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Flysurfer Soul 10m bar suggestions

Postby Mitchel_12000 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:22 pm

Hi,

My original flysurfer infinity bar is almost ready for retirement. I was wondering if any 4 line bar will work on the Soul. What do I have to take in account with a new bar. I don't want to pay E.500,- for a new infinity or force bar so I'm searching for alternatives.

I'm curious about your suggestions.

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Re: Flysurfer Soul 10m bar suggestions

Postby tkaraszewski » Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:37 pm

Any four line equal-length bar will work. Longer throw or longer depower is nice for the Soul and foil kites in general. I use a custom bar setup with mine.

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Re: Flysurfer Soul 10m bar suggestions

Postby Adventure Logs » Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:40 pm

Mitchel_12000 wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:22 pm
Hi,

My original flysurfer infinity bar is almost ready for retirement. I was wondering if any 4 line bar will work on the Soul. What do I have to take in account with a new bar. I don't want to pay E.500,- for a new infinity or force bar so I'm searching for alternatives.

I'm curious about your suggestions.
What’s worn out? I usually just update what needs, cheaper that way.

Any equal length bar will work, Souls like up to 2cm shorter back lines too so that would work.

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Re: Flysurfer Soul 10m bar suggestions

Postby Ice101 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:43 am

Ozone bars work well. 55cm for the 9 and above souls is ideal.

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Re: Flysurfer Soul 10m bar suggestions

Postby Adventure Logs » Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:45 am

Ice101 wrote:
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Ozone bars work well. 55cm for the 9 and above souls is ideal.
I agree that the ozone bar will work but I disagree on the 55cm. It will work but doesn’t necessarily needs to be that long. A 50cm will work just as well with the 10m.

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Re: Flysurfer Soul 10m bar suggestions

Postby Ice101 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:51 am

I got both the 55cm and the 50cm’s bit slow with the 50cm. 55cm makes it come alive a bit more.

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Re: Flysurfer Soul 10m bar suggestions

Postby Gestalt » Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:22 am

My favorite bar is the new North Navigator. The slight oval shape in the finger grip and the soft texture makes it the most comfortable bar I have ever used. I plan on using it for all my new flysurfer kites.

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Re: Flysurfer Soul 10m bar suggestions

Postby Adventure Logs » Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:38 am

Ice101 wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:51 am
I got both the 55cm and the 50cm’s bit slow with the 50cm. 55cm makes it come alive a bit more.
Are all your lines equal? Shortening the back lines 2cm will make it turn better. For quite awhile I use to run my 15m Soul with a 50cm bar without problem. Not ideal but it worked actually pretty damn well.

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Re: Flysurfer Soul 10m bar suggestions

Postby jbrodin » Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:22 am

The flag-out-line should go to one front-line only, and you have to make sure the bar can travel along the safety-line at least far enough to flag the kite out!

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Re: Flysurfer Soul 10m bar suggestions

Postby Mitchel_12000 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:30 am

@Adventure logs: Worn out in this case means the grip is loose, depowerline starts to ravel, floaters start cracking, etc. The usual ware after a lot of sessions with the 10 meter in our cold, windy and salt north sea :-). I saw the RRD bars are quite affordable and look pretty good. Any opinions on these?


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