How to setup a Slider Bar
Slider bars make kiting in the waves a whole lot better because you can move a bit more independently from your kite. Making a slider bar is pretty easy. All we do is take a normal bar, tie a rope to one end, thread on something that slides, and then tie off the rope to the other end of the bar. The snap shackle can be attached to whatever you have sliding on the rope. Alternatively if you don’t ever unhook you can remove you’re chicken loop and replace it with the shackle. If you do this I’d also recommend cutting of the hook from your spreader bar with a hacksaw, it will save weight and make it so you can paddle your surfboard with your harness on if things go wrong. Check the Slider Bar video and you’ll see how simple it is.
Any type of bar works with Engine Harnesses. However if you are making a slider bar we recommend you not use Mystic Brand bars because they can release unexpectedly when turned into sliders. We use Dakine bars.