WHAT DOES IT DO?
Pull the handle and the kite immediately releases three of the four flying lines, losing 100% of its power.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU RELEASE?
The Caution handle is attached to three of the four flying lines, and when pulled it releases the two front lines and one rear line. The handle uses the classic pin release system at each point, and comes out easily. The rider remains attached to the remaining rear line through the chicken loop. It's a no-nonsense system.
DOES IT WORK?
RRD haven't bothered to come up with a bar that can be easily reassembled in the water once the release has been pulled. This is a system that you pull when the shit really is about to hit the fan. It's basically a big brightly coloured handle with 'CAUTION' written across it right in front of your eyes. Think about what happens when you're getting hauled - you try and look in the direction you're being pulled, and this handle will never be far away from your eye line. There's also
a re-ride system on the other rear line for landing the kite safely on your own without having to pull the release in dangerous or overpowered conditions when there's no one around to catch you.
CAN YOU RETRO-FIT IT TO ANY BAR?
Yes. Apart from the safety system, it's a regular four-line bar.
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