I came up with this idea of "Smart Grip" concept over a month ago,
to eliminate the bar pressure of the X-Bow.
I offer it for everybody because I know it works and I tested with my friends.
I encourage to make your own.
All you need is a 1/8 to 5/16 (3-8mm) Rope Clutch from West Marine and
a Bicycle Stem to modify for a 1 inch bar until the mounting is available for any stock bar like the oval ones (X-Bows)
I modified a Windwing CC-Bar but any other bar can be used what is round for the above.
If a manufacturer wants to massproduce it I would expect them to contact me before they do it!
I have an establised priority date with alternative embodiments !
Features and Benefits:
1.- The unique feature of this Smart Grip activated by twisting the bar Clock Wise & Counter Clock Wise can be triggered on & off correspondingly.
2.- Provides multiple position locking while in precise control for powered riding.
3.- This Smart Grip has eliminated the feeling of bar pressure associated with sheeting in.
4.- Can be added on to any bar while maintains the original safety characteristics of the kite.
12m X-Bow wit Smart Grip
Illustration how it works by twisting the bar as a pivot point Clockwise & Counterclockwise
Timah No Hand!
Timah 1 hand
Timah landing with the bar.
Full bar view with Smart Grip
Bar with normaly open stock mode
Bar with locked position.
Rope clutch mounted on bar 3-8mm (1/8 to 5/16)
My 2nd Version for 1 hand riding. Almost finished, needs a boom grip.