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check your line knife, shock.

Postby Foil » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:01 am

just do it.
I did a few days ago,
I have 3 harnesses, 2 in use on a rotational basis and one as a dry spare to loan out or other,
all have them little finger hole line knives, all were 3-5 years old but looked like new, no rust.
but. however.
they would not cut my kite line at all, even under tension-ping tight!
the knives just frayed the surface, and my power Q lines that I use, the knives would not even fray the surface.
flipping unbelievable :o :o
and my test line is the north standard stuff!
this horrified me, because I am one of the very few who has been in a major kitemare situation years ago when I got lofted on the sea wall with compound leg fracture and kite powered up trying to hoick me back up for another lofting between the houses, my buddy tried to cut all my lines which i remember him screaming back at me that they would not cut, and believe me they were under great tension.

I threw all the knives straight in the bin and ordered a jack knife, parachute emergency line and strap cutter, similar to the finger hole harness line cutter but with a easy grasp handle and proven CE standard cutting power, when tested it was such a relief when the blades sliced through mutipel strands with a light 2 finger stroke.
delivered next day and fits in the harness pocket like the old useless ones.
twice the price but what the hell.

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Re: check your line knife, shock.

Postby richy-c » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:37 pm

Good tip cheers although at the harbour wall at el Medano when i had my kite mare mashed in the waves with lines around my neck my Mystic harness hook knife saved me. And it was a few years old. Ill have a look at the Jack knives 👍

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Re: check your line knife, shock.

Postby dice » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:34 pm

Where did you get the rope to test? As far as I know I don't have any spare rope on my bar that I could test.

Ps: English is not my native language, is 'lofted' a correct way to write lifted in past tense?

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Re: check your line knife, shock.

Postby Foil » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:16 pm

dice wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:34 pm
Where did you get the rope to test? As far as I know I don't have any spare rope on my bar that I could test.

Ps: English is not my native language, is 'lofted' a correct way to write lifted in past tense?
have you never snapped a line?
I have,
a good few times and always kept the snapped lengths,
with power Q line, you cut you own, so plenty of bits.
over 19 years you collect a lot of spare lines. :thumb:

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Re: check your line knife, shock.

Postby purdyd » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:45 pm

I've been using the dakine hook knife. It easily cuts through line.

I believe any double bladed hook knife works well. The single blade maybe not.

Best to test and I do replace once a year or so.

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Re: check your line knife, shock.

Postby matth » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:35 am

eezycut by trilobite ....the best by far. Order from amazon, get kit with spare blades and holster that works great with harness webbing..



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Re: check your line knife, shock.

Postby mar menor » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:20 pm


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Re: check your line knife, shock.

Postby collider » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:50 pm

2nd the trilobite. Haven't had to use it, but still cuts like butter after 2 years.


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