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Re: Ufo 9m bar, line lentgh and wind range

Postby wallydog » Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:30 pm

This is for the below the bar Guardian de-power so I assume you eliminate the stopper ball. I sure would like to find the best option to replace the heavy dysfunctional SS swivel. Apologies if this has morphed to a Slingshot bar improvement thread. I loved the few times I used a friends UFO. If you haven't seen it check out Sam Lights opinion of his UFO on youtube. Amazing.
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Re: Ufo 9m bar, line lentgh and wind range

Postby jumptheshark » Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:02 pm

Stripped this bar to work on unhooked foiling
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Ditched the swivel, the thick rear leaders with hardware and O shit handles. Kept the stopper. The line splitter is from an older Slingy bar.

I don’t really need a swivel, just pinwheel my kites.

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Re: Ufo 9m bar, line lentgh and wind range

Postby Tsachi1 » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:54 pm

oregonkiter wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:31 pm
For the Guardian I simply replaced the stock sheeting rope that gives you 17/18" of throw with my own. I use 1/8th blue spectra with a locking brummell on each end. I bury a very long tail so that most of the rope is doubled within itself. Very durable. You lose about 20% of your length on the bury. I find that an 8' piece gives me 26" of throw. If it's too long I just throw an overhand knot right under the depower handle. I thought I would need to add extensions to rear lines, but found that if I hook the fronts up at the closest know to LE, and rears to farthest knot it's about perfect. I keep bars hooked to my kites, and did four bars this way. The extra throw really complements the UFO. In fact, I'd say its really necessary
if you want to get the full potential out of those kites. You can find youtube tutorials on how to replace your SS depower, splices etc. It's pretty simple.
Interesting
Where did you get this rope from ?
Can you post a link to those tutorials ? Can't find them .

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Re: Ufo 9m bar, line lentgh and wind range

Postby oregonkiter » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:57 pm


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Re: Ufo 9m bar, line lentgh and wind range

Postby oregonkiter » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:57 pm

I removed the sliding stopper altogether.

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Re: Ufo 9m bar, line lentgh and wind range

Postby oregonkiter » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:59 pm


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Re: Ufo 9m bar, line lentgh and wind range

Postby oregonkiter » Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:04 pm

Search “Amsteel spectra blue” for 1/8” line”

https://www.go2marine.com/Samson-AMSTEE ... JyEALw_wcB
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