This release, which has been developed by Michel Bousquet (designer of the new Kite control System), can be used with all systems and makes of control bar on the market today.
Derived from a load-bearing swivel, the new quick release allows kiteboarders to finally let fully rip with their freestyle moves and jumps.
It’s been developed specifically to conform to AFNOR (French Standards Authority) specifications, this release works by means of reflex action, the only way possible to gain those vital 10ths of seconds that can make the difference between life and death in a critical situation, where the instant neutralisation of the kite’s pull is imperative.
It also allows you to forget about the leash linking kite to rider.
In order to anticipate the possibility of not being able to action the release due to being on your front on the ground, Michel Bousquet has also incorporated a second, back-up release at the level of the control bar.
The company Wichard, aware of their role in ensuring kitesurfer safety, is making every effort possible to hurry manufacture of the new universal system and hope to make it generally available in the shops during Spring 2004.
Meanwhile, the existing quick release system already used by a number of riders, will now be modified in order to make it better adapted to this sport.
Wichard, Panacea, Michel Bousquet