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Recommended bar length for Cabrinha Switchblade 12m

Postby espana23 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:49 pm

Hi,

The Cabrinha Overdrive 1X bar (2015) can be adjusted to 49cm or 57cm. I am aware of the pros and cons of using a shorter vs. a longer bar, but does anyone know what is Cabrinha's recommendation for bar length when using the 12m Switchblade? Also, what size bar do others that have the 12m Switchblade use?

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Re: Recommended bar length for Cabrinha Switchblade 12m

Postby iriejohn » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:57 pm

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Re: Recommended bar length for Cabrinha Switchblade 12m

Postby Kamikuza » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:18 pm

I use 60cm on the 12 and 10, or 52 on the 10 and 8 depending on my mood.

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Re: Recommended bar length for Cabrinha Switchblade 12m

Postby SENDIT! » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:00 pm

Kamikuza wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:18 pm
I use 60cm on the 12 and 10, or 52 on the 10 and 8 depending on my mood.
Exactly! I use the 60cm on 17 down to 12 normally. Cabrinha would normally suggest that the 12 could go on either the 60 or 52. What you're doing with the large bar is getting better leverage to turn the kite faster. Crucial for the biggest kites, becoming less so as you downsize.

Oh, and the Overdrive is 48cm-56cm, just to be accurate! Good luck! :thumb:


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