Originally Posted by TakeFive
A topping lift doesn't need to ever be disconnected. You just loosen it if you want your boom a little lower. That's why it's so much better than the pigtail off the backstay.
I'm not saying that a boomkicker isn't a good thing - just that your comment makes it sound like you may be misuing your topping lift.
I have the pigtail off the backstay, it gets disconnected