Don't do that. Instead hold onto the chicken loop and let go of the bar. If you hold the bar when you're unintentionlly unhooked, you'll soon be overpowered. By holding the chicken loop, you'll then be able to take power out of the kite so you can hold onto it and control it (i.e., by reaching up to the bar, without pulling it in, to steer the kite) while you hook back in.ACD2B wrote: .....On good days I still hold the bar.....
What harness are you using? There's a small possibility the spreader hook is a windsurfing hook vs kitesurfing. Windsurfing hooks are more prone to CL slippage.ACD2B wrote: Any tips or experience??
Hi there, I've got the v8.2 global bar, so think that one took care of that problem I believe, following the recall. So far I like the bar and the lines seem to be strong. Have been intensively kiting for a year so have crashed it a few time grind the line in the board, and got tangled a few times. One of my lines has a slight damage, which needs replacement, but so far it held pretty well thanks for the replydeniska wrote: ↑Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:49 pmNever had a slippage or accidental opening with global bar v7 v8 but long swims due to center line snapping on a jump. The one inside the tube. Keep an eye on it. And replace often. It never lasted 6months for me. I think they had a recall of v8 because of it. But I had v8.2 with same issue.
Interesting, will see if I can manage with my current one. I've read some brief posts that it happened to other people as well but reasons vary. I will check thi one!!BillyGoatGruff wrote: ↑Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:33 pmBuy a chicken finger and loop it on to your spreader bar, hook in and push the chicken finger under the chicken loop. This will prevent it ever accidentally slipping out again.
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Helloo! Thanks for the reply. By good days I mean I am holding the bar which prevents from the bar flying away and the kite flaging out, meaning the session is most likely over. First time it happened I struggled, as you say fully powered kite (that time the chicken loop ejected actually) but second time I managed ok.FLandOBX wrote: ↑Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:05 pmACD2B wrote: .....On good days I still hold the bar.....
When unintentional unhooking happens, there are two likely causes. First, you could have a thin, limp donkey dick. (No offense intended, my friend. ) If your chicken loop has a donkey dick that bends easily, you can either replace it with a stiffer one or reinforce the one you have by wrapping it in duct tape. Second, some spreader bars have a "hook" that is more flat than hooked. If your hook is flat, which might allow your chicken loop to slide off, especially when your lines go slack, consider replacing the spreader bar with one that has a more secure hook.
Stay safe out there.
I've got the 8.2 generation. Love the bar but this is rather annoying. The chicken dock narrows down a bit towards the end, maybe that is the weakness. Maybe smaller loop would help...
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