*


All times are UTC + 1 hour



Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 30 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

do you use a powerlocking system?
always 26%  26%  [ 26 ]
never 48%  48%  [ 48 ]
only few time 16%  16%  [ 16 ]
quiet often 11%  11%  [ 11 ]
Total votes : 101
Author Message
 Post subject: do you use a powerlocking system?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 10:46 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 1:00 am
Posts: 28522
Location: World (KF Admin)
after a weekend of testing new gear and riding different bars, I can't understand how people can ride without a power locking system all the time?!!??!

First I can't do my board-offs etc and my arms start to hurt like crazy when the wind is less and I need to pull the bar tight.

How do you guys ride without it, I don't get it!

Therefore the poll to see if I'm alone out here!

Greets
Toby


Last edited by Toby on Sun Oct 16, 2005 6:37 pm, edited 2 times in total.

{ SHARE_ON_FACEBOOK } { SHARE_ON_TWITTER } { SHARE_ON_ORKUT } { SHARE_ON_DIGG } { SHARE_ON_MYSPACE } { SHARE_ON_DELICIOUS }
Top
Profile
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:02 am 
Offline
Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 27, 2003 3:38 am
Posts: 340
Location: Utah
I have
Recon 2, for my Contra 16.5
Liquid Force powerlock (long bar, longer lines) for 23.5 Conrta
used Recon 1 on Nitro
but I use
Naish shift and Slingshot Oneline bar
on my smaller kites.
Gonna replace Naish and Slingshot with
new '06 North bar because of the micro hook (Powerlock)
because I have tennis elbow symptons since I started using bars without
any powerlock system.
I can't use a fixed loop, because I use the Slingshot surefire spreader bar
(I like the safety of the releasable hook)
It has a little "donky dick" thing that catches the fixed loop.
Seems like people try it once, and can't get out real quick, so they freek out, and hate the system, not giving it a chance.

My perfect bar would be
Cabrinha power lock (Recon 2 type) with
5th lines like Naish Shift with
adjustable on the fly 5th line, like Slingshot Oneline
I hope the new North bar will be close.
http://gallery.kiteforum.com/albums/alb ... C09381.jpg

-Marty 8)


Top
Profile
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 4:33 am 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 20, 2005 1:16 pm
Posts: 1273
Location: ??????????
I only ride fixed... does that count?


Top
Profile
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 4:43 am 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Fri May 14, 2004 3:28 am
Posts: 182
the same, fixed loop or pulley bar myself. no worries about the "right" length to pull it in ect


Top
Profile
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:55 am 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 1:00 am
Posts: 28522
Location: World (KF Admin)
IMO that does not count, or at least you don't use a locking system.

Greets
Toby


Top
Profile
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:58 am 
Offline
Medium Poster

Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:52 am
Posts: 184
Fixed loop and my chicken-bone on the chicken loop is the correct length.

It allows me to double-hook but at the same time securely retains the chicken loop in the hook.


Top
Profile
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:16 am 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster

Joined: Tue Jul 01, 2003 11:00 am
Posts: 770
Location: Brisbane, Australia
on the stopper - 100-120mm chicken line travel - 350mm trim cleat
- the only way to fly........


Top
Profile
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:38 am 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 16, 2003 4:29 pm
Posts: 1130
Location: South Wales, UK
there is no need to use some form of powerlock unless you want to do deadmans or heart attacks

if you cant hold your bar when jumping you must have limp wrists :wink:


Top
Profile
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:16 am 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 1:00 am
Posts: 28522
Location: World (KF Admin)
I need it for any jump with longer hang, in lighter winds and when being tired also for starting, jibing etc. Just saving energy.

Not strong enough to ride without? I don't want to be called 4-leg.... :coolshades:


Top
Profile
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:40 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 21, 2004 1:04 am
Posts: 571
Location: Mexico
Ilike to use it but I usually don´t ´cause I´m too affraid the micro loops will break and here in Mexico it is a hazzle to get them as I have to order them from the states....


Top
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 30 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC + 1 hour


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group