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 Post subject: Upgrading to a swiveling chicken loop or sheetable controls
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:12 pm 
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Hello all,

I have a gen 1 ozone samurai and the control bar comes with a big old clunky chicken loop (or harness loop really both ends of the loop are attached to the bar). This is annoying especially when I am watching all those people out there who can untangle their lines with the spin of their bar. My friend has a gen 2 samurai and his bar came with a swiveling chicken loop other wise the control and lines are all the same. I am wondering if their is a manufacturer out there that has a swiveling chicken loop available that is fixed not sheetable that I could simply larks head onto my bar. The other option would be to covert to a sheetable control system however my question on that is can any kite ie my samurai be converted into a sheetable kite?


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading to a swiveling chicken loop or sheetable controls
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:48 pm 
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I've got a samauri also What I did was get a Wichard Quick release that swivels I connect that to a carbiner that attaches to my harness. This way using any bar setup I can spin it to unwrap lines. I also have a couple kites I fly on handles and a strop I have a good sailing pulley on my strop line and I just hook the pulley into the Wichard and Im all set to fly that kite. Hope this helped ya if I confused you just ask and Ill send some pics. 8) Mark L


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading to a swiveling chicken loop or sheetable controls
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:08 pm 
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Wow,

I've finally found the product I'm looking for and it is actually put out by Ozone. The only problem is its only available in Europe. I will probably end up ordering it from there but why the heck isn't it available here in the US, anybody know? Perhaps b/c ozone is a european country[img]javascript:void%20window.open('http://www.etikkite.be/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/466837c95a770c95094331ccc63c6477.jpg',%20'win2',%20'status=no,toolbar=no,scrollbars=yes,titlebar=no,menubar=no,resizable=yes,width=188,height=166,directories=no,location=no');[/img]

the swivel shown above is what ozone uses to put in side the neoprene sleeve. You can buy a control bar featureing the swiveling chicken loop as well. http://www.flyozone.com/landkites/en/products/control-systems/4-line-bar/ I mean I know that everyone just has depowerable control systems these days but a few of us still have to kick it the old way so a product like this would be nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading to a swiveling chicken loop or sheetable controls
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:24 pm 
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sorry here is that swivel


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