Can anyone suggest a good combination of safety gear.
I fly with C quads (4.2, 6.3 and 8.5) and have a Reactor 8.3. Used when on my Peter Lynn ST comp and soon to arrive, new " Peter Lynn race buggy".
All four line stuff and as we are both getting pretty good at going fast, the loads on our arms and the duration of our rides are stating to take thier toll on our 40ish year old bodies. (My wrist and my mates elbows).
We both have our own problems in that I am a heavy set, over six foot, 117 kg gorrilla. (That could do with losing 20 kgs).
My buggy mate is almost half my size and as a result gets ejected out of the buggy to my great amusment on more occasions than he cares to remember. He's kind of stuck with my kite choice vs wind speed. (as most of the gear is mine).
Some days he has "the right stuff" and when the wind is pumping I make "lack of traction" an issue only he needs to deal with. Mind you the C Quad 8.5 in 20 plus knots very quickly made me come to terms with the kind of problems he has to overcome.
Any way, as we are yet to stap ourselves to either the buggy or use a harness attached to the kite we have to deal with considerable loads on our arms and now are at the point of either finding a way to control the kite at speed using our four line handles with a harness and "chicken hook/ plus a pully"?? or going for a bar set up and the loss of control that I beleive will be inherent in that compromise.
Barrie from StormRider in QLD suggested a "Slingshot Surefire Spreader Bar" But with what kind of combination I am not sure.
We are not really into jumping as speed is the focus for us. (And stonking power slides)!!!
Any Buggy nuts out there that have dealt with these issues ??
All suggestions would be welcome.
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