No QR is for that situations.flyyboyy wrote:Thanks everybody, it's obvious now. I am new to the sport and would like to shorten it, but not endanger myself, so now I know what I am working with.Peter_Frank wrote:It is a very good question - and you got the answer: It is for handle passes and unhooked useflyyboyy wrote:It is kind of in the way. Is there a reason why it has to be as long as it is?
As I ride hooked most of the time, I can and will not use such a long leash - would be a total mess to have "flying around", and in the way.
So I have a very very short leash instead, it actually only has to be 1 or 1½ foot long - much better and not in the way
Apart from the days where I dont use a leash - as at many wavespots it makes no sense and you can choose to ride without the leash (when hooked, and not having a push release - so you dont accidentally unhook)
So I guess that ditching the kite by releasing the leash would be in the case of an out of control kite. Maybe a broken line etc.
Ditching the kite is the last resort when your life is in danger. (being blown to open see with no way of getting back ,....)