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North click bar 2018. 5th line

Postby salvino » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:17 pm

Does anyone know the 5th line function on 2018 click bar as compared to 2017 ?

I ride 2017 without 5th line. I'm curious about 2018 and it's 5th line. The 2017 manual explains that the flag out is still to red line (single center line). The 2018 bar video mentions 5th line is belly up safety line. This to me means it would flag out to central attached 5 th line.

I end up alone many sessions and am exploring safest way to come home in one piece.

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Re: North click bar 2018. 5th line

Postby andylc » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:47 pm

There are only minor changes to the North Click bar for 2018, and no change to 5th / safety. The standard setup is that the 5th line is basically for relaunch and is attached via a metal loop at a full arms' reach from the bar. There is a slight advantage in relaunch in that it's easier to do without having to pull in loads of line, as opposed to a 5th line that is also your safety line, attached below the bar, and this is how I personally use it.

It is worth knowing that you can alternatively set it up by using the 5th line as a front line instead, and attached the safety to your 5th line, so if you prefer 5th line flagging it is perfectly OK to set it up this way. In essence the click bar allows you to have front line or 5th line safety depending on your preference.

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Re: North click bar 2018. 5th line

Postby salvino » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:01 am

But the manuals show the 5th line set up is quite different?

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Re: North click bar 2018. 5th line

Postby Do-it » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:17 am

How does this bar work with older vegas?

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Re: North click bar 2018. 5th line

Postby andylc » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:26 am

What is it you think looks different? I have last years one and the above comment is based on the North blurb which only mentions the new chicken loop options, minor change to the v distributor and slightly different bar floats. Setup looks the same in the manual as far as I can tell.

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Re: North click bar 2018. 5th line

Postby salvino » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:02 pm

It is vague thus my confusion. It appears in manual that 5 th line runs thru and beyond where "relaunch handle" was in 2017 version. But no text to explain or elaborate. As I understand it the 2017 5th line is not a safety but a relaunch assist.

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Re: North click bar 2018. 5th line

Postby andylc » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:36 pm

Exactly so but as I said earlier you can swap the two lines, leaving what was the 5th line as a front line, meaning you have a combined 5th line / safety line.


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