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Adding non modular fireball to 2020 recoil bar

Postby beebad » Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:40 am

It is basically the same as adding the QR body except i am only adding the fireball.Yes?

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Re: Adding non modular fireball to 2020 recoil bar

Postby beebad » Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:25 am

I switched the quick loop to fireball on my next older bar. There was a new transition piece that was in the other bag on the other fireball so i wrestled with the install for a long long time. The only effin hangup in converting my 2020 is the set screw on the 2020 bar is not a 2mm allen. I have no idea what it is and i cannot get the GD thing off. Soi am going kiting with two bars with different attachment points tomorrow.

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Re: Adding non modular fireball to 2020 recoil bar

Postby zlatko23 » Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:48 pm

beebad wrote:
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:25 am
...The only effin hangup in converting my 2020 is the set screw on the 2020 bar is not a 2mm allen. I have no idea what it is and i cannot get the GD thing off...
Just an idea from my side - try a fin key. I had kinda similar issue with my OceanRodeo Shift bar, where all screw were hex 2.0mm or 2.5mm, while the one holding the CL pin was something in between - 2.0 too thin for it, 2.5mm - too thick. Turned out it needs "fin key". I didn't know where to find one, but when I read somewhere that some board shorts do come with the wax comb and fin key I checked my old Oakley shorts and voila - there it was! :)
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Re: Adding non modular fireball to 2020 recoil bar

Postby Da Yoda » Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:58 pm

zlatko23 wrote:
Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:48 pm
I didn't know where to find one, but when I read somewhere that some board shorts do come with the wax comb and fin key I checked my old Oakley shorts and voila - there it was!
Ion has a cool combo tool with a knife, fin key, and a M6 Phillips bit for footstraps all in one.
https://www.ion-products.com/water/trav ... multitool/

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Re: Adding non modular fireball to 2020 recoil bar

Postby nixmatters » Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:31 pm

2015 and 2016 bars have 2 set screws which I managed to unscrew with one of the tiniest torx bits in my set. Then comes the hassle of replacing also the upper half of the 'spinning handle'.
On 2017-2019 is really easy, takes less than 2 minutes, as you leave the old upper half of the spinning handle.
I'll check the 2020 tomorrow.
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Re: Adding non modular fireball to 2020 recoil bar

Postby beebad » Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:34 am

zlatko23 wrote:
Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:48 pm
beebad wrote:
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:25 am
...The only effin hangup in converting my 2020 is the set screw on the 2020 bar is not a 2mm allen. I have no idea what it is and i cannot get the GD thing off...
Just an idea from my side - try a fin key. I had kinda similar issue with my OceanRodeo Shift bar, where all screw were hex 2.0mm or 2.5mm, while the one holding the CL pin was something in between - 2.0 too thin for it, 2.5mm - too thick. Turned out it needs "fin key". I didn't know where to find one, but when I read somewhere that some board shorts do come with the wax comb and fin key I checked my old Oakley shorts and voila - there it was! :)
I went to a kite shop and picked up a fin key and it fits! Thank you for your help!

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Re: Adding non modular fireball to 2020 recoil bar

Postby beebad » Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:39 am

nixmatters wrote:
Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:31 pm
2015 and 2016 bars have 2 set screws which I managed to unscrew with one of the tiniest torx bits in my set. Then comes the hassle of replacing also the upper half of the 'spinning handle'.
On 2017-2019 is really easy, takes less than 2 minutes, as you leave the old upper half of the spinning handle.
I'll check the 2020 tomorrow.
I tried the fireball today and it works great. The fireball comes with a new transition piece… the only down side it the flagging line it a little longer and dangles from the bar, the throw has increased, the cabrinha modular spreader bar has no integral knife.otherwise, i love it.

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Re: Adding non modular fireball to 2020 recoil bar

Postby beebad » Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:20 am

I converted my 2020 bar to fireball . It took all of two minutes.

I will take pictures of my other fireball conversion when the bar dries. Idont like the excess flagging line


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