I am thinking of picking up a 17m flite.. A have a few question I was hoping could be answered. My other kites are Norths and I would like to use the same bar. (quad bar) . Do you think this will work. Both flag on two lines , and it looks like the y split is at about the same height?.
Yes, you will be able to fly the kite with your North bar. Any 4 line bar with lines of equal length will allow you to fly our kites. You will, however, need small pigtails for the back lines. These give the back lines knots to attach as opposed to loops, and also serve to lengthen the back lines a couple inches for ease of use (more slack back lines = less stall).
Also the North has below bar swivel to untwist lines , does this pose any problems? And last Q, should I use 27m or 24m lenght lines.
Below the bar swivel should, as far as I can tell, pose no problems either.
The important bit is that your North bar is not designed to use our Direct Depower system. As such, when you flag the kite to 2 lines on your bar, the kite will depower, but as to how much and how effectively, we cannot say. Obviously, we recommend flying our kites with our bars too. This is the only way to ensure safety systems are 100% compatible and work completely as designed.
For line lengths, our bars currently come with 23m lines (+ various rigging on each bar). The Flites also include 4m line extensions. More length gets you better bottom end and longer power strokes, but less of a direct feel. Bottom line on this… try them out and see what you prefer!
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