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Postby Blow Me » Thu Nov 28, 2002 10:23 am

Can somebody please expalain the difference to me between a long bar, and a short bar?

Which is better, or more Used?

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Postby Hernan » Thu Nov 28, 2002 11:49 am

Short bar: less input to the kite. Long bar: more input, faster kite.

I use 3 bars
Long, (65) short lines (25) / light wind
medium (55) long lines (28) / medium winds
medium (55) short lines (24) / high winds

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Postby Mr Jo Macdonald » Thu Nov 28, 2002 11:57 am

Longer bar makes a slow kite turn faster, shorter bar makes a fast kite turn slower

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Postby Blow Me » Thu Nov 28, 2002 1:35 pm

Eazy Enough ThanX.

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Postby Royce » Thu Nov 28, 2002 2:03 pm

Try using a long bar and moving your hands about to create diferent kite speeds for diferent tricks.

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Postby Bryan » Thu Nov 28, 2002 2:27 pm

A longer bar will get you in and out of trouble faster.

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Postby BLOWN AWAY » Thu Nov 28, 2002 9:07 pm

There are also microbars that are about 12 inches or 30cm long. These really slow the kite down.. handy for those 30 knot days... :smile:

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Postby Toby » Thu Nov 28, 2002 9:17 pm

I always use one bar only.
size 60cm for X2 8-14.

Using a smaller bar hurts my wrists.
I think you also should consider the width of your shoulders for a comfortable grip.

Smaller kites I grab the bar more in the middle to make it slower.

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