[ksurf] Re: Upside down submarine ride
- From: <kmeder@...>
> . . . I guess it really depends on the conditions you aresailing in and
> why you had to activate the quick release. If you aregetting
> completely over-powered and are being yanked out ofcontrol, you might
> just want to wind in the kite, deflate the leading edge,roll the kite
> up and paddle in. Having the loose line attached with thebungee line
> makes it much easier to wind it in and you have less of achance of it
> getting tangled or you getting tangled in the line.mistake,
> If the wind is marginal and you activated the release by
> couldn't you just pull the kite to you with the attachedline to get
> some slack and then attach the loose line without the kitepowering up
> before you are ready?I agree that attaching the loose line with a bungee is
better than letting it fly. And I agree that this solution
is the best I've seen so far for dealing with the problem of
being dragged while unable to unhook from the harness line.
An analog to this for four-line parafoils would be nice to
However, I have some experience with loose lines and trying
to reattach lines and loops and rings and things in the
water and have concluded that I'd rather not if I don't have
to. Since unhooking from the harness line has never been a
problem for me, I haven't worried much about it.
I've given thought to some dead-man depower mechanisms, but
it's not a trivial problem.