Originally Posted by tex
If you use a trick release and the person pulling pin pays attention....your kid will be safe. I would trust a person a lot more than a gadget. This is from years of show skiing experience and I have put my arm through a handle and would not wish it on anyone.
+1 on this... Tex speaks from experience - trick release... if safety is your concern, don;t go cheap on it - the medical bills are far higher than the cost of a release.
Don't even ask me how much i spent this year fixing my right arm due to an injury that took place 2 years ago (handle popped back into the boat and hit me)... Noone skis behind my boat ever again without a shock tube now. Seriously.