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Ugly_Bird



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2021 8:47 am    Post subject: What this tiny line is for? Reply with quote

On the euro pin to us cup adapter there is a short line I couldn't figure out the purpose for:

https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-ioxmrh/images/stencil/1280x1280/products/7742/17694/9144-large__87162__75809__71967__23668__21955.1611776814.jpg?c=2

Assuming it is supposed to retain something. But what?
Thanks!

Andrei
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dhmark



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2021 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems too thin and weak to retain anything substantial. If it was looped around the safety line of the base, it would keep the rig attached if the pin sheared off or the adapter accidentally released the pin, until that line breaks. I'm only guessing what it does. But it would not be easy to use, have to hook it up each use.
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joethewindsufa



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2021 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was gonna make my usual nonsense comments
but when i looked at images of this converter, they ALL had it
the Unifiber video shows the string which just looks loose ?!?
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Ugly_Bird



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2021 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joethewindsufa wrote:
i was gonna make my usual nonsense comments
but when i looked at images of this converter, they ALL had it
the Unifiber video shows the string which just looks loose ?!?


Yes, it is loose. It does absolutely nothing. More over it doesn't stay in those grooves at the bottom and slides between the moving surfaces (between the bottom of this adapter and the top of the mast base . Meaning, that it will be rubbed and ground between those.
I contacted Epic regarding this line. Didn't hear from them yet.

Andrei.
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rswabsin



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2021 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe it's meant to tie off somehow to the either US mast base or the Uni so the adapter is not accidentally lost during the disconnect process. I'm thinking its intended to stay with either the mast base or the Uni when in use.
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Ugly_Bird



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2021 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rswabsin wrote:
Maybe it's meant to tie off somehow to the either US mast base or the Uni so the adapter is not accidentally lost during the disconnect process. I'm thinking its intended to stay with either the mast base or the Uni when in use.


I do not really see how this could potentially happen.
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joethewindsufa



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2021 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i actually NEVER saw this before and the adapter makes the migration from US cup to Euro pin so much less painful - in terms of $$$

thanks man
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2021 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A number of years ago I bought a similar component that claimed to convert a Euro-pin connection to the 2-pin configuration. The first time I tried to use it, I found that it didn't work correctly, and as a result, it was something that was undependable and utterly useless.

Looking back, I think that it's best to have the right original products, even if it means having two different component systems. That said, I personally think that the Euro-pin configuration is the best overall design. It is far less subject to wear-and-tear and potential failure. I've found that the 2-pin design universal gets worn and wobbly with a years use, and I can't tell you how many 2-pin spring clips that have failed on me, potentially leaving you with a separated rig far offshore. Also, the pins wear the holes in the mast extension making it less dependable over the long term.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2021 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

agree with swchandler and the adapter is not available anywhere
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Ugly_Bird



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2021 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joethewindsufa wrote:
agree with swchandler and the adapter is not available anywhere


https://www.loopeewindsurfing.com/product-p/acc-sideon-adapter.htm
https://progressivesports.com/epic-gear-adapter-kit

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