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Is there a quick method to convert a low v bar to a high v?

Postby Osprey1 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:10 am

As i've been riding Naish bars for years but recently purchased a North kite I was wondering if there is a quick and easy way to convert a low-v bar to a high-v bar without needing to splice new lines?

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Re: Is there a quick method to convert a low v bar to a high v?

Postby Zian kiteboarding » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:20 am

You can also ride your North with low V. You may like it. If not, you better do some splicing but only easy.

take 30cm kiteline and make loop (which is large enough to add/remove a small SSl ring later) over 1 frontline (to which the safety is NOT attached) at 5m height then splice both ends (12 CM both sides in the fluing line, add small lock sewing at the loop at both sides.
Now to the loop you can add/remove a small SS ring and put the other frontline through this and you have 5m high split.

To avoid abbresion you could add some protection on the frontline that is guided through the ring.

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Re: Is there a quick method to convert a low v bar to a high v?

Postby ShaveTheWhales » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:10 am

My mod
Standard 4 line bar into adjustable Y bar.

1. Line Stopper ball (2 halves screw together)
2. Small Stainless steel ring
3.Small rubber band.

Place on the front line that does" NOT " flag out.
Screw stopper on front line at desired height.
Slide ring 'from tpp' over both front lines, down to stopper.
Tie ring with rubber band to the line on top of stopper ball.

When the kite is powered up, it wants to pull the lines apart - the ball stops the ring from dropping lower..
The rubber band is simple and lets you slide up or down if needed and grippy enough to stay in place. Replace the rubber band after a few months - simple.
Your flag out line works as normal.
If used with longer than standard lines, adjust the height so it keeps the correct shape of the kite.

I use it on my high Y Core Xr5 kite and slide one line out - for my Epic Screamers.

A bonus is that you can adjust slightly for higher for stronger winds to reduce flaring. It will turn a little faster ' at the lose of some wind range.
Most kites get Ugly when over powered so holding the leading edge more stable, can be a good thing - to a point, obviously.

Have fun :cool2:

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Re: Is there a quick method to convert a low v bar to a high v?

Postby edt » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:06 pm

Image

o ring and a double lark's head

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Re: Is there a quick method to convert a low v bar to a high v?

Postby mercakite » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:28 pm

:thumb:
edt wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:06 pm
Image

o ring and a double lark's head
:thumb: :thumb:

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Re: Is there a quick method to convert a low v bar to a high v?

Postby marq » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:29 pm

Or this? (click bar v-distributor II, 5,95 €)
Click_bar_2018_V-distributor.jpg


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