It seems like the Wipika 4 line bar will solve my "looseness" problem as
it has only 1 harness loop and you can lock or unlock the "looseness" of
the loop by a simple twist of the bar.
It also looks like in "loose" mode, you can turn the bar to untwist the
I am not sure how or whether it works but it definitely sounds very
> I feel exactly the same. Even though I ride on the ocean, it's usually very
> gusty here, so I'm always hooked to the front lines & if it's steady I just
> adjust the strap so I'm properly powered in the main harness line. The
> problem with the stock system is that if you get in trouble in the trim loop
> you're screwed (no ability to release) which is why I attached it to my
> Reactor with a snap shackle.
> Subject: RE: [ksurfschool] Trim loop or not ?
> Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 06:57:23 -0600
> From: "Farnsworth, Kenny" <kenny@...>
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> I also fly in the trim loop when the wind is extremely gusty (10+ mph
> gusts). I can react to the gusts better by sheeting out the kite in a big
> gust rather than trying to edge my board (I use a wakeboard). This means
> that I sometimes have to work the kite a bit during a lull while staying in
> the trim loop. This probably sounds funny to some of you that are used to
> steady ocean wind, but I can tell you from experience that trying to handle
> a 10 mph gust by edging the board and flying the kite upwind is extremely
> difficult. It is far easier to immediately sheet out and go upwind (the
> upwind capability of an AR5 in a big gust is unbelievable, it feels like you
> are almost going directly upwind).
> When the wind is strong or on-shore, I will launch my kite while in the trim
> loop as well. This prevents me from being dragged on-shore during a big
> gust (happened a few times on my two line inflatables and with my Concept
> Air New Wave).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dwight & Jacky [mailto:fishersfort@...]
> Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2000 3:54 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [ksurfschool] Trim loop or not ?
> The trim loop works best when SUPER powered up. When you start riding with
> insane power, the trim loop only depowers a little while riding and jumping.
> If you are not into riding that way, consider shortening the trim loop line
> length. I have done that myself, and enjoy using it more now. I can always
> use the adjusting strap for more range, when the trim loop doesn't depower
> >From the Fisher's Fort
> Kure Beach, NC
> Dwight & Jacky
> http://www.angelfire.com/nc/capefearwindsurfing/ (includes kitesurfing)
> > I have used the AR5 for almost a season now and every time I used the
> > trim loop I felt it too "loose" and the result was that I went both
> > slower and jumped lower.
> > Is that the same experience others have or it just me?
> > Hung.