I have recently developed some elbow problems and it might be from my older kites that have heavy bar pressure and it is straining my tendons/ligaments when steering the kite.
I am an advanced rider and will use the kite mainly for freeriding.
Thank you all for your help,
The "Real" problem isn't the bar-pressure ; i believe it could be the Angle that
we hold the bar with our hands ?
While sitting at your monitor reading this , try holding your hands like you have
a bar in your hands ; move the make-believe bar in and out and turn it simultaneously.
I can actually Feel the elbow-tendons moving !
NOW -- rotate your hands 90-deg so your palms are facing each other and repeat the
same as above ; that change in angle makes the pressure in my elbow completely go
I first noticed this while kiting in my Buggy ; i had my 10M PL Venom up on
a bar & the wind picked up. I put the PL away and grabbed a 4-line, 2.5M on handles
and noticed it was Way easier on my elbows, to control the kite.
I'm MOD-ing an old bar i have so it has webbing-loops that are below the bar.
This will allow me to control the kite like normal with the bar
grab the loops & control the kite like i do a PG, (with the loop-handles).
I May need to lock the bar full UP so it don't interfere with the controls ?
Agree completely. I'm now using a Blade Unibar and the slight bend of the bar seems to help by reducing the wrist angle when doing hard turns or looping the kite.