4044Re: [ksurfschool] WARNING TO SNAP SHACKLE USERS!!!
- Jan 23, 2003Where can one purchase the proper quick release? I
currently use a snap shackle with a ring but after
what I read, I want to switch to something more
--- Christopher Gaskins <gaskins@...>
> I really, really appreciate the accident reports.
> However, I am frustrated
> by the fact that the report is distributed in
> Acrobat PDF format with
> *printing restrictions*. I want to read the entire
> 50-60+ page report, but
> not on my screen, so the service is working against
> itself in terms of
> maximizing the benefit of the report to the
> community. Is there anything
> that can be done about this? Why is it copyrighted
> material with
> restriction on the reproduction? I care deeply about
> this sport and value
> tremendously the effort that is put into the
> accident report. I just want
> to see the benefit of the report maximized...
> >There has been another serious accident.
> Reportedly the failure of an
> >improperly rigged snap shackle to release was a key
> factor in the accident.
> >If a snap shackle is used in lieu of a Quick
> Release, it must be properly
> >rigged, maintained and tested to improve the odds
> that it will release when
> >needed. Accidents will happen in kiteboarding it
> would be good to try to
> >reduce the quantity of avoidable ones. More about
> this at:
> >FKA, Inc.
> >transcribed by:
> >Rick Iossi
> Christopher Gaskins, MAI
> Meridian Associates, Inc.
> P.O. Box 21177
> Salem, Oregon 97307-1177
> e-mail: gaskins@...
> (503) 463-5000 (phone)
> (503) 463-5200 (fax)
> [Non-text portions of this message have been
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