These are good points. I have never had a bar that really allowed my hand to be right where I wanted it. The best I have seen is the latest 2013 Rally bar. Only saw it once briefly, I think it has one thin rope going through a very tight fitting hole, and a little lip that your fingers snuggle up to. So sweet. You don't get rope burn or drag. It's really ergonomic. The Original Poster is correct about the way that the ropes going through the bar is easy to get wrong, but I think thats an area that will soon be improved. Funny how such a simple flaw can make one handed tricks go all wrong. If you kite surfboards strapless, you need a hand free to do grabs. You also need to be able to do all the kite control one handed. Sucker4wind you have made the industry aware now, and soon we will all be ripping harder. Great post, though a bit hard worded. I have been making my own Frankenstein Bar Rigs out of all my old bars, and I will soon try to get this dialed in better. I like a super short bar, but sometimes I need a really tight turn. I envision some pretty wild design changes are on the way. At least i hope so! Long way to go in this area. And harnesses....don't even start me on that issue, my back is killing me! Thing weighs a ton. We gotta get this stuff right.sucker4wind wrote:....I had two ESP bars which I have worn out. They had some design problems such as the lines through the bar were the same direction of the bar making it very difficult to hold the bar in the middle with one hand. The sensor bar which I am sure it is very safe, has the lines going perpendicular and it is much easier to hold with one hand. -
I've never mowed the lawn in 8 knots....fly the 19 and not the 17..i loop the 19 Supafast on that barsucker4wind wrote:Wow, what a nerve I hit with SupaEZ. If you would have read my subject it said i.m.o. which means "in my opinion". Talking about a whiner- if someone doesn't agree with yours you get all blown out of shape. I guess for someone who has been kiting for so long, it seems odd to me that you would get a big thrill out of mowing the lawn on a 17m for some 70 sessions. What kind of idiot to you think I am when I said that I have flown CORE for over 4 years (I didn't say I have only kited 4 years) and you don't think I know about the wing settings??? I can loop the 17M-slowly with that bar COMPARED to the longer bar. Do you think the shorter bar is as fast as a longer one? Perhaps you still need a bit more water time. Maybe your wife can teach you a few things. Maybe my riding is a bit more aggressive than yours- don't know. I have been the biggest proponent for CORE kites long before anyone had even seen them in Florida.
Thank you for letting me know that my opinion of the sensor bar is wrong. Good luck on your backroll move you have been working on for 14 years.
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