Posted: Tue May 15, 18 4:35 pm (GMT -8)
That bar almost killed me also.
For starters there is no quick release on the chicken loop, so you have to sheet the kite in fully before you can unhook/release it.
When I did let go of the bar, the wrist leash was wrapped around the winding post on one end so the kite went into a death spiral instead of flagging out.
I think I got dragged by one arm for 5 or 6 kite loops before it finally hit the water.