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Re: The next big advancement in bars

Postby iriejohn » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:09 pm

effisk wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:21 am
Last summer I have seen a prototype bar with a button where you would place your thumb, right next to the middle hole. Click it and push the bar: it shortens the back lines. Click it and pull the bar: it lengthens the back lines. There's some clever engineering behind it. You can click with one hand on the bar, no need to reach the bar end, no need to rotate a lever. It's not commercialised yet. The name is ABS Kitesurfing. facebook.com/ABSkitesurfing/
If there is no need for a hole in the bar then elegant centrally operated back line length changing systems can be designed.

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Re: The next big advancement in bars

Postby Flyboy » Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:59 am

I have a Wipika bar (came with an "Amp" kite ca. 2003/4) that has a clamp with a hole that routes the CK loop line through it. The idea was that you could slightly rotate the bar in order to lock the length into position. This was considered possibly desirable (a hang-over from 2 line kites).

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Re: The next big advancement in bars

Postby cleepa » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:33 am

trickcoach wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:35 pm
the next BIG advancement in Bars = WIFI !!!
Hell no. It'll be bluetooth. You'll get notifications on your phone when you've fucked up and need to punch out :-D

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Re: The next big advancement in bars

Postby bjw » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:00 am

I once saw a bar that sold 50 cent beers. Best bar Ive been too.

It was a game changer.

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Re: The next big advancement in bars

Postby RedSky » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:51 pm

The next big advancement in bars are handles


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