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Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

Postby Peert » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:27 am

Looks nice Jannik.
Nicely done. The bare carbon strip for left right distinction I assume? Or where you out of cork...?

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Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

Postby jannik » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:51 am

Yes, it is for distinction. I made some burning decoration tests that I wasn't satisfied with and I couldn't be bothered waiting to have colored cork delivered. So this was the solution I ended up with. I have since discovered some cork burning techniques which I might try to further add visibility.

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Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

Postby omg » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:09 am

put some red tape on at the end of the left side; might not look that fancy, but who cares.

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Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

Postby socommk23 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:45 am

Needed bars for my fone diablo kites but could not for the life of me afford over a £1000 to kit all 3 kites. I bought carbon fibre bars for €35 each from kitech and made my own leaders and depower section. All kites flying for under £150

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Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

Postby Xor » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:45 pm

jannik wrote:
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:54 am
I've just sort of finished this bar:
P70824-120557.jpg

It is a switch V1 center piece with carbon tubes and cork grip. Can't wait to try it out.

Here is an album with more pictures:
https://goo.gl/photos/QHZa6dwHazoBEzxC6
Nice looking bar.
But all this efforts to build one out of carbon, yet at the end ending heavier than Boardriding Maui aluminum system...
(Found this hard way, got full monocoque carbon crazyfly bar only to replace my first BRM bar and carbon bar is heavier than BRM aluminum. And BRM bar 9cm/3.5" longer)

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Re: How to build a bar? Just the rod/pole item ~60cm. Anyone done it?

Postby jannik » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:54 am

Xor wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:45 pm
Nice looking bar.
But all this efforts to build one out of carbon, yet at the end ending heavier than Boardriding Maui aluminum system...
Yes, I was interested in buying the BRM but that is not possible from outside the US. Furthermore Kitech never answered my request on their carbon bar, so...

But I like to build and learn stuff and I learned much about different materials, techniques, and how a bar system works. I also managed to more than half the weight of the system and apparently got within 8 gr. of a BRM production bar! Wait a second - I'll remove my line extensions and measure again :lol:

But yeah, I've heard it before:
Wife: HEY, let's buy this thing for $$$!
Me: Come on - I can build something like that much cheaper and better!
Wife: *shaking her head in despair*

:rollgrin:


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