Re: How do you get into the shackle?
- --- In ksurfschool@y..., Andre Myburgh <andrem@c...> wrote:
> > I've got about five part numbers...saw a number of ways theyusa.com/Catalog/HR_Snap_Shackles.htm - Go
> > were attached to bars in Cabarete...but never saw one hooked
> > up in action.
> Snap Shackle - http://www.wichard-
> for the 2673 Swivel Eye modelloop.
> Some others don't release when attached directly to a soft chicken
> Test it under load (preferably your full weight+), beforeattaching yourself
> to any shackle & kite.I just bought the 2653 trigger model. Haven't tried it yet. It's
- Andre Myburgh <andrem@...> wrote:
> Test it under load (preferably your full weight+)You can get a more realistic (higher) test load by tying it to a plank, with
the line length such that while standing on the plank you only need to bend
your knees slightly to connect it to the harness. Hook it up, stand on the
plank, try to break the setup by straightening your legs as hard as
possible, & then test the release. Make sure you have sufficient headroom
for the subsequent "jump"!
- kiteshredder <kiteshredder@...> wrote:
> --- In ksurfschool@y..., Andre Myburgh <andrem@c...> wrote:Yes. I recommend setting it up like the needlessly higher priced Tylaska
> > Snap Shackle - http://www.wichard-
> usa.com/Catalog/HR_Snap_Shackles.htm - Go
> > for the 2673 Swivel Eye model
> I just bought the 2653 trigger model. Haven't tried it yet. It's
> good too?
T-8 pictured at www.NorthShoreInc.com
- I forgot to remind you to also try to MAKE the loop catch on the OPEN
shackle, because even if it releases cleanly while testing under load, if
you can make it catch, there's a chance it could catch on the water, when
you least want it to.