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5.B.What is a static line?




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This article is from the Hanggliding and Paragliding FAQ, by Joao Geada with numerous contributions by others.

5.B.What is a static line?

A static line is a fixed length of rope usually with some sort of
quick-release on each end which is attached to a moving vehicle at one
end and the hangglider at the other. Often a tension gauge is inserted
in the towline to insure that the hangglider is not towed too hard.

 

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