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Re: Safety leash question for Mel!!

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  • claudethibault2002
    Thanks a lot. Mel emailed me and would not recommend the ring on a Dyneema line. I will give it a go without a stopper. ... If ... isn t
    Message 1 of 6 , May 21, 2002
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      Thanks a lot. Mel emailed me and would not recommend the ring on a
      Dyneema line. I will give it a go without a stopper.

      --- In ksurfschool@y..., "cfglazier" <cglazier@c...> wrote:
      > --- In ksurfschool@y..., "claudethibault2002" <cthibault@t...>
      wrote:
      > > 1) Can I use the ring stopper on a regular line (i.e. Dyneema)?
      If
      > > not do you have another solution.
      > > 2)I think I read somewhere that, the leash on a front line does
      > not
      > > depower as much as on a back line, is that true??
      >
      > Claude
      > I don't think that Mel has been actively following this group
      > lately, so I'll try to answer.
      >
      > Yes you can use a sliding ring style leash with regular Dyneema
      > lines. And you can put a stopper ring part way up the line (it
      isn't
      > essential, but makes retrieving the bar easier). But be aware that
      > using a larks head knot onto a stopper ring will weaken the line
      > strength by maybe 40%. For this reason I would do this only on a
      > rear line (which takes less strain) or not do it at all.
      >
      > And leashing a front or a rear line work equally well as far as
      > depowering goes. Most people prefer a rear line if using a wrist
      > leash and prefer a front line if leashing to your spreader bar.
      >
      > Chris G
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