Using the kite end pull a loop
through the first loop.
This a quick release knot I found in The Handbook of Knots by Des Pawson.
It was called a Highwaymans Hitch which I suppose translates into Cowboys Hitch if you are American.
I have never had it fail (a sign of failure is the final loop shortening). However, if the kite is on the ground and someone pulls on the
spool end the knot releases. Hence the safety measure of putting something through the loop.
Quick Release Knot (Highwaymans Hitch)
Pull a loop behind the tie off item
(webbing, peg, post, fence wire).
Using the spool end pull a loop
through the second loop. make this
loop at least 10cm long.
For larger kites place a carabiner
through the final loop. I usually
leave the carabiner on the
Hold final loop and pull on the
kite line to tighten the knot.
To release the knot:-
1. Remove the carabiner or what ever you
put through the loop.
2. Take the tension off the kite line.
3. Pull on the spool end of the line to undo