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Control Bar-Stick Only

Postby stenner » Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:52 am

Where can I source a 55cm bar, just the bar, other than Kite Attitude and the red and black one (which is really more like 49cm) that's available on eBay and AliExpress?
There's Duotone but quite pricy. Also not interested in a carbon tube type bar, I want the traditional style with floats on outside lines.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Control Bar-Stick Only

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Re: Control Bar-Stick Only

Postby sarc » Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:26 am

North Navigator is available bar only, it's a good bar
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Re: Control Bar-Stick Only

Postby stenner » Wed Aug 10, 2022 1:32 pm

Appreciate the help but the bar from kb.com is the same as those offered on ebay and AliExpress, only 48-49 cm in true width.

Switch bar, okay but looking for something else, more of a current design.

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Re: Control Bar-Stick Only

Postby stenner » Wed Aug 10, 2022 1:47 pm

sarc wrote:
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:26 am
North Navigator is available bar only, it's a good bar
Agree, an excellent bar but I don't see it listed on their site (spare parts).
I don't think brands want to offer their bars (stick only)
I believe they make a huge profit on complete bars, perhaps more than what is made on a kite and offering the components could cut into sales. Seems like fewer and fewer brands offer bar only as a replacement part and if they do it's at a price point that's crazy high, like $200.
Seems like a nice opportunity for someone to offer modern style bars in a variety of sizes for $100.
The Kite Attitude bars are nice with several sizes and styles offered but not crazy about their ugly branding and shipping to U.S. is expensive.

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Re: Control Bar-Stick Only

Postby sarc » Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:25 pm

stenner wrote:
Wed Aug 10, 2022 1:47 pm
sarc wrote:
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:26 am
North Navigator is available bar only, it's a good bar
Agree, an excellent bar but I don't see it listed on their site (spare parts).
I don't think brands want to offer their bars (stick only)
I believe they make a huge profit on complete bars, perhaps more than what is made on a kite and offering the components could cut into sales. Seems like fewer and fewer brands offer bar only as a replacement part and if they do it's at a price point that's crazy high, like $200.
Seems like a nice opportunity for someone to offer modern style bars in a variety of sizes for $100.
The Kite Attitude bars are nice with several sizes and styles offered but not crazy about their ugly branding and shipping to U.S. is expensive.
Yes it is on every major online shop listed under spare parts. I bought one for my frankenbar, very happy with it.

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Re: Control Bar-Stick Only

Postby daspi » Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:09 pm

You can get carbon tubes on Amazon, Ebay or Aliexpress. If you are into DIY you can figure out how to make your own. Plenty info on this forum. Just did one for foiling use only. You might be better off asking your friends for an old bar that you can use for your tinkering. Many of us long time kite folks have a collection in the basement.

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Re: Control Bar-Stick Only

Postby stenner » Thu Sep 01, 2022 10:48 pm

sarc wrote:
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:26 am
North Navigator is available bar only, it's a good bar
any idea if the leader lines are easily replaceable on the North bar?

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Re: Control Bar-Stick Only

Postby sarc » Fri Sep 02, 2022 11:41 am

stenner wrote:
Thu Sep 01, 2022 10:48 pm
sarc wrote:
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:26 am
North Navigator is available bar only, it's a good bar
any idea if the leader lines are easily replaceable on the North bar?
Yes you can just pull the leader lines off by hand.
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Re: Control Bar-Stick Only

Postby stenner » Fri Sep 02, 2022 3:05 pm

Also, is the 50-55cm truly 55cm when the line flipper thingies are set to the widest stance?


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