Punch out part 2
Well, I used a regular plastic zip tie, along with the tube spacer to tie the bottom of the shock unit together and used the bar again today at Richmond beach during a storm. The winds were 20 to 35kts, and I was using a 14m diablo for the first time. 35kts and below this kite was very controllable, which was a very nice surprise. I love how this kite flies when you have a lot of depower. It still turns very well and has easy bar pressure. The jumps kind of scared me, I’m not used to getting this high,
its pretty amazing. After 2 hours I was close to shore and got caught in squall with a lot of updraft. It hit so hard it popped the panels of the kite like a drum! I decided I’d had enough and tried the punch out safety for the first time, wondering if it would work, mentally preparing myself to detach completely, which means visualizing the 2nd safety.
Wow! Not having to take your hands off the bar and simply pushing the bar away from you to engage the safety was beautiful thing!
It was so painless, and just like that, the kite is layed out flat and I get to sail another day.
I think punch out device can sleep inside tonite.
nite nite :wink: