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Carbon Foil Bar

Postby Kitemanmuc » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:14 am

Can anyone compare the carbon bars from:

SK Shapes
Flying Sardine
Groove Kiteboarding
Anyone I’m missing?

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Re: Carbon Foil Bar

Postby evan » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:24 am

We are also starting the first production run. What stands out on our bar are the 3D printed flexible polyurethane barends that seal the bars watertight and the leader lines are fitted with a prusik knot around the bar allowing you to adjust the width, even when riding.
Rubber O-rings are only to prevent the leaders from slipping when packing up and providing even steps as they roll over the bar with 8mm steps.
Added bonus is that you can order any width or even cut it down to your preferred size at home.

Price will be €179,- for the bar including the leaders and barends. We specialize in custom lines and bar repair/customization so we can create a setup entirely to your needs.

Evan - Infexion
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Re: Carbon Foil Bar

Postby Foil » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:33 am

Core do one as well.
Gunner has a video out detailing the test his did on the groove carbon bar.

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Re: Carbon Foil Bar

Postby Peter_Frank » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:37 am

Looking good and minimalistic Evan, I like it :thumb:

What is the diameter of the Infexion bar ?

And is the center hole round or oval, made from carbon or with a ring ?
And what diameter ?

This is where the wear can occur on both the depower and bar.

8) Peter

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Re: Carbon Foil Bar

Postby evan » Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:45 am

Peter_Frank wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:37 am
Looking good and minimalistic Evan, I like it :thumb:

What is the diameter of the Infexion bar ?

And is the center hole round or oval, made from carbon or with a ring ?
And what diameter ?

This is where the wear can occur on both the depower and bar.

8) Peter
Bar diameter is 25mm, sanding it with p400 gave the best feel and grip.
Center is reinforced with solid carbon inside and cnc machined with an oval hole of 10*20mm.
First prototypes with hand machined holes only ate away the pu around the depower rope if I didn't round the edges enough, otherwise it lasted the entire season.

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Re: Carbon Foil Bar

Postby revhed » Tue May 01, 2018 12:26 pm

This is a good example of why foil kites should be called Ram Air to avoid confusion with Hydrofoil.
And should not this post be in the wrongly named "foil kite" topic?
Also worth noting that with the explosion of hydrofoils for MANY applications including,
Kite Board Hydro Foil, KBHF
Sail Board Hydro Foil, SBHF NOT Wind surfing, unless done in waves, same for Kite surfing! :nono:
Surf Hydro Foil, SHF
Stand Up Paddle Hydro Foil, SUP HF
Wake Board Hydro Foil, WBHF
Ashame that the word "hydro" is even needed as to avoid confusion with Ram Air kites, RA NOT foil kites!
Maybe then we could just say "foil board" of course using correct style letter of application.
Other?
R H

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Re: Carbon Foil Bar

Postby TomW » Tue May 01, 2018 4:01 pm

Evan,

What did you use to get solid carbon in the middle?
I really like the simplicity of the prusik knot, but those winders look dangerously sharp...(just My opinion)

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Re: Carbon Foil Bar

Postby Kitemanmuc » Wed May 02, 2018 12:59 am

revhed wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 12:26 pm
This is a good example of why foil kites should be called Ram Air to avoid confusion with Hydrofoil.
And should not this post be in the wrongly named "foil kite" topic?
Also worth noting that with the explosion of hydrofoils for MANY applications including,
Kite Board Hydro Foil, KBHF
Sail Board Hydro Foil, SBHF NOT Wind surfing, unless done in waves, same for Kite surfing! :nono:
Surf Hydro Foil, SHF
Stand Up Paddle Hydro Foil, SUP HF
Wake Board Hydro Foil, WBHF
Ashame that the word "hydro" is even needed as to avoid confusion with Ram Air kites, RA NOT foil kites!
Maybe then we could just say "foil board" of course using correct style letter of application.
Other?
R H
Foil bar used for hydrofoiling. I dont think its too far off topic.

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Re: Carbon Foil Bar

Postby grigorib » Wed May 02, 2018 2:11 am

revhed wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 12:26 pm
This is a good example of why foil kites should be called Ram Air to avoid confusion with Hydrofoil.
And should not this post be in the wrongly named "foil kite" topic?
Also worth noting that with the explosion of hydrofoils for MANY applications including,
Kite Board Hydro Foil, KBHF
Sail Board Hydro Foil, SBHF NOT Wind surfing, unless done in waves, same for Kite surfing! :nono:
Surf Hydro Foil, SHF
Stand Up Paddle Hydro Foil, SUP HF
Wake Board Hydro Foil, WBHF
Ashame that the word "hydro" is even needed as to avoid confusion with Ram Air kites, RA NOT foil kites!
Maybe then we could just say "foil board" of course using correct style letter of application.
Other?
R H
“foil” is not the only English word with multiple meanings.
Whether persons means a noun “foil” (kite / hydrofoil) or verb “to foil” which is only pretty much applicable to hydrofoiling is easy to see from context. Reading few words in a sentence hasn’t killed anyone.

The acronyms are “cold and senseless” and I can’t tell whether it’s European influence but Asia is overly full of acronyms and it looks silly - we’re not machines. Figuring out which foil it is about is a minimalistic Turing test if you’d like :)

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Re: Carbon Foil Bar

Postby windmaker » Wed May 02, 2018 4:52 am

TomW wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 4:01 pm
Evan,

What did you use to get solid carbon in the middle?
I really like the simplicity of the prusik knot, but those winders look dangerously sharp...(just My opinion)
Not dangerous because probably soft but still unnecessary sharp for my taste.


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