Forums > Kitesurfing Gear Reviews

Cab bars

Reply
Created by Peahi 1 month ago, 5 Jan 2019
Peahi
VIC, 999 posts
5 Jan 2019 1:04PM
Thumbs Up

Thniking of updating. Is there any /much difference between 2017-2019 overdrive bars?

Also noticed the 2018/19 fixed bars have rear line adjustment at the bar end which is a really handy feature, although I don't think the overdrive has it.

Kamikuza
QLD, 3614 posts
5 Jan 2019 4:21PM
Thumbs Up

Check the manuals at www.cabrinhakites.com/pages/user-manuals ...?

Looks like the 2018 bar starts the line length adjustments under the rear floats ... but otherwise, is just a different color.

Peahi
VIC, 999 posts
5 Jan 2019 9:17PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Kamikuza said..
Check the manuals at www.cabrinhakites.com/pages/user-manuals ...?

Looks like the 2018 bar starts the line length adjustments under the rear floats ... but otherwise, is just a different color.


Yes after sitting through a few promo videos (support ones actually) the O'drive bar does not have this rear line trimming feature.

Gateman
QLD, 227 posts
5 Jan 2019 9:13PM
Thumbs Up

I have a few of the 2017 Cab bars, both overdrive and fixed length. The line adjustments on both are made on the pigtails at the end of the lines. It's an easy process, loosen the larks head, move the figure 8 up to shorten or down to lengthen the line. Moving the figure 8 by 10mm will change line length by 5 mm.
Is it just me or is the new system from 2018 a step backwards? Seems if one of your Centre lines stretch, the only adjustment is either an overhand knot (25mm shorter) or a figure 8 knot (40mm shorter) or a combination of these to get as close as possible but difficult to get exact.


Gorgo
VIC, 4093 posts
5 Jan 2019 10:39PM
Thumbs Up

The 2018 Cabrinha bars have knots on the ends of the leaders attached to loops inside the floats. You pull a little loop tag thing that pulls the end out and you can adjust all you want. Either change to a different knot, or move the knots.

You don't need to have adjustable pig tails and knots and stuff on the line ends.

All the leaders and pig tails and depower line and trim and safety line are easily replaced using 2-3-4mm spectra and some simple splices.

The depower cleat is a bit slippy with 4mm line but 5mm is a bit thick when attached to the end of the depower. Cabrinha have bungy inside it. I just inserted some 3mm line inside the 4mm to make a bit thicker.

I used a bunch of Cabrinha 2018 spare parts to make a super long trim travel bar for foiling with huge kites. Very easy to do and not overly expensive. Some small problem solving skills required.

PS If my front lines were out of balance I would just splice up a new pig tail to make them perfect. That's never happened.

toppleover
QLD, 1452 posts
5 Jan 2019 9:59PM
Thumbs Up

My new 2017 Cab Trimlight, with a few mods.






Gateman
QLD, 227 posts
5 Jan 2019 10:37PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
toppleover said..
My new 2017 Cab Trimlight, with a few mods.







I saw your setup on another thread TopplOver and am inspired to set up an easily interchangeable link between a rope slider and my fireball system. Will post pics when I get around to it.

Gateman
QLD, 227 posts
5 Jan 2019 11:06PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Gorgo said..
The 2018 Cabrinha bars have knots on the ends of the leaders attached to loops inside the floats. You pull a little loop tag thing that pulls the end out and you can adjust all you want. Either change to a different knot, or move the knots.

You don't need to have adjustable pig tails and knots and stuff on the line ends.

All the leaders and pig tails and depower line and trim and safety line are easily replaced using 2-3-4mm spectra and some simple splices.

The depower cleat is a bit slippy with 4mm line but 5mm is a bit thick when attached to the end of the depower. Cabrinha have bungy inside it. I just inserted some 3mm line inside the 4mm to make a bit thicker.

I used a bunch of Cabrinha 2018 spare parts to make a super long trim travel bar for foiling with huge kites. Very easy to do and not overly expensive. Some small problem solving skills required.

PS If my front lines were out of balance I would just splice up a new pig tail to make them perfect. That's never happened.


Hey Gorgo, it's not common but has happened to me on two different kites since 2003 where the kite would drift one way (always same direction) while at 12 o'clock. After checking the line lengths I found the steering lines fine but centre lines were different lengths. First one I fixed by tying an overhand knot in the pigtail, second one I bought a set of pigtails from Cabrinha that were adjustable.
I didn't know how to splice at that stage so wasn't an option but if the fix is already part of the design it is so much easier than learning to splice or finding replacement lines.



Subscribe
Reply

Forums > Kitesurfing Gear Reviews


"Cab bars" started by Peahi