Over the last 12 months or so I have been taking steps to strengthen and simplify the kite line attachment point.
Changes made (simple):
- Added sleeves to end of kite line at the attachment point (I fly mostly light weight line and need more protection at the weak points (knots, abrasion points)).
- Switched to loop end with Larks Head attachment to the kite (with pig tail line attached to kite). Moved away from the metal swivel snap attachment - more for strength, reliability and lower weight.
- Added Velcro to secure line to Stratospool reel.
I am certain many KAPers use one or more of the ideas above.
See photo below: