Kitecleat makes it easier and so quicker: Deliver your lines in position for kite / bar connection, no more untwisting of lines. Suppresses the possibility of crossing two lines when connecting the kite to the bar (not so unlikely with wind above 25kts). Save space in crowded spots or boats. When you unroll your lines it’s to take off in the same move.
Becoming safer with use: Remains close to you when kiteboarding allowing you to quickly cut a line in an emergency situation. By grabbing and handling the Kitecleat each session for its lines managing function, you train for the event that you could meet one day, having to quickly cut lines in a bad situation. To my knowledge, the only really durable (ceramic blade) line cutting tool with a leash (automatically dropped when well in hand).
The correct balance between lines length can be easily check with the Kitecleat. Always good to be done twice a year as it often has to be adjusted. Interested? Please be welcome in the shop anytime to see available version : https://kitesurfvoilier.fr/en/shop/ and /or see all usage advice here: https://kitesurfvoilier.fr/en/usage/
Neatly bar storage, cleat for your line(s) Allows you to neatly store the ends of your lines if you wish. I advice at least the longest one to lock the Kitecleat in closed position. Thus avoiding the appearance of small knots passed unnoticed (about 50% of kiters meet this problem one day).
Upgradeable to a releasable in charge line guide Allow you to untwist (if necessary) your lines on a small surface (boat for example). Allows you to drop off and recovery of the kite from a boat in safety for your fingers and kite. Please see “On-board kite” section for details.
Even if there is now a decade that we heard about future kite ships, I have never seen a large powerful (multi-lines) kite fly off before towing large boats… Should not be so easy. In fact it’s not ! Thanks to Samantha Davis and Gérald Veniard, racing professional skippers that offer me a try and advices during the return conveyor of her 60 Imoca dismasted in the “Vendée Globe” 2013. If this concept meet a sufficient public, I would like to develop the following ideas: Develop a kite launching …