Thanks everyone for the really great feedback. WE really appreciate everything people have to say. We are working on something for the 2013 Bar. I am hoping to have some more info in the next few weeks. B
The class rules are actualy kind of ambiguos on the flaging leash thing.
C.3.1 SAFETY AND LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT (a) A detachable kite leash shall be used. The Notice of Race and the Sailing instructions may change this rule.
C.8.2 LINES SAFETY SYSTEMS Lines shall have a depowering device. C.8.3 BAR SAFETY SYSTEMS Bars shall have a quick-release system
The class rules also aply to non coarse race competitions so they are writen to allow leashing for wake style competition. Unless changed by the NOR or SI's a detachable leash to the chicken loop should be all that is needed for the rules to be satisfied. Unless they have a case interprestation of line safety systems that makes it clear that a flaging system is required. A simple push out on the bar system like cab's is a depowering device. Hell any bar you can move is a depowering device.