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Re: Reasonably Minimalistic Bar For Foiling

Postby rogue_kiteboarder » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:23 am

Here is my minimalist bar for foiling. It weighs in at 12 ounces total weight :D
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Re: Reasonably Minimalistic Bar For Foiling

Postby Kitetwin-1 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:52 am

Hey rogue_kiteboarder share some details, is that home made? If not send a link so I can review. Btw foiled today on a 5m really paying close attention to my bar and seeing that what I have is completely wrong for foiling

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Re: Reasonably Minimalistic Bar For Foiling

Postby oregonkiter » Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:11 am

That's a really clean looking bar. Very nice!

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Re: Reasonably Minimalistic Bar For Foiling

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Re: Reasonably Minimalistic Bar For Foiling

Postby windmaker » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:04 pm

Kemperman wrote:
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See Infexion bars: https://www.infexion.eu/product-category/max_bar/

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Re: Reasonably Minimalistic Bar For Foiling

Postby Kitetwin-1 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:37 am

Again, I am just an average shmoe foiler, looking for an improvement in traditional bars for foiling. I look on our principal retailer here in Ontario and I see about 6 big kite brand bars, not one reasonably minimalistic foiling Bar.

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Re: Reasonably Minimalistic Bar For Foiling

Postby Cefirmeza » Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:09 pm

How the bar weight and other features affect the ride on foil?
I am sure it is more relevant on racing but is there really a difference on freeride foiling?

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Re: Reasonably Minimalistic Bar For Foiling

Postby tegirinenashi » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:53 pm

Cefirmeza wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:09 pm
How the bar weight and other features affect the ride on foil?
I am sure it is more relevant on racing but is there really a difference on freeride foiling?
If you are concerned with kite weight, then control system weight should be added to it. Or CL and everything above it, at least.

I have just sourced QR from Cab for DIY bar, and it is 150 g -- like one extra strut.

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Re: Reasonably Minimalistic Bar For Foiling

Postby Regis-de-giens » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:22 am

tegirinenashi wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:53 pm
Cefirmeza wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:09 pm
How the bar weight and other features affect the ride on foil?
I am sure it is more relevant on racing but is there really a difference on freeride foiling?
If you are concerned with kite weight, then control system weight should be added to it. Or CL and everything above it, at least.
I disagree with this. I am a fan of light kites for lighter winds and improved abilities with weight saving.
But when it comes to the bar it is différent. It is more a comfort issue rather than "efficiency" overall, but depending on which part.
For exemple Lines weight impact almost as kite weight (specially rear lines) but rigid bar does not pact ar all. Trim system impacts partly. CL even less. Carbon or alu bar not at all IMO (and i use both).

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Re: Reasonably Minimalistic Bar For Foiling

Postby tegirinenashi » Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:30 pm

Regis-de-giens wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:22 am
tegirinenashi wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:53 pm
Cefirmeza wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:09 pm
How the bar weight and other features affect the ride on foil?
I am sure it is more relevant on racing but is there really a difference on freeride foiling?
If you are concerned with kite weight, then control system weight should be added to it. Or CL and everything above it, at least.
I disagree with this. I am a fan of light kites for lighter winds and improved abilities with weight saving.
But when it comes to the bar it is différent. It is more a comfort issue rather than "efficiency" overall, but depending on which part.
For exemple Lines weight impact almost as kite weight (specially rear lines) but rigid bar does not pact ar all. Trim system impacts partly. CL even less. Carbon or alu bar not at all IMO (and i use both).
I agree that when you keep the bar handle in your hand its weight doesn't matter. But why do you think that front lines have less weight impact compared to rear lines?


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