ronnie wrote:OzBungy wrote:Toby wrote:we had that in 2001 already. fully spinnable bar with safety, front lines untwisting.
If you were around in 2001 then you would also know why we got rid of the Wichard shackles. They don't work for kiting. The slightest slop in the shackle would cause it to self release, or the bail would catch on the lip and it would not release at all.
The various double-ball modifications to make it easy to trigger the release would be activated by water pressure and it would self-release.
Chicken loops are not perfect, but they are vastly superior to quick release shackles.
Good points, but a bit of redesign of a Wichard could solve all of those problems.
That was my point with my song lyric quote. We were stuffing around with these ideas along time ago. But yes a redesigned wichard maybe. Best to keep all options open for sure.
Damn I made up some weird ass contraptions...not sure why I didn't kill myself a few times...lol