How was the bar pressure? Did you find it a bit on the heavy side like others have reported. For a kite that is setup to not ride against the stopper, heavy bar pressure is not a good attribute.
I have to tell you yes, it’s on the heavy side just like others have reported.
To me what helped was to reset the Override Stopper Ball to a lower position with an Allan Wrench,
to take the load off of my hands since I found so far I’ve been sheeted in most of the time anyway.
If you pop the stopper ball because of too much pressure or too early, resetting the ball is easy to click it in.
The Bar is PowerLock compatible so when the optional part becomes available it will be a must IMO.
I’m lesser weight than an average flyer but learned how to adapt the bar pressure during test flying.
So, to me honestly it’s not negative factor.
The X-Bow flies without any distortion and wingtip flares.
The backlines are connected where the L.E. ends not at the trailing edge of the wingtips like any other kite.
IMO the reality of bar pressure, lesser drag with more lift and achieving low and high end wind range in one kite,
has a lot to do with the refined wingtips and it's dual pulley sytem.
The X-Bow quality and flying attributes excels in everything
and the bar pressure will be completely eliminated by using the PowerLock.
I’m sure there are many other ways and solutions to that question if it’s really needed.
I'm waiting also what other creditable riders or techno geeks has to say and how to improve on it?