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 Post subject: Hand Injury, Need Lightest Bar Pressure
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:54 am 
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I've injured my hand on a bench mounted circular saw, severing the ulnar nerve and also the muscle that helps cobrol grip on the little finger and ring finger. and fine motor control

As such, gripping a bar, pulling to power up and turn and pulling with bent elbows is going to hugely painful. Surgery has reconstructed the muscles and nerve but still very painful, will be having physio to try and get strength and sensation back as totally numb.

I will be buying some new kites once I'm able to test some, and need some advice.

I've had a search about for low bar pressure and seem to find conflicting reviews.

So can someone who has actually flown a certain kite recommend the lightest bar pressure?
I have a flysurfer speed 3 for lower wind which super light on the bar, but need inflatables for the higher wind

Thanks :)


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 Post subject: Re: Hand Injury, Need Lightest Bar Pressure
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:17 am 
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Naish Park and North Rebel are two popular kites with light bar pressure.


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 Post subject: Re: Hand Injury, Need Lightest Bar Pressure
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:40 am 
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Second the Rebel


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 Post subject: Re: Hand Injury, Need Lightest Bar Pressure
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:58 pm 
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Rebels also steer incredibly well when depowered.. Great kite, lives up to the hype,


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 Post subject: Re: Hand Injury, Need Lightest Bar Pressure
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:09 pm 
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RRD Obsession.


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 Post subject: Re: Hand Injury, Need Lightest Bar Pressure
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 1:29 pm 
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Or you can make any kite lighter on the bar by conecting the lower front conectionpoint further back 10 cm is a lot.
Also moving the back lines further helps, but it increases the bar throw.


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 Post subject: Re: Hand Injury, Need Lightest Bar Pressure
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:50 pm 
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isnt the boardriding maui kite notorious for it's light bar pressure? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Hand Injury, Need Lightest Bar Pressure
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:51 pm 
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I have a slow leak in my Rebel and it still flies well all squishy...just have not gotten around to fixing it...


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 Post subject: Re: Hand Injury, Need Lightest Bar Pressure
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:57 pm 
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I love the Rebel, but I don't think it is exceptionally light on the bar.

I think the Ozone Edge bar pressure is lighter, but pressure goes up when it gets really powered.


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 Post subject: Re: Hand Injury, Need Lightest Bar Pressure
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:10 pm 
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I heard F-one Bandit are very good as well


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