Pin and Tube Release
- Hi Arcers
I am working on the ultimate leashless safety system for my foils and
looking to make some pin and tube releases.
Are any of you regularly using a homemade pin and sliding tube
release as your primary safety release?
Any comments on how reliable it is? Does it always release when you
want to? Does it ever prematurely release?
Any construction tips? I have seen various ones made with stainless
screws, or bent 1/8" stainless rod. Any ideas as to whether a split
pin would be suitable? How about a short eye-bolt?
None of the releases I have seen use any bungy to stop the tube
sliding off prematurely. Has anybody any advice on this?
> Are any of you regularly using a homemade pin and sliding tubeHi Greg
> release as your primary safety release?
> Any construction tips?
Both Naish and North sell replacement chicken loops with built in
pin/tube safety release. They cost about $25 US. They withstand
hundreds of pounds of pressure and it would be hard to duplicate
their mechanism with a homemade effort.
A Naish or North dealer should be able to get them or
www.bigwinds.com has them.