Which bar do I have?

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Hi,
I want to start kiting and bought some used gear this summer at the Gorge.  I got a 10m Rise kite, along with a OR bar.  The Support page shows a number of bars.  But I haven’t been able to figure which one I got.  There is nothing written on the bar to help identify it.  Don’t know if this helps, but the bar is gray in the middle and has black and red ends.  There’s a thin white stripe bordering the gray.  Should I supply a photo?

A link to the manual would be great.  Also, I didn’t find a manual for the Rise.

Thanks,
Gerry


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Hi Gerry,
Welcome to the crew and congratulations on the 10m! It sounds like you have a 2009 or prior SLE bar. Here’s a good manual for the 2008 kite and bar.
If you want to get in to kiting, you really should take a lesson. Kitesurfing is more knowledge intensive than some think - of course you already knew that! It sounds like you’re on to a good start by asking around on forums like this.
Good winds,
Rudo


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Thanks for the manual link.  Looks like that’s what I got.  I like to read up as much as possible before taking a lesson.  Other helpful links are appreciated.  I believe the kite is model 2010 or ‘11.

Gerry


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Good on ya! Easy to tell if the Rise is 2010 or later: 6 struts, coming from 5 struts in 2009 and before. Check this to see which vintage you have. They’re all great kites!


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Thanks, I got the newer 6 strut Rise with perhaps a ‘09 bar.

Gerry


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Ok if it’s a 2009 bar, you’ll have a pretty rectangular red plastic release cuff on the chicken loop.
They all function more or less the same, the only difference is that on the old stitched and velcro chicken loops you leash off to the trim end of the trim loop line (that runs through a cleat), whereas on later models the leash goes on the other side.
Unless you have a Diablo bar but there are very few of those around.