I just had another 2 hours session on a water with 3mm neoprene gloves.
Ok, this is what I can tell: the bar is definitely too thick! If you do the aggressive new school style or loop hard/ride hard you palms and arms getting tired within 5-10 min.
Yeah, it’s ok if you ride alone the coast line in tram-style without any sweat. But it’s definitely NOT ok if you ride more aggressive on hands.
Yeah, you can certainly say that this is subjective opinion. But I had 5 bars before that and never experienced any troubles, and still have controller3 which works great so obviously I can compare different bars in a similar riding conditions and style.
Another thing which started bugging me as well – is a swivel which was hard to turn and it was making noise when a sand got into it. When I washed it with water it went well. So it’s hard to say how long will it last under sandy conditions.
So long story short – IMHO Switch team made a bar with a number of great features and improvements as well as a list of issues which are under question and only time will prove if it’s worth it.
And for the sake of arguments - please send some examples/photos with measurements of bars from other brands which has 27-28mm in diameter....I simply couldn't find one