sijandy wrote:jbdc - i meant 2010 or newer, i've got the 2009 bar and it's horrible.
What is it you don't like about the 2009 ?
The bar itself is stronger with its alloy center hole, whereas the 2010 has a cheap plastic center hole which eventually wears out and eats your depower rope in a few sessions.
Depower rope: simple & efficient in 2009 you can buy rope everywhere for a few usd and make it yourself, no need for complex splicing and stupid two diameter rope as in 2010 onwards.
Below the bar swivel is a must: 2009 you can untwist the lines manually when the bearing is tired, and you can change the bearing in a few minutes for a few USD. In 2010 the swivel cost 99 USD and is so high above that you can not untwist manually when the bearing gets tired.
Below or above the bar trim: I modified my 2009 for above the bar trim, takes a few minutes, you cannot do that with 2010 onwards.
Anyway, from SS I personnaly only use the lines and the chicken loop (2009), other parts are two heavy, complex, fragile.