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Kite harness spreader bar

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Created by bramber Two weeks ago, 25 Nov 2018
bramber
VIC, 42 posts
25 Nov 2018 11:15PM
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What is the best kite harness spreader bar that allows either a freestyle hook and a sliding rope, and easy/quick change between?

Gilly3
QLD, 702 posts
26 Nov 2018 5:09AM
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Would think u need two separate harnesses for that....

either way, wether u swap out harness or spreader bar, u still have to drop the kite....or u could just stop unhooking

Kamikuza
QLD, 3514 posts
26 Nov 2018 10:04AM
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bramber said..
What is the best kite harness spreader bar that allows either a freestyle hook and a sliding rope, and easy/quick change between?


Dynabar

Gilly3
QLD, 702 posts
26 Nov 2018 10:35AM
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Kamikuza said..

bramber said..
What is the best kite harness spreader bar that allows either a freestyle hook and a sliding rope, and easy/quick change between?



Dynabar


Isn't the hook floating on the rope slider?

be hard to hook back in on the fly....

bramber
VIC, 42 posts
26 Nov 2018 11:18PM
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The whole point is to not have to buy 2 harnesses. Who does that?

Has anyone tried the ion cbar? Looks like it allows swapping between hook and slider. Does it work with a ride engine harness?

I have a ride engine harness but dont really like the single rope on the ride engine slider (no redundancy). Also looks a bit fiddly to undo all the straps everytime to swap over. Hoping theres something easier/faster.

Kamikuza
QLD, 3514 posts
26 Nov 2018 11:11PM
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Gilly3 said..

Kamikuza said..


bramber said..
What is the best kite harness spreader bar that allows either a freestyle hook and a sliding rope, and easy/quick change between?




Dynabar



Isn't the hook floating on the rope slider?

be hard to hook back in on the fly....


Yes, and it self-centers and points up with the bungy. I don't think you'll do better for covering both (assuming "freestyle" actually means unhooking) on one spreader bar. Otherwise, you'll just have to swap spreader bars. I've done/do it, don't see the issue.

Agent000
126 posts
26 Nov 2018 9:50PM
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just tie a rope( slider) on your standard bar and attach to whatever takes your fancy.

toppleover
QLD, 1410 posts
27 Nov 2018 5:03AM
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Dakine Option spreader bar may be worth a look.

bramber
VIC, 42 posts
27 Nov 2018 7:01AM
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Wont the chicken loop catch on a fixed hook if running a rope slider on a standard fixed bat?

Gilly3
QLD, 702 posts
27 Nov 2018 9:21AM
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bramber said..
The whole point is to not have to buy 2 harnesses. Who does that?


I Did....

It gives me options, which is what ur looking for isn't it?

Got the waist harness on special and also have board shorts harness....

toppleover
QLD, 1410 posts
27 Nov 2018 9:40AM
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bramber said..
Wont the chicken loop catch on a fixed hook if running a rope slider on a standard fixed bat?


No, it should clear the hook - well mine did untill I eventually cut the hook off.

Agent000
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27 Nov 2018 9:50AM
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bramber said..
Wont the chicken loop catch on a fixed hook if running a rope slider on a standard fixed bat?


roe goes above hook so only if you fly the kite below horizontal ??

you would think so but not so much and no big deal if it did catch occasionally.

disclaimer: I'm a random idiot on the internet make your own call.

BrisKites
QLD, 1216 posts
6 Dec 2018 9:26PM
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On the ION C-Bar Rope Slider 2 you can attach or remove the hook in less than a minute.


SibboV1
367 posts
Monday , 10 Dec 2018 6:56AM
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What keeps the hook from sliding out? Also, can you access where the rope goes into the bar, to be able to replace it in the future?

BrisKites
QLD, 1216 posts
Tuesday , 11 Dec 2018 5:20PM
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Screws in the back secure it.The rope can be replaced.



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