aitorlopezosua wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:08 am
I bought the new click bar and I am happy with the new lines but disappointed overall about quality:
1. It didn’t take long to see massive degradation on the safety line due to PVC cover. Waiting for a replacement lines that will not fix the issue. This already happened with previous models.
2. Center lines below V are or look the same as previous years and are getting deteriorated too fast, new lines are stronger and when they are crossed could be the reason of a fast deterioration.
3. Grip of the bar is breaking already and I know other to new click bars that suffer the same issue.
Now I don’t use the click bar anymore, scare of breaking the safety line and damage the kite too.
Wondering how you do this and what you do with your material???
My experience is nothing like yours. I have the new small 2021 clickbar and used it now 25 times or so. No problems whatsoever. I found the 2021 model a big improvement compared to the previous models. The bar itself is more or less the same, but the lines are way way better. Thinner, less drag, less stretch, more direct. I can not compare them to the Infextion lines. I feel confident in putting heavy load on the lines (looping, strong winds, dragging, etc). They should be stronger according to the specs, and there is nothing that makes me doubt that.
I owned the 2017 clickbar and two 2019 clickbars. All of them I used for 2 years (so 4 years in total), for many, many sessions (multiple sessions per week, Neo and Dice). I never had any issue with them. Of course, you need to take care of your material. Rinse after every session and clean out the internals every now and then. Yes, the middle lines show some wear as a result of crossing, but it never led to any problem. Also the grip remains intact. No issues with the red safety line either. On one bar one of the binders broke, but that is it.
One thought: When rigging my kite I always make sure the lines are not crossed, also the part below the V. After a loop, I try to untwist as soon as possible, to avoid unnecessary scrubbing of the twisted lines. Maybe that is how you can lengthen the life of your material?