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TilmanHH
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Re: How I built my own kite surfing bar

Postby TilmanHH » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:47 am

Anyone know how this velcro works?


https://images.app.goo.gl/gy4qaXoYhdzLs4GCA


It's for keeping the flagout-frontline in place, but I wonder how it releases in emergency case?

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Re: How I built my own kite surfing bar

Postby merl » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:43 am

I used to add those back in the day where we did not have through-the-bar safety. It should be sewn so that when you pull the leash it pulls along the surface of the velcro so opens with low force. I used only one side of velcro. From the picture I cannot see how it has been done in this case. But you are a handy guy - just make one. You can reuse an oh-shit-handle from an old bar. Or maybe it is just me with a box full of old junk...
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Re: How I built my own kite surfing bar

Postby Regis-de-giens » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:39 am

Regis-de-giens wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 11:35 am
I have not tested it yet on the water
Tested last week. On the beach then 10 minutes on water.
It works fine, so pleasant to have almost no weight in the hands.

-Depower seems ok on the beach

- powering is more difficult: more friction that i thought vs my other custom independant rear line trims.
Actually I need to push the bar while pulling on the power adjustement. But it is just a change in habit: , once I f
Have found the trick it is easy and a way to control exactly your trim stroke. And it allows to keep same power (no AoA change) during the change of setting, why not... then you pull your bar during riding ...

The flexible fair lead seem to do the job. Next time i try to extend the rope length to get even more slack, so more "surf-freedom" style, just for the experience

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Re: How I built my own kite surfing bar

Postby merl » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:56 am

I used mine a few times now. Once the adjuster slipped off got jammed inside (full depower) and I could not get it out so had to land it and find a stick to get it out.

I found the adjustment a bit fiddly.
Now one of the ends broke so it is out of action.

I made other straight bars which I prefer. I also think I prefer the Infexion style back line adjuster which I know you also use. But I might just go back to a splice cleat for bars that I adjust infrequently.


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