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Postby tukyank » Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:00 pm

know you got me really thinkin.......

Are you sure you don't work for Best? :thumb:

To be honest - I don't find the Bar pressure that bad - I just like to relax may arms once and a while and I don't trust that little stopperball.

Can't wait!

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Postby sq225917 » Wed Jan 25, 2006 7:10 pm

split the front and rear line attachment at the kite, add in two pulleys at the kite and drop the 2:1 depower at the bar.

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Postby Fer1000er » Thu Jan 26, 2006 12:10 am

Hey thekiterider2000,
we are waiting for your pictures !!!

Thanks

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Postby DrLightWind » Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:14 pm

thekiterider2000 wrote:There is a very simple fix to the bar pressure issue. It is a small mod that takes about 15 mins and costs less than $15 that reduces the bar pressure very substantially.
Fitzy Gold Coast OZ

It's possible reduce the bar pressure also by a method of mechanical reversal.
It's simple but it requires 3 more pulleys to use so I'm not sure if that would be practical.
Maybe one day I will try it.

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Postby BirdnDiz » Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:30 pm

Watch this space.

Fitzy Gold Coast OZ[/quote]

Well?

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Postby wallyman » Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:12 am

All the above problems could be solved with an ajustable stopper ball that also has an adjustment on the tension of the ball release. This would give the best of both worlds, a system that you could sail onehanded but adjust the tension accordingly so you can still realease the ball. This would have to be a winner :thumb:

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Postby thekiterider2000 » Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:22 pm

Sorry Guys

The wind has just been tooooo good here.

I will have the Pics and directions posted late tomorrow night.

Two more kites were converted and tested here this weekend, all with the same response. "Bar presure is lighter than a C kite now"

Fitzy Gold Coast OZ

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Postby DrLightWind » Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:37 pm

thekiterider2000 wrote:Two more kites were converted and tested here this weekend, all with the same response. "Bar presure is lighter than a C kite now"

Congratulation if it's working out.
My concern is when te bar pressure is so light,
if the feedback on the bar is still there where the kite is without any slack backlines
pluss if there is any safety compromise with the conversion? :?:

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Postby ronnie » Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:15 pm

thekiterider2000 wrote:Sorry Guys

The wind has just been tooooo good here.

I will have the Pics and directions posted late tomorrow night.

Two more kites were converted and tested here this weekend, all with the same response. "Bar presure is lighter than a C kite now"

Fitzy Gold Coast OZ


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Postby sols » Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:45 pm

Ronnie,

I think that would really reduce bar pressure but what about the hands?

What about grabbing a pulley or a line after a one handed trick or a

handlepass?

There could be something like an extra bar below a bar with the pulley

system you displayed, or something... too heavy then, i guess...more

drag....more this , more that...


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