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Who Makes Sliding Spreader Bars in 2021?

Postby Lelandjt » Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:56 am

The DaKines I've been using are discontinued.
I'm aware of the Ride Engine rope spreader.
I'm leaning toward the Mystic rope spreader but wish the rope attachment points were wider apart.
Anything else? I'm looking for the max sliding range I can fit between a medium harness. I barely get away with the 10" DaKine bar.

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Re: Who Makes Sliding Spreader Bars in 2021?

Postby joriws » Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:04 am

Brunotti with their slider "extension" to replace hook, or DIY to remove hook.

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Re: Who Makes Sliding Spreader Bars in 2021?

Postby SMJ » Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:48 pm

Add ION and Cabrinha to the list. My current fave is the ION C-bar 3.0.

https://www.ion-products.com/water/men/ ... 30-slider/
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Re: Who Makes Sliding Spreader Bars in 2021?

Postby Lelandjt » Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:24 pm

Thanks for the suggestions.

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Re: Who Makes Sliding Spreader Bars in 2021?

Postby Da Yoda » Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:50 pm

Lelandjt wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:56 am
Anything else? I'm looking for the max sliding range I can fit between a medium harness. I barely get away with the 10" DaKine bar.
Imo Mystic's Clickerbar 4.0 Surf would offer the most amount of "sliding range". The reason for this is the s-bar can be positioned for either Regular or Goofy stance riding which extends the range of sliding motion to favor that stance position.
https://www.mysticboarding.com/products ... ar-#000000

Other than that, I'm like SMJ and prefer Ion's C-Bar 3.0. I really like the locking mechanism and the slider is a Dyneema webbing vs rope. They also have a new one coming available with wings and a lock-out mini loop like Mystic's Stealth bar.
https://www.ion-products.com/water/men/ ... ar-slider/

Here are some others
AK Durable Supply Co
Manera
Prolimit
RRD

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Re: Who Makes Sliding Spreader Bars in 2021?

Postby kit3surfer » Tue May 04, 2021 7:44 pm

Has anybody already tried to wax the rope with a candle, so that the chicken loop can slide smoother?

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Re: Who Makes Sliding Spreader Bars in 2021?

Postby aidy makeando » Tue May 04, 2021 11:06 pm

kit3surfer wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 7:44 pm
Has anybody already tried to wax the rope with a candle, so that the chicken loop can slide smoother?
https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/fairlead ... T-EALw_wcB


install one of these on the rope, then chicken loop sits in the groove and slides so smoothly

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Re: Who Makes Sliding Spreader Bars in 2021?

Postby kitenight11 » Wed May 05, 2021 9:15 am

Will quickrelease still work or is the chickenloop too tight in the ring?
And noby tried to wax the rope?

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Re: Who Makes Sliding Spreader Bars in 2021?

Postby SMJ » Wed May 05, 2021 9:22 am

kitenight11 wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 9:15 am
Will quickrelease still work or is the chickenloop too tight in the ring?
And noby tried to wax the rope?

Quick release works just fine with a chicken loop.

Can't say I ever tried wax on the rope.

You can make the sliders a bit more safe / chicken loop friendly by adding an SMC climbing ring like I did on this Mystic Stealth spreader:
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MysticStealthWithSMCClimbingRing.jpg

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Re: Who Makes Sliding Spreader Bars in 2021?

Postby kitenight11 » Wed May 05, 2021 9:29 am

What is the benefit of this ring. It seems, that the loop isn't able to slide?!


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