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Re: The Cabrinha Fireball (New Connector Safety Issues)

Postby Starsky » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:02 am

So, let's recap. You had a go on a big cloud in 8-9 knots on a twintip and couldn't get upwind. You ask why no clouds in formula races, lament their lack of wakestyle prowess and state they can't jump. Then you superimpose some random dudes opinions on your Facebook feed for my opinions on kiteforum because we have similar writing styles and harangue me across multiple threads.

Yeah, we're done here.

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Re: The Cabrinha Fireball (New Connector Safety Issues)

Postby Toby » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:28 am

It is a cool idea. Not everyone wants to unhook.

The pulling up if hooks can also hurt yourself, I had my worst injury due to this (hurt my rib).

If they only added a Microloop upgrade kit, it would be perfect for Airstyle, since we don't need to unhook.

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Re: The Cabrinha Fireball (New Connector Safety Issues)

Postby jaystore » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:08 am

Seen many years ago and I think was patented
http://www.smoothsailing.co.za/carbonology.html

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Re: The Cabrinha Fireball (New Connector Safety Issues)

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Re: The Cabrinha Fireball (New Connector Safety Issues)

Postby FabsPH » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:27 am

what happens after a crazy wipeout and you pull release, and by some mistake you flipped the little lock thingy, you loose the ball, but recover kite and want to hook in.... oh oh... totally fakt!
other than that i like it now, after bitching about it. but still, what can one do after the ball falls out and gets lost? yell "Help"? F%$#!!

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Re: The Cabrinha Fireball (New Connector Safety Issues)

Postby Kitesitecapecod » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:56 am

After a crazy wipeout where I pull the release and We are talking about a very bad wipeout with something going very wrong for me to pull the release - wing wrap, etc. otherwise why would you pull the release, who cares if you loose a piece ? I don't know that you would loose the ball, but in an emergency I'm willing for a hassle to be safe.

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Re: The Cabrinha Fireball (New Connector Safety Issues)

Postby Starsky » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:15 pm

Think the point there is that the industry largely has moved away from separating pieces. For a long time LF riders were in the same situation where occasionally chicken loops that separate rather than open were lost.

Paramount to have a functional release, but that need not come with risk of losing a component. Bit of a pisser to fire your safety in fear, have it all work out fine yet find you cant kite again until you get a replacement part. Who knows, a little early yet to predict a bunch of lost balls!
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Re: The Cabrinha Fireball (New Connector Safety Issues)

Postby alamos_kiter » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:24 pm

Kitesitecapecod wrote:.. I don't know that you would loose the ball, but in an emergency I'm willing for a hassle to be safe.
But why? It's completely unnecessary. Would you accept a car that stops working after an emergency braking, and needs to be revived with some spare parts you have to order?

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Re: The Cabrinha Fireball (New Connector Safety Issues)

Postby matth » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:26 pm

Why are we assuming the bungee will fail and the lock thingy will be lost. Check your gear and replace old or worn looking parts and you should never have a failure.........

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Re: The Cabrinha Fireball (New Connector Safety Issues)

Postby edt » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:39 pm

Kitesitecapecod wrote:After a crazy wipeout where I pull the release and We are talking about a very bad wipeout with something going very wrong for me to pull the release - wing wrap, etc. otherwise why would you pull the release, who cares if you loose a piece ? I don't know that you would loose the ball, but in an emergency I'm willing for a hassle to be safe.
it's a bad idea. kiters won't fire their release when they should if they think they might lose a part. you might say even if they might die well I have seen enough death loops where kiters refuse to full release so yeah

have to make gear where kiters feel no reluctance to use it


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