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Re: North Clicker Bar

Postby Foil » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:12 pm

line stretch?
last time i had that happen was back in the early to mid 2000,
used mostly North bars for the last 8-10 years, and all 3 generations of north click bar,
I might be wrong but the latest click bar certainly clicks all the right boxes.
i have only used the 4 line click bars.
they might be expensive but you never need to change any bits anymore,
best bit of kit for years.

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Re: North Clicker Bar

Postby foilholio » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:27 am

North is on it's third generation of clicker?

You couldn't possible have any gauge on durability if that is true. Except the previous 2 generations must have had problems.

North lines don't look very good compared to say Liros. If they stretch it wouldn't surprise me, but most line these days only shrinks. Hopefully Emeram starts doing a better job.
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Re: North Clicker Bar

Postby andylc » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:33 am

Not had any issues with the bar, and it is very clever in some ways - but the sticky centre I found pretty annoying, meaning that whilst turning you can’t adjust your bar throw.

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Re: North Clicker Bar

Postby foilholio » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:36 am

So like Cabrinha/Shriro then. That is crap. Kind of wonder why they have to change so much. It is enough to introduce clicker but weird depower ropes as well? It's like a compulsion to cause a product to fail.

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Re: North Clicker Bar

Postby cor » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:50 am

foilholio wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:27 am
North lines don't look very good compared to say Liros. If they stretch it wouldn't surprise me, but most line these days only shrinks. Hopefully Emeram starts doing a better job.
North Lines (Teufelberger) shrink, too.

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Re: North Clicker Bar

Postby foilholio » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:58 pm

I was about to say what do you know another German rope maker, but I see they are Austrian so almost the same.

Quite frankly some of the lines coming out of China are better looking.

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Re: North Clicker Bar

Postby Foil » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:32 pm

foilholio wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:27 am
North is on it's third generation of clicker?

You couldn't possible have any gauge on durability if that is true. Except the previous 2 generations must have had problems.
the first generation click bar had issues with line wear from the plastic splitter, needed for high V splits, I was using bandit kites back then.
then when the latest generation click bar came on line with the new thumb screw type splitter and reinforced lines where the splitter engages i quickly swapped over to them.
A few months later I changed out all my kites to Ozone Reos which fly without a V above the depower point.
To really appreciate the advances the click bar has made in the kite bar world, you need to use one for a few sessions, utterly brilliant.
never change a depower line again,
never have to untwist your center lines,
never have to worry about slipping depower adjustment,need to reach up to adjust power, ( one finger -click click depower) (or 2 finger click click power up)
never have to alter you body position while you click away,
massive bar throw if needed, or tiny bar throw like my Reo, just set the throw stopper to your liking and forget about it.
visual aids to inform you of how much depower you have left.
the list goes on, but as I said you need to borrow one to appreciate its qualities and features.
never even mentioned the safety release, but everyone knows it has been the bench mark for many years.

it cost's a bomb.
reassuringly expensive!

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Re: North Clicker Bar

Postby andylc » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:47 pm

Which is all very well but the handling issues caused by the bar sticking during turning make it a poor option for all-round riding.

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Re: North Clicker Bar

Postby iriejohn » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:11 pm

andylc wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:47 pm
Which is all very well but the handling issues caused by the bar sticking during turning make it a poor option for all-round riding.
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My local North oops Duotone shop told me that knowing the way I turn I shouldn't use one.

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Re: North Clicker Bar

Postby longwhitecloud » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:08 am

a great product to give the over 50s something to talk about and juice more $ out of them

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