A buddy of mine just ordered 2 Core kites from Brett. The Core kites look really good. I checked out the bar and not so sure about the twisting release, I am so use to the push-away QR. Anyway, can you forsee any problems with using a different bar, regarding the distance for the split in the front lines? I didn't get to see how far away the split is for the Core front lines. I know some bars with a very short split will change the geometry of the kites and affect how they fly. Thanks![quote]
Thank you for looking in and question
The newly redesigned twisting release of the Sensor bar is very easy to get used to
It takes very little effort to twist a 1/4 turn clockwise or counter clockwise to activate
Look for a video on YouTube filmed in Cocoa Beach recently about it's 100% release even when packed with wet sand
The question about the bar
Is it for your buddy who bought 2 Core kites (without bars or just one) and want to use his own bar/ bars?
Or is it for you because you want to try one of his new kites and use your own bar?
The split as you call it for the Sensor bar is right above the "virtual 5th" system at about 4.5 meters from bar (15 ft)
For example purposes on a North trust bar 5 lines (25 meters long) the split is about middle point or 12.5 meters
So much higher as you can see
I do not know about other bars manufacturers specifications for their split heights to compare even more
Your best bet in my opinion is to always buy the bar that is sold with the kite and purchase as one unit (complete)
All the kites i ride are one unit (complete) and i never detach lines on any of them
At this moment we only have tube kites (6 of them ) shared with my better half
Core XR2 19M,Core XR2 17M, Rebels 2011 12M,10M,8M, Rebel 2010 6M
Mix and match can be real tricky not only for "geometry" but also the ratio of length between front lines and back lines
It can be done and work well.........but why.....i just don't feel like taking the time to do all that.
Just want to go out there have fun and kite