shawn13 wrote:It was definitely an over sheeting issue as the bar i was using is set up for the new switchblades, with needed to be set closer to the kite from a design flaw. It did stall it in the light winds which is why i knew there was a problem.
So the answer is that there are no issues for using a larger bar unless the kite is really small and it becomes a crazy bee? I would damage or compromise the way the kite wears using a larger bar?
No problems at all using a larger bar
Except if it gets a "crazy bee" - but I dont think it will in these big sizes you mention.
Here, in waves, even with 4 and 5 and 6m2 kites, most of us use the long (actually medium) bar for these too, as a wavekite can NEVER be too fast
And for the big kites, we typically use a medium bar, so one length for every kitesize.
The only downside is, when it becomes "clumsy" big, and this is why many of us dont use large but only medium bars, for all kites (in waves 4 to 12m2 and freeride or race with 17m2 kites)
My medium bar is 53cm rearline to rearline, but a little bit different from brand to brand.
A 60cm bar would I never use today, as it feels way too clumsy and big out on the water, and even for the huge kites, it does not actually turn faster with such a beast.