donohu90 wrote:The Contra's bar isn't totally compatible with Cabrinha's other kites. It needs the bigger 1XL for the safety system to work. The other kites, excluding the velocity, all use the 1X bar. So does the 15m Contra perform that well that it justifies spending $500 on it's very own bar, when you could go with a 14m Switchblade and use it's bar on almost every other Cabrinha kite? I currently have a 9 Switchblade and a 12 Vector. If I got a 17 Contra I think there would be a gap between that and the 12. It seems like just pairing a 14m kite with a directional makes the most sense. I think I just answered my own question.
I don't think this is true about the bar. I'm pretty sure all of the 2014 Cabrinha bars leash to a single front line. Last year's bar leashed to 2 front lines so you needed to get the special bar for the Velocity, but this year they are all single front line bars. The 1XL is just longer.
I rode the Contra 15m on the regular Cabrinha bar and it was fine.