*


All times are UTC + 1 hour



Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 21 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Which Kite bars have the most throw
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:00 am 
Offline
Medium Poster
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:44 am
Posts: 125
Why ?


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Which Kite bars have the most throw
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:24 pm 
Offline
Frequent Poster

Joined: Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:54 am
Posts: 260
Thanks guys

All makes sense. will look into having a play. I've seen a guy at the beach with an OR kite so might see if he will let me have a play.

Cheers

Paul


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Which Kite bars have the most throw
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:10 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 19, 2004 12:12 pm
Posts: 1557
Location: Ontario
capitan nemo wrote:
Why ?


you mean to the original question or why does OR have a bar like that?


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Which Kite bars have the most throw
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:43 am 
Offline
Frequent Poster

Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:18 pm
Posts: 386
My first bar was an Ocean Rodeo 2010 freeride. This is possibly the safest bar on the market, it has roughly ten feet of throw with stopper ball slide all the way out. The reason why is with this much throw you do not need to hit your safety at all to depower the kite. Simply let go of the bar an the kite will flag and rollover on the front landing lines , exactly like it would if you hit the QR.
All you have to do is reel in the kite with front lines/flagline grab bar and you are good to go. No need to reset QR.
I found it very comforting when first learning and would recommend it to any newbie or someone who likes a very safe easy system to use. I now use the OR fusion bar with my OR kite and miss the simplicity of the freeride bar, I am considering switching back.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Which Kite bars have the most throw
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:37 am 
Offline
Medium Poster
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:44 am
Posts: 125
Starsky wrote:
capitan nemo wrote:
Why ?


you mean to the original question or why does OR have a bar like that?


I mean why look for a bar with the longest throw out there ?


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Which Kite bars have the most throw
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:14 pm 
Offline
Frequent Poster

Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:25 am
Posts: 252
capitan nemo wrote:
Starsky wrote:
capitan nemo wrote:
Why ?


you mean to the original question or why does OR have a bar like that?


I mean why look for a bar with the longest throw out there ?



I like to oversheet my kite and then use the throw to depower rather then play with the strap. Also in strong winds, you get some major lift.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Which Kite bars have the most throw
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:42 pm 
Offline
Frequent Poster

Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:37 pm
Posts: 263
Location: Sweden
My vote would go to the Zeeko UDS-bar. Infitite (almost) de-power throw AND no de-power strapp flopping about and at the desired (adjustable on the fly) distance above the bar.

/Urban.


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Which Kite bars have the most throw
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:06 pm 
Offline
Medium Poster
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:44 am
Posts: 125
Have you considered a pulley bar ?


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Which Kite bars have the most throw
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:22 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:27 am
Posts: 2448
Location: Ford Lake, Michigan
capitan nemo wrote:
Have you considered a pulley bar ?


pulley bars are for masochists that have gorilla forearms


Top
Profile
 Post subject: Re: Which Kite bars have the most throw
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:00 pm 
Offline
Very Frequent Poster
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 16, 2002 1:00 am
Posts: 5688
Location: Denmark
capitan nemo wrote:
Starsky wrote:
capitan nemo wrote:
Why ?


you mean to the original question or why does OR have a bar like that?


I mean why look for a bar with the longest throw out there ?


LanBro wrote:

I like to oversheet my kite and then use the throw to depower rather then play with the strap. Also in strong winds, you get some major lift.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Agree - I use my bar setup exactly the same way when on a TT, for getting major lift/hangtime in jumps.

And in waves, I also like to be able to deliberately oversheet my kites, so I can "put" the kite deeper in the window if I want.
And even more important - so I can control the kite when leaned far forward in a deep laydown bottom turn :thumb:

I almost never like to ride with the bar fully pulled towards me (only when going upwind maybe) - but I love to have LOTS of bar throw away from me :wink:

The last years most brands have shortened the throw - which most riders like I assume, but I hate it :roll:

:D Peter


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

All times are UTC + 1 hour


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Exabot [Bot], Google [Bot], max and 20 guests


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