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Re: What determines a bar's "feel"?

Postby edt » Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:02 pm

All about the lines. The bar itself has no properties that give it feel unless you are talking about how soft the grip is

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Re: What determines a bar's "feel"?

Postby TheRussian » Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:11 pm

edt wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:02 pm
All about the lines. The bar itself has no properties that give it feel unless you are talking about how soft the grip is
surely the diameter of the bar effects feel, as the hand has reduced grip aperture wrapping over the bar more with a smaller DIA, see below (I have no idea what conclusions are supposed to be drawn, but a nice graph!)

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Re: What determines a bar's "feel"?

Postby Trent hink » Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:01 pm

"Horns" on the bar ends will affect the feel.

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Re: What determines a bar's "feel"?

Postby knotwindy » Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:23 pm

It’s a stick with strings
If the stick doesn’t bend
It’s all about the strings 🤣😱⁉️

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Re: What determines a bar's "feel"?

Postby edt » Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:42 pm

" the diameter of the bar effects feel, as the hand has reduced grip aperture wrapping over the bar more with a smaller DIA, see below (I have no idea what conclusions are supposed to be drawn, but a nice graph!)"


If the bar is too thick it causes fatigue of the forearms (grip muscles) but if it's small enough it doesn't matter too much what size it is

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Re: What determines a bar's "feel"?

Postby Rob112 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:04 pm

What about the mass of the bar? I would have thought a lighter bar would give more 'feel' than a heavier bar as lighter inputs would be felt. Maybe the bars are all close enough in mass to make a negligible difference.
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Re: What determines a bar's "feel"?

Postby edt » Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:34 pm

The angular momentum of the bar is something like 100 times less than the pull of the bar so I really don't think it changes the feel. Light control bars are nice tho nobody likes control bars that are too heavy

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Re: What determines a bar's "feel"?

Postby Delta99 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:00 am

Adding two cents on the topic: I've noticed how different the feel between my LFK Mission Control 2 and my Cabrinha Overdrive when i use them across the varieties of kites i have. The Cab looks clumsy to the LFK but the Cab construction actually dampens out any ratteling and jittering that can happen. There is purpose to the chunkyness. The LFK is light and minimal and it's nice for kites that you drive more of the front lines, light to the steering. The Cab is nice all over but perhaps best for Cab's a bit more steering line heavy kites.


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