Da Yoda wrote: ↑
Tue May 04, 2021 9:40 pm
Imo that's a bad idea. I've tried and accepted having two bars is the way to go. MacKite has a decent vid about this
MacKite is a company that it is in the business of selling kite gear. That isn't exactly independent advice.
Off-course they are going to suggest buying more gear.
For most people have you can easily get away with a single bar size IMHO.
Just get a bar that works for your biggest kite and it will work for everything smaller.
Yes you might to decrease your steering input a little but we are not talking gigantic worlds of difference.
I fly everything down to 4M on a single bar and don't have any issues with it.
Maybe if you have an old badly designed 17M+ kite you start to need a bar that is really big but that won't be most people.
More valid reasons for multiple bars other then size:
* Get a second new bar for the days that it is nuking so you know it has no wear when you jump sky-high and your life might depend on it
* Redundancy, especially if you go on kite trips where you might not be able to get repairs/replacements
* Ultraligh versions for foiling can be nice
* Different line lenghts and cannot be bothered to change them
* People with foil kites tend to want to pack up including a bar and might want bigger bars