jumptheshark wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:39 pm
SS front lines are labeled 65cm longer than their rear lines to make up for the really long (1.47m) rear line leaders on the bar. The 20m, 23m or 27m line length measure is for the rear flying lines only, so the total lengths are almost 21.5m and 24.5m and 28.5m from the bar to the pigtail on the kite.
The 17", 20" or 23" length is neither B or F, but in between. It's the distance between the where the lines exit the top of the winders, not the very inside of the winders on the bar (B) or the actual length of the bar (F).
A = whatever line length is advertised (20m, 23m or 27m) plus 1.47 m
B = advertised bar length less and inch on either side so (17", 20" or 23") - 2"
C = variable because the cleat can be moved up and down the line to suit arm length.
D = approx 82cm, measure is from the top (not bottom) of the front line splitter, to the bottom of the bar or top of the BB swivel/CL unit, not the top surface of the bar as diagramed.
E = approx 32cm
F = advertised bar length plus 1.25" on either end so (17", 20" or 23") plus 2.5"
This was all taken from a 2015 bar with below bar depower cleat.
SS have a weird difference between front and rear flying lines in their line sets because of the way they do the rear bar leaders, but in the end all 4 lines are equal for tuning purposes like most bars on the market.
Great bars but room for improvement. They are tough, but not super light. The one pictured above with the below bar swivel is their best effort IMO. Really like their bar ends, their centre hole with raised lip to reduce finger pinch, their grip and their lines. Though all white which is not ideal on snow, their rear line leaders are thick and tough. Great in winter for keeping the actual flying line from coming in contact with the snowboard edges while seated with the kite down. Pros and cons to every bar. As to covering the depower line with plastic.... Personally don't really like it. Gets too stiff in cold conditions and impedes sheeting while turning the kite.