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Re: what type of control bar is this?

Postby Jamesconn300 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:14 pm

rafaelbucc wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:25 pm
Newbie here, trying to piece together some gear.

Bought this control bar on eBay and it just arrived.

I know the brand is Slingshot, but aside from that there was no description.

What kind of control bar is this? Is it usable?

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Don't try to rebuild the bar yourself as a beginner, use your brain. Are people seriously recommending a beginner rebuild an antiquated bar with aftermarket parts?
Do yourself and everyone else a favor, buy one of the bars below.

Then don't use it... - until you go to school with professional lessons. Use the school's gear so you don't break your new (to you) equipment.


https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... &_osacat=0

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2016-LIQUID-FO ... SwwRRd4tNL
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Re: what type of control bar is this?

Postby sarc » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:23 am

2016 Cab bard are under safety recall (Google it). Make sure you get the correct replacement part from the seller and you should be OK! As I recall one front line was cut by the stopper after 2-3 sessions, resulting in deathloop.

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Re: what type of control bar is this?

Postby sarc » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:25 am

2016 Cab bard are under safety recall (Google it). Make sure you get the correct replacement part from the seller and you should be OK! As I recall one front line was cut by the stopper after 2-3 sessions, resulting in deathloop.
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Re: what type of control bar is this?

Postby Kamikuza » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:19 am

sarc wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:25 am
2016 Cab bard are under safety recall (Google it). Make sure you get the correct replacement part from the seller and you should be OK! As I recall one front line was cut by the stopper after 2-3 sessions, resulting in deathloop.
Happened to me while waiting for the part. Broke my board too, all for a 15c piece :angryfire:

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Re: what type of control bar is this?

Postby longwhitecloud » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:29 pm

Could convert that to fixed line, no depower, awesome if you downwind somewhere with reasonably steady wind and are a very experienced kiter. Easy unhooked freedom.

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Re: what type of control bar is this?

Postby FLandOBX » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:56 pm

Jamesconn300 wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:14 pm
Are people seriously recommending a beginner rebuild an antiquated bar with aftermarket parts?
Bad idea for a beginner.

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Re: what type of control bar is this?

Postby edt » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:57 pm

I made those conversion responses. Wasn't sure he was a beginner or what level he was. Also if a year from now some expert reads this thread and finds a 2:1 bar, I'll have the instructions ready there for him to fix it up. I try not to make assumptions about what level someone is when they make a post, but agree if you are a beginner you don't want to fabricate a new control bar, just buy one that works.

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Re: what type of control bar is this?

Postby jumptheshark » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:00 pm

https://www.realwatersports.com/collect ... ntrol-bars

Any one of these current used bars from a big shop who won't dick around selling dodgy stuff is a way cheaper and safer option that trying to learn how to build a bar while just getting into the sport. I highly recommend you do get into the maintaining/building bars, but not concurrently with the initial stages of learning.

That bar is ancient. I would end up keeping the bar itself and the lines and pig tails. Thats likely it.

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Re: what type of control bar is this?

Postby edt » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:05 pm

I wouldn't buy those used control bars you have to buy a new set of lines that's from $100 to $200 depending on what set of lines you buy, and the bars are between $150 and $250 so total price will be more than new old stock for $250

https://www.realwatersports.com/product ... OvEALw_wcB

I usually buy new old stock Naish control bars but don't see them around this year.

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Re: what type of control bar is this?

Postby grigorib » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:08 pm

The guy is not at the level of building his own bar, he shouldn’t do it - the comments are only about what is that bar good for.

There are $250 brand new bars out there - Real has LF Mossion v2 for $250 and there are plenty of good functional bars for $150-$200 used, from fellow riders


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