knotwindy wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:51 pm
How often are you folks using your QR? Every session, once a week, once a season?
If it is occasionally only, get a carabiner with a SS ring just like the one that fits in the QR. Hook the ss ring on the biner and hook both to your harness. If/when you release, Grab the biner and hook in the SS ring to the QR, then clip the SS ring hooked to the kite lines onto the biner also. Yes, it will extend the arm reach a bit but get you to shore safely and easily and with no kite pressure hooking in. Also, always good to have a extra carabiner handy for self launch/landing or whatever.
If you’re using the QR all the time this won’t work very well but why are you using the QR so often?
It would be a good idea, if the biner itself would fit into the QR or Ring and biner would be connected with tape, to a solid unit. Otherwise you have the same problem, sticking the ring in a right angle into the QR. With the extra biner -ring it would be without holding the sfl.
But you need a twistlock biner, who don`t catches lines when hanging it onto the harness.
And why not a neat solution that gives you the comfort in every day use?
I can`t remember my last intended emergency use of the QR on the water. But unintended openings of the QR can happen. In my case one of 10 rides so far. ( Used it 10 times).
Then i often threw the bar through the V in case of an inversion. While sitting on the foilboard waiting for the next puff. This is always hairy, things can go quickly south if you weren`t quick enough to reinstall the QR.
I also do sometimes swimmstarts (or untangling) with the packed foilkite, where at the beginning of the procedur you are disconnected.
Remember: The handling of the QR on(in) the water is always out of sight with a seatharness sitting on the small board. You really need to practise to do it blind. Gloves and waves would make it really difficult.
Faklords solution looks really good