On 2003-01-23 22:46, Kevin wrote:
Mel, the 2 yellow lines in pic C are the kite centrelines. What is the line heading towards the top right-hand corner?
There's no real easy answer to that. Best to just ignore it. In this case the photo is only meant to show how I use NO RING with my Wichard 2673. If you really want to know, you'd probably better check my file on the Yahoo kitesurf group. That line is a "bar leash", required because I use a "free bar" (see what I mean - it's not simple!).
Do you have a regular chicken loop off the bottom of the picture?
Uh... Best to just say "yes", because effectively I have a trim loop with the extra line/tube that locks it to the hook.
In reality, the trim line goes to a cleat mounted on my spreader. Again, you can see it in the "MelMods" file of my Yahoo group folder.
Yeah Mel you are right again (priv joke)
I messed up the names of the shackle types. Coming from comp sailing I use only the trigger snap and call it just
a snap shackle
Well that's exactly what we're doing (using line or trigger releases, & just calling them snap shackles).
As for being right, I recently messed up some shackle names when replying to kitesuffer's post about halyard shackles*, thinking he meant plain shackles (I didn't realize that a halyard shackle was different).
* which have TWO pins, so they can't reverse themselves when unloaded, see http://www.westmarine.com