New AKA quick releaser: revolutionizing the kitesurfing world!
This is the shortest quick releaser on the market, with a swivel on top. It is about 1 1/2 to 2 inches shorter than usual quick releasers/chicken loops.
Highly secure: requires very little strength to release in case the kite pulls very hard (French Afnor NF S 52-503).
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The central hole of the quick releaser is wider than any other quick releaser on the market. As a result, when you trigger the quick releaser, the safety line slides very smoothly, back and forth (especially the connection between the safety line and the kite line).
This quick releaser is very short. So it is ideal for young people and also wave-riders and race foil riders.
It is also super easy to reconnect.
AKA version 2:
The AKA quick releaser has a new alloy swivel. It is more efficient and is made by Clamcleat, the world specialist of cleats. This is a high quality, light and strong quick releaser. Clamcleat has been very helpful performing load tests up to 800 kg (!). The new AKA releases with less than 10 kg when pulling 300 kg. This is much better than the French Afnor standard. The chicken loop ends with a new thiner alloy part, also made by Clamcleat.
The new AKA chicken loop is available in 3 different sizes:
VERY IMPORTANT FOR YOUR SAFETY
The NF S-52 503 French Afnor regulation says that you must replace the chicken loop/quick releaser every year, and more often in case of intensive use.
Regarding the AKA QR: you don't need to replace all parts every year (every 2 or 3 years is ok), but you must at least replace the chicken loop tube and rope inside the chicken loop every year, and more often in case of intensive use.
Reasons: the rope inside the chicken loop tube is made of dyneema, sustaining 800 kg. It is doubled. But the rubbing generated by the harness buckle will tend to be abrasive and wear the rope out in the long run. The wear will happen even quicker if you are heavy (more than 85 kg, plus your gear and board...), if you jump often, tend to ride with big kites in strong conditions, ride with foil kites (especially big foil kites), ride in tropical conditions and/or ride with a Engine harness (that will concentrate the wear on a single point). So the chicken loop rope and the chicken loop tube must be considered as wear parts, such as car tires, because the chicken loop rope will concentrate all the power of the kite permanently (!). If you kite once a week or more, then this should be considered as intensive use, especially if you are heavy, jump high, ride in strong winds, ride in very hot or very cold conditions and/or ride with foil kites. So you must replace the chicken loop every 6 months or even sooner. Your safety is important, especially if you are a hydrofoiler riding miles away from shore...
Do not let the AKA QR open in the sand, especially if you use a harness Engine or equivalent. (re)load the chicken loop before laying it on the sand.
You can take it apart and make your own chicken loop. For instance a shorter one, so that you bring the bar even closer to you!
The top of the quick releaser comes with a bumper, so that it does not damage the bar foam.
How to install the AKA quick releaser on your bar?
Click here to download the AKA quick releaser assembling instructions and watch the video :
To upgrade an old quick releaser of a Kite Attitude, Storm, Fluid Kiteboarding, KME or Conceptair bar, you can use the coupon MAJLARGUEUR.
You can even reduce the size of the chicken loop:
Watch the tutorial showing how to reduce the size of the chicken loop.
This setup is convenient for harnesses without stainless steel buckle, such as Engine harnesses. It is ideal for wave riders as well as young people or race foil riders.
Patented quick releaser.