faklord wrote:OK I'm back on it....
A couple more thoughts (possible improvements?):
a) The whole system can be turned upside down. This has a number of pros & cons:
Less force required to depower.
Maximises overall depower. Ie the middle ring moves away from the kiter as depower is applied, giving Max bar throw at max depower – I think this is probably the safer option?
More lines through the bar. Though, this isn’t a problem if you using an eyebolt modified bar & use something like Tomatkin’s ingenious prussic ball to provide a floating ‘label’ for the lines. (put it on the line that goes to the top ring -> pull to depower, push to power up.)
b) If one of the rings is replaced with a shackle, the main line can be made with spliced loops at the ends – much neater & easier as in-field replacement.
harviento wrote:Does the safety line on the Zeeko bar flag to one line or both front lines?
ZigZag wrote:@ Tomatkins: I noticed your eye bolt has a gap in it that might catch or chafe on your depower line. I used a welded stainless steel ring bolt on one bar I modified. The other bar used a stainless steel eye nut and a piece of threaded bar that I cut off a stainless steel set screw.
The threaded bar was epoxied into a hole drilled in my kite bar. Initially I had mounted the eye nut loose on the threaded bar, so that it could rotate slightly as I turned the kite, but I found that irritating, and eventually epoxied it to the thread.
@ Faklord, you mount your ring below the bar, because you ride your bar with one hand close to the middle, fingers straddling the depower line. I presume this is because you ride unhooked. I never ride unhooked, and find I can control the kite adequately with one hand positioned to the side of the depower line.
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