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Peter Lynn Swivel Hook Bar

Postby Windrider » Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:35 am

I was looking at the http://www.offdalip.com web site, and saw this bar advertised. Looks like an excellent idea. Has anyone tried one? Looks like it would make toe-side riding a whole lot more comfortable, even if you use a seat harness (like me).

http://offdal.stores.yahoo.net/30-lynnbar.html

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Postby Windrider » Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:51 am

No comments?

It's pretty pricey for a spreader bar, but it looks like it could be magic. That would make it worthwhile..... making toe side riding more comfortable on my directional is the motivation..

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Postby Pappas » Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:30 pm

Your not getting any comments because that is the biggest waste of metal I have ever seen. Get a good solid spreader bar with no moving parts and you will be much happier. If your worried about riding toeside, get one with a short hook and the pull will essentiall be at the same spot. In fact if you completely turn your hips away from the kite (proper form) you trim line will almost wrap and touch your waist anyway.

Simplicity should be your goal and that hunk of junk is just adding weight and complexity.

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Postby Brent4336 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:42 pm

Had one,

agree with the above opinion

Much happier with a regular hook

swivel hook works fine, but there is more to break, and no real need for the extra complexity

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Postby MikeyD » Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:58 pm

It sure looks neat, but definitely seems like just more to worry about breaking and whatnot.

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Postby RipItUp » Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:36 am

I have a custom made spreader bar that allows the hook to pivot almost 360 degrees. My hook doesn't rotate like the PL spreader bar hook does, but the spreader bar hook does pivot and it works fantastic. I use a Nitrous harness so the spreader bar stays fixed in place, so the hook being able to swing like the PL spreader works really well. You get a lot less torque on the spreader bar and it makes it much easier to ride toe-side comfortably. The only thing I don't like about the PL spreader is that the hook really sticks out there too far. I have short arms so I like to ride with the bar real close to my body, and the PL spreader is too long for my taste.

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Postby Windrider » Sat Aug 11, 2007 2:46 am

I was wondering abou tthe length of the PL spreader bar. The hook is way out there. I was questioning whether it would put my de-power strap beyond my comfortable reach. Looks like it might add 2 inches (5cm) or so to the distance of the bar from your body. This would also put the de-power strap 2 inches further away!

Darn. It sure looks like a good idea..... too bad it is so pricey. Wonder if they have a money back warranty so I could try it....

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Postby decay » Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:49 am

I've used one for YEARS - had to replace the spring a couple of times but other than that it has been trouble free.

For comps I tape the spin part up as that makes it easier to hook back in.

I quite simply love it, I hate the torque that you get on a standard bar when riding toe-side.

If I ever lost it I'd get a new one.

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Postby BullsShit.com » Sat Aug 11, 2007 5:50 am

looks like it would work riding toe side and waves, but I agree , too many moving parts and could hurt like hell, when loosing your board, kite at 12 o/c

but, never tried it and probably never will.....for $70 !!! get out ..

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Postby doofus » Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:38 am

yeah I've had one or two, they don't break,

I should probably use mine again when I find it as I have found it to be much stronger than the dakine one I am currently using.

I used one for so long the bolt was half sawed through from the wear... but that was hundreds and hundreds of sessions of towing my 125kg arse about....

There are a couple of versions around, I had the shorter one.


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