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Re: Where did stopper balls go?

Postby bc-sf » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:32 pm

I think there was some patent/licensing issue or somesuch, so they aren't included by default on the Naish bar. They do sell it separately ($10), and it works when you want it. I've never had an issue with it sliding down. I don't know about other brands though.

In addition to allowing you to do silly stuff (great points edt ), I like to set it on a long tack to relieve my arms.


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Re: Where did stopper balls go?

Postby coffeeking » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:51 pm

edt wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:07 pm
You need a stopper to do any variation deadman, or any kind of move where you do a board off and pass the board around your body. You can also use the stopper to play air guitar, point both your fingers into a gun shape and do a double handed air gun while you go "Pow pow pow" with your mouth, and scratch your nuts with one hand while you twirl the board like a baton with the other. They have a lot of uses.
:D Looks like I need to up my double handed air gun game!

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Re: Where did stopper balls go?

Postby Slappysan » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:01 pm

The OR Shift bar has a stopper that supposedly actually works on PU center lines.

The Cab bars come with stoppers but like most stoppers on PU tubes, they don't work.

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Re: Where did stopper balls go?

Postby gbrungra » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:53 am

Never had one, or needed one.

Now that my wife is learning, I would like one for her. (Shorter arms)

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Re: Where did stopper balls go?

Postby knotwindy » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:59 am

Also, if you are tether launching in light wind they make it easier.

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Re: Where did stopper balls go?

Postby Teabageppo » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:09 am

I also use them as another trim. Might because we learnt on two line foils with no trim, but a totally depowered kite is a shitty kite.

Set the trim using your normal cleat, then a secondary trim using the stopper, giving you the travel you need to optimise the trim level required given gust factors.

Use it all the time.

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Re: Where did stopper balls go?

Postby knyfe » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:22 pm

I use a Slingshot bar with stopper and it works great even after years of use. Not sure about the new ones as
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Re: Where did stopper balls go?

Postby Laughingman » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:53 pm

Digdawg wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:02 pm
Laughingman wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:53 am
Both ocean rodeo bars have stoppers
My pilot bar doesn't have a stopper.?
Oh shoot, of course you are correct. My Bad, I have two shift bars I was thinking of them.

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Re: Where did stopper balls go?

Postby Jelle_vw » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:02 pm

edt wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:07 pm
You need a stopper to do any variation deadman, or any kind of move where you do a board off and pass the board around your body. You can also use the stopper to play air guitar, point both your fingers into a gun shape and do a double handed air gun while you go "Pow pow pow" with your mouth, and scratch your nuts with one hand while you twirl the board like a baton with the other. They have a lot of uses.
Maybe this is why they are NOT on bars anymore.

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Re: Where did stopper balls go?

Postby or6 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:49 am

Stopper ball on RRD bars works fine.


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