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Smallest diameter kite control bar?

Postby WildDuke » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:35 pm

Who makes the smallest diameter bar? Can you measure the diameter of your bar and post it here? It doesn't have to be deadly accurate. Just eyeball it with a ruler and the nearest mm would do. I'll measure my bar when I get home tomorrow evening.

I have been testing kitebars lately and I think I prefer smaller diameter bars. Your contribution might help me to narrow my choices. Thanks!
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Re: Smallest diameter bar?

Postby darippah » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:34 pm

Just keep in mind the ladies stay away from the guy with the smallest diameter bar :heartface:

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Re: Smallest diameter bar?

Postby noel » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:01 pm

That I have seen. F-One and Core.

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Re: Smallest diameter bar?

Postby Westozzy » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:09 am

yeh second the f-one. Really nice bar. Comfortable. Thinking of getting another one and swapping over my airush lines etc as the airush smart bar with the moulded thingies for your fingers just creates a bloody thick bar, stupid.

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Re: Smallest diameter bar?

Postby AIRXTC » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:57 am

Test flew some Mutiny Kites in the Gorge with a small diameter bar. Actually quite comfortable, instead of squeezing your fingers around the bar, you can fly the kite quite aggressively using just your fingertips. Not sure of the bar diameter, I think it was about 3/4" OD.

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Re: Smallest diameter bar?

Postby Dimitri M » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:01 am

EPIC KITES makes a small diameter bar for the kids called the "JUNIOR PRO BAR" but also small riders can use it such as ladies. :thumb:

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Re: Smallest diameter bar?

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Re: Smallest diameter bar?

Postby WildDuke » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:02 am

2012 Airush Smartbar - 26mm just bar or 33mm with finger groves

2012 Cabrinha Bar - 25mm or 29mm center where hole is.

Can you please measure your F-one airlite bar, core sensor bar and mutiny 2.0 bar? Thanks!

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Re: Smallest diameter bar?

Postby Westozzy » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:41 am

Will do when I get a chance. Just call the smart bar 33mm trust me.

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Re: Smallest diameter bar?

Postby briansuntrax » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:01 pm

Naish 2013 bar:
23mm normal grip - 26 x 21mm centre.
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