evan wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:30 pm
Foil wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:17 am
if you remove or replace the stretchy part of any quick release system then you are inviting a serious problem
I highly suspect that your lines where just too worn out if they snapped from releasing. The bungee in your leash + flagout will max out way before there is any tension high enough to break your lines. If your lines can't handle these shock-loads you should have replaced them months or even years ago.
just do the test as above, use a new line like I did, one end fixed on a solid object, the other end wrapped around a lump hammer shaft, use just one arm to snatch back hard, 300kg new line, snaps easily.
same if you wrap new 300kg line around a kite bar and snatch back hard with two hands, its the shock load that can be replicated by a kite that's about to suddenly power up after a total slack line situation.
I remember back before safety systems were any good in early 2001, and I was in my first year learning, on a very windy day my kite fell right into the power zone from a total hineberb slack line situation, i was on the beach and dropped to the sand and dug my heels in the sand and braced for the massive yank downwind, when it hit three of my lines just snapped, unbelievable but I was happy they did, cant remember the make now but all lines were around 274 kg back then i think, and cheapish, surprised the bar didn't snap as well, as i had quite a few that did in the early years