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Help, Control Bar choosing for 10m and 14m quiver..

Postby Ozzie » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:29 pm

Hi Folks,

I consider buying Ozone Catalyst 10m and 14m. On the official website; 55cm bar is recommended for 14m and 50cm is recommended for 10m. My concern is if I really have to buy two different sizes control bar for two kites. Will I be ok if I buy only 55cm bar for two kites? One bar is a quite bit money which I can buy a board with that amount. I am begineer freeride style kiteboarder.Thanks for the help in advance..

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Re: HELP, Control Bar choosing for 10m and 14m quiver..

Postby windybrit » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:55 pm

Some makers have kite bars which can adjust in width (North/ Epic/ Switch /Airush I know, there are probably many more). You'll need to find out wether Catalysts flag out to one or two front lines but I'd suggest with care you ought to be able to find something to work properly....... Do some searching here to see if anyone has experience of Ozone Kites on other bars. Good luck.

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Re: HELP, Control Bar choosing for 10m and 14m quiver..

Postby SupaEZ » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:37 pm

Ozzie wrote:Hi Folks,

I consider buying Ozone Catalyst 10m and 14m. On the official website; 55cm bar is recommended for 14m and 50cm is recommended for 10m. My concern is if I really have to buy two different sizes control bar for two kites. Will I be ok if I buy only 55cm bar for two kites? One bar is a quite bit money which I can buy a board with that amount. I am begineer freeride style kiteboarder.Thanks for the help in advance..


Yes you should be OK 55cm for both those sizes

When i had a 14 (now sold) a 12 and a 10 Rebel it worked just fine....one bar size..3 kites sizes

Generally when you ride the 10m2 in high winds back lines are slacker because you depower kite

So 55 cm is just right.....now if not depowered (full -on power) the kite may feel just a bit fast
That is why 50cm is suggested as the perfect width

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Re: Help, Control Bar choosing for 10m and 14m quiver..

Postby WildDuke » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:51 am

Dont worry about the recommended widths, doesn't really make too much difference. I fly 2012/2013 Airush Varial X kites, 8m, 10m and 14m and use a 2011 North Trust Bar on the inner setting for all kites, even the 14m and and I loop the 14m all the time. I love the North bars!

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Re: Help, Control Bar choosing for 10m and 14m quiver..

Postby Ozzie » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:57 pm

WildDuke wrote:Dont worry about the recommended widths, doesn't really make too much difference. I fly 2012/2013 Airush Varial X kites, 8m, 10m and 14m and use a 2011 North Trust Bar on the inner setting for all kites, even the 14m and and I loop the 14m all the time. I love the North bars!


So should I get 50cm or 55cm for 10m and 14m quiver.?

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Re: Help, Control Bar choosing for 10m and 14m quiver..

Postby edt » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:10 pm

you can always move your hands in, but you can't make a short bar longer. get the 55

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Re: Help, Control Bar choosing for 10m and 14m quiver..

Postby fourperf » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:23 pm

Ozzie wrote:
WildDuke wrote:Dont worry about the recommended widths, doesn't really make too much difference. I fly 2012/2013 Airush Varial X kites, 8m, 10m and 14m and use a 2011 North Trust Bar on the inner setting for all kites, even the 14m and and I loop the 14m all the time. I love the North bars!


So should I get 50cm or 55cm for 10m and 14m quiver.?



get the 55cm bar.


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