2022/2021 Ocean Rodeo Pilot Bar 2.0



2022/2021 Ocean Rodeo Pilot Bar 2.0

Available sizes: 46cm, 52cm

Totally redesigned, the Pilot bar is a culmination of 20 years frontline trim design experience. We went all out and refined every component to deliver the cleanest, easiest to use frontline trim bar to date.

  • The redesigned control stick features a smaller 23mm diameter grip turning the Pilot into a precision instrument.
  • Featuring a generous 60cm of sheeting range, the newly designed cleat and trim line handle are still within easy reach.
  • The refined bar floats feature a streamline shape that incorporates full retract bar-end bungees for easy line storage.
  • The Pilot has been upgraded with German made Liros DC 401 Ultra HD flying lines.

ISO certified, the Pilot is outfitted with the all new Gen 9 Punch Out Trim Loop and leash system.


Bar Length: 46cm and 52cm

Lines: 22m (19m + 3m) Liros DC 401

GEN 9 PUNCHOUT TRIM LOOP

Featuring single handed click in reset! (ISO 21853 certified)

The Gen 9 Trim Loop sets a new standard in ease of use, security, and is loaded with exciting new features to enhance your ride while delivering reliable release and depower flag out.

The new trim loop has been made significantly smaller allowing the trim to be comfortably within reach, without sacrificing the throw length. 




EASY AUTO RESET

The push release cuff remains held in the open and ready-to-reset position at all angles of release. Simply push the free end of the trim loop into the reset chamber and the release cuff automatically snaps back into position.

For added security, the stainless steel release pin is shrouded by the release cuff, guarding your hand from release pin motion during activation.

The push release cuff features an ergonomic grip. A smooth surface on the back side of the cuff reduces accidental activation of the release cuff against the bumps and bangs encountered while riding.

REFINED ROTO HUB


(Below bar line swivel “Roto Hub” has been further refined, delivering smooth line twist management. An optional precision stainless steel bearing can be installed to deliver effortless line untwisting.


QUICK CHANGE TRIM LOOP

Swapping in large, small or rope slider trim loop options has never been quicker. A standard fin hex key is all that’s required. Reseting is now easier than ever, with the automatic docking and push reset feature.

TRIM LOOP RETAINER

Holds the trim loop in place in the event of slack line or extreme sheeting angles, reducing the chance of unwanted unhooking. Secure lock design between the trim loop retainer and trim loop minimizes false unhooking.

 

BAR FEATURES

SIDEWINDER

TOTAL TRIM CONTROL WITH ONE KNOB


Twist the Sidewinder to add power, bump or nudge to depower. Quarter turns deliver 1cm of trim, five full rotations sheets in 21cm of direct 1:1 trim adjustment! Instantly depower your kite with a swift downstroke motion on the knob or bump for incremental depower. With only one moving part, the simple open design allows rapid flushing of debris, easy inspection of all parts and simple maintenance if required. With your trim control always within reach, trim adjustment become intuitive and can be made while riding without needing to take your focus off the water ahead.


Note: Sidewinder delivers 1:1 total trim adjustment of 21cm, or 42cm of traditional 2:1 cleated pulley line depower.

 

GROOVE BAR

52 CM CARBON COMPOSITE BAR

The Groove Bar’s carbon composite build delivers unparalleled strength while setting the new standard in lightweight bars. Ergonomically shaped for comfort, the under bar U channel houses the trim line and is easily flushed of all debris, ensuring smooth and reliable trim adjustment every time. Plush molded EVA grip with integrated bar floats deliver float, superior grip, and tangle-free back lines. Retracting bar end bungees keep your flying lines snug and secure during storage.

DIAMOND GRIP

A reduced diameter grip, resulting in a more direct and tactile feel between the kite and bar, and a diamond grip texture which has also been refined to make it less aggressive on the hands while still delivering exceptional grip for all riding styles and in varying environmental temperatures.

 

‘HOUR GLASS’ BAR OPENING


Made with marine grade stainless steel, the center hole is highly tapered to accept the rugged 12mm PU tubing. The refined shape delivers smooth sheeting at extreme angles.

HELIX FORCE TENSION

LINE PAYOUT SYSTEM

(Patent Pending)

Now featuring a new crank stop at the top of the bar float preventing overwinding, the Helix Force Tensioned rear lines ensure clean paying rear lines even with slack back line. This feature is crucial when rigging on the beach, allowing you to easily depower your kite before launch, even with no tension on the back lines. Helix Force Tensioning provides perfect spooling every time, regardless of line tension from the kite.


G Stop

ON THE FLY STOPPER ADJUSTMENT

(Patent Pending)

The easily adjusted, single handed, on-the-fly bar stopper! The Shift’s ultra clean front line set-up offers up to 1.2 meters (3’9”) in sheeting range. Realize the full sheeting range of your kite by pushing the stopper out to your maximum reach. New riders can slide the stopper completely out to maximum throw for near total depower on SLE kites by simply just letting go of the bar. All styles of rider will appreciate the flexible stopper positioning for specific moves.


RELAUNCH BEAD

KITE RELAUNCH ASSIST

Relaunch beads are located on the back line leaders just above the ends of the Helix Force Tension system. They offer an easy spot to grip if a back line pull is required to expedite water relaunch.

 

 

BAR BAG

Features a coil zip for easy access, mesh panels for quick drying, and an inside pocket for pigtail storage.




 



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