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Re: 2016 Cabrinha TrimLite 1X Jam

Postby iriejohn » Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:28 am

kitegirls wrote:Haven't yet tried the Guardian but use the sentinel a couple hours per day. Don't like the heavy stainless steel piece 10 meters up the lines on the 2016 North bar due to tangle issues. Personal thing. Others love it. Don't like the Cabrinha bar becasue it doesn't have much for depower and the shitty foam rubber handle coating tears too easy. Also the lines keep getting caught/stuck in the PU tube in the fully depowered position making it extremely dangerous in light winds and during kite landing on crowded beaches. I prefer the slingshot because it feel more solid, the grip hold up better, I like the ejct better and it has 1.5x+ the depower of the Cabrinha bar. And have had no sticking issues.
I also use Slingshot Sentinel bars (20" and 17") and second the above - no issues whatsoever. While I had CL's they worked 100% reliably but because I never unhook I have now got rid of them and brought the bars much closer to me.

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Re: 2016 Cabrinha TrimLite 1X Jam

Postby shawn13 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:45 pm

Damn, mine jams too. Its brand new. Anyone find a fix for this? Mine is the trimstrap but the safety is the same. I'm really pissed.

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Re: 2016 Cabrinha TrimLite 1X Jam

Postby iriejohn » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:54 pm

The permanent fix is to walk away and use something else.

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Re: 2016 Cabrinha TrimLite 1X Jam

Postby matth » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:04 pm

Cabrinha needs to fix this problem, Its been three years and the depower line still gets hung up in the PU tubing. Great lines , donkey dick , and Chicken loop but there is no excuse for ignoring this issue..

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Re: 2016 Cabrinha TrimLite 1X Jam

Postby potterandkiter » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:27 pm

My new bar has the same problem. Purchased in Dec 2018.

Center line that connects to my leash gets stuck when resetting. (Used only 2xs)

Anyone have any success finding a sollution?

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Re: 2016 Cabrinha TrimLite 1X Jam

Postby matth » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:14 pm

potterandkiter wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:27 pm
My new bar has the same problem. Purchased in Dec 2018.

Center line that connects to my leash gets stuck when resetting. (Used only 2xs)

Anyone have any success finding a solution?

It's inexcusable they have not fixed this issue. I love the new trimlite bars but am still disappointed they have not solved this issue. They just need a larger opening or a smaller knot, seems like an easy fix to me.

That being said I still use them. The trick is to have tension on the line, I wrap the flag line on the kite side around my foot and then pull from the bar side to tighten the line, then pull bar back to reset. It still catches a little but not as bad.

I have found other bars with PU tubing do the same thing.

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Re: 2016 Cabrinha TrimLite 1X Jam

Postby grigorib » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:25 pm

I’ve been riding Cabrinha 1x bar for about two years and never had the problem.
I also rinse my bars and gear regularly and almost never use quick release, but on occasions I did - it didn’t get stuck and depower line travels through the tube easily whenever I check.

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Re: 2016 Cabrinha TrimLite 1X Jam

Postby evan » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:57 pm

grigorib wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:25 pm
I’ve been riding Cabrinha 1x bar for about two years and never had the problem.
I also rinse my bars and gear regularly and almost never use quick release, but on occasions I did - it didn’t get stuck and depower line travels through the tube easily whenever I check.
No surprise, as not all bars are affected. It is a manufacturing problem, where they sometimes cut the PU tube in a way that the flagout line gets jammed at the junction between the cleat and tube as the opening gets too small from compressing the tube into the cleat.
A result of the tight tolerances of this system and a lack of quality control as it is hard to spot when the system is already assembled.

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Re: 2016 Cabrinha TrimLite 1X Jam

Postby Kamikuza » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:50 am

Thanks to my actual local shop, I traded in my Trimlite bars and went back to trim straps. Those cleats are terrible.


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