Re: To chicken loop or not?
- Harder than a normal loop without the extra tubing, and a normal loop
is close to imposible if you have enough power to dangerously loft
Wipika now make these loops with a release mechanism where the loop
joins the center rope to allow you to easily release, I am unsure of
how reliably these release.
--- In ksurfschool@y..., "Pauric" <paurico@p...> wrote:
> I've seen some 2001 airblast main loops with a flexible plastic
pipe. The pipe extends past the loop by an inch or so and fits *in*
to the speader hook after the loop goes on. This stops the loop
droping off and is relatively easy to remove under normal conditions
> What are people's experience of this, how hard is to to release
> To: ksurfschool@y...
> Subject: Re: [ksurfschool] Re: To chicken loop or not?
> Hung Vu <hungvu@n...> wrote:
> > I think Mel start to see the "light"...
> > It's the LOOP that is dangerous and should be banned unless
> > they shipped
> > a snap shackle loop as the standard device.
> Actually Hung, I "saw the light" a couple of years ago after about
> time I used a 4-line sled, & have been an anti-loop snapshackle
> ever since.
> AND airdoodle <matthew.hockin@h...> wrote:
> > Any suggestions about waiting for the prolimit v.s. buying a snap
> > shackle today?
> 1) Don't risk your life for the next few weeks (I just heard it
> mid-to-late April before they're here), just in case they end up
> better (making you feel like you "wasted" $60, just to save a trip
> emergency room).
> 2) An advantage to the snapshackle is that it keeps you hooked in
> loop may fall off a hook (releasable or otherwise) when you don't
> to. Advantages of the ProLimit include the ability to unhook from a
> loop when you DO want to, as well as the ability to release from a
> harness line.
> On the snapshackle itself, www.westmarine.com # 214700 is a
> release" that's less expensive than the Tylaska T-8, but I still
> 583940 (Wichard 2673). Both require roughly equally easy
> kiteboarding use, but the 2673 releases just as reliably (tip
> 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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