Re: [ksurf] Re: Why use a loop? Direct Connect!
- No More harness. I took the bar off, replaced it with a plastic covered
loop like a harness loop and connect direct from the center line of my four
line system(FLS) and use a release called a "three ring circus" adapted
from parachutes and created about 50 years ago. The ring and ball is my
saftey. This is attached to a SS ring on my harness. When I'm done kiting,
I just release the 3ring circus and the kite is still attached by the
saftey. And yes, I was kind of scared to do away with the loops, but once
it was set up and I started playing with it in the backyard, I just
couldn't see any reason to have the loops at all. I'm no pro..just logical.
I believe the harness loop and hook are great for sailboard, but I have no
need to "unhook". Try it out.You can use a snap shackle to replace the
>You do away with the harness bar entirely? What do you use to attachDave Terry@...
>the kite to your harness? I understand using a direct connect with a
>ring and ball safety, but that is to cut the kite from yourself
>totally in an emergency to save yourself? Does your system allow for
>a depowered release like the leash system? If it works it is a
>revelation!! Maybe I'm a pussy and I don't want to do away with my
>leash like some guy's I kitesurf with, but when I see kids on the
>beach downwind of me, I have to wonder what could happen even if you
>are a "pro"?
>--- In kitesurf@y..., DaveTerry@c... wrote:
>> I've been using a direct connect from my handlebar to the harness
>> harness bar and a line which allows travel around the harness. It
>> great. I use a ring and ball saftey which also connects to a ring
>> to my harness. After a week, I can see no reason to use the bar, or
>> loops. Actually, I imagine the only reason to use a loop is to get
>> other side of a sail. Since I'm not sailing, the entire idea of the
>> seems kind of dumb. Has anyone else realized the value of a direct
>> to the handlebar?.
>> Dave Terry@c...
>> POB 321
>> Haiku, Hi. 96708
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