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Dynabar is the shizzle

Kamikuza - 9-19-2015 at 09:00 PM

Best money I've spent on gear ever, I think. I put it off for ages cos they're not cheap and the yen/euro sucked, but I wish I hadn't.

All fixed spreader bar I've used have a habit of rotating up so the ends dig into my flab and leave mark and scratches, or worse, dig holes in my wetsuits. The Dynabar doesn't. It still get pulled up when used with waist harness but with the Fusion seat heparness, it's just perfect.

Best way to describe it is "greatly improved flow" :D I never knew how much I was fighting against fixed spreader bar hook until I didn't have to.

Instantly felt at home on the directional and everything became easier to do, and more fun.
Twin tip took about an hour to get totally used to it; apparently I waggle my hips around like Shakira, especially on poorly landed jumps and the Dynabr would slide about and pull me off balance, but now it's copacetic.

In short, buy one you won't regret it.

indigo_wolf - 9-20-2015 at 01:09 AM

For reference:





ATB,
Sam

RedSky - 9-20-2015 at 08:31 AM

This might be useful for those flying depower in the buggy who experience body twisting in the seat.

hiaguy - 9-20-2015 at 09:03 AM

Quote: Originally posted by RedSky  
This might be useful for those flying depower in the buggy who experience body twisting in the seat.

Has anyone tried this yet?

ssayre - 9-20-2015 at 09:21 AM

Been meaning to test a diy version but have not done so yet.

skutter - 9-20-2015 at 11:57 AM

i use to use my tree climbing harness with the land board - the harness is desinged with a floating bridge so you can twist - i reckon i sort this out on my current waist harness - just need to fashion a hook to fit a pulley wheel.

Cheddarhead - 9-20-2015 at 02:19 PM

Could be an excellent solution for those of us on ski's. Side of the hips point at the kite when on skis. This might allow a more natural position when riding.

B-Roc - 9-20-2015 at 04:04 PM

Skis and kite landboarding toeside are the applications that would work for me but I'm cheap. Looked into making one years ago but much like many of my projects... they never get done.

ssayre - 9-20-2015 at 04:09 PM

Here's the diy thread from a long time ago. I started another one not too long ago but couldn't find it.

http://www.powerkiteforum.com/viewthread.php?tid=22441

pbc - 9-20-2015 at 05:18 PM

Quote: Originally posted by RedSky  
This might be useful for those flying depower in the buggy who experience body twisting in the seat.


I think it would help, but you loose about 5 inches of effective arm length as the CL slides downwind.

I have been battling that same effect in my climbing harness. The best way I have found to limit it is to tie a swiss seat with tight leg loops and a very short load loop between the legs. This uses the leg loops to limit the travel of the center clip (what I use in place of a hook).

Philip

ssayre - 9-20-2015 at 06:15 PM

Quote: Originally posted by pbc  
Quote: Originally posted by RedSky  
This might be useful for those flying depower in the buggy who experience body twisting in the seat.


I think it would help, but you loose about 5 inches of effective arm length as the CL slides downwind.

I have been battling that same effect in my climbing harness. The best way I have found to limit it is to tie a swiss seat with tight leg loops and a very short load loop between the legs. This uses the leg loops to limit the travel of the center clip (what I use in place of a hook).

Philip


That's why I kind of gave up on the idea. Thinking about it before I tried it, I knew it would move the cl further away and I didn't want that. After experimenting with my Hotwire, the first version was just slightly further away than when I wore a harness and I didn't care for it. My new version is probably just as tight if not tighter to my body than my harness and bar reach is much better. Someone with long arms might like it.

Sorry for the hijack kami. Glad you like the new set up. Wish I had some waves to ride.

abkayak - 9-22-2015 at 06:54 AM

i always thought this was a good idea in the bug...i can grab a JayBar/dynabar local...same concept but runs on rope
anyone try one of these out yet???

Kamikuza - 9-22-2015 at 08:10 PM

The latest version of the Jay Dynabar kit comes with rope and sliding hook installed, fixed hook, and the U-bolt as included options.

The metal rail is now an optional extra.

In the buggy, you might actually prefer the U-bolt setup; you get the rotation without the sliding.

The rope doesn't put the bar noticably further away, although it did stretch after the first few hours, so I've re-knotted the rope back to normal length.