2894Re: [ksurfschool] Re: To chicken loop or not?
- Mar 9, 2002Hung Vu <hungvu@n...> wrote:
> I think Mel start to see the "light"...Actually Hung, I "saw the light" a couple of years ago after about the third
> It's the LOOP that is dangerous and should be banned unless
> they shipped
> a snap shackle loop as the standard device.
time I used a 4-line sled, & have been an anti-loop snapshackle advocate
AND airdoodle <matthew.hockin@...> wrote:
> Any suggestions about waiting for the prolimit v.s. buying a snap1) Don't risk your life for the next few weeks (I just heard it will be
> shackle today?
mid-to-late April before they're here), just in case they end up working
better (making you feel like you "wasted" $60, just to save a trip to the
2) An advantage to the snapshackle is that it keeps you hooked in when a
loop may fall off a hook (releasable or otherwise) when you don't want it
to. Advantages of the ProLimit include the ability to unhook from a trim
loop when you DO want to, as well as the ability to release from a main
On the snapshackle itself, www.westmarine.com # 214700 is a Wichard "trigger
release" that's less expensive than the Tylaska T-8, but I still prefer #
583940 (Wichard 2673). Both require roughly equally easy modifications for
kiteboarding use, but the 2673 releases just as reliably (tip pivot) at
about 2/3 the price, & can be set up so pulling a "grab-ball" in ANY
direction releases it. There are photos in my group file folder.
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