i thought i should share this, i usually make a bar that i keep around and use a lot cause i am unhappy with certain bars,...kite companies take notes!
so i do use a lot of switch parts, but at the same time i use tid bits from other bars like the o shit handles from slingshot, slingshot lines, am steel chicken loop line etc....
recently i have acquired a core kite, and i am obsessed with the bar, however i fucking hate that its a high split Y and can't use it with my other kites....on franken bar 4.0 i used a switch bar which we all know is heavy and doesn't have the auto swivel that the core bar has
enter a spare core bar for 100 bucks, yes the switch one is 55, but u are paying for "core" premium here,...adjust the nuts on the switch chicken loop to a little looser than normal and voila!! it works just as good as the core bar with single front line release and a low V thanks to an airush front line splitter, cause lets face it, the only above the bar swivel that actually works is liquid force/mutiny/and sometimes wainman...(slingshot get rid of your shitty swivel or get a below the bar swivel)
now to make frankenbar 5.1, i would use the core velcro thingy and cleat adjuster, cause the switch one blows and i would also use best/ocean rodeo chicken loop line that has the bungee in it....but it might not last as long as amsteel
in addition the part with the highest weight is the chicken loop, but it does its job and is reliable
so perfect bar for me
slingshot lines/amsteel w/cleat adjuster/core bar (super light)/and switch chicken loop (if i can find a lighter one that works with my auto swivel i will replace, cause the core one does not have an ability to have a low V)
Do you have a picture of how you have the airush block and depower hooked up? What is the distance from the base of the cl box to the line exit? Thanks in advance. I've been wanting to overhaul my bar and I think I could be pleased with some of the parts you've chosen.