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Grinding hook off spreader bar and replacing with soft ropeconnection. Anyone done this?

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Re: Grinding hook off spreader bar and replacing with soft ropeconnection. Anyone done this?

Postby Windigo1 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:08 pm

Yes I cut one of with an angle grinder and then filed it smooth. I put a rope with a snap shackle. I use that for winter kiting with skis it works great and the shackle is nice when it's cold no need to fiddle with the chicken loop with gloves.

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Re: Grinding hook off spreader bar and replacing with soft ropeconnection. Anyone done this?

Postby Windigo1 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:14 pm

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Re: Grinding hook off spreader bar and replacing with soft ropeconnection. Anyone done this?

Postby rynhardt » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:54 pm

There is a very comprehensive thread about this called "Chicken Loop Bye Bye"

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2385302

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Re: Grinding hook off spreader bar and replacing with soft ropeconnection. Anyone done this?

Postby tomtom » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:25 pm

tkaraszewski wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:02 am
The bar is a recent Dakine bar, see here:
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And with the cover on:
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I'd love to be able to mount a rope that came out the stock holes in the cover (where the hook currently comes through), in a similar configuration to the smaller central loop on the mystic stealth bar: https://www.mysticboarding.com/products ... bar#000000

My idea so far is to make or splice a loop like this one and then hook it around the bar in a lark's head. But I'd love to figure out how to keep it spaced correctly to fit the factory holes. Maybe wrap the bar with something to use as a spacer.
This is smallest spreader bar i ever seen :) But nevertheless

Sides as on photo.

Right side is easy - to attach - loop, knot what ever.
Left side is problematic because of huge releasing mechanism you wont get much of travel - but for me personally it isnt much of problem - i like short travel and HATE long - its just too wobly.
You also end with asymmetrical travel to the - more on right - this can or can not be problem depend on many things - if you are goofy or regular etc. - I will leave it like it is and deal with it later if at all.

Left side. Easiest option is drill hole as close as possible to release and use it as attachment point - either directly - or with some eye ended stainless steel hardware. If you dont like asymetrical travel - latter you can make same thing on other side symmetrically. Yes you weaken spreader bar - but not by much and for foiling you will be safe.
You can start just by cutting hook and making center fixed connection /BRM style/. You will have like 80% of rope slider feeling without hook leverage - but not quite.

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Re: Grinding hook off spreader bar and replacing with soft ropeconnection. Anyone done this?

Postby Breze » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:02 pm

https://i.imgur.com/Gl4MRMB.jpg
Have a closer look at the left side. You can try to fiddle a smaler 2/ 3mm through the two clips/small hooks . Double loop it around the bar. Connect the slider line to the double loop.
I have the same bar , thats why i know of the two clips , they just hold the cover in place.There will be some friction at the clips bc of the sideways pull, keep that in mind, or find a solution to cover the clips ( tape?)
Do the right side as tomtom said.
The mod is without any drilling, so just remove the ropes if you dont like it and try the central tow point w/o the slider

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Re: Grinding hook off spreader bar and replacing with soft ropeconnection. Anyone done this?

Postby tkaraszewski » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:57 pm

rynhardt wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:54 pm
There is a very comprehensive thread about this called "Chicken Loop Bye Bye"

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2385302
Thanks, I'll read this whole thing.

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Re: Grinding hook off spreader bar and replacing with soft ropeconnection. Anyone done this?

Postby tkaraszewski » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:58 pm

Kamikuza wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:07 am
Grind off the hook but not the bar for the pull down strap ... larks head the loop under that?
I might just do this because it's so straightforward. I'd rather not have the smaller bar protruding either, but this would still be a lot better and is really easy to do.

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Re: Grinding hook off spreader bar and replacing with soft ropeconnection. Anyone done this?

Postby Kamikuza » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:43 am

tkaraszewski wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:58 pm
Kamikuza wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:07 am
Grind off the hook but not the bar for the pull down strap ... larks head the loop under that?
I might just do this because it's so straightforward. I'd rather not have the smaller bar protruding either, but this would still be a lot better and is really easy to do.
The bar would stop your loop sliding around (if I'm imagining what you want to do correctly -- loop around the spreader bar but poking through the bar...) and once you're riding, won't be an issue.

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Re: Grinding hook off spreader bar and replacing with soft ropeconnection. Anyone done this?

Postby geokite » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:04 pm

I took the same spreader bar and cut off the hook, leaving the 'pull down strap' part. Prusik knot with three wraps on either side to attach a BRM style attachment. Multiple wraps on either side keeps it centered and no frictional wear from sliding. Couldn't be happier.
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Re: Grinding hook off spreader bar and replacing with soft ropeconnection. Anyone done this?

Postby tkaraszewski » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:05 pm

geokite wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:04 pm
I took the same spreader bar and cut off the hook, leaving the 'pull down strap' part. Prusik knot with three wraps on either side to attach a BRM style attachment. Multiple wraps on either side keeps it centered and no frictional wear from sliding. I can post a picture tonight. Couldn't be happier.
Awesome, would love to see your pic!

Edit: Googled this knot and it looks fairly straightforward, but still wouldn't mind seeing the pic. :)


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