edt wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:24 pm
everything is much much much better now than 10 years ago. 1) the kite bridles are shorter. it used to be every day you would hear of someone getting a wing tip bridle wrap. That is very rare now thanks to shorter bridles. Yay!
that's a perfect example of brands 'designing-out' a known issue
Personally I think the 'other end' (the connection to the kiter, the bar and the harness) still have a long way to go (the fact that we're still getting death loops backs that up)
I'm not an engineer so I'm not going to pretend to have detailed answers - but I can say what the problem is...
Every one of us (especially if learning new tricks) is going to wipeout at some point where we stack the kite in the water and our momentum tumbles us forwards so that there's briefly slack in the lines
There is a possibility that scenario could result in a death loop - and currently that's largely down to bad luck (and can happen whatever your skill level)
I would love to see a bar / connection / harness system that removes almost every possible snag point
Everything simple, smooth and tapered making it highly likely that your issue will sort itself out and slide / slip off / untangle itself from whatever it has caught on...
Is that beyond the imagination of brand designers?