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Bar system/compatibility for Core XR6

Postby DariKite » Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:13 pm

Someone offered to sell me an XR6 without bar. I have a Cabrinha 2015 bar (low V I think). Is it compatible?
What type of bar does the XR6 have?
Eject line system?

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Re: Bar system/compatibility for Core XR6

Postby nixmatters » Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:36 pm

Sure you can, but you may need to add a high-Y splitter - plenty of times discussed here, just use search.

According to the info here the length of the Core front lines above the splitter is 19m. viewtopic.php?t=2400356
Cabrinha lines are 22m, so it is very unlikely that you notice a difference between this setup and a Core bar.

As for the safety, your Cab bar has single front line safety, which guarantees your safety. Core has a different type of single front line safety claiming to position the flagged kite for easier relaunch. I don't ride Core, so can't comment on this.

Hope that helps
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Re: Bar system/compatibility for Core XR6

Postby grigorib » Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:49 am

Anything low-V, pretty much all standard bars would work.
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Re: Bar system/compatibility for Core XR6

Postby Wolkster » Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:02 am

I use a north navigator “no v” bar with my 8m XR5
It works ok, not as good as core bar with high V because I can see the kite flexing a bit when gusts hit.

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Re: Bar system/compatibility for Core XR6

Postby knotwindy » Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:16 am

Come on
It’s a rag with some strings and a stick
Take it out in 35 knots And
If you live through it, let us know how it went.

I mean, what could go wrong?

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Re: Bar system/compatibility for Core XR6

Postby Kitedicted » Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:11 am

In my opinion it works ok but performance is better with the core bar likely due to the high-V. Personally I would not ride core XR on a low v-bar again

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Re: Bar system/compatibility for Core XR6

Postby Havre » Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:30 am

Quite common to see Core-kites flown by low V bars. I don't know how much it changes the "performance" of the kite. 1%? 20%? It is certainly possible and if the deal is good it might very well be worth taking it.

Would have been cool to do a blind test for the average rider - just to see if people would notice.

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Re: Bar system/compatibility for Core XR6

Postby Kitedicted » Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:13 am

I found lower bar pressure and faster response on the core bar (I did try xr4 with a slingshot bar then changed to core bar in the same session).

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Re: Bar system/compatibility for Core XR6

Postby surfinsmiley » Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:19 am

My XR 6 feels like it's lethargic on a low V.

I try to run the right bar on the right kite because they fly noticeably better!

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Re: Bar system/compatibility for Core XR6

Postby Havre » Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:31 am

surfinsmiley wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:19 am
My XR 6 feels like it's lethargic on a low V.

I try to run the right bar on the right kite because they fly noticeably better!
Not going to say you are wrong as I haven't tried it myself, but I wonder how much of this is "placebo"?

Not that I believe they will fly better. To me high V only has downsides - except for the kite flying better with one. So unless it flies better you would never do it.


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