doc wrote:franz just loosen your harness . i did this after my dyno bar failed ,waited months for a replacement that never came so tried this after reading a post and haven't used the dyno bar since .
Dear doc, I understand you are upset about your problem that was not so big as you have written :"
think i'm going to need it ,u never did send me that screw!" meaning you have lost the screw and that you can easily find one in any sail shop.
Please send us your address and we send you the threaded pin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Just trying to keep it real here. It's a pity to read such a vague and (probably) trivial comment like this about a failure. I've been using a Dynabar for almost a year now, beginning with the prototype and then with the V2. I did replace the pin on the V2 shackle which was made available by Dynabar the instant they felt it was necessary (when the V3 came out). THAT is what is great about this company and their product...they test and listen to the test-riders and make the changes as they become necessary. No excuses, no dilly-dallying around.
I have much more faith in this bar than anything else I have used. I have broken at least 6 bars of various manufacturer...the top brands most people are using. Yes, I sell Dynabars...but I also only use and sell products that I know work well and are reliable.
I just put the Dynabar to the ultimate test while kiting in Ireland for the past 6 weeks. I rode 26 days of mostly over 25-30 kts up to 45 kts, gusty conditions and in big big waves, some very intense conditions. The bar shows no sign of wear or fatigue, except the little plastic roller which is designed to be replaced when it wears down, and it probably needs to be replaced soon. An extra roller is supplied with the bar because it's expected to wear. I put well over 200 hrs of use on that roller, so I'm actually pleased with it's performance life. It takes 30 seconds to replace it and the threaded pin if you want to upgrade that as well.
The fact is that this bar allows you to ride more naturally, more comfortably, and harder than with a fixed hook. Perhaps some are happy with the fixed hook and loose harness, but I like the harness to be snug and let the hook slide nice and smooth from side to side while the harness supports you as it is designed to. I'll never use a fixed hook again.
I think that this bar is the way to go and from what I have seen and experienced myself this product is great the way it is, yet they continue to improve it still. I've used all three models and like all of them equally. If you really like a loose hook and ride waves all the time the Wave model is the way to go, but I've been using the Freeride version and it works great in all conditions, and the race version feels nice too.
Kudos to Jay Factory for stepping up and making a great product.
irwe wrote:What factors to consider when choosing between the 10 1/2' vs 12 ' bar?
I'm usually use a 10" but is it worth going to 12" for the extra throw?
Is there a typical waist size that correlates to bar size?
I have a 31" waist and I use the 12" model and it fits fine. If you are really thin you might try a 10" model, but you do lose an inch of travel to either side. Even then it's so much nicer when the hook slides to the side when riding toeside or walking upwind with the kite to one side.