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Boom Preventer or Not?

Hello EscapeArtist,

thanks for pointing me to John''s article. Just found it. Hm, I am wondering about the puller-outer that he describes. Has anybody here used this thing successfully? If I understand correctly, you''d ease the spinny sheet during an accidental gybe to permit the boom to come (supposedly slowly?) across. I guess if the crew on spin-trim is too slow in that, I''d tear the foot of the chute (probably lot''s weaker than the force on the main). Any thoughts/comments?

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