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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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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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Re: How I built my own kite surfing bar

Postby Tomlutz » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:44 am

I am still experimenting with the fair lead, see photos. The screw with eye can rotate. I testet it yesterday and it worked well. But I don't think it is worth all the work I had to put in. Also not sure how long lasting this solution will be.
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Re: How I built my own kite surfing bar

Postby tomtom » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:24 am

Guys - you hold this in hands and you have it in front of your eyes. I want hold beauty and have beauty in front of my eyes.
Invest couple hours more. Think about that. Its your experience what we are talking about not just a bar.

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Re: How I built my own kite surfing bar

Postby Tomlutz » Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:39 pm

tomtom wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:24 am
I want hold beauty and have beauty in front of my eyes.
Sorry if it hurts your eyes. Personally I find it incredible beautiful - totally in love with it.

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Re: How I built my own kite surfing bar

Postby tomtom » Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:42 pm

then everything is as should be!

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Re: How I built my own kite surfing bar

Postby Regis-de-giens » Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:54 pm

My current work during confinement :

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70 cm width but light (220gr).
Rear line trim. Flotting rope of trim pulled automatically in the bar
It costed me about 20/25 euros...

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Re: How I built my own kite surfing bar

Postby Tomlutz » Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:07 pm

Regis-de-giens wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:54 pm
My current work during confinement :
It costed me about 20/25 euros...
Brilliant - can you post more pictures with details?

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Re: How I built my own kite surfing bar

Postby bb615 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:18 am

Can you show something more about the back lines bar ends? I ahve the same bar and I'm thinking how to do bar ends to wrap lines after the session.
First I tought about a little aluminium tube inserted as bar end and locked with epoxy glue, but I'm still thinkign about it.
Thank you


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