the bar looks really confusing and has pointless gimmicks everywhere
There isn't one single gimmick on this bar. Everything has its purpose and once you used it you wouldn't want to go without it anymore.
We sell Core/Carved amongst many other brands in our shop and the Core/Carved bars are absolutely fantastic. The new Flysurfer bar took a big leaf out of Core/Carved book and is also great. Honestly looking at the Core/Carved bar it might at first glance look slightly confusing but it is ten times less cluttered and way more functional than either the North or Slingshot units.
Seriously the Bar on the Core/Carved kites do the business like no other bar does. Everybody who tries them comes of the water and says to me, "Every brand should make their bars like this, especially the unswivelling part".
Anyway enough of the praise, try it and then comment.