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Riding fixed - rooster ring vs. pulley bar

Postby rust » Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:12 pm

What the difference? Pros and cons, opinions and thought from maniacs and suuuper old scoolers....

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Re: Riding fixed - rooster ring vs. pulley bar

Postby rust » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:07 am

Should I have named the topic TopHat vs. Felix?

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Re: Riding fixed - rooster ring vs. pulley bar

Postby kitezilla » Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:44 pm

What's a "rooster ring"?

What kind of "pulley bar"? There are at least 3 different kinds that are referred to as pully bars.

(1) The original type that allowed faster turning of a big kite, where the front line trim strap rode a pully on a "v" rope.

(2) The classic "Bow" pulley bar with pulleys for each back line.

(3) The sheet able Billy-bar style pulley bar.

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Re: Riding fixed - rooster ring vs. pulley bar

Postby Brent4336 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:31 pm

Once rigged a pulley bar (classic pulley bar) with a leash that went to the pulley. The top part of the leash was amsteel that was long enough that when hanging straight down it reached the bar. Attached to it was a chicken loop and a stretchy leash continued to my harness from there. Basically it was a long leash with a chicken loop in the middle. Unhooked it was a straight pulley bar, and then when you want to make up ground you grab the loop, hook in and the kite will depower like any other. The freebar concept takes a bit to get used to, and it was easy to stall the kite when hooked in if you were not careful, but it worked and really just took some time to get used to. No consistent waves here, but if there are where you live, its a decent set up. Simple unhooked pulley bar on the wave and easy depower when cruising upwind.

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Re: Riding fixed - rooster ring vs. pulley bar

Postby rust » Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:39 pm

Thanks, Brent4336!

Very interesting setup!

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Re: Riding fixed - rooster ring vs. pulley bar

Postby Kinki » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:17 pm

Please, fav & con pulley bar in hard onshore surf conditions ?

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Re: Riding fixed - rooster ring vs. pulley bar

Postby TopHat » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:00 am

Not Sure if anyone uses those things anymore. :cool2:

I love the Freedom & Control of my old Pulley Bar. :thumb:

:advise: This is how a Pulley Bar functions:

http://vimeo.com/18512154
http://vimeo.com/11939413
http://vimeo.com/11952646

Aloha, Ride Safe, Have Fun... :hut:

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Re: Riding fixed - rooster ring vs. pulley bar

Postby haynman » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:24 am

WTF Hat.....that was some mental riding.

I especially liked the riding of the board backwards switch into a burn in. That was SICK. :cool2:

One handed bottom & top turns down the line unhook'd....for realz?!? hahaha..!!!!

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Re: Riding fixed - rooster ring vs. pulley bar

Postby Ozone Kites AUS » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:25 pm

Unreal - thats some awesome riding Sean! Those vids should be a topic all on their own and they are now on the seabreeze.com.au forum in Oz!

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Re: Riding fixed - rooster ring vs. pulley bar

Postby skyte » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:24 pm

Any of you maniacs need a pulley bar, i have some brand new original Flexi ones here.

Will get some photos up but they are the same ones that Fadi Issa used to ride I think~!


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