Just picked up two Naish 2012 bars and was really impressed with the improved swivel – until I actually flew them… Seems that although they spin quite freely on the beach and at home, the twisted power lines just don’t offer enough torque to untwist them when you actually need it (i.e. after a Loop). So the power lines stay crossed until you loop back the other way.
I love Naish kit so much but this is really annoying me – have tried blasting for ages with fresh water, and also with WD40 to no avail.
My concerns are
the power lines are showing signs of wear from where they rub against each other whilst twisted. Naish beefed them up for 2012, but still worrying.
I have serious worries about the efficacy of an emergency release whilst the lines are twisted like that – I don’t think the kite will flag. Can anyone comment?
PS Reposted in 'Kitesurfing' as I wrongly put this in reviews.
Here is the trick to all of the new ones..not only naish but other brands too... When you see the lines twist, use your fingerst to twist the depower rope to the line becomes untwisted..then untwist the depowerlines. There is usually not enough to do the lines, but enough when you help the depower lines....
Works every time for me and I never rinse or oil my bars... hope that makes sense.
I get it Taut - hadn't though of increasing the tension that way... Still a bit tedious though isn't it? I hear the 2013 is better for this... Nice to have a proper sealed bearing in their, but the bars cost enough already!!!