drsurf wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 02, 2022 2:44 pm
The Connect 2 bar isn't much different to the previous Connect bar. Some small improvements but the previous bar is fine.
However if you are buying a previous model bar don't go too far back in time. The very first version of the Connect bar was never designed with foiling use in mind and didn't have enough volume in the floats to stop it sinking
Later versions of the original Connect bar were modified with enough volume to float
I'm updating this as I now have both bars. The connect 2 bar has a different material safety line, nicer and blue. It also has a little ring splitter near the Y so that using it as a front line safety only pulls one front line. This is a nice setup if you're flying it without the B-safe line.
It's also easier to remove extension lines now. Mine came with 3m extension lines but I think that's not standard. The top had extra pigtails that are kind of thick and bulky so I'll probably remove those.
The b-safe line from the Y to the kite is also blue and stiffer now and has a ring connection like the other lines.
Overall a better design, and I will update my old bars to the same kind of system.
Regarding the Peak5 Vs Peak4, still not finding a huge difference to be honest. Although it does turn a tiny bit faster and relaunch from water seems easier. The bar feeling when overpowered feels a little bit nicer, but functionally I kind of think it's the same wind range.