Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Best freeride bars for foil kites?

For all foil kite riders
sonny2727
Medium Poster
Posts: 63
Joined: Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:21 pm
Kiting since: 1845
Gear: North, Ozone, Taaroa, Shinn, Flysurfer
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Melbourne
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: Best freeride bars for foil kites?

Postby sonny2727 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:12 am

short answer is ozone foil race v3 ...I have this in 62cm for Soul 15m and this combination is probably the best bar and kite freeride combo. Thing that's missing in ozone bar compare to say click bar is adjustable stopper which comes in handy when you loop the kite and spin bar in light conditions u don't want bar to go up and loose power...that said click bar is complicated and more things to break. Click bar you can loop endless without line crossing and massive depower range that will work well with small foil kite but not if you sheet in while looping.
All said I think currently Ozone bar is the best bar in the market, don't know new FS bar and Hyperlink v2 so BEST will change ...interesting times for foil kites..:)
These users thanked the author sonny2727 for the post:
noahsw (Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:04 pm)
Rating: 10%

noahsw
Rare Poster
Posts: 33
Joined: Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:23 am
Kiting since: 2005
Local Beach: Seattle
Favorite Beaches: La Ventana
Style: Freeride foil
Gear: Souls on an LP Foil
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 12 times
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: Best freeride bars for foil kites?

Postby noahsw » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:04 pm

SalmonSlayer wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:29 pm
noahsw wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:47 pm
I'm looking for 50/60cm bars with 14-15m lines (preferably out of the box), relatively lightweight, long depower, strong enough for jumping, auto-untwist.

I ride Souls. It seems like my needs are in-between normal bars and race bars, but curious if anyone has found good options out there.

Thanks!
What does long depower mean? How long?

Auto-untwist is a tough one to get. I have heard that Core has one that works as well and the North Click bar. Having a QR/Chicken loop set up that you can manually untwist is the best option if you dont go with Core or the North (dutone?) Click bar.

I was referring to the throw. I'd like to be able to stretch my arm out completely.

But I also want to be able to trim the kite quite a bit if it ramps up.

br44
Medium Poster
Posts: 56
Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:07 am
Kiting since: 0
Gear: LEIs, foils
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: Best freeride bars for foil kites?

Postby br44 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:30 pm

tomtom wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:05 pm
Carbon one. There are many option, SK bar, Groove, and some other google it. Once you try bare carbon bar without EVA you will not going back,
I need a couple of extra bars myself. SK and Groove don't work for me - too expensive and not worth it for casual use. Any cheaper ones? Also can you forward the link to carbon DIY bar if you have it handy? Thanks

windrider1
Frequent Poster
Posts: 471
Joined: Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:51 am
Kiting since: 2003
Gear: FLYSURFER, HQ KITES, OZONE KITES
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: NY
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 19 times

Re: Best freeride bars for foil kites?

Postby windrider1 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:09 pm

Where are u located I have a new liquidforce bar for sale $225 , 52cm adjustable length. Im in the usa , NY . pm me


br44 wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:30 pm
tomtom wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:05 pm
Carbon one. There are many option, SK bar, Groove, and some other google it. Once you try bare carbon bar without EVA you will not going back,
I need a couple of extra bars myself. SK and Groove don't work for me - too expensive and not worth it for casual use. Any cheaper ones? Also can you forward the link to carbon DIY bar if you have it handy? Thanks
Attachments
IMG_1588.JPG
Last edited by windrider1 on Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:12 pm, edited 2 times in total.

tomtom
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1226
Joined: Sun Nov 03, 2002 1:00 am
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 121 times

Re: Best freeride bars for foil kites?

Postby tomtom » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:10 pm

viewtopic.php?f=107&t=2395445&hilit=car ... e&start=10

for example - but this is not rocket science... - basically you paying with your time - the more neat and functional bar you want the more time you spend.

Basicaly is 25mm outside to 22mm inside diameter premade carbon tube then 22/18 mm insert in middle as reinforcement - and some 18mm solid plastic rode /nylon/delrin/ as "hole material"
so full lenght is 25mm/22 - ca. 10cm center is 22/18 and ca, 7cm piece is solid plastic. Sand every surface glue with epoxy. Done. Then bar ends and winders but this is cosmetic.
Whole material is about 40E per bar. Then you must learn how to splice lines /brummel splice/ and use your creativity. About QR - if you dont unhook this is cheap and work


viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2385302&hilit=pin&start=790 - this is also good inspiration
These users thanked the author tomtom for the post:
br44 (Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:14 am)
Rating: 10%

Mossy 757
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1725
Joined: Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:10 pm
Kiting since: 2013
Local Beach: First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Style: Kitefoil
Gear: Delta Hydrofoil and board. Cabrinha Velocity 9m, Flysurfer Sonic2 11m, Ozone R1V2 15m
Has thanked: 30 times
Been thanked: 41 times

Re: Best freeride bars for foil kites?

Postby Mossy 757 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:47 pm

Ozone foil race bars work great, wide depower range, easy to build custom linesets for because they're not over-engineered. Haven't tried a carbon bar, from what some have said they're absolutely amazing for kite control and others think they're a death trap because they break (???)

tomtom
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1226
Joined: Sun Nov 03, 2002 1:00 am
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 121 times

Re: Best freeride bars for foil kites?

Postby tomtom » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:22 pm

Never heard of any carbon bar break. Anyway i had aluminium bar breakage in 2000s and it wasnt much drama even with old C kites...

elguapo
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 662
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:01 pm
Favorite Beaches: long bay tci
Gear: ..
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 107 times

Re: Best freeride bars for foil kites?

Postby elguapo » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:19 am

sonny2727 wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:12 am
short answer is ozone foil race v3 ...I have this in 62cm for Soul 15m and this combination is probably the best bar and kite freeride combo. Thing that's missing in ozone bar compare to say click bar is adjustable stopper which comes in handy when you loop the kite and spin bar in light conditions u don't want bar to go up and loose power...that said click bar is complicated and more things to break. Click bar you can loop endless without line crossing and massive depower range that will work well with small foil kite but not if you sheet in while looping.
All said I think currently Ozone bar is the best bar in the market, don't know new FS bar and Hyperlink v2 so BEST will change ...interesting times for foil kites..:)
any links for info about this Hyperlink v2?


Return to “Foil Kites”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests