Tips and Tricks for your bar setup
Tips & Tricks for your bar setup:
So, do you actually know how long your lines are? No? You should! And if you actually know, do you know for which differences the line length is responsible for!? We’re at North Kiteboarding are fiddling around a lot with different line lengths, different diameters of the lines and the quality of the material. Due to all our experience over the years, trying to find the best setup for any type of rider and any kite model and size, we decided this year to offer 5 different line lengths! Please take the time and take part in our thoughts and find the exactly right line length for you:
The length of your flying lines can make a huge difference to the way your kite flies. Different styles of riding also require different line lengths, and lastly different kites and different kite sizes are designed to be flown with different line lengths. Some riders often overlook these facts; they get new kites but don’t bother to match the kite and their riding style to the correct lines. The bar is your first point of contact with the kite, it is the connection between you and your kite and it is important to get it right. And it’s actually an easy formula: The shorter the lines, the more direct and faster the kite turns. The longer the lines, the more power you can generate out of them! Choose a North Trust Bar, and choose the right line set up for your style of riding.
19m: (70% Handling / 30% Power)
Super fast and reactive tuning speeds, shorter lines are best for extreme freestyle and crazy kiteloops. They are also excellent for wave riding, where kite turning speed is important. Wakestyle riders like the close connection to the kite too. The disadvantage is you lose some of the low end power.
- Fast and reactive turning
- For extreme Freestyle, Wakestyle and Waves
- Tight, super fast and hard kite loops
22m: (60% Handling / 40% Power)
This is the favorite length of our freestyle and wave team! These 22m lines are still great for getting lots of speed from the kite, perfect for wave riding and freestyle. Not as extreme as the 19m lines, they still lose a bot of low end power.
- Reactive turning
- Fast kite loops
- Favorite set up from our freestyle riders
- Best choice for waveriding
24m: (50% Handling / 50% Power)
The best choice for an all round length, good turning speed combined with good power make 24m the perfect choice for a lot of riders. Great for freeride, waves and freestyle.
- The most versatile length
- Great for all round freeriding
- Good low end and a good turning speed
- High jumps as you can “load” the lines
- The recommended size for a one bar quiver!!
27m: (40% Handling / 60% Power )
The extra length means extra power, get a little more range out of your quiver by adding this bar with the longer lines. They are also great for jumping as you can really “load” the lines when you edge and send the kite back through the window.
- Enormous low end
- Huge jumps
- Lots of lift
32m: (25% Handling / 75 % Power )
The choice of the North Kiteboarding Race Team, longer lines mean even more power, but the kite turns at a slower rate. This suits racers looking for the ultimate in pull in the often gusty and light conditions they are faced with.
- Perfect for light winds!
- Extra power
- North Kiteboarding Race Team approved
Advantages in 5 short sentences:
- Choose exactly the right bar for your needs
- Different bars with the perfect line length to suit your style
- Get a different feeling and more range from your kite
- Highest quality lines with the best performance
- Exceptional durability
We hope you gained a little bit of interesting kite knowledge and that it wasn’t too nerdy! ;-)
As soon as you start to experiment with your own kites and bars, we’re sure you’ll find out what we’re talking about!