Are you using nested brass squares or the "piece X" ?
I have had virtually ZERO red barons using the brass squares.
Key feature may be extremely fast glider seperation. With piece X and
the wire pin, there is a small time lag.
Remember the old Manta pod test: Hold the glider mated to the pod and
then lightly tap the nose cone. The pod should fall off the glider.
WELL, that shows that wooden attach hooks have some "grab"/friction.
With brass squares, the pod holds the glider up (on the pad in wind and
during boost), but if you try to hold the glider, the pod fall
backwards off of the glider - no "grab' or binding.
-Fred Shecter NAR 20117