Good job. A little more practice and you'll wonder why you ever thought you'd need a new bar.oregonkiter wrote: ↑Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:00 pmOkay. Just used 1/8” dyneema to make a longer depower for my Compstick. I added 8” to overall length (double over = 4”). Ended up losing 1/2 of extra length with the Brummell splice and burying a long tail which as I think about it after the fact will shorten the line. Not quit ready to rig for America’s Cup crew yet...
I’ll see how 2 extra inches feels.
oregonkiter wrote: ↑Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:49 amThanks for the motivation.
A buddy showed me how to splice kite line today. Built up two bars with 20m lines, cut down from 23m. Added several inches of throw with custom depower line. Made from parting out 4 Compsticks that were in my van 4 years ago keeping our 6 month old American Labrador puppy amused... Bought 20' of 1/8 dyneema doubled into itself for new, longer depower ropes.
I use the click bar foiling. Nice long throw, easy adjustment, repeatable adjustment which is nice when it is light.oregonkiter wrote: ↑Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:02 pmWeigh in, please.
Personally, I want and need long throw for foiling, and I like the new seatbelt style chicken loops. where I foil the ability to trim kite on the fly is required. I am not a shackle fan--been there done that. Currently modding some older bars for a longer throw. Kinda fun. My Airush Cleat Bar is close at 25" of throw, but I need a few more inches, and there is no good way that I can come up with to extend the pu coated double rope depower.
I have yet to see any manufacturers post throw length. Seems like most are now producing foil specific kites, but still with the standard 18" of powered riding throw bars.
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