Slalom Release

h20yah20ya Posts: 7
edited June 2012 in Mostly Slalom
With all these handle related injuries maybe is time we start using a release for slalom. Maybe someone can design a release similar to the Masterline Robbins release that will work for slalom. What do you guys think?

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  • E_TE_T Posts: 542 extraterrestrial trouble maker
    Let me know when it fails behind the boat when you are doing 70+mph. As always take video! You could try a handle guard first
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  • danbirchdanbirch Posts: 301 Baller
    edited June 2012
    One already exists. It is used with show skiing, and easily handles slalom. I got one, I thought it was through boarditup.com? or something, but the site isn't there. very cool device, since it can be used for slalom or trick.
    The only problem I can see with a handle guard, is if you fall with a "punching" motion into the water, the guard could actually make it worse (trapping handle on your arm). I suppose there are always possible ways to have problems, so work on balance, a tight line, and use whatever safety measures you believe in.
  • boarditupboarditup Posts: 582 Crazy Baller
    Yes, I still have and use the release. I have one on my tower for wakeboarding and towing a tube. In actual use, I have used the release more for tubing (kid's parties) than anything else. However, it has saved more than a few people in slalom as well. It does make shortening the rope much quicker. It have it listed on e-bay right now, if you want one.
    Karl DeLooff - Powered by the wind
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