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source for quick-release?

davemacdavemac Posts: 456 Baller
My daughter and I were helping out with the local Adaptive Watersports program yesterday, and the director mentioned he needed to find a source for "quick release(s)"....primarily for use with the sit-skis. Any suggestions?
Thanks, in advance.


  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,420 Crazy Baller
    If you're looking for a mechanical release, I know Masterline markets them. Most trickers now use a rope release instead of the traditional mechanical. I don't know if that is applicable to sit skis. I would guess not though. Too much load.
    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge
  • thagerthager Posts: 5,136 Mega Baller used to make them.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,549 Mega Baller
    Adaptive Adventures?

    What I think you should look at are KW releases
    With adaptive skiers I think they frequently pull not just the skier but a support skier correct?
    If you are going to pull a number of people you should think Show Ski not Trick Ski releases.

    KW is very well known to the show skiers around MI and WI.

  • LkSamm196LkSamm196 Posts: 75 Baller
  • davemacdavemac Posts: 456 Baller
    Correct, the heaviest would be the very large/stable sit ski with both the skier and support person riding it. Thanks.
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 4,549 Mega Baller

    I have the owner of kw sports card around somewhere, they'll surely give you an idea of what product to run.
  • EdbrazilEdbrazil Posts: 1,396 Historical Baller

    If the need is for a release to constantly hold heavier loads, then a rope release or the
    Robbins release (Masterline) may be a bit tough on the release person. If someone
    strapped into a sitski tips over, the momentary load could also be quite high. Some
    of the older split pin type releases didn't always work under a very heavy load.

    One alternative that I haven't seen mentioned above is the "kite" release that Rob Bemman
    makes. Bemman Custom Design, Winter Haven, FL 863-293-2405 or: [email protected]
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