In my early summer buy-everything manic, I purchased my very first foil kite and a the "top of the line bar" as per recommendations here on KF. Now after a sporadic summer of riding the 8m Soul I have questions about my Ozone Foil Race bar that I have dedicated to this one kite.
1. Why? Now that I'm more comfortable with the Soul it seems like this bar is a huge overkill with regards to weight, bulky, huge. I think I'd be much happier with any standard bar & lines.
2. De-power adjuster? What's the deal with the exceedingly long de-power cord? It's annoying when this 2 feet of rope is flinging around getting in the way. So far on this 8m Soul I've maybe pulled 6" at the most and it seems like I've killed enough power.
3. AND... If it's got this much de-power adjuster.... Why didn't Ozone make the bar throw longer too? I have maybe 6" or more that I could send the bar out, but it is limited by design with the stopper ball.
The things I like about this bar: The Chicken Loop re-set is wonderful
The steering line brake strap is essential.
Note... If someone here wants to purchase or trade this fancy bar that I paid $700, I'd be happy to exchange. I'm in Tacoma WA, USA. I'll take a loss.