Had a breakthrough weekend. Could finally stay upwind and landed a couple of 5 foot jumps. Finally the light bulb went on. I did find a couple problems with my gear though, mainly my 2003 Slingshot Profire Bar. I noticed the wrist leash would sometimes wrap it self around the bar. I guess this is from the frontline twisting. Kind of made me think of what would happened if I had let go, wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t the bar go out a couple feet and not depower the kite all the way? Has anyone experienced this?
The other problem I found has when I went out over powered on Sunday. I wanted to make sure the leash worked correctly when it wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t wrapped around the bar and it did. The problem I had was when I would retrieve the bar I would have 15 feet of line that was ready to grab at anything; hands, feet, harness hook, etc. Then when it finally did safely go out the kite would relauch itself almost instantly. Does anyone know the safest way to deal with this situation?
Maybe I should just get a Best bar?
Is Slingshots new system going to solve all these problems?
i have the same bar and the same problem with it, the leash wrapping around the bar. i attach the leash to my harness. here's how i resolved it. i removed the center leader lines from the swivel. on the new bar this is one piece with loops on either end. i cut the piece exactly in half and knotted off the tag ends. then i attached the looped end thru the swivel on the left side to make the left center line leader. on the right side i swapped the leader line with the red oh-shit leader used for the right back line. voila! now you can attach you leash to the center line and it will be farther away from your bar end.