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Re: How I built my own kite surfing bar

Postby kite_hh » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:48 am

I have loads of experience with clam cleats and sheathed lines and have not had the problems you describe.

Maybe you use inferior material or use it wrong? You might want to check on that.

It is important that the clam cleat size matches the size of the line used in it. Going up or down on the suggested diameters can result in failure of the clam cleat.

Also make sure the sheathing sits tight on the dyneema. If unsure you may fix it with a stitch. Otherwise problems like you describe may occur. This usually only is a problem when you take out some of the dyneema or get rid of some of the sheathing, hence sheathing and dyneema are of different length.

Finally, a clam cleat release works by pulling down (the way it is usually mounted in kite surfing). Pulling up or out will not release easily and will damage the material. Both, lines and cleat.

Proper material as well as proper usage will extend the lifetime of any equipment and will add to safety! Always make sure to use the gear according to its specification.

Safe kiting!

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Re: How I built my own kite surfing bar

Postby downunder » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:02 am

Really?

I did not know "a clam cleat release works by pulling down" :)

Here, 4(?)mm:
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Re: How I built my own kite surfing bar

Postby kite_hh » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:40 am

Glad I could help!

See also the clam cleat homepage for instructions on how to use correctly.

https://www.clamcleat.com/help/using-an ... leats.html

"It allows the immediate release of the rope by a short upward and backward pull."

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Re: How I built my own kite surfing bar

Postby downunder » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:54 am

Do we need to pull it with both hands or just one? It doesn't say, what will I do now ?

:baby:

http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2395965

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Re: How I built my own kite surfing bar

Postby kite_hh » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:09 pm

If you are unsure about basic stuff like that I suggest to take a few lessons before heading out. :bye: :naughty:


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