Push release loop

  • US 6,988,694 B2
  • Filed: 05/14/2003
  • Issued: 01/24/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/14/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A kite device, comprising:

  • a kite structure having a leading edge and a trailing edge, each edge having right and left sides;

    a canopy skin over said kite structure, whereby said kite structure and said canopy skin define an airfoil;

    a control bar having a central hole and right and left ends;

    right and left rear flying lines having kite ends and bar ends, said kite ends of said rear flying lines attached near said right and left sides of said trailing edge and said bar ends attached near said right and left ends of said control bar;

    an attachment strap having a top end and a bottom end;

    right and left front flying lines having kite ends and strap ends, said kite ends of said front flying lines attached near said right and left sides of said leading edge and said strap ends attached near said top end of said attachment strap;

    a trim line attached near the bottom end of the attachment strap and having a user end extending through the hole in the control bar and beyond the control bar;

    a retainer that retains the user end of the trim line abutting against an intermediate portion of the trim line beyond the control bar, whereby a loop is formed in the trim line;

    wherein the retainer is slidable along the trim line away from the user end;

    whereby pushing the retainer away from such user end along the trim line releases the user end of the trim line from the retainer;

    whereby the user end of the trim line is no longer retained abutting against the intermediate portion of the rope, whereby the loop opens up.

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