If you read this, why not add the self centering thick bunji to your sliding hook rope only set up? Is it better?
And because you have so many DYNA bar sessions under your belt, do you feel that the latest version is just worth buying now?R H
yes RH, I have a self centering bungie on this prototype bar. It is good to have the bungie mostly for hooking back in, but is not entirely necessary. I think I have replaced 2 bungies in 6 years. The spare parts are usually supplied with a Dynabar when you buy one, but of course you can source the materials yourself as well..
and yes, I can probably get by with my old dynabar (and I have a few other more recent versions actually
) but I think the new forged bar looks really clean and strong.
I would say the best reason for anyone buying one of the new bars is to have the option of rope slide or steel rod...and an easy way to change back and forth. I would prefer to have a sliding hook than a carabiner to be honest...although a carabiner will work.
ps...just another fyi...a few years ago I did a little test with my students to see if they were comfortable with the dynabar. I would have to say that it was an overwhelming
for dynabar. I was concered that the dynabar might complicate bar control, but it did not. It also made standing and walking upwind with the kite MUCH more comfortable (and safe I would venture to say) because the kite doesnt twist your body around so much while walking upwind, nor twist the spreader bar into your body.