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Core not so safety

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Created by Gazuki Two weeks ago, 28 Dec 2018
Gazuki
WA, 827 posts
28 Dec 2018 7:40PM
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Straight up I'm a huge fan of core kites and have posted many post about the good things but forums are meant to share info and experiences so here's a massive fault with there product.

In the past I've been critical of their safety systems,. Twist to release is bad at the best of times and I've had a few issues with this. But today I was teaching a mate and demoed the safety and it failed to release. Too much memory in the chicken loop to fold out. No major and put it down to light wind. But later in the day after an hour on the water I noticed the one side had released from the twist but was still held in place as the chicken loop had to much ridgity. The one side of the loop was free from the safety but was still in shape.

If you have a core bar maybe check it as it may be down to the plastic hardening??? Not sure but all I know is the safety is really hard to activate and shouldn't be.

Happy to post a video to prove if anyone has any questions.

cauncy
WA, 6678 posts
28 Dec 2018 7:45PM
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If you drink from twist tops it's a natural action to release

Spitfire
WA, 349 posts
5 Jan 2019 10:13AM
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I had a core bar a few years ago. The twist release came apart or released when I was in the air. I fell from the apex of a large jump and was extremely lucky not to be seriously injured. I kicked the board off on the way down but my arm hit it when i hit the water.

Peahi
VIC, 978 posts
5 Jan 2019 9:22PM
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Spitfire said..
I had a core bar a few years ago. The twist release came apart or released when I was in the air. I fell from the apex of a large jump and was extremely lucky not to be seriously injured. I kicked the board off on the way down but my arm hit it when i hit the water.


were you this guy

Falco
64 posts
5 Jan 2019 6:50PM
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Fark that is hilarious on slow mo

Spitfire
WA, 349 posts
6 Jan 2019 11:16PM
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Spitfire said..
I had a core bar a few years ago. The twist release came apart or released when I was in the air. I fell from the apex of a large jump and was extremely lucky not to be seriously injured. I kicked the board off on the way down but my arm hit it when i hit the water.







ChiroTrev
WA, 60 posts
Monday , 14 Jan 2019 5:39PM
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Thats a gnarly crash! No excuse for equipment failure. I wouldn't fly a core simply after seeing that. Imagine if you were jumping over a groin or pier ! Glad you walked away with just a bruise and a sik video to show!

cauncy
WA, 6678 posts
Monday , 14 Jan 2019 7:14PM
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Peahi said..


Spitfire said..
I had a core bar a few years ago. The twist release came apart or released when I was in the air. I fell from the apex of a large jump and was extremely lucky not to be seriously injured. I kicked the board off on the way down but my arm hit it when i hit the water.




were you this guy



Not ideal but he bottled it instead of riding it out and hanging off the bar until landing then flagging out, you never know what happened in the lead up, could of pulled the safety prior and not re set properly, something I've done in the past
Then ping

Woott
WA, 115 posts
Tuesday , 15 Jan 2019 9:07AM
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Not ideal but he bottled it instead of riding it out and hanging off the bar until landing then flagging out


Perhaps you first need to:

A) Jump 20m
B) hang unhooked on your bar at this height
C) all of the above with gloves and numb fingers from the cold

Just saying....

quikdrawMcgraw
725 posts
Tuesday , 15 Jan 2019 9:57AM
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ChiroTrev said..
Thats a gnarly crash! No excuse for equipment failure. I wouldn't fly a core simply after seeing that. Imagine if you were jumping over a groin or pier ! Glad you walked away with just a bruise and a sik video to show!


Imagine if you were jumping over a pit of hungry tigers!

quikdrawMcgraw
725 posts
Tuesday , 15 Jan 2019 9:59AM
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Woott said..


Not ideal but he bottled it instead of riding it out and hanging off the bar until landing then flagging out



Perhaps you first need to:

A) Jump 20m
B) hang unhooked on your bar at this height
C) all of the above with gloves and numb fingers from the cold

Just saying....


He could have done a set of pull ups as well !

Spitfire
WA, 349 posts
Tuesday , 15 Jan 2019 5:11PM
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ChiroTrev said..
Thats a gnarly crash! No excuse for equipment failure. I wouldn't fly a core simply after seeing that. Imagine if you were jumping over a groin or pier ! Glad you walked away with just a bruise and a sik video to show!


Just to make it clear. That isn't me in the video. I just had a similar experience here in Perth. I kicked the board off when i had the bar ripped from my hands. The board span in front of me while i free fell in the air and my bingo wing smashed into it as we hit the water.

cauncy
WA, 6678 posts
Tuesday , 15 Jan 2019 9:42PM
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Woott said..


Not ideal but he bottled it instead of riding it out and hanging off the bar until landing then flagging out



Perhaps you first need to:

A) Jump 20m
B) hang unhooked on your bar at this height
C) all of the above with gloves and numb fingers from the cold

Just saying....


Is that woo 2 or 3 20 mtrs
looking around tonight I was going pretty large on my 8

part of my fitness regime is stretching my spine out, 15/20 mins a day hanging from a beam intermittent

cold hands, ya wouldn't know what cold is, Arctic warfare in northern Norway for years inc search diving

just saying??

Woott
WA, 115 posts
Wednesday , 16 Jan 2019 4:46AM
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cauncy said..



Woott said..





Not ideal but he bottled it instead of riding it out and hanging off the bar until landing then flagging out






Perhaps you first need to:

A) Jump 20m
B) hang unhooked on your bar at this height
C) all of the above with gloves and numb fingers from the cold

Just saying....





Is that woo 2 or 3 20 mtrs
looking around tonight I was going pretty large on my 8

part of my fitness regime is stretching my spine out, 15/20 mins a day hanging from a beam intermittent

cold hands, ya wouldn't know what cold is, Arctic warfare in northern Norway for years inc search diving

just saying??




We are all really impressed mate

cauncy
WA, 6678 posts
Wednesday , 16 Jan 2019 6:07AM
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Woott said..

cauncy said..




Woott said..






Not ideal but he bottled it instead of riding it out and hanging off the bar until landing then flagging out







Perhaps you first need to:

A) Jump 20m
B) hang unhooked on your bar at this height
C) all of the above with gloves and numb fingers from the cold

Just saying....






Is that woo 2 or 3 20 mtrs
looking around tonight I was going pretty large on my 8

part of my fitness regime is stretching my spine out, 15/20 mins a day hanging from a beam intermittent

cold hands, ya wouldn't know what cold is, Arctic warfare in northern Norway for years inc search diving

just saying??





We are all really impressed mate


Don't ask questions and you'll not get answers,

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 684 posts
Thursday , 17 Jan 2019 3:20PM
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Kitesurfing is best done where there are no bloody others around you!

Fly on da wall
VIC, 655 posts
Thursday , 17 Jan 2019 5:44PM
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NorthernKitesAUS said..
Kitesurfing is best done where there are no bloody others around you!



You'll notice firstly he is not paying attention to anyone else just his go pro angle...
Secondly they're both riding Cabrhina's so that speaks for itself too...

If they were somewhere in WA in the line up on the most obvious kite well things might have worked out differently for them..
Any suggestions?

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 684 posts
5 hours ago , 18 Jan 2019 12:12PM
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Fly on da wall said..
You'll notice firstly he is not paying attention to anyone else just his go pro angle...



I do agree he does not give way or looks where he's going.



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