I’m having problems depowering a 2010 or 2011 freeride bar. It was new, and has never worked well. I have 2 older OR bars that work like butter. I’ve put a handle on the end of the trim line, waxed it, kept the stopper away from the pulley, made sure the pulley is smooth, kept the trim lines untwisted, went downwind, depowered the kite, pulled the line downward first…just about everything suggested on this, and other threads.
It seems like the line is too thick for the path through the chickenloop. I avoid using this bar, which is a problem because the lines are immaculate, and I like the feel of the bar. Am I going to have to fork out for a newer chickenloop, or do I drill out the pathway? (I don’t want to do this at all, but am a little desperate to fix this bar.)
Thanks very much.
I’ve had problems with the same generation bar. I’ve read instructions for disassembling and smoothing/opening up the path of the depower cord. I don’t depower a lot and can usually get it done albeit with a lot more hassle than you’d want so I’ve never been motivated enough to spend the time/hassle.
I appreciate your dilema neither spending a bunch of $$ or a bunch of time fixing the issue is a great option.