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Re: DIY Quick release

Postby merl » Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:51 pm

faklord wrote:
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merl wrote:
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I have also used a stainless eye bolt. One issue was that the eye is a bit big but this is OK if you are connecting it to a big enough ring. I did not grind the threads off but covered them with epoxy paste to fill the threads then I sanded smooth. Worked well and I think this might be easier than grinding the threads.
Better bet is a “swage eye terminal” (saves dealing with the threads)
Eg https://www.steelwirerope.com/Stainless ... minal.html
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2.5mm is plenty strong enough.
Totally agree - these make really nice pins - but a little bit harder to source the smaller ones.

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Re: DIY Quick release

Postby merl » Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:54 pm

I have dicked around with many variants described here, but I should say that I think that infexion's seat-belt release is the way to go as you only need one for all your bars.

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Re: DIY Quick release

Postby darippah » Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:59 pm

windfreak74 wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:42 pm
www.skshapes.com has one,
SK LatchPin
minimalist release system, simple and well executed for us$40. check it out!
Thanks however I feel the Infexion may be more bulky than what I'm looking for, and I'd also prefer to not REQUIRE a ring on the Bar side.

The SK shapes looks like exactly what I want, just not sure if I need the large or small, and how to connect the system to my harness but I'm sure it'll be simple.

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Re: DIY Quick release

Postby Jyoder » Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:11 pm

I have used this pin release with a SS cotter pin and 1/2 inch pvc plumbing tube from hardware store for 50+ sessions without issue. Basically weightless and very inexpensive. If the pin starts to look worn or bent you can easily replace it.

I recently got the Infexion release which is more robust but heavier.
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Re: DIY Quick release

Postby darippah » Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:18 pm

Jyoder wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:11 pm
I have used this pin release with a SS cotter pin and 1/2 inch pvc plumbing tube from hardware store for 50+ sessions without issue. Basically weightless and very inexpensive. If the pin starts to look worn or bent you can easily replace it.

I recently got the Infexion release which is more robust but heavier.
Very creative! I wouldn’t want to be 30 feet high with that system though LOL. Might be fine for light duty foil riding though

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Re: DIY Quick release

Postby sflinux » Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:24 am

Jyoder wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:11 pm
I have used this pin release with a SS cotter pin and 1/2 inch pvc plumbing tube from hardware store for 50+ sessions without issue. Basically weightless and very inexpensive. If the pin starts to look worn or bent you can easily replace it.
I recently got the Infexion release which is more robust but heavier.
That looks similar to my setup. But for mine I use a tube of aluminum. And instead of a pin, I use a piece of steel bent to make a parallel L. It is modeled after a 2006 quick release from RRD (where the plastic disintegrated).
(update): I wrap the aluminum in hockey tape for grip (and less shine for sharks).
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Re: DIY Quick release

Postby darippah » Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:53 am

Here’s my first attempt. Happy with it but not satisfied. Found an old leash and borrowed some parts
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Re: DIY Quick release

Postby darippah » Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:27 pm

windfreak74 wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:42 pm
www.skshapes.com has one,
SK LatchPin
minimalist release system, simple and well executed for us$40. check it out!
I ended up contacting Stan at sk shapes and he custom made me a release exactly what I’m looking for

Here’s some pics of the end result.

Nothing DIY here but well worth the price
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Re: DIY Quick release

Postby knot_moving » Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:32 pm

That looks like a much more robust and reliable solution!
I messed around using pins and parell beads. In the end I went with Infexion & have loved it - I can now use the whole bar throw. Which you will get with yours as well.

I have a small Antal ring inside the 2 fender washers to keep it running free on the rope - probably overkill.
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Re: DIY Quick release

Postby Nem0 » Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:38 pm

darippah wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:27 pm
windfreak74 wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:42 pm
www.skshapes.com has one,
SK LatchPin
minimalist release system, simple and well executed for us$40. check it out!
I ended up contacting Stan at sk shapes and he custom made me a release exactly what I’m looking for

Here’s some pics of the end result.

Nothing DIY here but well worth the price
But this is a pull release, isn’t it?
Your slider rope will go through the ring I guess...

I prefer Infexion system from Evan! 👍🏽


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