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 Post subject: Wainman Carrot bar with 5th line?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:26 pm 
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Hi all. I am about to purchase a 2nd hand WH Smoke and a Carrot bar. The bar is 4 lines but I'm guessing if I can install an active 5th line to use on a C kite.
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 Post subject: Re: Wainman Carrot bar with 5th line?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:33 pm 
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Although I am sure that you could find a way to make that work, I would suggest against it. I just see it as being a pain in the butt, that's my only reason.

I bet that you can find a lot of lightly used 5 line bars from old C kites lying around and would be able to pick one up for $75-$150, less than the cost of lines.


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 Post subject: Re: Wainman Carrot bar with 5th line?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:57 pm 
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Carrot swivel is for two lines you would have to replace it with one that takes 3 or bypass the swivel the tube only has room for the safety not an additional line you would have to replace or bypass especially if you want a tensioned 5th. you could build a whole new bar from parts easier


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 Post subject: Re: Wainman Carrot bar with 5th line?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:16 pm 
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You want the Carrot bar to use with the Smoke and also use the Carrot bar on your C kite?
Can be done but not easy to add on and take off in minutes.
The Smoke does not need 5 lines at all, ever.
I would get a second bar for you C kite.


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 Post subject: Re: Wainman Carrot bar with 5th line?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:46 pm 
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The Carrot swivel works really well with my 2012 LF HiFi 5 lines.

Tensioned 5th line with a bungee and a small knot.

How?

Just added an SS T-nut. A flange I've cut to the Carrot spacing, inserted into it with a bit of glue.

The tnut has smaller hole and if released works well.

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http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2384463&p=836909&hilit=carrot#p836909


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 Post subject: Re: Wainman Carrot bar with 5th line?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:47 pm 
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Thans guys for your responses. It seems a bad idea so I'll try to find a cheap 5 lines bar to use it with my C kites


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