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Reasonably Minimalistic Bar For Foiling

Postby Kitetwin-1 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:47 pm

Foiling today with an 11m LEI and a 2019 Cabrinha Trimlite bar. I had no depower on so it was light with gusts. I had to down loop the kite in most turns. One turn fishpoling and down looping my steering line caught on my down hall cleet. At that moment a gust hit me and I could not turn that kite back up. Slammed it in then couldn’t relaunch. Also to much friction on the PU tube when fish polling during turns. I love this bar but not for foiling. Suggestions please for a foiling bar that is reasonably minimalistic and safe to today’s standards.

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Re: Reasonably Minimalistic Bar For Foiling

Postby Kitetwin-1 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:45 am

Ha I said down haul, yeah I’m a windsurfer from a past life, meant to say depower.

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Re: Reasonably Minimalistic Bar For Foiling

Postby jatem » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:35 am

I'm using cabrinha bars with the chicken loop and depower removed, replaced by a BRM style setup. Great for foiling. Minimal.
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Re: Reasonably Minimalistic Bar For Foiling

Postby Qiter » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:03 am

Check out the Kauper XT Pintxo Bar. Super light, very minmal and great for foiling. Has a low V so should match your Cabrinha kites (but you can always add a line separator to make an Y if needed).
I think they dont ship to the US but if you are in Europe, I am sure you will find a way to get one.
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Re: Reasonably Minimalistic Bar For Foiling

Postby Kamikuza » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:10 am

I want to recreate an OR Infinite Surf bar with a SS QR... but I’d miss the Cab soft bar ends...

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Re: Reasonably Minimalistic Bar For Foiling

Postby badgb21 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:31 am

You could try enquiring on here, they might know:
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Re: Reasonably Minimalistic Bar For Foiling

Postby Kitetwin-1 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:00 pm

So far the Kauper XT Pintxo bar looks like what I am looking for. BRM Ccs is to minimalistic for me I want bar ends so that I have a choice to wrap up on self rescue. Wondering why Kauper decided to not ship to Canada or US?

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Re: Reasonably Minimalistic Bar For Foiling

Postby Tony » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:02 am

Kitetwin-1 wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:00 pm
So far the Kauper XT Pintxo bar looks like what I am looking for. BRM Ccs is to minimalistic for me I want bar ends so that I have a choice to wrap up on self rescue. Wondering why Kauper decided to not ship to Canada or US?
I paid up front for one of these bars at the point when they were going to ship to the US. Then, a couple weeks later I got an email stating:

"Our product liability insurance has unfortunately changed there contract terms this week for the USA and Canada. Therefore we are not able anymore to deliver goods to your address in the USA."

It took another month but I got my money back minus about $13, could have been worse.

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Re: Reasonably Minimalistic Bar For Foiling

Postby Kitetwin-1 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:56 am

Just received word back from Klauper that they do not take payment from Canada and the US...pity....liability issues. There has to be a Canadian or US guy/company putting out the bar that foilers want. Come on someone throw me a bone

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Re: Reasonably Minimalistic Bar For Foiling

Postby jmach » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:23 am

They won't accept a PayPal payment? Seems hard to believe.
Check out SK Shapes if you haven't already.


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