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flybykite
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Finished Custom Airstyle Bar for Ozone Edges

Postby flybykite » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:35 pm

Finished the bar :jump:
Mostly North components to keep the mating simple.

What I've done.
Used North 2011 CL & Bar, cleat, Stopper ball and depower handle.
Added North Microloop & Hook upgrade.
Used 4 mm Amsteel power line and pulled it through Teleflex Marine pilot tubing with an inside diameter of 3.6 mm (Semi hard plastic tubing) That was a PITA!
Filed the bar hole out and polished it to accommodate the new sheathed powerline. (Bar wouldn't spin properly before)
Added new Switch Bar line attachments.
Added Switch front line swivel.
Spliced 1.5 feet of 3 mm Amsteel back into the end of the depower line. (For better grab on the cleat. 4 mm was too small and I worried about it slipping)
Made a stopper ball out of 1/2" nylon stock
Made a front line leader from 4 mm Amsteel
Drilled out the bar stopper ball and drilled out the stopper ball lock to allow for the larger and stiffer powerline to operate in it.
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Still waiting on the post office to deliver the Q-line. First package was lost in the mail. Next one on the way.
I think I'll try to feed the Q-line (single front line flag out) through the bar and CL but not through the bar stopper. Ill go outside that.
I intend to power the flag front line with the nylon stopper ball against the swivel..
It will have one small figure 8 or overhand knot at the nylon stopper. I imagine the knot will be 3 mm thick and should easily pass through the 5 mm hole in the CL when I release.
If that does not work flawlessly, then I'll go with my original plan of making a side leash mod on the CL.

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Stoked!!! :jump: :jump:
I'll let you know how it works out.
I'm hoping to get 2 or 3 years or 500-600 sessions out of this setup before needing to replace anything. Seems bombproof anyway.

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Re: Finished Custom Airstyle Bar for Ozone Edges

Postby Toby » Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:19 pm

are the depower lines tubed?

If not, expect some wear on it, so you will need to replace it.

The microloop can break as well, and highly suggested to change the chicken loop after maybe 1 year if you get to kite often with power...they do break...as you can see in my crash section of the Airstyle DVD...

Now go for it!!! And keep reporting! :thumb:

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flybykite
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Posts: 277
Joined: Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:21 pm
Kiting since: 2011
Local Beach: Nitinat Lake, BC, Canada
Mui Ne, Vietnam
Style: Old School
Gear: Shinn Monk
V8K Ozone Edges 7&9
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Location: Saltspring Island, BC Canada & Mui Ne, Vietnam

Re: Finished Custom Airstyle Bar for Ozone Edges

Postby flybykite » Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:40 pm

Toby wrote:are the depower lines tubed?

If not, expect some wear on it, so you will need to replace it.

The microloop can break as well, and highly suggested to change the chicken loop after maybe 1 year if you get to kite often with power...they do break...as you can see in my crash section of the Airstyle DVD...

Now go for it!!! And keep reporting! :thumb:

The lines are only tubed for the throw of the bar. The depower pull length is not tubed but I never had problems with wear in this area. Not much friction on the pulley and the cleat never ate the rope much.
I've got a spare microloop and I'm sure I can make them anyway if I keep the plastic tabs. Cant imagine breaking it :o
I've put 2 years on the CL already but I'm light weight and everything still seems solid.
thanks


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