are you sarcastic by nature or just by your nick?
I do not question your expertise on the risk, ok?
And I don't judge. Toby not riding smaller kites in 30-40kn? Who am I to judge? That is HIS risk assessment (we all know that as a fact so...)
This shackle is acceptable for the purpose. The rope around the pants belt is also acceptable for the purpose sarc. Riding suicide too. Riding unhooked for 20km is also acceptable. And the list goes on. Not acceptable for you? Than don't do it. Don't judge others who are doing it tho. Or you'll get a society of sheep and no diversity which makes us as humans.
Is that too much to ask?
Can't resist, this avatar on the right is from active vulcano 3800m above the sea level. No ropes, no shackle, no safety. People dying on the climb. Get over it.