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juandesooka
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another back line trim bar

Postby juandesooka » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:06 pm

A third entrant into the market with trim adjustment on the bar. Assume it is licensed from the patent holder, so maybe we'll be seeing more like this. I really like the idea of this but the extra $ not worth it to me. (536 euros)

BWS BenWilsonSurf: Meet our new Blue Chip Bar, designed by R3-Designs. Our new bar is a whole new dimension in using a control bar for riding the kite. Featuring a back line kite trimming system to replace current front line trimming systems, and a single body injection molded structure, this new bar concept opens up ways for enhanced safety and kite landing, as well as improved ergonomics and accuracy for trimming the kite.
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Re: another back line trim bar

Postby matth » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:48 pm

Definitely comes out of the same factory as Ocean Rodeos bar... :nono:

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Re: another back line trim bar

Postby Da Yoda » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:45 pm

matth wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:48 pm
Definitely comes out of the same factory as Ocean Rodeos bar... :nono:
This isn't new! They've been sourcing from the same factory before, so it makes some sense...
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Re: another back line trim bar

Postby Sun » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:43 pm

I like the idea of companies sharing gear, like what Ocean Rodeo and BWS obviously have done here. On the one hand it is a good endorsement of the original design, chances are the second company to come along had a choice of product, so they probably would've picked something good. On the other hand it means the market base is larger so we will likely weed out problems faster and have more spare parts.

Just before the Best melt down they were using the North iron heart quick release. It looks like Eleveight jumped ship, I wonder if what remains of Best will pick up the click bar?

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Re: another back line trim bar

Postby alford » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:27 pm

Any real difference vs OR's other than color?

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Re: another back line trim bar

Postby or6 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:20 am

None. It was designed by the the same three designers: R3.


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