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Re: The new Uni Control Bar by Blade

Postby rodeoclown » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:48 pm

I just got my hands on one of these new control bars.
This is no flyweight bar...its very solid and super stiff.
The angle and shaping is more subtle than I imagined, and flows wonderfully.
This is a very sharp looking piece of gear...gets me excited just looking at it!
The new sheeting is very streamlined and light compared to the old sheeter strap system,
and that new sheeter cleat is so clever.
I can't wait to get this on the water.

Stoked in Seattle and cheers to Blade!

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Re: The new Uni Control Bar by Blade

Postby ozonelevel » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:49 pm

Looks good but the swivel looks like the Wainman, which doesn't work at all. After a couple of sessions it sticks and has to be rotated by hand. Is this one better?

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Re: The new Uni Control Bar by Blade

Postby rodeoclown » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:14 pm

ozonelevel wrote:Looks good but the swivel looks like the Wainman, which doesn't work at all. After a couple of sessions it sticks and has to be rotated by hand. Is this one better?


They don't look alike at all to me. Much different geometry. That sucks if the Wainman swivel is prone to locking up. Bummer. The one desgned for the Unibar has been proven, tested and it works.

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Re: The new Uni Control Bar by Blade

Postby KitePaddleSurf » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:58 am

Short of the lines, the ceramic bearing that is found on the Blade bar is the next most expensive piece of technology on the bar/lineset. I have used the LF ceramic bearing for months without issue. So long as you start untwisted, they seem to keep untwisted. Start up twisted..... and it will stay twisted.

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Re: The new Uni Control Bar by Blade

Postby rodeoclown » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:51 am

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I've used the new Unibar twice now with my 2012 12m Trigger for about 3 hours of flying.
The lasting impression...super smooth and precise, effortless to grip and adjust with just the finger tips.
The Unibar and its ergonomics are just plain easy to adapt to and quickly become an extension of your intuitive motions.
The bar length turned the 12m fast and the sensitivity and feel is outstanding, I can focus on riding.
The new kook proof connectors are 1st class as well and the lines are a pleasure to work with...quick set up and take down.
I twisted the front lines up a bunch and they always seemed to untwist as I rode and transitioned.
This bar is the real McCoy IMO. :winner2:

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Re: The new Uni Control Bar by Blade

Postby alexeyga » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:34 pm

What's the factory lines length?

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Re: The new Uni Control Bar by Blade

Postby rodeoclown » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:53 pm

there are extensions so you can adjust the length, not sure of the specs

a short video from yesterdays stoke harvest of marginal conditions

http://youtu.be/efa9ZiDU3CY

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Re: The new Uni Control Bar by Blade

Postby BladeKitesUS » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:55 pm

alexeyga wrote:What's the factory lines length?



19m + 4m extensions.

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Re: The new Uni Control Bar by Blade

Postby sarc » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:58 pm

I also saw the bar on the beach last week and checked it out in detail, looks really well though and executed. My friend was testing the Blade Trigger and had a grin from ear to ear.

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Re: The new Uni Control Bar by Blade

Postby Kite2Heaven » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:46 am

I personally like riding with a stopper and I suppose it could be next years Mod... A naish stopper looks like it should screw straight on for a quick fix.

I really like the chicken loop with no fidley bits to position or loop over etc

Does the bar length adjustment line go through the bar to the bottom... Or from side to side ? If so - what is the rated strength for the plastic ends ??


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