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Re: Which Kite bars have the most throw

Postby capitan nemo » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:00 am

Why ?

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Re: Which Kite bars have the most throw

Postby BigPaul » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:24 pm

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.

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Re: Which Kite bars have the most throw

Postby Starsky » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:10 pm

capitan nemo wrote:Why ?


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

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Re: Which Kite bars have the most throw

Postby matth » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:43 am

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.

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Re: Which Kite bars have the most throw

Postby capitan nemo » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:37 am

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 ?

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Re: Which Kite bars have the most throw

Postby LanBro » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:14 pm

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.

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Re: Which Kite bars have the most throw

Postby Telekiter » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:42 pm

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.

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Re: Which Kite bars have the most throw

Postby capitan nemo » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:06 pm

Have you considered a pulley bar ?

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Re: Which Kite bars have the most throw

Postby edt » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:22 pm

capitan nemo wrote:Have you considered a pulley bar ?


pulley bars are for masochists that have gorilla forearms

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Re: Which Kite bars have the most throw

Postby Peter_Frank » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:00 pm

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.

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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


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