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Which bars work with switch kites?

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:33 am
by LukeAdshead
Hi Everyone,

I have a quiver of Elements which I normally use with the controller4. I am awaiting some spare parts to arrive at the moment before I can use the bar again. It looks windy this weekend and was wandering if people know which other brands of bar would work with the switch kites? Just so I can try and borrow a bar of one of my kiting buddies until I can use my switch bar again.

Thanks

Re: Which bars work with switch kites?

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:37 am
by Jan:)
If you know what you are doing, you can make most bars work.
You want a low V bar.

And you might have to change the pigtails on the lines as some bars have a different setup there.
I know for North/Duotone you had to switch the pigtails between front- and backlines.

I have used a slingshot bar in the past for similar reasons, but I found I had to shorten the frontline be pulling the depower.
Other than that it worked fine.

Re: Which bars work with switch kites?

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:36 pm
by islandson
I use a 2016 liquid force response with all my switch kites. Great bar.

Re: Which bars work with switch kites?

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:16 pm
by Damian
I use Cabrinha bar, works perfectly, solid bar!

Re: Which bars work with switch kites?

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:11 pm
by GWS
Any single line flag out bar will work.

Re: Which bars work with switch kites?

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:54 pm
by Damian
GWS wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:11 pm
Any single line flag out bar will work.
Partially true, make sure that line attachments are compatible, for example ozone bar won't work out the box.
Also, make sure to get low V bar, had an old fone bar with high V which isn't recommend.

I've tested Cabrinha and Airush bars.