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Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Postby iriejohn » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:50 pm

topmick wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:48 am
How do you pack your Trilobites John?, I bought one but lost it after about 6 sessions.
Great bit of kit.
They are in "harness pouches", one on each side of my seat harness webbing. They're mounted "right side up". Haven't ever lost one.

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Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Postby pixelpedro » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:09 pm

Couldn't sleep last night so worked on the new center rope (made it dual layered this time) and took @iriejohn's suggestion of flipping things around see how this works and added a front line flag used my spare SS bungee to keep things tidy.

BTW one thing I'd like to try out is adding a protective tubing around the center rope if it doesn't add much weight to it, the one thing I'm really digging about my new setup - besides the simplicity of my new setup - is the weight I shed off the bar so definitely don't wanna add any more weight to it.

Two last questions: the red circle is a spot where the center rope isn't dual-layered is a tiny spot about 1-1.5":

1) is there a way to somehow make the rope continuously dual layered, this spot is where the 2 sort of meet.

2) do you y'all think this could be a problem? week point where is definitely gona go? should I find a way to reinforce it?

Tnx in advance.
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Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Postby Jackie Treehorn » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:18 pm

Don't you need a stopper a couple of inches above the safety release? At the moment you have a potential problem if your centre line gets wrapped around the bar and your release doesn't have enough to fully operate.

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Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Postby alford » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:19 pm

I too think it's good practice to have a means of keeping the bar directly off the QR. The way you had it before with the sheeting line larks to a SS ring was good. Then just larks the QR to that ring.

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Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Postby alford » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:26 pm

Actually your way in the latest photo does have a nice advantage: The splice bury on the QR pin can be as long as needed. Agree with Treehorn, a stopper ball to keep the bar off the QR would be a good addition.

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Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Postby rynhardt » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:47 pm

Mine.
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Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Postby pixelpedro » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:29 pm

Tnx both JT and alford for your comments and makes a bit of sense, but I fail to see where would or could become a problem and in the interest of education not just being argumentative how is this any different from the BRM CR system?

BTW do u guys see any issues with the 2 questions I had on my previous post?

Tnx again you guys have been instrumental in my setup.
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Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Postby alford » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:14 pm

You're correct, the BRM bar does make contact with the QR. However, on the BRM bar, QR # 2 (total release of kite) sits directly behind QR #1 (flagging). I believe the argument would be if you are unable to flag with QR #1, QR #2 is right there within your grasp. With your setup it would be two more separate actions. Just saying I believe that's the logic.

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Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Postby pixelpedro » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:56 pm

alford wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:14 pm
You're correct, the BRM bar does make contact with the QR. However, on the BRM bar, QR # 2 (total release of kite) sits directly behind QR #1 (flagging). I believe the argument would be if you are unable to flag with QR #1, QR #2 is right there within your grasp. With your setup it would be two more separate actions. Just saying I believe that's the logic.
OK, forgive me if I'm missing the obvious :lol: but my QR releases the kite in which at that point I'll only b attached to my kite via the flag out where my leash will be attached to so if I need to punch out completely I'll let go the leash release ... right? OMG is my logic failing me here HAHA

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Re: Chicken Loop Bye Bye?

Postby knotwindy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:54 pm

I think what they are saying is if the QR1 is jammed up against the bar and can NOT be pushed to be released it is/could be a problem. So you need a ball or something to keep the release away from the bar to leave some room for the QR to be able to always operate.


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