2891Re: To chicken loop or not?
- Mar 8 8:01 AM--- In ksurfschool@y..., Hung Vu <hungvu@n...> wrote:
> I think Mel start to see the "light"...
> Yes, the trim line is great... Even me I use the trim strap (which
> turn shortens or lengthens the trim line).they shipped
> It's the LOOP that is dangerous and should be banned unless
> a snap shackle loop as the standard device.Ok- Let me see if I can restate this to be sure I understand and
> Some "simplicist" like me just simply drop the loop...
to summarize everything. There seem to be three issues:
1) Is the chicken loop a good device to control the kite.
Yes.... under all conditions it allows you to have less
power than you otherwise would so this is "safe"
2) Is the chicken loop safe to be hooked into.
I am a bit confused....
two points seem to be being made, both sound correct
It is not safe because if you get overpowered with the bar fully
out you are really in trouble because you need to pull it in to
get out of the loop and doing so increases (A LOT) the
power to you in an allready bad situation. This makes sense.
It is also not safe because the loop is too small to release...
Can someone explain this to me at the first grade level
So, the final summary seems to be, if we had (and we do) a way
to more or less guarantee that you could get out of the chicken
loop without pulling the bar in then the chicken loop would be the
preferred (lets not argue about style of riding, just emphasize
safety for beginners) system to use.
So, shicken loop plus snapshackle = kite control + safety
Any suggestions about waiting for the prolimit v.s. buying a snap
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