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Re: Which bar for petite person / shorter arms

Postby Regis-de-giens » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:55 pm

the best solution I found and does it now on all my bars : replace the Chicken loop by a shorter system ; like cabrinha old chicken loop, cut the harness hook , get rid of the cabrinha loop , and instead attach the cabrinha release system directly on a ring fixed on the spread bar (there is few topics on it, sliding or not);

It allows you to keep the same bar throw but keep the sheet-out stopper closer to you, very efficient

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Re: Which bar for petite person / shorter arms

Postby ptben » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:57 am

Slingshot offer a smaller chicken loop and with the Sentinel bar you can adjust the location of the cleat. I’ve done this on my girlfriend’s bar so the cleat is closer to the bar.

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Re: Which bar for petite person / shorter arms

Postby experienced1 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:57 pm

no, that was me and Mo at Kirk’s last Jan. Will be there again this Jan.

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