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Re: Which control bar - Switch Controller 2 or Slingshot com

Postby esg » Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:03 am

Has anyone tried the Switch bar with a 2014 Naish Park? I just busted my Naish bar. I know people always say a 4 line bar & lines will work with any 4 line kite. But that has not been my experience.

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Re: Which control bar - Switch Controller 2 or Slingshot com

Postby Cyberstu » Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:17 am

Out of curiosity, what bar didnt work well with what kite

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Re: Which control bar - Switch Controller 2 or Slingshot com

Postby knot_moving » Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:53 pm

I hated compstick below bar depower but that is preference.
Riding in salt water my swivel froze solid in a few months. Replaced with a ceramic bearing and no troubles in 2 years - also switched to above bar depower when i replaced it.
No elastic bands to hold wrapped lines is another minor pain - OS handles are a pkus although never had to use them in 3 years

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Re: Which control bar - Switch Controller 2 or Slingshot com

Postby dazarter » Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:09 pm

switch bar works perfectly with park 2014, i just use it wit the switch.......everything perfect.......

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Re: Which control bar - Switch Controller 2 or Slingshot com

Postby Da Yoda » Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:33 pm

esg wrote:Has anyone tried the Switch bar with a 2014 Naish Park? I just busted my Naish bar. I know people always say a 4 line bar & lines will work with any 4 line kite. But that has not been my experience.
It should work fine, but there will be a slight difference in performance depending on which size Park you're using it with. Naish's bar adjusts from 45-51cm. Switch's bar adjusts from 45-55cm. If you're flying on bigger size Parks (10m+), Switch's 55cm setting will make your Park slightly more responsive due to the added length. Your'e only talking 4cm, so it's not much of an effect.

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Re: Which control bar - Switch Controller 2 or Slingshot com

Postby Da Yoda » Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:08 pm

Cyberstu wrote:So just want some rider feedback on how good either of these controllers are
You didn't mention what brand(s) of kite you're using. Slingshot bars come in sizes 43,50, and 58cm. Switch's bar is adjustable from 45-55cm.
If you're using the Switch bar with a kite that's sized to be used with a 43cm bar, the 45cm setting on the Switch bar will make it slightly more responsive, but will work out fine.
If your kite is sized to be used with a 50cm bar, you may find the Switch bar to be inconsistent since it doesn't have a 50cm setting. Your kite will either be too responsive or not responsive enough depending on which setting you have it on. That's a 5cm (2") difference in length, which you will notice.
If you're kite is sized to be used with a 58cm bar, you will find the 55cm setting on the Switch bar will make it slightly less responsive. You're only 3cm off, so it won't have that much effect.


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