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 Post subject: Re: Anyone else using just one bar?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:31 am 
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except for the North which has a much higher Y split on their 5 line bar and can make some of the other kites fly odd unless you can lengthen the front lines at the bridles a bit


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone else using just one bar?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:46 am 
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I use 1 bar from 7m to 14m no problem. Don't like some of adjustable designs as some get suicide leash caught around bar end quite easy. Using a switch bar with my torches, vegas and combat right now.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone else using just one bar?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:35 pm 
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Yeah I only use one bar. A 2011 North bar with my 8m, 10m and 14m airush kites. I like the north bar.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone else using just one bar?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:30 am 
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Just the one BEST RP-Bar v3 on all my kites 7m -15m. I like a longer bar.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone else using just one bar?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:48 am 
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Location: The Naki
I typically have 2 bars for 4 lies.

both 50cm bars. i have a normal conditions bar which gets used most.
then an extreme conditions bar than only comes out when its extreme! that way u'm on the newest gear in the silly conditions.

I fly all kites on both bars no adjustments.

ps im flying ozone. 13m edge, 10m c4, 8m cat, 6m reo.

pss i do have a 15m speed 3 with dedicated 55cm bar... but thats a different fish all together


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone else using just one bar?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:21 pm 
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eldadgold wrote:
One bar makes it more difficult selling second hand kites.
That's why i always but Kite+bar.


Maybe its different in other locations, but here you always make more money selling second hand kites seperate from the bars. When you sell them together people expect a discount.

I used to have only one bar. Flew all kites from 7-15 on 55cm. Now I have some 5 line kites, some 4 line, so need both types of bar. Also have a 4:1 race bar and a regular bar for the 5 lines (I don't like freeriding with the race bar line dangling around). So now I have way too many bars!


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone else using just one bar?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:46 pm 
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Location: OUTER BANKS (NC) USA. Owner of EPICKITES
All you need with the EPIC kites is one bar. You can fly the our smallest kite the JUNIOR PRO 4 or the RENEGADE 5 all the way to our biggest kite the INFINITY V2 with our "XTEND BAR 45-55cm" bar. So no need for more then one bar. And I strongly beleive that every company should have just one bar for all their kites to make things much easier and less expensive to the customers. You can check all the info here:
http://www.epickites.com/products/xtend_bar.php



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 Post subject: Re: Anyone else using just one bar?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:15 am 
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I love my Slingshot 23" bar, as much as I would love to use my newer 17" or 20", the 23" makes every kite I have turn on a dime, especially since I chopped the 27m lines down to 19m :lol:, and I've had some nice saves, by really being able to "poke out the longer bar". Got used to flying my 2012 Blade Trigger with their 19m line setup and loved it, looks like they are still doing 19m on the new bar, but including extensions. If I'm inland, I'll use my new back up Slingshot 23" with the 27m lines; can't bring myself to hack a new line set.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone else using just one bar?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:01 am 
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60cm bar for my 27m line set and 50cm bar for my 20m line set. Longer bar compensates a bit for loss of manoeverability of longer lines. 27m lines for freeride, 20m for super gusty/out of control/hardcore wave. Kite size is irrelevant - my Rebel 5m goes beautifully on 27m+60cm.


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone else using just one bar?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:24 am 
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1 bar
1 kite
1 board

Progress guaranteed!

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