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Re: Low bar pressure kites

Postby alpower » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:21 pm

New Cabs have a lot less bar pressure. Nash Park has almost none.

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Re: Low bar pressure kites

Postby NYKiter » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:48 pm

windyway wrote:Once upon a time I developed tennis elbow from a Naish Shockwave.
It had bar pressure that was no less than brutal.

I cured it permanently with six months of exercise and a $20 blue Theraband.
Here is the equipment and the exercise that worked for me.
You could add ice and ibuprofen, depending on your disability.

http://youtu.be/zB3TVb8a5mk

Get well soon, WW.


Which color do (did) you use?

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Re: Low bar pressure kites

Postby windyway » Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:25 pm

I cured it permanently with six months of exercise and a $20 blue Theraband.

Theraband FlexBar comes in only yellow, red, green, and blue. The blue is listed as heavy and I was reluctant to select it. But I am a fit 180 pounds 75 kilos and it was a good resistance for me. If you are more seriously injured or a smaller person you will want to go a bit lighter. Note that you will be twisting the bar, and the forces listed are for bending it in half.

Thera-Band FlexBar is 12" long and is made from dry natural rubber in 4 progressive resistance levels to match user capability.
•The Yellow Thera-Band FlexBar takes 6 lb. of force to bend to a u-shape, Red 10 lb., Green 15 lb., and Blue 25 lb.
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Re: Low bar pressure kites

Postby dt73775 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:13 am

I got the TE after one season so bad I couldn't lift a beer. I learned if you ride with one of those elbow braces or straps (whatever you call them) it really helps. I still fly the Bandit which really has a lot of bar pressure , but don't mind anymore as long as I wear that elbow strap. I used to wear it outside my wetsuit , but sometimes it would come off when I wiped out , so I started wearing it under and so far no problems anymore. Stretching definitely helps....

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Re: Low bar pressure kites

Postby dazarter » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:30 pm

I'm having the same problems, feels like tennis elbow with my 12m takoon reflex….love the kite to bits but the bar pressure is just killing me and its a lot lighter than my old slingshot td's.

Thinking about the bandit 5 in 12 or slingshot rally……


im tired of being wrecked after each 2 hour session….with my old rev 2 15m i can stay out for hours without pain also my 9 m gaastra jekyll has really low bar pressure…..hmm


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