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NorCalNomad
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Re: Which is your preferred trim system?

Postby NorCalNomad » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:37 pm

kitelife wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:03 pm
Slingshot Guardian: Very few moving parts with cleat and thick bomb proof lines. Kept simple and easy to inspect.
Except for the fact that there are common situations that can completely jam the safety. Can't believe SS is still selling it.

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Re: Which is your preferred trim system?

Postby kitelife » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:40 pm

NorCalNomad wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:37 pm
kitelife wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:03 pm
Slingshot Guardian: Very few moving parts with cleat and thick bomb proof lines. Kept simple and easy to inspect.
Except for the fact that there are common situations that can completely jam the safety. Can't believe SS is still selling it.
Never had this issue. I don’t see how the safety can get jammed. Occasionally my depower line gets wrapped when unhooking and in suicide mode but the eject appeared fine. I guess that’s why they came out with the sentinel bar (above bar depower). I personally don’t have issues with below the bar depower and am not a fan of above bar depower (or the new novelty bars with concealed moving parts).

For me this is the bar I know and So far it’s been a durable and safe bar. Another reason I like this bar is I don’t have to launch in suicide mode. The large clip on the leash allows me to setup suicide mode in the water and take it out of suicide mode in the water before heading to an extremely crowded launch/land area.

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Re: Which is your preferred trim system?

Postby Regis-de-giens » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:09 pm

I like the principe of UDS that Zeeko put on bars some years ago. I made one by myself on custom home made bar. The bigest advantage is that there is nothing flaping in the wind or tangling the depower rope. To me it is an excellent system for people that need to depower specially in light wind and not very often.

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Re: Which is your preferred trim system?

Postby pj sofine » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:25 am

NorCalNomad wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:37 pm
kitelife wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:03 pm
Slingshot Guardian: Very few moving parts with cleat and thick bomb proof lines. Kept simple and easy to inspect.
Except for the fact that there are common situations that can completely jam the safety. Can't believe SS is still selling it.
Best bar ever made! Never jammed on me,been using since 2011.Common situations? lol :nono:

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Re: Which is your preferred trim system?

Postby TheJoe » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:15 am

NorCalNomad wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:37 pm
kitelife wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:03 pm
Slingshot Guardian: Very few moving parts with cleat and thick bomb proof lines. Kept simple and easy to inspect.
Except for the fact that there are common situations that can completely jam the safety. Can't believe SS is still selling it.
I've never had mine jam either. The lines can twist so it will not flag but any bar/lines can do that as well. I did like the bungee on the Core bar but I don't like the release being different than every other brands. Push away seems better to me than the twist. I think the release of the chicken loop should be an industry standard.

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Re: Which is your preferred trim system?

Postby Pemba » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:36 am

Above the bar. I guess clam cleat. But I've never really had issues with any of them, I hardly use the depower while kiting.

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Re: Which is your preferred trim system?

Postby kitelife » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:55 am

Pemba wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:36 am
Above the bar. I guess clam cleat. But I've never really had issues with any of them, I hardly use the depower while kiting.
You launch fully powered?

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Re: Which is your preferred trim system?

Postby iriejohn » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:54 am

kitelife wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:55 am
Pemba wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:36 am
Above the bar. I guess clam cleat. But I've never really had issues with any of them, I hardly use the depower while kiting.
You launch fully powered?
Does anyone launch fully powered??? Fully powered means bar pulled fully down! lol

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Re: Which is your preferred trim system?

Postby Pemba » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:47 am

kitelife wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:55 am
Pemba wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:36 am
Above the bar. I guess clam cleat. But I've never really had issues with any of them, I hardly use the depower while kiting.
You launch fully powered?
In normal conditions on the depower system, yes. I'll probably push the bar out to start with and power up (on the bar) as appropriate.

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Re: Which is your preferred trim system?

Postby k2thiago » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:51 pm

Seems that the above the bar clam cleat still a favorite? I have a carrot bar and a core sensor, both with the clamcleat system and i am totally comfortable with them. I've tried the guardian also, not bad, but is a little bit tricky to adjust when not powered, however, as i have short arms, was easier to reach. With the clamcleat very often i need to pull the center lines to reach the depower rope, its not a big deal, however once I had an unintentional unhooking doing that. I really didn't like the pull pull system from Airush, as i don't get the visual reference of how much I can increase or decrease the power... I guess after few years kiting this doesn't matter, but for beginners that is really handy. I wanna try the click bar and/or the stick shift to see if worth the $$$.


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