boarditup Posted May 21, 2008 Share Posted May 21, 2008 On another board, there has been a lot of discussion (disintegrated to say the least) regarding slalom safety.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I have been using a trick release for all towed watersports, including slalom.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I have a release on the tower for board sports, and one on theÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â pylon for all others.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The observer will pull the release at any fall.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I have a large scar on my left wrist from 25 years ago when I got caught in the handle.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Also, with wakeboarding and kneeboarding, handle passes and 'ole tricks can wrap the rope around the body as well as the arm through the handle routine.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Since I am not a real competitive skier, I don't have a problem with the observer pulling the release when they see a potential issue.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I don't try to scratch out the miracle save, my lower back is too fragile.I can see the utility of the guard.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I also see the utility in the ridgid handle shaped so that you cannot pass the arm through (Accurate makes a one for wakeboarding - not quite, but you can see the potential).Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I also see the potential of wrist injuries from the restricted area being a pinch point at some angles.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â My solution is the release, and that depends on an observent and competent operator.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â What other options are there? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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