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Naish Bar with Cabrinha Kites?

Postby txtph » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:29 pm

Aloha all,

I've used Naish Kites over the past 5 years, mostly Parks but more recently Boxers. I've got several Naish Bars, the most recent is a 2017 BTB Torque.

MACKiteboarding has a special on 2017 Cabrinha Drifters and I jumped on a 12M to round out my mainland quiver. Its the only non-Naish kite I will have.

Anybody routinely use Naish Bars with Caabrinhas? Is there anything I need to do to make it work or are they interchangeable?

I'm assuming most modern bars are equal length lines.

Thanks . . . . . Tom Kite

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Re: Naish Bar with Cabrinha Kites?

Postby Mitaka » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:48 pm

You must attach a set of pigtails to your Drifter in order to reverse the loops and knots.
Naish bars have knots and Cabrinha bars have loops on the steering lines. I use Naish bars with my Drifters for more then 4 years. They are fully compatible if you reverse the knots and loops. I own only Drifters and I have reversed the bar lines but since you own many Naish kites you have to invert the steering lines and bridles of the Drifter.

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Re: Naish Bar with Cabrinha Kites?

Postby tautologies » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:57 am

Mitaka is right. I guess you could switch front and back lines on the bar, but then you'd lose the color coding which is a safety issue imo.
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Re: Naish Bar with Cabrinha Kites?

Postby badgb21 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:28 am

Why not treat yourself to a nice new Cabrinha bar- you're worth it! ... fing/Bars/

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Re: Naish Bar with Cabrinha Kites?

Postby Sefiz » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:49 am

badgb21 wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:28 am
Why not treat yourself to a nice new Cabrinha bar- you're worth it!
I would go with the $10 Pigtail solution. The Naish bars are great :-)

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Re: Naish Bar with Cabrinha Kites?

Postby Eduardo » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:09 am

agree on adapters. naish steering lines can be either pig tail or knot so that is flexible. just be careful about length as you use adapters. I remember once needing adapters only on only 2 of 4 lines and thinking I would always remember to use a different knot setting to counter the adapter length, but that can be hard to remember when you are rushing to get on the water. a couple centimeters is a big difference...

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