Spring or no spring

Discussion in 'Tech Discussion' started by steveo, October 10, 2016.

  1. steveo

    steveo Member

    Hi guys so what is better a pole spring or no pole spring I am running a spring at the moment but because I have quite a short pole and if your hands come off the bars it goes all the way up any ideas I have a kp pole and running breather tubes
    Last edited: October 10, 2016
  2. Do you have a pole limiting rope? This may solve your problem
  3. steveo

    steveo Member

    Yep got one of those it helps a bit but I mainly ride flat water and if you shorten the rope a bit it limits you a spring with less tension would be the awnser
  4. casey

    casey Member

  5. casey

    casey Member

    Not sure if they fit a kp pole..
  6. steveo

    steveo Member

    When I was in ozzy I saw a rickter ninja with 2 separate bolts and no spring but man did it have a wicked creeking sound going on MR KP do you make anything ?
  7. knoxie

    knoxie Active Member

    the spring/no spring is person preference really, if you do run no spring & tight pole , either run a long bolt with spacer tube, or 2 pinch bolts either side.
    If you do run a spring then it is just a matter of getting the spring tension right. There will be a new KP bracket available very soon that has an adjustable spring perch built in, so you can adjust the tension on your spring.
  8. Your The man knoxie. Let us know when they are available
  9. steveo

    steveo Member

    Hey Mr KP do you do a chin pad for one of your poles I have a ninja pad and it doesn't quite fit with out cutting it
  10. knoxie

    knoxie Active Member

    just an ally shell that you need to cover with turf etc. 2 styles (http://www.kp-parts.com/parts/chinpad-shell) i really need to add some more photos to show them finished and fitted.
  11. T Bear

    T Bear Active Member

    Tayne runs no spring on his rickter and keeps pole tight so it stays where it is when he lets go of it
  12. steveo

    steveo Member

    Did he use a spacer on the long pole bolt or separate smaller bolts?
  13. T Bear

    T Bear Active Member

    no spacer just remove spring and tighten pole bolt then tighten lock nut
  14. steveo

    steveo Member

    But won't that close in the pole bracket and bend it ?
  15. steveo

    steveo Member

    Well I made a pole bolt spacer cranked up the bolt and it is shit makes the ski way harder to ride so who and where do you get a weak spring from ???
  16. T Bear

    T Bear Active Member

    What pole bracket are you using ? put a picture up
  17. steveo

    steveo Member

    It's a std pole bracket on a xfs rickter with a kp pole and running breather tubes it won't let me up load a pic
    Last edited: October 23, 2016

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