcetta@...>
      To: <kitesurf@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2001 6:20 AM
      Subject: RE: [ksurf] Safety line


      > Any picture of this?
      >
      > -----Mensaje original-----
      > De: Stephen McCormack [mailto:kitepower@...]
      > Enviado el: Jueves, 31 de Mayo de 2001 07:49 p.m.
      > Para: kitesurf@yahoogroups.com
      > Asunto: RE: [ksurf] Safety line
      >
      >
      > Hi Gary
      >
      > If you look carefully at how the Airblast system is put together and
      > understand how it works then you could easily fit it to any kites, as I
      have
      > done.
      > One great mod is to use the ring/ball and stopper - sliding bar up one
      line
      > system. You need to install double front leaders and attach the ring to
      the
      > end of one leader (closest to the bar). Pass the leader through the ring
      > attach the ball (or another appropriate sized ring) now your safety leash
      is
      > much shorter and it should be attached to your harness spreader bar after
      > passing through you smart loop and harness line if you have one. This
      set-up
      > also allows for much shorter leaders than the Airblasts.
      > Make sure you attach a stopper ball or ring to the line your leash system
      is
      > fitted to, one flat kitespan up the line, to prevent the bar from going
      all
      > the way up to the kite.
      > I'm fairly sure the Cabrinhas safety leash attaches to one back line on
      the
      > BT's.
      > Cya and
      > Goodwinds
      > Steve McCormack
      > www.kitepower.com.au
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      > Open 7 Days 9.30 - 5.30
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      >
      > Subject: [ksurf] Safety line
      >
      >
      > Gang,
      > I sail Airblasts and the safety leash attaches to a front line.
      > A friend was rigging up his Cabrinha and was attaching to a rear line.
      > This is what the dealer had advised (no manual with his kite). I'm
      > sure this issue has been previously discussed, but I couldn't find it.
      > I know the Airblast floats down nicely, without spinning. In fact,
      > on snow, the 11.8 would hover stretched out about 6 feet up. Very
      > comforting. So, did he get bum advice?
      >
      > Thanks,
      > Gary
      >
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