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Chicken loop harness line.
« on: September 21, 2020, 02:01:13 AM »
We are still locked up here in Melbourne (Oz) but we can get out for some daily exercise.. Today I tried a kitesurfer chicken loop as a harness line and it worked fine.


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Re: Chicken loop harness line.
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2020, 12:07:22 PM »
We are still locked up here in Melbourne (Oz) but we can get out for some daily exercise.. Today I tried a kitesurfer chicken loop as a harness line and it worked fine.


Great.  But tell me more about 'chicken loop' and how it works.  I like how you attached it to one handle.  It does seem to flop around a bit.  Better than spreading it between two handles?  Is there a 'break away' mechanism in the loop?  Not familiar with kite stuff.  Great music as always.

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Re: Chicken loop harness line.
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2020, 02:37:31 PM »
Hi Bill.. I just thought it might be a simple system to be able to just tie it onto a handle and although it works fine it does flop about making hooking in tricky which is both good and bad because at least you are less likely to have accidentally hookíins while pumping the wing.

It can be easily tucked out of the way unlike a normal harness line thatís always hanging there and almost in the way.. I donít have any quick release system on it.. I only used it a short while and next time Iíll move it back one handle and try just grabbing it with the back hand and placing it on the hook.

A friend of mine is loving his for those long trips upwind so he can do downwinders back to where he started.

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Re: Chicken loop harness line.
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2020, 03:22:12 PM »
Thanks DJ.  Answers perfectly.  I think I get it and will try.

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Re: Chicken loop harness line.
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2020, 08:21:56 AM »
https://youtu.be/iHL8AycgDTc

Good video. Iíd still recommend real windsurf harness lines though. Windsurf lines donít slap you in the face when pumping.

 


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