I don`t know how you attach your safety leash to the metal ring and I also don´t know how your leash looks like, but as you know from our conversation here in February we do NOT recommend to use an extra safety leash, as your leash could be the reason to open the Wichard. I am sorry, but we cannot test all safety leashes on the market if they work well together with the Wichard and our system is designed to work safe without an extra safety leash. So if you modify a safe system you do it on your own risk and as it seems a safe system is now not safe any more. I am really sorry, but in this case you should not search the reason for your hazards at safe working parts.
The last 2-3 knots are made on the line to make it easier to grab the line. They don't have to run into the tube.
When you want to use the internal adjuster you should ride for some meters towards your kite in order to get less tension an all your lines. This makes it much easier and this is not only valid for the Pintxo bar, but to nearly all bars on the market.
If I can help I will always do it and if there is something to improve it has to be done immediately. That´s how I see safe Kiteboarding. In your case you have modified a safe system and so you took a risk that you have maybe caused yourself. I would like all our customers to ride with a safe system and so we spend a lot of time with testing. If we start selling our product you can be sure it´s safe, but I am sorry that we cannot test modifications self-contained done by our customers.
I absolutely disagree with you. We have many customers writing E-Mails and calling me how well and safe the Wichard is working with our bar. Wichard is not Wichard! As I have explained here and our website we have modified the release system at the Wichard with a webbing and now you compare it with some solutions from older years with balls and other unsuitable things in combination with a Wichard snapshakle. With such systems I would not go out for one single second. The Wichard is a well designed part which has a safe working load with 1280kg and a breaking load with 2300kg. This demonstrates the durability of this snap shakle. Do you think other quickreleases from other brands would be able to resist such a high load, too?
My opinion is that if you use the wichard you always take the risk your kite will fly away if it accidentally releases (not properly closed, defect, etc).Rainer Kauper wrote: ↑Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:18 pm
The Wichard is a well designed part which has a safe working load with 1280kg and a breaking load with 2300kg. This demonstrates the durability of this snap shakle. Do you think other quickreleases from other brands would be able to resist such a high load, too?
BTW: You do not have to use the Wichard with our bar. If you do not like it you can use the Bar-Connector which comes together with the bar, but I recommend the optional available Wichard absolutely because not only we ourselves have had good experiences with it.
How do you disconnect in case of a deathloop or a second kite from someone else stuck in your lines?
I would like to ask you to get in touch with us via E-Mail and send us your latest address so we can ship a new Wichard to your place. I would like to see if there is any problem you may not have with another Wichard. This is just to be 100% sure.
We are NOT using the 2673 with 70mm length. Our setup is the 2674 with 80mm length and we have modified the release system, see picture below. Please do not mix our setup with yours or any other setup.evan wrote: ↑Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:51 amUsing a very sensitive quick release like the wichard 2673 makes this even worse. Even without the big webbing or balls to make the release easier you can activate it by just brushing your hand against it.
I personally have the habit to grab the qr close to the harness for stability so I quickly ditched the exposed wichard after activating it that way unintentionally.
When I saw the picture of your personal setup I was really frightened and I would absolutely recommend to check the breaking load of your snap hook. Most of these snap hooks are breaking in less than 200kg! Beside that I totally agree with user evan's remark that you cannot disconnect from your entire system if you have to do. This could be quite dangerous. If you accept this risk it´s up to you, but I thought I have to say that in order to be always responsible in kiteboarding.
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