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Re: Convert 2016 Best GP bar to four lines possible?

Postby Peert » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:14 pm

oshaugho wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:15 pm
Hi Perrt

Are you saying that the flag out line with front line attached will not pass through the quick release and therefore only flags 3m? If so then it will not depower correctly.

I was under the impression that if I attached the flag out line to a front line and removed the fifth line then it would work line any other 4 line single line flag out system.
Yes that is what I was saying.
Your impression was indeed wrong. It flags indeed a limited couple of meters.

See the pictures of the red bar system for reference..
The hole in the QR is similar size as the hole in the black splitter... that is the reason best uses a separate line that reaches the powerline higher up (without knots and pieces) and is attached there (6,5 meter) higher up...
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Re: Convert 2016 Best GP bar to four lines possible?

Postby oshaugho » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:28 pm

Are you talking about the 2015 or 2016 GP bar cause I think the quick release on the 2015 has a large enough hole for the flag line and knot to pass through bit the iron heart quick release the hole is too small.

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Re: Convert 2016 Best GP bar to four lines possible?

Postby swimmer » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:45 am

I have both 2015 and 2016 GP bars for my GP kites. I have only tested the 4line setup the 2015 bar.
The knot should pass through QR on both the 2015 and 2016 GP bars. I know this because when I flagged of my Ckites on the 5th line the connecting knot almost always ended up past the QR.
The GP's lines are thicker than the RP bar's lines so the bulkier knot it may indeed snag a bit on the entry hole on the QR.

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Re: Convert 2016 Best GP bar to four lines possible?

Postby Peert » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:29 pm

oshaugho wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:28 pm
Are you talking about the 2015 or 2016 GP bar cause I think the quick release on the 2015 has a large enough hole for the flag line and knot to pass through bit the iron heart quick release the hole is too small.
All 2016/2017 material.. the north ironhart version...

Note you need a knot or something to stop the line in the Y splitter. Without a knot to stop the QR/single frontline in the Y splitter your single frontline will not respond to you pulling the depower rope...
This very knot should still be able to travel through the iron heart... Maybe possible but not ideal... that is why Best made the RED bar with a safety line that travels through the centre of the Y splitter and connect with a powerline several meters up..


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