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Microhook on Switchkites Bar

Postby queneseb » Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:21 pm

Hi brah,

I'm seb from Guadeloupe Island, I would like to adapt a sort of micro hook system on my Switchkites controller. Is there any way to modify easily my controller?

Cheers

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Re: Microhook on Switchkites Bar

Postby Toby » Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:33 pm

not yet! But the Switch Bar could be turned into a bar with a microloop.
It just needs a hook onto its metal part above the QR.
Any designer out there?

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Re: Microhook on Switchkites Bar

Postby jyetley » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:39 pm

How about repurposing a sliding-stopper as a micro-hook, as shown below. I simply took a round file to one of mine. I don't have a micro-loop yet, however this configuration looks like it might work.

Both North and Core use to produce micro-hooks, however neither still does. I suspect this is due to safety concerns and potential liability issues. Fortunately, the North Micro-loops are still available, and that the Switch bars have a solid aluminum thru hole. Placement of the loop will be critical to it's function and strength. Best of luck to you.
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Re: Microhook on Switchkites Bar

Postby Toby » Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:13 pm

That looks sweet!

All North has to do is to reproduce the old bar.
As good as it gets, no need for all the latest gimmicks on the new bars...

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Re: Microhook on Switchkites Bar

Postby jyetley » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:14 pm

The top part of the sliding-stopper can be cut down to about half of it's length, in order to increase the bar throw and easy hooking-up. What's the diameter of the North Micro-loop?
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Re: Microhook on Switchkites Bar

Postby Toby » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:21 pm

maybe 4mm

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Re: Microhook on Switchkites Bar

Postby jyetley » Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:39 am

Toby,
I got my new Micro-loop in the mail today. Do you have any advice for me before I start drilling, regarding proper placement to my Switch bar? What angle? What width? Etc...

Thanks

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Re: Microhook on Switchkites Bar

Postby Toby » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:41 am

I never drilled...so don't know.

But choose an angle away from the center. Do you have my DVD? Watch the gear part where I took about it and see the clips for the angle and you will know what I mean.

Distance you can also imagine from the video. Don't have anything to measure with me.

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Re: Microhook on Switchkites Bar

Postby jyetley » Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:56 pm

Yes, I have your videos and know what you mean. Thanks for everything!


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