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 Post subject: Who Has the Best Trim Strap?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:43 pm 
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Tired of the trim line on my North bar wrapping around stuff and just flapping about. The little velcro thingy is useless. Makes it difficult to work when needed in a rush. Which bars have the best setup for a depower strap/line, etc.?


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 Post subject: Re: Who Has the Best Trim Strap?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:52 pm 
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Definitely Zeeko with the UDS Bar... :thumb:

http://vimeo.com/35562308


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 Post subject: Re: Who Has the Best Trim Strap?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:53 pm 
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Best - simple and working


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 Post subject: Re: Who Has the Best Trim Strap?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:26 pm 
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flysurfer, still going strong after four years, even with the kite now dead I now transferred the depower strap to use with my other kites, massive range and solid construction

it's pretty dangly though


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 Post subject: Re: Who Has the Best Trim Strap?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:58 pm 
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Naish...


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 Post subject: Re: Who Has the Best Trim Strap?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:44 pm 
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zeeko(ish)

and it is really easy to make the same setup from the North bar
you just pull out all the cleat/crap and use a ring instead.
yes you have to take the rope out of the trust bar by removing the pin but that is pretty simple.
all the other parts can be reused and fit perfectly
and you can use any shoelace to make the prussic/stopper if you want one but it is not necessary,
it is very easy to pull the rope without it.
solves the rope dangling problem, gets a bunch of junk out of the way, stops the cleat from eating the rope, you can depower from above or below the bar and when it is time to power back up after the wind has dropped and you can not pull the power rope towards you because the kite just moves towards you with not enough wind, you can just push the rope away from you to power up
overall it is a great setup and hopefully will become the standard soon
try it


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 Post subject: Re: Who Has the Best Trim Strap?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:07 pm 
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RDM wrote:
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What? No way. There must be a trick to it then - I have a real hard time getting the trim line to pop into the cleat, especially while up and riding. If it doesn't set, the kite goes to full power. That's not good. The above the bar trim on my 2008 Cabrinha Convert was way easier to use, although it eventually broke on both of my kites.


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 Post subject: Re: Who Has the Best Trim Strap?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:22 pm 
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knotwindy wrote:
you just pull out all the cleat/crap and use a ring instead.
yes you have to take the rope out of the trust bar by removing the pin but that is pretty simple.


Knotwindy, I want to try it but I need more details re the above. Can you elaborate?

PS: I am also trying out a homemade dynabar consisting of replacing a Dakine spreader bar with two D rings, a piece of 6mm Dyneema line, and a round metal ring in place of a hook. I will advise as to how it works. I am a bit worried that the ring will twist around on the line, but we'll see.


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 Post subject: Re: Who Has the Best Trim Strap?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:32 pm 
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mutiny/switch/north/ozone type depower is my current favorite, very simple and easy to use


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 Post subject: Re: Who Has the Best Trim Strap?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:28 pm 
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Thor SFBay wrote:
What? No way. There must be a trick to it then - I have a real hard time getting the trim line to pop into the cleat, especially while up and riding. If it doesn't set, the kite goes to full power. That's not good. The above the bar trim on my 2008 Cabrinha Convert was way easier to use, although it eventually broke on both of my kites.


I think RDM is referring to the above the bar depower strap. Simple and easy to use. Anything below the bar is not a strap. Also what year is yours? The 2012 is easy as pie. :-) :thumb:


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