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evan
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Re: How I built my own kite surfing bar

Postby evan » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:26 am

merl wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:40 pm
Sure you can post a link! Judging by the weight of commercial custom carbon bars I don't think people are using more than 2mm thickness so 3mm should be bomber. Evan Mr Infexion might care to comment as he has been very generous with information.
I use a 25*22.5mm carbon tube. So only 1.25mm wall thickness.

The center hole will always be the critical part. Everything further away doesn't add much to the strength. Although you gain some Stiffness with more wall thickness, but I doubt anyone will notice that as lines will have way more elasticity in them compared to the bar.
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Breze
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Re: How I built my own kite surfing bar

Postby Breze » Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:15 pm

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I cutted and sanded one side of the Antal. Glued it to the bar and epoxied a carbon roving.
I used the shiny bar with neogloves, quite nice to hold the middle part onehanded but too
slick will use a tape when out with gloves.
I don't feel anything negative with the offset of the 10mm barhole and the curvey bar .
It swimms and is very strong. Downside: You can make a nice hole into your board if hitting it with the Antal

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Re: How I built my own kite surfing bar

Postby MartinO » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:32 am

Where do you find those metal quick release pins?


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