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Re: Bar for shorter arms?

Postby dt73775 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:28 am

I've got penguin arms and tries a whole bunch of setups...seat harness is the best. If you can cut the CL to be as small as possible, that will help too..

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Re: Bar for shorter arms?

Postby loosescrew » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:21 am

I am petite and had the same issue. I decided to first try the seat harness instead of a waist which helped a ton; next I invested in the Naish Women's specific bar which I use with my Kahoona kites and it is easy to reach the depower and I actually took the stopper ball off to get the perfect throw. If you don't have the extra cash for a new bar, start with the short CL which Naish also sells. The shackle looks neat tho.

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Re: Bar for shorter arms?

Postby dimip » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:39 am

Have a look at Switch bar. You can adjust the cleat easy to reach and the under the bar swivel, works effortless. http://switchkites.com/bars.html, http://youtu.be/LcA9MqtjC6A

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Re: Bar for shorter arms?

Postby kitesurfwarehouse » Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:09 pm

The Blade unibar also adjusts the bar throw at the cleat. Very handy for smaller guys and girls.

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Re: Bar for shorter arms?

Postby rtz » Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:58 am

As mentioned before; the seat harness and a short chicken loop are good options. I know the length of throw on the Switch bar is fully adjustable(easily).

Also; see this video if your current setup can be adjusted:


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Re: Bar for shorter arms?

Postby deanrobi » Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:11 am

You can shorten the throw on the North and Naish bars easy enough, check out there individual webs sites the info is there. We did exactly this on both bars and it worked out well for my partner and her short arm reach

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Re: Bar for shorter arms?

Postby knotwindy » Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:11 am

also, the Slingy bar has below the bar deposer so you can always reach it and a smaller chicken loop as well. So with a seat harness or preferably a shorts harness and slider bar it could work quite well. And the 2014 Slingy is really easy to adjust even though it is below the bar.

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Re: Bar for shorter arms?

Postby dt73775 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:29 am

you can also adjust the bar position using the knots that are in the power lines (usually 5). Set it back maybe 1 knot (that will give place the bar an inch closer to you) and then trim the kite using the depower strap..


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