im about 12 stone and fly my land kite on a wipika bar.
the bar is about 36 inches long with no hole though the centre.
--- In email@example.com, bnow@e... wrote:
> Hi Matt
> I would suggest 40 meter lines if you're starting out. You can
> with 30-meter lines, but you will find it easier to use 40-meter
> lines to start with. The 40-meter lines give you a longer power
> stroke, and often the wind is a bit more constant that extra 10
> meters up. I would suggest Laser Pro Gold 700Lb white spectra
> lines. Very nice strong spectra Q-type lines with sleeving over
> ends. As far as a bar setup goes, yes you need a depowering loop
> adjusting strap to take full advantage of the ARC design. I would
> suggest a bar that does not have a hole in the center, and is at
> least 32-36 inches in length. You need a wide bar on an ARC because
> as you depower the kite the back lines go slack. ARC's tend to run
> the back lines loose in light winds anyhow, and then if you depower
> they will be even more slack. Since the back brake lines are
> attached to the outside ends of the bar, you need a the longer
> to have good steering ability with the brake lines loose. Bump-n-
> Jump makes such a bar, and they make a kit with depowering loop and
> leader lines. Their leader lines are to short, but you can extend
> them to meet your needs with the proper line. Keep in mind that
> setup should have the rear brake lines 8-10 inches longer than the
> front lines with the depowering adjusting strap all the way out.
> not a big fan of the depowering/leader line kit Bump n Jump offers,
> but I haven't found a better kit setup yet. I am looking into the
> NSI/FLS system, but I heard about someone having problems with the
> system slipping on the bar. The Bump n Jump depowering setup uses
> Velcro to attach to the bar, the FLS uses a larks head setup from
> understanding. I think the larks head setup could work just fine
> they added some Velcro to keep it tight to the bar when there is no
> load on the ring. The main front lines of the ARC attach to the
> center of the bar through the depowering strap and loop setup.
> all of the force on an ARC is directed through those two lines in
> center of the bar, so the bar and depowering setup has to be strong
> enough to take that kind of force. I do know someone who broke a
> Naish bar with a hole in the center of it, so stay with a non-
> hole bar if you can. What is your weight and what wind range are
> attempting to cover with the 840 ARC?
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, m.diffey@b... wrote:
> > IF I WAS TO BUY THE 840 ARC WHAT LINES WILL I NEED TO FLY IT?
> > DO I NEED A BAR WITH A DEPOWERING RING?
> > THX MATT.