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Ozone Bar for North Kites

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Created by sonny2727 1 month ago, 22 Aug 2017
sonny2727
VIC, 102 posts
22 Aug 2017 12:05PM
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Hi guys,I have got a current Ozone bar and a Ozone kite but most of my other kites are North (Mono 2016, Fuse 2011, Rebel )
Wondering if I could use the ozone bar on North 4 line kites? Has anyone had issues with this and I'd assume need Kite pigtail changes? I know the issue with high Y in North but will it affect too much or negligible ?
Any input appreciated
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Ozone Kites Aus
NSW, 566 posts
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22 Aug 2017 12:43PM
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Try it. They will all fly with the low Y all 4 equal length line Ozone bar, and they will all flag out safely on the Ozone single front line safety flagging system

ActionSportsWA
WA, 461 posts
22 Aug 2017 11:15AM
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Hi Sonny,

North have a high split on the front lines of their kites, this creates a wider angle from split to kite. By using an Ozone bar, the split is from the trim which creates a very acute angle. The North will fly, but not well. The arc of the leading edge is designed for the high split. With a low split the wider angle holding the wingtips from flaring out won't work and the kite will flare and pivot more on itself. Trust me, you won't like it.

If you want a bar that will suit both kites, grab a Click bar with the adjustable split and changeable pigtails.

DM

sonny2727
VIC, 102 posts
23 Aug 2017 9:21PM
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internet is full interesting stuff ... true or false is another question ..


F-ONE Australia
NSW, 39 posts
23 Aug 2017 10:57PM
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all the informations on this chart is wrong...

cbulota
WA, 1079 posts
23 Aug 2017 10:11PM
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Hi Sonny

It's a good idea to try it and see for yourself as there are no safety concerns in this case. I thought of coming up with a chart like this many times but it ends up being fairly complicated and difficult to really have accurate, reliable and safe information given the wide range of equipment available.

I personally noticed the worst effects of mixing low V bars on high V kites using very large kites (17m). You may or may not notice any difference when mixing with smaller kites and I think it would also depend on which kites specifically and how strong the winds are as well. I regularly mix bars with High V and low V when I go foiling in Light winds with various kite sizes and don't notice any difference.

Unless I'm wrong I'm pretty sure the pig tails /larks head configuration is the same on both your bars so it should be a straight fit.

Christian

Plummet
3914 posts
24 Aug 2017 3:41PM
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I flew a dice on my ozone bar. Flew sweet. New tried the safety however.

8 Sep 2017 6:12PM
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I fly my Rio on the north bar 50% of the time , never gives me any problems. (Maybe a bit less drift)
Have fun
George

8 Sep 2017 6:13PM
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I fly my Rio on the north bar 50% of the time , never gives me any problems. (Maybe a bit less drift)
Have fun
George

weebitbreezy
266 posts
8 Sep 2017 5:46PM
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The 2011 Fuse is a double line flag out. I would be highly careful about using that on a single line flag out. The reason North didn't convert over to single line flagging was that they couldn't get the full range to flag with the bridle design such that it didn't go into a loop when released.

Mono should be fine if trimmed to stop backstall. Rebel is 5 line only. No chance.



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