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Re: Introducing the IQR from Airush

Postby alexeyga » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:26 am

Actually, props to Airush for maintaining compatibility within their line. This season I've replaced trimmers (along with that pu-covered main line) on my 2015 and 2017 bars with the clam cleat style ones. And - I'm fairly certain that I'll be replacing chickenloops on both bars for next season. Otherwise these were the most dependable and easy to maintain bars in my experience and to this date. Zero issues.

B.t.w. these main lines... i've never seen them break, and i've seen some really rough Airush bars - trust me. Either it's the fact that there are 2 of them, or Airush has simply nailed it in terms of materials - but they are really solid and trouble free.

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Re: Introducing the IQR from Airush

Postby bragnouff » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:31 am

No doubt they last the distance. I'm not questioning that at all, Airush is in my book one of the most trustable brands out there. My comment was from an outsider point of view, wondering if I should retrofit such a QR on my frankenbars, and the answer is no because of those 2 lines.
I had an Airush bar with depower strap, stopper over those double depower lines, etc... and I MarieKondo'ed that clutter out, and it's now happily living with a Clamcleat Aero cleat and Ozone's QRs, and a couple of meters of fat size dyneema.
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Re: Introducing the IQR from Airush

Postby decay » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:10 pm

Crash testing.


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Re: Introducing the IQR from Airush

Postby Hugh2 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:05 pm

Hi Decay, I can't figure out what's happening in that video.

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Re: Introducing the IQR from Airush

Postby decay » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:11 am

Hugh2 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:05 pm
Hi Decay, I can't figure out what's happening in that video.
That video shows the iQR being tested on our in-house Quick Release test jig, in particular a test at 240kg of chicken loop load, showing only 8kg of force required on the release handle to disconnect from the kite.

The number of tests I did on that jig over the development of the iQR must be in the thousands, it was a critical part of the process.

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Re: Introducing the IQR from Airush

Postby caduo » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:54 pm

yes,center lines never break,but they are getting some cms longer every less then ten sessions and you have to shorten them and trim the bar all the time

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Re: Introducing the IQR from Airush

Postby windmaker » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:06 pm

A game-changer... for Airush .

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Re: Introducing the IQR from Airush

Postby foilholio » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:08 am

Meanwhile nearly no one unhooks ever. But YAY a new chicken loop hurrah hurrah. I wonder if the kite industry realizes it has customers? It's like here you go customer some "shitrush" for you.

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Re: Introducing the IQR from Airush

Postby MartinO » Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:05 pm

bragnouff wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:32 pm
something that I can source at a boat shop and replace easily at the back of the car
Nr 1 in my book. Keep it simple and easy to service.

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Re: Introducing the IQR from Airush

Postby decay » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:38 pm

Speed run.



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