Due to current circumstances, the DHV Technical department would like to
stress the importance of enclosing the lead-in to a microlight towing
line (between pilot and weak-link) in a length of protective hose. The
lead-in should be at least 2 meters long, and made from pre-stretched
The protective hose should firstly help prevent the lead-in becoming
tangled with the trapeze on release, or when the tow line is not
tensioned. Secondly, the protective hose should prevent whip-lash of the
lead-in in the event of a weak-link breakage.