There is a risk of breakage. I am aware. I am sure my bar can be broken just like any other bar will break if you aim to do so.downunder wrote: ↑Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:10 amHmm,
your test is fine, but it *will* break. And this is the reason:
- if you did not sand the middle part from inside, the epoxy is just holding for now.
- because the tube is black, it will heat significantly, which might impact the epoxy surface.
Hence, heaps more carbon reinforcement is needed around the hole which is way to big for a tiny rope?
The bar ends are not soft. Are you wearing sunnies when on water? I was hit into my eye with the FS solid bar end, there was blood, was disoriented, and almost blacked out.
Maybe it is even wise (and probably very professional) to build several bars alike and destroy some bars willfully. Just to figure out where its limits are. I think someone on this forum did just that (evan?) and it totally makes sense. Would I be selling these I would choose a similar path.
Thanks for the advice on heat! Should the sun come out I will take extra precautions. However, we don't get too sunny and hot weather here. Unfortunately.
Do you really think the hard bar ends are something to worry about? I am all for minimizing risks, but neither are other bars "soft" nor did I experience any situations where a bar would hit me in the eye.
Don't get me wrong I am sure it can happen somehow, but from my experience it seems the odds are higher that the nose (or fins) of my waveboard will hit me in the eye than any part of the bar coming close to my face.