Actually it floats on its own but I wanted decrease chances of snagging the leaders over the bar in funny situations - the floaters just add some stiffness for 12 inches. That foam added 10 grams or so
An interesting case with me these days, when I appreciated the pluses of the minimalist bar.
Why? Kitelab bar with this freestyle system and lines from infexion will cost around 400 Euro and Joystick is around 650 Euro.THORO wrote: If the slingshot joystick is too expensive don’t search for new minimal bar, especially the kitelab that is even more expensive,
Wow! Thank you, man. It's actually obvious when you think about how the steering lines act, but I've never looked at it from that point of view before!nixmatters wrote: Why? The drag of your 1,6mm Cabrinha lines is approx. double than the 1,15mm Joystick steering lines. The drag works like sheeting in and you need to trim the bar (pull the depower) to compensate.
Thanks, I will consider it and get in touch with you.grigorib wrote: Or I can offer brand new 23m set of Ozone pro race lines. $170
Those look thin but are strong 300kg front, 200kg rear liens
Are there any benefits to using single skin or hybrid kites if I am not into snowkiting and not interested in foiling in winds less than 10 knots? I'm wondering how these kites compare to the UFO.
Mynameiszombie wrote: ↑Sun Feb 11, 2024 4:17 pmAre there any benefits to using single skin or hybrid kites if I am not into snowkiting and not interested in foiling in winds less than 10 knots? I'm wondering how these kites compare to the UFO.
Few deathloops with a leader rope over the bar happened to be quite intense for a second so the floaters are helping to keep the leaders away from the bar. I was looking for a very light/thin, yet a bit stiff floaters and those are from good material I found. They can be taken off easily too. Anyways, I lost my job last year and I better sell some gear which I don’t use much.Peter_Frank wrote: ↑Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:05 amSpot on Alex, also, a carbon bar with floaters looks and mentally feels more than 3 times as big and clunky
Compared to a clean bar
I dont know if I have ever had a line tangle over the bar end - maybe, but it doesnt matter as you can still fly the kite as it only shortens the line a very little bit, so easy to wrap free again.
Somehow I think you have been so used to the floaters grigorib, that you havent given it a though, not to use these, on a kitefoil bar
I also have 7m Ozone pro race lines extensions for lightwind for another $80
I will soon offer my custom bar with lines for around 170 euros. The bar will look exactly like the picture below. For several months, the bar has been tested by me and several friends. The reviews are very positive.
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