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[*] posted on 4-24-2017 at 05:41 AM
Kite Bar Cookbook


Being addicted to experimentation I was searching the web for something just like this.
This was written years back but there is a good bit of insight here as well
as a great deal of humor.


http://www.mit.edu/~robot/zp/bars.html
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[*] posted on 4-24-2017 at 11:01 AM


If you know any windsurfers they probably have the main part for this. I have one myself, but might make on of these with it. Plenty more if you google Keyston Kite Bar.







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[*] posted on 4-25-2017 at 05:30 AM


Quote: Originally posted by oldben  
Being addicted to experimentation I was searching the web for something just like this.
This was written years back but there is a good bit of insight here as well
as a great deal of humor.


http://www.mit.edu/~robot/zp/bars.html


That was a great read; thanks OldBen. A lot of us have stuff like this dusting up the garage.




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[*] posted on 4-26-2017 at 06:46 AM


Randy thats one weird bar. Guess it takes some getting used to one handed is nice though.


Glad you enjoyed the read AC! I found it informative and humorous.

Went to Central Hardware in Brunswick where they have just about anything. They had a nice selection
of implement handles to pick from. Almost nobody carries these any more because the entire tool is cheaper.
Bought a nice hickory hoe handle for $10. Will make two experimental handles.
The hoe handle is ideal because it has an almost a constant diameter of about 1", where the rest of the selection
has varying diameters over it length.
Bought 20' of 3/16 Dyneema braid off ebay for leader lines. Apparently its being use on smaller winches. Has an advertised
strength of 4700 lbs, which I have a hard time believing.

Now its time to build a bar. The one bar I dont have is the type with the brake or main leaders independently mounted on either side of the center line. Thought I would make one to try. If I use a slip knot on the inside leaders the travel on the brake or main lines can be varied depending on which way they are hooked up. Depends on the kite I guess.

Like this https://www.kitestuff.nl/peter-lynn-4-line-powerkite-bar-cla...
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