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Re: rear line adjusters for bar

Postby jaros » Sun May 10, 2020 7:08 am

loco4viento wrote:
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My take on the rear line trim adjustment. No clamps or need for friction to hold it in place. Been using it for about 20 years. I like it.
:thumb: Nice idea, i like it!
What is the center line ring on this bar made of?
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Re: rear line adjusters for bar

Postby Regis-de-giens » Sun May 10, 2020 8:27 am

loco4viento wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 3:39 am
My take on the rear line trim adjustment. No clamps or need for friction to hold it in place. Been using it for about 20 years. I like it.
yes very clever ; I did not find a way to keep the turns in place when you pilot the kite by turning the bar and you found one nice method ... like it as well :thumb:
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Re: rear line adjusters for bar

Postby rynhardt » Sun May 10, 2020 10:32 am

I prototyped a rear-line adjuster a while ago, that replaces the bar floats. Which means it would work with pretty much any bar.

It would allow 20cm of trim on each rear line by turning the red adjuster nut. The black shuttle would connect to one line end and the other line end to the screw body.
The adjuster contains detents which keeps the adjuster in place as long as there is line tension.

I never took it any further but it may be of interest to others here.
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Re: rear line adjusters for bar

Postby loco4viento » Sun May 10, 2020 3:33 pm

jaros wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 7:08 am
:thumb: Nice idea, i like it!
What is the center line ring on this bar made of?
That center line ring is a Holt fairlead. I used to pay 12-25 dollars for them. I don’t unhook while kiting so it doesn’t matter much to me. I bought a few outdated carbon bars way back for 20 dollars each, drilled the ends (didn’t know if they would even last a few months) and added the fairlead. It works out very well for me.

I remember a swiveling fairlead in the past but haven’t seen one in a while.

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Re: rear line adjusters for bar

Postby jaros » Sun May 10, 2020 7:50 pm

loco4viento wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 3:33 pm
That center line ring is a Holt fairlead. I used to pay 12-25 dollars for them. I don’t unhook while kiting so it doesn’t matter much to me. I bought a few outdated carbon bars way back for 20 dollars each, drilled the ends (didn’t know if they would even last a few months) and added the fairlead. It works out very well for me.
I remember a swiveling fairlead in the past but haven’t seen one in a while.

Is that it? It is hard to see from your photo.
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Re: rear line adjusters for bar

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Re: rear line adjusters for bar

Postby Mikey » Sun May 10, 2020 9:26 pm

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Re: rear line adjusters for bar

Postby loco4viento » Sun May 10, 2020 9:32 pm

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Is that it? It is hard to see from your photo.
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That’s the one!

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Re: rear line adjusters for bar

Postby loco4viento » Sun May 10, 2020 9:35 pm

I like that articulated one. Better than mine.

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Re: rear line adjusters for bar

Postby BWD » Mon May 11, 2020 2:27 am

The articulated metal one does look like lines could get hung up on it though...


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