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Re: [ksurfschool] Re: Kite Safety Leash attachment point

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  • George Sarris
    Chris, Thanks for the info. I like the idea of keeping my hands free. Especially when walking up the beach carrying my board after being blown downwind. I
    Message 1 of 5 , May 29 5:18 AM
      Chris,
      Thanks for the info. I like the idea of keeping my
      hands free. Especially when walking up the beach
      carrying my board after being blown downwind. I
      usually have to carry it with the hand that does not
      have the leash.

      Thanks again,
      George
      --- Chris Glazier <cglazier@...> wrote:
      > George
      > Most modern kites use a sliding leash sytem on
      > either a front or
      > back line. A seperate leash line that attaches part
      > way up a back
      > line is not very common anymore because it just adds
      > complexity.
      >
      > It is generally preferable to attach our leash to
      > our harness (or
      > spreader bar) rather than your wrist because it
      > leaves your hands
      > free. If you have a wrist harness you can just
      > attach it to your
      > spreader bar instead of your wrist. You might want
      > to shorten the
      > leash a bit too so that it doesn't dangle too much.
      >
      > You will pobably also want to replace the wrist cuff
      > with some type
      > of snap connector. A carabiner style of clip can be
      > used to clip
      > your leash onto the either end of the spreader bar.
      > Be sure you
      > still have some emergency release mechanism in case
      > you need to
      > disconnect the leash entirely.
      >
      > Chris Glazier
      >
      >
      > --- In ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com, George Sarris
      > <jakefarley2000@y...> wrote:
      > > Thanks Chris. My Airrush Reride bars have the
      > sliding
      > > back line leash at the bar and my old Cabrinha bar
      > > (2001) has the leash attached to a back line
      > approx.
      > > 5m from the bar which is a pain as the slack leash
      > > line sometimes gets in the way. Also, I've
      > noticed
      > > that some attach the leash to their harness. Are
      > there
      > > any problems to look out for if converting to a
      > wrist
      > > leash attachment to a harness attachment?
      > >
      > > Thanks again,
      > > George
      > > --- Chris Glazier <cglazier@c...> wrote:
      > > > George
      > > > Many kites like Naish and North use a sliding
      > front
      > > > line leash. Some
      > > > like Airush use a sliding back line leash.
      > Either
      > > > should let your
      > > > kite flatten out when the leash is deployed (if
      > set
      > > > up properly).
      > > > However, with either system, after you retrieve
      > the
      > > > bar you may find
      > > > your lines tangled.
      > > >
      > > > In light winds I just take my time and untangle
      > > > everything. But in
      > > > heavy winds it may not be possible. There is too
      > > > much pull from the
      > > > kite and there is danger of the kite relaunching
      > > > while still tangled.
      > > >
      > > > Chris Glazier
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > --- In ksurfschool@yahoogroups.com, George
      > Sarris
      > > > <jakefarley2000@y...> wrote:
      > > > > Currently I have a setup where the safety
      > leash is
      > > > > attached to one of the back lines. However,
      > I've
      > > > seen
      > > > > some setups where the safety leash is attached
      > to
      > > > one
      > > > > of the forward lines and the point of
      > attachment
      > > > does
      > > > > not appear to allow the kite to flatten out.
      > I've
      > > > > heard that the safety leash attachment to one
      > of
      > > > the
      > > > > forward kite lines can prevent line tangling
      > and
      > > > make
      > > > > relaunching easier. Anyone have any thoughts
      > on
      > > > > setting up the safety leash this way?
      > > > >
      > > > > Thanks,
      > > > > George
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
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