4053Re: [ksurfschool] Re: WARNING TO SNAP SHACKLE USERS!!!
- Jan 24, 2003Rick Iossi wrote:
> Good point Hung. The added wind range that the chicken loop allows youOne can always use a longer trim strap to use all the wind range
> handle does up the anty for misfortune as compared to going with a
> kite with
> no depower capacity, two line or four line without/chicken loop. With
> chicken loop the main factors that allow you to increase your wind
> with a given kite size are skill, line length and board size.
available to a kite (should I add this to the Kitesurfing Myths?) The
only thing a chicken loop (or shackle in to the front lines) does is to
provide instantaneous depowering and that can be replaced easily by
edging. The danger of the chicken loop (or shackle in to the front
lines) is just too much for such a little "advantage" (some may not
consider it's an advantage). Shackle users (and to some extend chicken
loop users) are currently betting their life on one SINGLE "mechanical"
part that may fail.
Without the chicken loop (or shackle in to the front lines) we are back
to the "safer old days" when everyone (or almost ;-) would launch and
land the the kite "unhooked".
> Anyway, having an option to manually unhooking from the fixed harnessAs long as it works, the more option the better.
> such as an integrated pin quick release would be worth considering.
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