Press release will follow shortly but our new Control Bar which we showed at Surf Expo will begin shipping to dealers by the end of this month. I'll post pictures here shortly too.
flyingfishza wrote:So that makes it 4 kite companies using the same system in essence?
Does that make it a industry standard?
Ordering the ikon for myself , $450 online compared to bws which is $510.
Our new Control Bar will retail at $429 USD
and - again - will feature different overall bar rigging.
I suppose you could say that this CL head is becoming a form of an industry standard and we feel this is a good thing. Your safety matters and this release system has proven to be reliable over the last couple of seasons it's been available. Already this year we have seen some major players have to withdraw their designs due to safety concerns, this was a priority for us to avoid.
alexeyga wrote:With OR - there will be 5 companies actually. All in all, the original BWS bar felt very nice. The only con I could think of - is the lack of adjustable bar ends.
The best bars I've seen lately are the ones from Core, Zeeko and LF, which are all following the same trends:
-Adjustable bar ends
-Thick, stretch and wear-resistant lines
-These all come with some kind of stacked lines, like 20+4 - which in combination with adjustable bar ends - actually makes the bar usable with any size kite
-Reversible pig tails - which makes these virtually compatible with any kite models on the market.
We're still far from THE industry standard, but it's getting there...
Our Control Bar will feature
- Rear line adjustors (to retune your bar once front lines stretch)
- 850lb 21m, stretch and wear resistant lines
- Reversible pig tails for compatibility with any company's kite
Regarding line extensions, we include those with our kites not our bars but obviously, they are not hard to come across.
John Z ~ OR