This is a new control bar, that offers incredible depower, with a double pulley for the trim. It has been designed for hydrofoil racing and foil kites such as Ozone, Flysurfer, F-One, Elf, Conceptair...
You can now choose a bar with foamed bar ends, such as the Freestyle wave bars, or a bar with 4 settings for the bar ends (same as Totem bars).
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This race bar is currently used by Olivia Lys, buggy world champion. Olivia rides with Ozone foil kites. Arnaud Troalen just won the French title of hydrofoiling freestyle. The race bar was originally designed with Arnaud Troalen, racing manager and trainer, and Kieran Leborgne, one of the best promissing young riders in the world hydrofoil championship. Other talented riders in the world tour use the race bar, such as Thomas Lombardo, Malo Quernec Albéric Dubray.
Here is a list of improvements of the race foil bar version 2:
- The bar setup is more compact than version 1
- Coated depower throw, for improved performance, especially in mild winds conditions
- highest quality of dyneema ropes, with very low stretch
- comes standard with the AKA 2 quick releaser and small chicken loop
During a race, the wind may change from 8 to 35 knots, especially in the South of France. So the riders have to use the biggest possible kite to be as fast as possible in mild winds... and must keep this big kite in big gusts. Riding a 9m2 foil kite and a foil in 35 knots wind would be merely impossible without this bar.
This race bar comes with more than one meter of depower (!), with a double pulley.
The trim can go throw the bar center or not: this is your choice.
The current trend is to race with fairly short lines. 17 meters is often a preferred choice. Also the briddle on the foil kites is about 5 meters long too.
Keep in mind that our bars come with about 1.4 meters of leader lines. If you order a race bar with 17 meters, the total length will be 18.4 meters.
Note: for the other universal bars,
Race lines or standard lines?
We suggest 2 types of kite lines:
- "standard" high performance 425 kg kite lines, pretty much unbreakable, very low stretching
- 300 kg race lines
Race lines are thiner, so produce less drag. So they are better for racing. To this day, none of the race lines broke.
Adjustable or fixed bar ends
We propose 2 types of bar ends:
- adjustable with 4 holes, same as the Totem bars
- foam bar ends, same as universal Freestyle wave bar ends), fixed length
To choose a bar with foam bar ends, choose a bar size of 52 cm, 60 or 65 cm.
To choose a bar with multiple settings for bar ends such as the Totem bars, choose a bar size of 40 to 55 cm or 45 to 60 cm.
UNIVERSAL BARS : UNSURPASSED BENEFITS
TAKE IT APART COMPLETELY – SPARE PARTS
The only control bar on the market that you can take apart completely and upgrade easily. No use to buy a new bar because one piece is worn out ! All the components of the bar are available online.
AKA SECURE QUICK RELEASER
The quick releaser allows you to release the kite easily. It is a « push away » QR, complying with French Afnor safety regulations. Really easy to trigger and re-hook, especially if you are in the water.
Rotating donkey dick : freestylers will love it.
The chicken loop is reinforced in the middle part, so that it keeps its shape if you unhook.
The QR has a swivel on its upper part. It really works ! You can untwist the lines.
This QR has been improved year after year and is mature. Users of older Kite Attitude bars can upgrade it for a very reasonable price.
All the components can be replaced very easily.
The universal bar is « plug and ride ». You can connect to the kite and go riding. No need to make special adjustments. But expert riders can fine-tune the bar to their own needs.
Since all components can be replaced very easily, you can upgrade your bar and save money. So you are not compelled to purchase a totally new bar every year.
- You can connect the lines to any kite briddle on the market, because the loops contain knots at the end of the loops. So if, for instance, the briddle of your kite has knots for the back lines and loops for the front lines, you can connect without any problem.
« MADE IN EUROPE », DESIGN AND ASSEMBLING IN FRANCE
The bars are designed in France, the kite lines come from Europe and are sewed in France. The bars are finally assembled in France. This is why we can provide all the possible options and customization. We have all spare parts available at all times.
HIGH END COMPONENTS
We are using are the best possible components to build the Kite Attitude universal bars. Just compare each part with the competitors’s products. Look at ropes, quality of lines, quality of grip, bar centers, etc : it is at least equivalent and often better.
The bar center is molded with stainless steel : it is much stronger than CNC. Not a single bar center broke, over a production of several thousand units.
For instance :
The pulley can sustain up to 700 kg.
The chicken loop is reinforced in the middle, so that it keeps its rounded shape if you unhook.
The depower rope is 5.5 mm wide : it can sustain 2 tons. Most depower ropes on the market are only 4 mm wide, and sometimes less.
If you wonder why the depower rope is not plastic-sheathed, here is why :
1) If you want, you can cover the depower rope with shrinkable plastic tube. You can get some some tube used by electricians to do it.
2) plastic-sheathed depower ropes usually don’t slide as well as plain ropes.
3) plastic-sheathed depower ropes need be much thiner, otherwise they cannot fit into the tubes.
4) our bar center is well rounded and really wide, so the depower rope lasts longer
We have been making bars since 2009 for a number of kite brands. Thousands of riders are riding with our gear. So we have huge feedback regarding how people ride and use the bars, in many parts of the planet. In other words, we know what works in the long run in all weather conditions, and how people want to use the bars (beginners, experts, competitors…)
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