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Re: Cabrinha Fireball vs slider rope.

Postby jmach » Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:30 pm

peppedurso wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:10 pm
Hi,

I am using a fireball bar with a modified lower section. Compact and efficient, I really like it.
This is a great idea. ^^
You can also hook the Fireball, sans lower piece, into a rope slider spreader bar that has a SS ring.
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Re: Cabrinha Fireball vs slider rope.

Postby PugetSoundKiter » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:43 am

After the Cab QR Mushrooms went obsolete I used the Cab FB re-building a few bars.
FBS.jpg
Works great! Routing of the safety line thru the Cab FB is a good improvement and the ability to untwist the center lines & safety line.

For reference, the old Cab QR Mushroom version viewtopic.php?p=962422#p962422

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Re: Cabrinha Fireball vs slider rope.

Postby jmach » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:37 pm

@ Puget, I see you are going with your own depower line setup rather than the PU covered stock Cabrinha. What size rope are you using? The line inside the Cab tube is pretty thin, like 2.5mm but it's PU covered. Thanks

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Re: Cabrinha Fireball vs slider rope.

Postby PugetSoundKiter » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:40 am

Hi jmach, Center/depower line is 2.5mm (7/64") Amsteel rope that is 2 times thick. Here are some more pictures. I make a loop for inside the FireBall that goes around the cylinder piece. I fid the rope inside itself so it is 2 times thick (gray rope). The safety line is also the same 2.5mm (7/64") Amsteel rope in red. These ropes do get worn/fuzzy a lot faster than PU wears out, but they are cheap, easy to make and replace. All lines are visible so you can see the wear and decide when to replace them. You can also easily adjust/tune (make) your throw length and safety line. I have sewn elastic inside the red safety line on a few bars so that the mini-5th line has no slack no matter where the depower strap is set at.
FBS2.jpg
You can also make new simple leader lines out of the 2.5mm (7/64") Amsteel rope. And if I'm replacing the depower strap I like to use a Clamcleat CL264. You can also rig it with the same 2.5mm (7/64") Amsteel rope fid 2x thick. It is simple to rig, simple to use, and you can make it any length (depower range). Also, you can make the reach length, to the adjustment rope, any length (short and out of the way or long like racers use for easy access).
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