Re: Safety leash question for Mel!!
- 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...>
> > 1) Can I use the ring stopper on a regular line (i.e. Dyneema)?
> > not do you have another solution.
> > 2)I think I read somewhere that, the leash on a front line does
> > depower as much as on a back line, is that true??
> 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
> 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