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Vayu
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Gear advice: Duotone click bar with cabrinha FX

Postby Vayu » Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:21 am

I currently have a 2015 58cm cabrinha bar that has a cracked plastic tube. I will be ordering the replacement part from the 2019 model and hopefully it fits.

While I wait for the part (few weeks at least) I'm trying to get kiting again on other equipment. Where I'm kiting there seems to be a shortage of cabrinha bars available, but there is a duotone click bar.

I currently kite a 12m cabrinha FX and was wondering if anyone has experience with the click bar on cabrinha kites. Was there much involved in getting the lines trimmed correctly?

Also, in a town an hour away I can pick up a used 2019 cabrinha bar. Would you recommend the click bar or the cabrinha one. Price is competitive for both, $250 on the used cabrinha and $420 on the new duotone.

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Re: Gear advice: Duotone click bar with cabrinha FX

Postby zlatko23 » Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:45 am

In general you can fly any modern 4 line kite with the Click bar. Even Duotone positions it as an universal bar.
Here is link to the discussion: viewtopic.php?t=2403052
and the compatibility charts:
download/file.php?id=87989&mode=view
download/file.php?id=79058&mode=view
Clickbar has adjustable V split. Cabrinha kites use low V, so you have to adjust the bar to the lowest V splitter position or remove it entirely(could lead to premature lines wear at the end of the plastic tube). I am flying my Cabrinha and Ozone kites with OceanRodeo Shift v2 and Cabrinha overdrive bar(2017). I was considering Clickbar for all my kites, but decided on OR Shift as it is better design, better quality bar(especially the lines). New 2021 Click bar uses better lines.
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Vayu
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Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:15 am
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Puerto Morelos, Mexico
Gear: 12m Cabrinha FX
Axis Vanguard 138 cm
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Re: Gear advice: Duotone click bar with cabrinha FX

Postby Vayu » Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:24 pm

Much appreciated. In normal circumstances I would be more picky choosy with my equipment but after a week of no kiting and desperately looking for a bar, I've picked up the click bar.

Hopefully all goes well and the lines don't wear out too quickly.


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