I have a question regarding self rescue with the 2008 SLE bar.
I know that there are basically two ways of doing it.
(1) The one I learned is pulling in one of the front lines, wrapping it around the bar for about 4-5 times and then wrapping up all lines by moving to the kite. Then build a sail.
(2) The other one I heard about is completely detach from the bar and hook the bar up to the board. From there you work yourself along the lines to the kite and build a sail.
I had to self rescue myself two times so far and every time I had a mess with my lines (using routine 1). So I’m wondering if routine 2 might be the better one. My question is now, what part of the bar do you connect to the kite. The chicken loop or the safety leash? And what do you do if your board is already gone?
And I’m also wondering what the one front line with the black ball and the velcro is for? I read in the manual that it is for self landing. Is it also useful for self rescue?
Thanks for your answers.