others said, it's probably not much of an issue with modern sails.
Maybe it's more an issue when you're learning harness line placement and
I did break one once, through the threaded hole that the roller goes
into, the whole hook broke off. I sometimes sail in 50 mph gusts, but
not often. The remaining part was deadly sharp. I think I saved it for
warranty purposes. I think while unloading my car, the hook hit the
pavement, anyway, the roller was sticky before the failure. Since then
I switch them out when they start to corrode, which is about 2 seasons
for me (100x/yr in salt and fresh water). Like other inexpensive items,
it's worth swapping out on a regular basis. Never had one fail since.
Maybe I'll pull out one of my old standard hooks and see how it feels.
> I'm going to try to switch to a Reactor and see if it helps me. My
> (brand new) Da Kine seat harness buckle won't work with a Reactor.
> going to go to Da Kine in Hood River tomorrow and ask for another
> that will work with a Reactor.
> Have you ever had a reactor break on you, or heard of it? The guy who
> sold me my gear, who's an expert Gorge sailor, says he doesn't like
> reactors and doesn't use them, only because they always break on him,
> once even hurting his hand. Then again, this guy sails in 50mph