I've seen these new bars and all of them are falling apart. I've had North now for 2 year and broke 8 lines (2 depower lines and 6 5th lines). This for me this is a really bad solution to compensate for north's poor lines. In making this solution now they've created another problem.
North has good lines, I've never seen someone have to replace the 5th line more than once in two years. You might want to check your bar and control system to see if it has a sharp edge you need to file down.
Thanks for the advice, But I can assure you there is nothing harming the lines. If you know about North and have experience with them you will know that the depower line from 2011 was really bad and everyone was replacing them ( they lasted 6 months max, 12 guys here replaced them in the first year) . I have broke the 5th line at almost every intersection point.
Looking at my kite connections last week I can now see were my anchor lines on the kite will soon brake.
I had the 16m kite out last Saturday in 20-23kns only thing I was thinking hemmmm I wonder what line will brake today. Oh and man I have enough time in these jumps for two board back passes lol!!!
Maybe the lines are ok for the average user. But for people that kite all year round and ride powered most times these lines are not at all adequate.
I'm not going to go back and forth but I will never agree "North has good lines"