Mention of the mini-fifth line, here. Are we talking about the Fusion bar(2011) ? Anyhow, I had the chance to test the OR Rise 15m LW 2011 equipped with this Fusion Bar. NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE to trim when loaded….and 12-13 knts is a load with the 15m. Back to square one with tne new OR bar ?!?! No pulley=more friction, makes sense no?. I prefer the trim under the bar, but this has to be smooth and easy, like it was with the 08 and 09 bar ( I had the good sense to keeep my old bars which I ride with my newer Rise).
Else, I released in light wind, to check with the safety. The kite is supposed to roll over and do a “smiley”. This did not happen.
Question: should I expect a complete roll-over with the fusion bar ??
Otherwise, the OR 15 m would be a great LW machine as I rode along with the Zephyr’s and Flysurfer’s no problem last Sunday.