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Can I use my low v bar on my North dice that came with a high Y bar?

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Created by Oakey A week ago, 1 Dec 2019
Oakey
1 posts
1 Dec 2019 10:17PM
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is it possible?

Plummet
4612 posts
1 Dec 2019 11:06PM
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Yes.

dafish
NSW, 1399 posts
2 Dec 2019 6:45AM
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Question is will it fly the same. The geometry on a high y bridle will load differently. I think you would fly it okay but will not be the same

listery
QLD, 30 posts
2 Dec 2019 7:04AM
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It won't fly like it should

Gateman
QLD, 300 posts
2 Dec 2019 7:47AM
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dafish said..
Question is will it fly the same. The geometry on a high y bridle will load differently. I think you would fly it okay but will not be the same


When I was looking to buy a North Juice the local shop had an adaptor I could put on my low Y Cab bar to turn it into a high Y bar, only cost about $15. Ended up going with a different kite in the end though.

Puetz
NT, 2144 posts
2 Dec 2019 7:43AM
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... yes you can,,,,,, but... the feel of the kite will be different, some say better some say worse.

I personally found the kite didn't go upwind as well on a low V and steering wasn't as precise but then the static lift improved so made jumps feel more hangy. Lighter guys seemed to like the low V feel where as heavy ar$e guys like me preferred the higher Y.

One thing though, make sure you trim your lines to suit the new geometry, make your steering lines roughly 5cm longer or the kite will stall in lighter winds. I can't remember but I think that the front pig tails may have different knots to attach too, to compensate for the change ie use the higher or closer to the kite knots when using low V style of lines.

See if you can try it then let us know how you went.

Cheers,

Robbie

listery
QLD, 30 posts
2 Dec 2019 8:26AM
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Gateman said..

dafish said..
Question is will it fly the same. The geometry on a high y bridle will load differently. I think you would fly it okay but will not be the same



When I was looking to buy a North Juice the local shop had an adaptor I could put on my low Y Cab bar to turn it into a high Y bar, only cost about $15. Ended up going with a different kite in the end though.


Well that's handy to know. Good on ya Gateman



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