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 Post subject: Re: Warning: if you try sliding hook you will never go back.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:29 am 
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rightguard wrote:
So that is a no to returns... I just want to demo one and there seems to be no way to do it.

No I think that's a "if you try it you won't want to return it".


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 Post subject: Re: Warning: if you try sliding hook you will never go back.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:44 am 
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made a makeshift slider on amsteel blue on my spreader bar, tried it today, was fun...i like having both though fixed and slider


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 Post subject: Re: Warning: if you try sliding hook you will never go back.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:51 am 
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jespin4845 wrote:
made a makeshift slider on amsteel blue on my spreader bar, tried it today, was fun...i like having both though fixed and slider


Yeah, good stuff and absolutely no need to drop big bucks! Save that money for other things that you can't rig yourself :jump:


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 Post subject: Re: Warning: if you try sliding hook you will never go back.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:00 am 
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jespin4845 wrote:
made a makeshift slider on amsteel blue on my spreader bar, tried it today, was fun...i like having both though fixed and slider


I wanted to do this, rope for surf, fixed for wakestyle. But my current harness doesn't have a symmetrical spreader bar to hook the rope to on both ends (ion, mystic etc.). would have to attach the rope somehow every time I put the harness on.


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 Post subject: Re: Warning: if you try sliding hook you will never go back.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:21 am 
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Thought it was: once you go black, you'll never go back. :naughty:


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 Post subject: Re: Warning: if you try sliding hook you will never go back.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:51 am 
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windsuks wrote:
We've offered a money back return here in the UK but so far no returns! :thumb:
www.blastkiteboarding.co.uk


How many have you sold though?? A lot of UK guys just make their own sliding spreader, its very easy :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: Warning: if you try sliding hook you will never go back.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:20 pm 
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Nectar wrote:
I wanted to do this, rope for surf, fixed for wakestyle. But my current harness doesn't have a symmetrical spreader bar to hook the rope to on both ends (ion, mystic etc.). would have to attach the rope somehow every time I put the harness on.


I do not have mine attached the spreader bar but tied off to reinforced loops on each side of my harness. I just step into it and pull it up. If you don't like that you could tie one end off to the harness and the other to a shackle so you could disconnect that side for ease of use.


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 Post subject: Re: Warning: if you try sliding hook you will never go back.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:02 pm 
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Rigged this last night and it worked good today.


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 Post subject: Re: Warning: if you try sliding hook you will never go back.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:39 pm 
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I assume fixed hooks are the equipment of choice because they were adopted from windsurfing. Just yesterday i was telling a kiting friend that once I tried sliding spreader bar hooks i will never go back to fixed hooks. Sliding hooks seem to be gaining momentum in the kite boarding community and I predict they will be the equipment of choice in the near future for most kite boarders.

I own a Jaybar and could not be happier with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Warning: if you try sliding hook you will never go back.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:20 pm 
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I also own the current Jaybar 2013 - really nice.

However, I realised last time I used it that the little "slider wheel" is not turning easily... not really an issue since the hook slides without the wheel turning (of course with much more friction and wear on the rope)- but is that how it is intended? I don't even remember how it was when it was new...


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