At Kite-line, we offer kiteboarding bars from Cabrinha, Naish, North, Ocean Rodeo and Sling shot. In kiteboarding, the control bar is a metal or composite bar that is attached to the kite with kite line. Riders grasp the bar and pull at the ends to control the kite, making the kite to rotate in either direction. A chicken loop is typically tied to the control bar and is attached to a hook or latch on a spreader bar on the kiteboarders harness. Most kiteboarding bars are also equipped with a quick-release safety-system and a control strap to manually change the kite's attack angle. While kite control bars are designed to be lightweight, they must also be very strong. Kite line is typically made heavier than water and "bar floats" usually made of foam fixed to the kiteboard lines just above the harness. These keep the bar from sinking when dropped in the water. Control bars are typically made for particular kite types and sizes and are not recommended for use with different kite types.
You will not find a more ergonomic control system, with more built in features than the 2013 Cabrinha Quicklink Bar with IDS. The 2013 Cabrinha Quicklink Bar is simply the cleanest control device on the market today. The 2013 Cabrinha Quicklink Bar is the first control system on the market to internalize all of the lines, swivels, and quick releases so that the rider has an uncluttered and seamless device to control the kite. With over 14 important functions thoughtfully integrated into the control system, QuickLink works with your body’s intuitive movements for easy and efficient operation.The 2013 Cabrinha Quicklink Bar utilizes our exclusive IDS security system with three stages of depower.
The 2014 Cabrinha Overdrive 1X control and security system is a compact joystick with loads of built in features. Our eternal quest for a simpler solution to control, handling and security, has produced our cleanest and most feature rich control system to date.
The Contra must use the 2014 Cabrinha 1XL Overdrive Control Bar to achieve the full function of the security system.The 2014 Cabrinha 1XL Overdrive 49-57 cm bar should not be used with the Contra kites due to the length of the security line.