Tip: if you want this bar (or an old windsurf boom, beach umbrella, etc.) to keep working, take it completely apart to rinse it. Ideally, it will need to be stored disassembled also, especially if left to sit a while.
Unfortunately this is not at all convenient for kiting, because of the lines....
When I look at stuff like this and the unneccessarily tight tolerances, use of materials that wear out in one season, etc, in many brands, I wonder just how bad some companies' product development or "engineering"
Anybody out there need a tester or consultant on practical
kite gear design?
I'm cheap.and have 25 years experience abusing windsports equipment!