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saber

Since 05 Aug 2013
7 Posts

Kook



PostWed Jul 05, 17 5:29 pm    Bar compatibility Reply with quote

Noob question.
Has anyone tried flying a cabrinha switchblade with a compstick?
I have a 9m 2016 switch and was thinking of using my 17" compstick with 20m lines with it.
I would appreciate any guidance.

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knotwindy

Since 25 Sep 2011
325 Posts

Obsessed



PostWed Jul 05, 17 7:18 pm     Reply with quote

Both 4 lines equal at full power, low V, single front line safety will work fine
might need to use pigtails to match "kook-proof" ends, not sure but you might want to use pigtails anyway for wear and tear issues.

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saber

Since 05 Aug 2013
7 Posts

Kook



PostWed Jul 05, 17 8:51 pm     Reply with quote

Your input is much appreciated.
I was thinking with shorter lines I could use the 9m switch in stronger winds.

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westportcap

Since 08 Jan 2012
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PostThu Jul 06, 17 6:32 am     Reply with quote

No issues. I ride my 2016 SB quiver with SS compsticks.

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user124

Since 02 Aug 2012
219 Posts
Portland
Stoked



PostThu Jul 06, 17 8:33 am     Reply with quote

Does anyone do the reverse (newer cabrinha bars with slingshot kites?) Also it seems like the bar throw length may be different on the kites. It probably can be compensated for using the stopper on the compstick or the stopper on the newer cabrinha bars with "trimlite".

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MasPedos

Since 05 May 2017
19 Posts
Hood Liver
 



PostFri Jul 07, 17 9:11 am    Yes, SS compstick on a 9mtr Cabrinha Reply with quote

I have flown a 7 mtr. drifter on both a naish short line bar, works great. 12mtr. lines

I have also flown the 9mtr. Switchblade on a 17" SS bar. Everything works fine.


*I love slingshot bars. Very clean, very tough, below the bar safety and O.S. Loops with velcro stickys to keep it clean. I like the spinner as well, just make sure to rinse it off if sandy. I've had to put a bit of graphite in mine to keep it smooth.

**I think the mistake that some newbs make is to use a an older bar with lots of shit above the bar. This clutter is hard to deal with and isn't a problem on most newer bars.

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knotwindy

Since 25 Sep 2011
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PostFri Jul 07, 17 5:46 pm     Reply with quote

saber wrote:
Your input is much appreciated.
I was thinking with shorter lines I could use the 9m switch in stronger winds.


Kind of works that way but only a bit. Shorter lines don't change the power in the kite whether still in the air or moving through the air. What it changes is the size of the wind window so the kite can not fly as far across so it will pull for a shorter time and reach the edge sooner. So it might feel like there is a bit less pull(power) but getting hit by a gust on an already lit 9m is still the same so don't get fooled and think you can go in much higher winds. If that was what you were asking?

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saber

Since 05 Aug 2013
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Kook



PostMon Jul 10, 17 2:17 pm     Reply with quote

Thank you all for sharing your invaluable experience.

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