It sounds like you don't know about the Dyneema splice cleat. I have it on all of my bars. You get full functionality for very little additional weight. Here is one topic that comes up if you search:MartinO wrote: ↑Sat Apr 15, 2023 4:21 pmI am building a ultralight compact bar for ski touring use of the Peak4 5m. I want to keep things at the absolute minimum, both in weight and pack size. What´s your opinion on the need of a depower trim or not for an ultra light ski touring and uphill climbing bar setup? Even if I rarely use the depower strap on my current bar, I fear a bit that I have to be really exact with the line lengths. On diy bars, I normally leave a bit of room for line length tuning on the fly, but I guess I could easily do that with knots and just adjusting more permanently at home before going out on the snow.
More than 2 years using all my singleskin kites up to 9m without depower. Using carbon bars with 60 cm long depower cord. Lower bar is fully completed.
So this is for adjusting the distance below the bar, which in turn influences how sheeted you are when holding the bar at your favourite distance from the body.
Smeagle wrote: ↑Sun Apr 16, 2023 11:15 amI would not consider a bar without adjuster. I do ride very long sessions and it is important for me to trim just right, don't want to stretch my arms for a long time if I need depower.
You can do a very light setup:
I used a 3,5mm Depower line (960kg, really strong enough) + XTR Slide protect sheeting... After stretching my depower line is ~3,5mm, thin but really stong enough... And I used a small Clamcleat "CL268 Racing Micros" https://www.clamcleat.com/racing-micros.html which is only 13 grams. I fixed that with two screws directly through the line (sed shrink wrap on the screws to not hurt the lines). The adjuster only adds below 20grams of weight. I think, it's worth it. I use it on my Hybrid Kites, together with Ultralight Carbon bar.
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Only the QR is a little on the heavy side, room for optimization
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