Sliding Harness - Attachment with Carabiner?

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Sliding Harness - Attachment with Carabiner?

Postby leftcoastboards » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:22 pm

I am looking to use a sliding harness but would like to be able to switch kite with friends, launch with a tether, etc. I was using a Ronstan snap shackle but it released 2X on my Third session with it.

Does the pictured setup look dangerous in any way? I am thinking a locking carabiner will work well as an attachment.

Thanks in Advance,
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Re: Sliding Harness - Attachment with Carabiner?

Postby Tony Soprano » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:53 pm

Your carbine setup looks dangerous to me.

How about a well engineered Dakine slider hook.

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Re: Sliding Harness - Attachment with Carabiner?

Postby leftcoastboards » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:32 pm

Curious why the carabiner would be unsafe but I will look into the dakine hook - thank you for sending that
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Re: Sliding Harness - Attachment with Carabiner?

Postby sflinux » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:18 am

things I would keep in mind:
1) if the carabiner ever rotated, so that the pull is perpendicular as it is in the picture, the rating is ~ 1/4 the load.
2) Sand or mud could jam the lock of the carabiner so it may no longer open (but in your picture you still have a quick release chicken loop that you will be able to open). I would check it before and after ever session and give it a good rinse.
3) the slider in the picture looks like it should be retired. Make a slider that is spliced so that one end of the line is buried throughout the rope so it is double layered, this dramatically extends the life of the line.
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