Personally i semi agree about the bar.
Compeared to the North Bar 2013 the epic bar is cheap looking. But the bar does what it supossed to do. The new CL and flag system is definitly a great improvement. But the bar itself is simple but effective.
The foam feels good
and personally i dont have any problems with the foam even on my 2010 bars
. Around the center hole it does have more to suffer, but later the centerhole got bigger and giving less damage. The new centerhole is better protected and the CL locks in the centerhole.
As said the bar is simple but does exactly that what it supossed to do.
The damage shown by Ceasar i can only imagine happened by pure neglect.
I do hope the next bar will evolve towards something like Ocean Rodeo
or maybe even a north bar
. But with the same compfy feeling of the current bar
. The worst possible choice for me would be to use some of the materials other brands do. Like the horrible slingshot grip, i rather NOT kite then hold a bar that uncompfortable
I noticed the North bar that some testers had tape around the bar for a better feel kinda gave me the idea it wasnt a nice feeling grip.
The epic bar needs to evolve
with other brands but again it does what it supossed to do
About a jellyfishing kite
. I had that twice. Both times the kites were not pumped hard enough. I thought i did but warm day cool water crashing the kite a few times and the LE was a little softer.
I personally pump te kites hard but nowhere near as hard as Dimitri does and i have no problems with jellyfishing.
This ofcourse doesnt say you dont have this happening, but the first idea that pops into mind is not pumped enough. If thats not the case i suggest to e-mail Dimitri personally and give a detailed analyse of the problem.