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.
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.
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 new 2014 F-ONE Monolith bar is made with the brand new MONOLITH technology, the latest fine-tuned jewel from the F-ONE R&D team. CNC-MILLING The heart of the MONOLITH bar is made directly from a 6061 aluminum block. The computer numerical control (CNC) fabrication used allows to carve the bar in one unique piece. This new fabrication method is used in conjunction with 6061 Aluminum, an alloy charged with magnesium and Silicium. This material is extremely resistant and is used in the Air and Space fields. On top of its strength, this material offers excellent resilience and great resistance to corrosion. ANTI-CORROSION The new MONOLITH bar beneficiaries from a new anodizing process that reinforces the external structure of the bar and blocks all corrosion. COMFORT For increased safety and comfort, the bar ends are molded with a soft material. The anti-sliding thermoformed grip also has a double EVA layer on top of the bar. SAFETY SYSTEM The general safety system has been kept the same: UPS with Velcro quick release.
The general safety system has been kept the same: UPS with Velcro quick release. The big advantage is its sand-proof nature. We regularly improve our safety system, this year the chicken loop is equipped with a new injected <>, stiffer, easier to rotate and adjustable in length. DEPOWER SYSTEM The Clamcleat equipped with its molded handle and with its Neoprene cover remains unchanged. THE MONOLITH BAR SETUP IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE BANDITS 4, 5 AND 6.
Naish Alana Control System is a Women’s Performance 4-line Control System. Designed specifically for women, the Alana Control System features a reduced sized Smart Loop and bar throw. The bar width has also been reduced for more forgiving steering on smaller sized kites. It also features a reduced diameter bar with a new Memory Core for a comfortable, ergonomic grip. The new V2 Bar Center has been re-designed, providing smoother line entry to reduce wear and tear. The Vario Bar End Adjustment allows the rider to change the bar length from 16” to 18” (40 to 45 cm). The Low-V swivel with an integrated pulley connects the front flying lines at the lowest configuration possible to keep lines straight and provide a front line flagging leash.
Naish Alana Women's Control System Key Features:
NEW Reduced sized Smart Loop optimized for smaller riders
NEW Reduced bar throw optimized for smaller riders
NEW Reduced bar width for more forgiving steering on smaller sized kites
NEW Memory Core for comfortable, ergonomic grip
NEW V2 Bar Center provides smoother line entry to reduce wear & tear
For the 2014 Slingshot Compstick Control bar all three main aspects have been created to react in balanced unison together. As a complete system, the 2014 Slingshot Compstick Control Bar combines the important aspects of kite control, de-power, safety, and convenience for a riders experience that is tested, trusted, simple, smooth, and intuitive. We focused on the performance of three individual zones which work together to provide a world class rider-centric control system. This new approach takes into account 3 specific areas, 1. Flight Control - Above the Bar, 2. Compstick - At the Bar, 3. Rider Control Center - Below the Bar.
Naish Shift Control System is a Pro Performance 5-line Control System. The Naish Shift Control System features a reduced diameter bar with a new Memory Core for a comfortable, ergonomic grip. The new V2 Bar Center has been re-designed, providing smoother line entry to reduce wear and tear. The Shift System features a High-Y connection which incorporates an active 5th line for control over the leading edge arc, making it the perfect control system for hooked in and unhooked riding. It also features a single PU coated trimline to minimize wear and reduce excess bulk in the middle of the bar. The Vario Bar End Adjustment allows the rider to change the bar length from 16” to 18” (40 to 45 cm) to fine tune steering.
Naish Shift Control System Key Features:
NEW Memory Core for comfortable, ergonomic grip
NEW V2 Bar Center reduces line wear
Above-the-bar trim adjustment
Auto positioning Smart Loop
Single PU-coated trimline to minimize wear and reduce bulk
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 Crazyfly Sick bar is one of the safest bars on the market with one front line flag out which ensures 100% collapse of the kite. When the safety is triggered, the kite loses all power and falls down all the way immediately. On the 2014 Crazyfly Sick bar, we changed the traditional depower line for coated Dyneema®, and we enlarged and polished the center hole on the bar, all to radically reduce depower line wear. The bar ends, made from hi-tech engineered elastomer are super flexi, soft and safe. A simple Clam Cleat ® above the bar ensures comfortable and reliable depower trimming of the kite. The Sick bar is finished with high quality, long lasting, and almost-zero elongation Dyneema® flying lines made in Germany. The 2014 Crazyfly Sick bar has exactly the same quality flying lines as the 2013 version, but this year’s flying lines are dipped in black color to be easily visible for snowkiting. There is no comparison for the material quality, weight, simplicity, and durability of the Sick bar.
The new CrazyFly Sick bar is the first and only bar made 100% in Europe from only European materials and components. Plus, the 2014 Sick bar conforms to the international safety norm NF S52-503. The bar itself is a full carbon monocoque tube with solid center for extremely light weight, superior strength, and lasting durability. This year, the 2014 Sick bar has seen a number of upgrades, while sticking to its main ideals of simplicity and safety. Starting with safety, the new quick release has a new stainless steel lever mechanism inside, which reduces pressure and makes the safety easier to trigger. The quick release cover is now made from extremely strong and durable DuPont® plastic. We have also added a Rim on the top of the quick release for better grip when engaging the release.
2014 Crazyfly Sick bar Features
International NF S52-503 Certificate
The 2014 Sick bar has been certified according to the AFNOR NF S52-503 international safety norm and is one of the safest bars on the market.
Made in Europe
High Quality Hand Made Bar
• The first and only bar made 100% in Europe
• All materials and components are made in Europe
Elastic Bar Ends
Soft & Safe
• Made from hi-tech engineered elastomer are super flexi
• Soft and safe
Dyneema Depower Line
Coated Depowered Line Reduce Wear
Brand new coated Dyneema® depower line, enlarged and shinned central hole on the bar all contribute to radically reduce depower line wear.
Monocoque One Piece Bar
• Full carbon tube on the sides for light weight
• High modulus aerospace carbon fibers
• Extreme strength and durability
• Ultra light weight
Push Away Safety System
Quick & Easy to Trigger
New quick release has a new stainless steel lever mechanism inside, which reduces pressure and makes the safety easier to trigger.