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Created by Mrreece83 A week ago, 9 Jan 2018
Mrreece83
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9 Jan 2018 1:58PM
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I have a 2008 10m liquid force kite im trying to get back in business .
I dont have the safety leash for it . can i just use any leash if they can hook on ? .i have a 2009 12m Naish kite with a safety leash that i could use but not sure if its a good idea .
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jackforbes
WA, 413 posts
9 Jan 2018 2:02PM
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Mrreece83 said..
I have a 2008 10m liquid force kite im trying to get back in business .
I dont have the safety leash for it . can i just use any leash if they can hook on ? .i have a 2009 12m Naish kite with a safety leash that i could use but not sure if its a good idea .
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You can. Although if your leash doesn't have its own safety release then i'd strongly recommend you get one that does. If you're in Perth i can lend you one.

Kite safety has come a long way in the last 10 years, if you are committed to getting back into it consider trading in for something post 2012, performance has improved as well and you can probably combine the 12m and 10m into a single suitable kite.

2old2quit
WA, 67 posts
9 Jan 2018 9:02PM
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Hi there.
A question like this raises serious doubts about your ability to kite with a reasonable degree of safety. Hey - I am all for doing stuff way above your level but when you are in trouble can you react appropriately to potentially save your butt????
My friend do you and the kiting community a big favour and take a refresher lesson or two. You most likely need it.

dyyylan
61 posts
Tuesday , 9 Jan 2018 9:45PM
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Yeah... the fact that you're asking this question is a big red flag... please take some lessons before you injure yourself or someone else on the beach...

cbulota
WA, 1111 posts
Wednesday , 10 Jan 2018 6:34AM
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Agreed with everyone above. You should seriously consider lessons and renewing your equipment for your own safety and the safety of others.

Christian

theDoctor
NSW, 4241 posts
Wednesday , 10 Jan 2018 12:04PM
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Don't listen to em bro, you got this

You don't even need a safety leash, just use one of them bungee cord/occy strap things....

Gazuki
WA, 588 posts
Wednesday , 10 Jan 2018 10:40AM
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theDoctor said..

Don't listen to em bro, you got this

You don't even need a safety leash, just use one of them bungee cord/occy strap things....



+1, They are all teachers and are spooking for business. I generally just tie mine off with rope. If i'm going for a long session ill use a cable tie as rope sometimes comes un-done.

Just make sure its through the ring on the back of your harness so it doesn't get in the way.

Richoa
NSW, 236 posts
Wednesday , 10 Jan 2018 3:49PM
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Gazuki said..

theDoctor said..

Don't listen to em bro, you got this

You don't even need a safety leash, just use one of them bungee cord/occy strap things....




+1, They are all teachers and are spooking for business. I generally just tie mine off with rope. If i'm going for a long session ill use a cable tie as rope sometimes comes un-done.

Just make sure its through the ring on the back of your harness so it doesn't get in the way.


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