2 Chicken loop bar and Q-power
- First off, I just want to say how much I appreciate my Qpower line. I
had to roll my lines up in the water today and come in through the
shore break. It took me 6 minutes to untangle everything on a 4 line
bar. This would have taken much longer back in the other type of line
In other information,
I posted a photo of my 2 chicken loop bar at(the address is case
I made it to overcome some of the shortcomings of the line tamer and
incorporating a couple of ideas I picked up on the group, and adding
a couple of ideas. I wanted a chicken loop I could twist on yet have
one I could get into super easy. I stuck 2 on the same bar. I tuck
the loop I dont want to use behind the white tape, which holds the
loop in use above the harness loop. I havent actually twisted with
this bar, am reluctant to end up maybe purposely crashing. I have
flown in both chicken loops and either works fine.
The whitish cord is some stuff called vectron (spelling??) from West
Marine, stronger than spectra. Great stuff.
Since I make my own Q lines and they are cheaper than Vectron I made
the leading edge lines shorter to compensate for long leading edge
leaders due the safety leash connection.
I also drilled a hole in the trim strap buckle, tied a cord to it,
ran it up through a metal ring in the trim strap, then back to the
bar. To release the trim strap buckle I just pull the line at the
bar. Otherwise I cant reach the trim strap buckle to release it.
The whole setup is quite tangle free.