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Postby Stace » Thu Apr 11, 2002 2:25 pm

Hi guys,

Just bought a North Rhino 12m, instead of the Aero that I was going to buy.

I've read a few reviews that mention it can't be depowered as much as kites with the centre rope and strap arrangement (as it only has a strap adjustment). Has anyone made such a modification, and what have they found to be the best set-up? Also, can I do this without changing the bar, and without making any holes in it!!!??

Thanks,

Stace

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Postby Toby » Thu Apr 11, 2002 3:35 pm

do you have this bar?

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With this bar you should put in another adjuster, since this one is only shortening the lenght of the depower and doesn't give you extra depower like others (Naish)

Doesn't cost much and is attached easily.

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Postby Guest » Thu Apr 11, 2002 3:43 pm

Do you think that this is worth it, since you can't have more depower than the lines being totally slack..

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Postby Toby » Thu Apr 11, 2002 5:09 pm

yes, it is worth it, since with this North adjuster you only shorten the lenght of the depower line, it doesn't give you extra depower. e.g. Naish adjuster gives you an aditional depower + the depower line. so you can ride within a larger range of winds.
with the original adjuster you can fly it from 4-5 Beaufort, with the other adjuster up to 6 Beaufort. (approx.)

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Postby Guest » Thu Apr 11, 2002 5:21 pm

Toby: clearify: 'extra depower'. Two depower straps stacked? Some other device?

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Postby Stace » Thu Apr 11, 2002 8:44 pm

Yes, that's the bar. They call it 'Rodeo' I think! I understand the concept you are suggesting. Seeing as this kite can be quite powerful, I need to depower it as much as possible.

I'll look into getting a longer depower strap. Any ideas who makes them?

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Postby Guest » Fri Apr 12, 2002 6:57 am

Just use a rope, pulley and a clamcleat. Easy to adjust.

| frontlines
O pulley
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||
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C clamcleat, put the rope
| through the two holes of
| the cleat. It wil stay on
| | | its place
--------------- bar
o chickenloop


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Postby Toby » Fri Apr 12, 2002 8:05 am

no, don't stack the adjuster, just replace the original one.

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Postby Stace » Fri Apr 12, 2002 12:48 pm

Thanks for the idea, but I don't like the sound of a pulley, gets a little dodgy when you start using stuff like that I reckon.

I'll just replace the current strap with a longer one if I can find one.

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Postby Sake » Sat Apr 13, 2002 9:29 pm

So what would be the right size of the strap?
How much cm should I be able to depower using the strap only?

I did not buy the North bar and I will be getting 2 new bars instead for my 9.3 and 16m Rhino's soon.


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