yeah - I guess I should have mentioned that all credit goes to Adam & team fluid for the system, or for having put thought in to any system at all.
A while ago I was struggling with the stock bar system that I had with my bar for racing. I come from a sailing background and so I figured I could make it better using that knowledge. Adam obviously went through the same thought process, only much earlier and much more effectively. I've been through about 15 different bar setups (and a lot of $ at West Marine) and I still cant come up with anything better than basically copying the Fluid guys' setup. Let's say "inspired by" instead of copy.
It isn't even easy to copy even if you tried to, and as Adam says - how to properly apply it to your riding is the key and something I'm still figuring out.
The point is though, that it makes a difference. All the racers at our spot have some sort of evolved bar system because it makes a difference. Check the SF photos, and they all do too. Adam and the Fluid guys have an amazing ability to not just accept status quo, but instead to identify a problem and evolve a solution to end up getting around the buoys faster. You see it with all of their gear & riding style, and is something I try to study.
Adam, I'm keen for some coaching or clinic some time for sure dude. I'm certain its well worth it for myself or anyone else - see you on the race course this weekend eh!