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5th line bar

PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 4:15 pm
by Sander

Looking for suggestions/comments on 5th line bars (both good and bad). I rigged my own 5th line bar, but it is pretty ghetto, and I have no fine tuning of 5th line tension (which I've heard can take the place of sheeting the center lines). I really like the relaunchablility of the 5th line for light winds, as well as that the kite doesn't spiral when the safety is acitivated.

So far I have read good things about RRD 5th line bar as well as Slingshot's Oneline, but bad things about North's 5th Element. Any specific comments on the pros/cons of these systems as well as any others?

Also, any suggestions on making a my 5th line tunable are welcome.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:13 pm
by OliverG
I think you're on the right track. The new RRD control bars are pretty sweet. I'm using the Type 7 bar which has spinning 5th line and that combined with a Slingshot Surefire Spreader bar makes for a nice setup. Slingshot has always made good control bars as well. You can't go wrong with either of them I would say.