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 Post subject: Omega : unspin the bar
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:43 pm 
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I am really enjoying rinding the Omega, especially in the 1:1 mode.

I am having trouble when looping once or twice the kite, and then, when I unspin the bar, the front lines (or middle lines) do not untwist...it seems the the swivel doesnt allow this, even though, I checked it's not jammed.

Any tips to fix this ?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:52 am 
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I have that same problem actually. I was thinking about slapping some WD-40 on there...don't know if it would help though.

Very pleased with my 9 and 12!


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I haven't riden an Omega in a while, but I can tell you that the swivel on the front lines of any kite does not work well when under load.

Just do rotations in the opposite direction if you get too many twists.

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If you don't want to loop or kiteloop in the other direction it should be the same as a switchblade II; just grab the red quick release above the chicken loop and you can unspin your front lines by twisting it. Clockwise for back loops from memory and anti clockwise for fronts. :thumb:


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Not very convincing...If i remember well, there is no swivel just above the red quick release...so it cannot twist...


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All the Cab bars feature that swivel. When it gets hyper twisted like that really bad things can happen!

Lithium grease works great. You can get some that has the texture of vasoline. A tube costs a few bucks and will last years. I've seen WD40 and even cooking oil used but both need to be reapplied much more frequently.

People will say that grease will only attract sand and gum things up even more but that hasn't been the case for me.


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jetboy wrote:
it should be the same as a switchblade II

I'm assuming the Omeage bar is more like the Crossbow than the SB2. The SB2 has the swivel as part of the chicken loop (great for untwisting). The 2:1 bars have the swivel above the depower strap.


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it should be the same as a switchblade II

I'm assuming the Omeage bar is more like the Crossbow than the SB2. The SB2 has the swivel as part of the chicken loop (great for untwisting). The 2:1 bars have the swivel above the depower strap.


Fred is right... sorry my bad. The CB and Contra bars are the same. The Omega is the same but slightly different construction. CB, Contra and Omega have swivels above depower strap


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You can actually purchase a swivel harness loop for your Omega kite. It is the same as what comes standard on the Switchblade kite. It allows you to unspin the lines right at the loop (below the bar) rather than using the swivel above the CAS. The loops are about $25 and come in a variety of sizes. Any authorized Cabrinha retailer will have them.

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All right...that a good answer !

tks I try to find one

Chris


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