the other day I went kiting out at OB. I was pumping up my kite with a slingshot pump, the one with the leash attached to it. Well, the hook broke and my kite went sailing along the beach, over the seawall, and onto great highway where it landed leading edge down.
I was very lucky that no one got hurt and the kite suffered no damage. This posting is for people who have these pumps and to not trust these leashes. Instead, go to a hardware store and buy a $2 caribeener and replace the hook and to tie an extra knot where the string goes through the pump. Safety First!!