2014 North Quad Control Trust Bar



2014 North Quad Control Trust Bar

 

Product DescriptIon: 

                     

The North Trust Bar has made a name for itself in the kitesurfing industry and amongst the riders; it stands for unmatched safety and reliability. In 2014 the bar has been tweaked to perfectIon to achieve the best riding comfort possible; nonetheless it provides the rider with a unique control system that has safety rooted at its core. 

The 2014 North Quad Control Trust Bar is the safest 4-line bar on the market, offering unrivalled control and safety release optIons. The Iron Heart Release is unparalleled in its efficiency and ease of use and forms the core of the bar through which the other safety systems flow. The safety line when activated is connected to the two front lines, allowing the kite to rest on the water or the beach with hardly any power. This allows the rider to get things back under control quickly and easily. The 2014 North Quad Control Trust Bar is identical to the North 5th Element Trust Bar aside from the 4 lines and front line safety set up, ensuring it is the best on the market.

IRON HEART

The Iron Heart from North Kiteboarding has long been the benchmark for all safety systems and North Kiteboarding is continuously aiming to further improve this essential piece of safety equipment. It is renowned for a fast, safe and easy release, coupled with the ability to quickly reassemble the unit and continue flying.

  • MOULDED CHICKEN LOOP & CHICKEN STICK:  The Chicken Loop and Chicken Stick have been refined for 2014, the moulded constructIon, is softer to offer more comfort and easy reassembling. This new constructIon is warp resistant and dimensIonally stable. This makes it very easy to hook back in after unhooked tricks, as the loop stays in shape.
  • STANDARD / SUICIDE MODE:  With every 2014 North Kiteboarding Bar, there is a choice between the standard safety mode and an easy to mount ‘SUICIDE’ MODE. Only very experienced riders with special requirements should use the suicide mode.ATTENTIon: Only the standard safety mode offers 100% safety. We recommend to always use the standard safety mode. Riders who use the suicide mode should be aware and responsible for the possible consequences!
  • THE REVERSE RELEASE PIN:  The heart of the Iron Heart IV is the reverse release pin and one of the keys of the intelligent release mechanism. Unlike other safety systems, it hinges to the inside to protect your hands. The incredibly low release forces are a direct result of the reverse release pin.
  • ROTO HEAD:  The Roto Head permits you to untangle the lines after a rotatIonal jump or a kiteloop while you are riding. The new Roto Head utilizes a plastic constructIon, the plastic is extremely durable and there is no corrosIon possible. The new Roto Head comes with two grub screws making it easy and fast to change the depower line. Simply use an FCS fin key to remove the screws and change the depower line.
  • VARIO CLEAT and SLIDING STOPPER:  North Kiteboarding completely redesigned the Vario Cleat last year to make it even more effective and efficient. North has introduced a 5th line channel for the 5th line to run through, this reduces the risk of the 5th line getting tangled considerably. You can easily adjust the height of the Vario Cleat too, plus North has reduced it’s size to increase the depower area. The sliding stopper can be adjusted to suit personal preferences. Combined with the smaller Vario Cleat this accounts for 12% more depower area!
  • NEW SAFETY LEASH:  The Safety Leash has been completely redesigned to offer more floatatIon, guaranteed protectIon and ease of handling. The moulded EVA constructIon covering the hook is softer and prevents lines from tangling; the hook itself can still be bent in two directIons. The EVA cover can be pulled back for easy hooking in and out to the suicide ring at the chicken loop. Of course the end of the leash still offers a safety release where it is attached to the harness. Consequently you are still able to release the kite completely at any time.

LINE LENGTH ADVISER
In 2013 North Kiteboarding introduced different line lengths ranging from 19 to 30 meters, as the length of the flying lines can make a huge difference in the way the kite flies. Different styles of riding, different kite models or the kite size can be influencing factors that require different line length. In order to further increase this synergy effect the 19 and 22 m lines come now on a medium bar (49 / 42 cm) and the 24, 27 and 30 m lines on a large bar (53 / 46 cm). The bar is the riders’ first point of contact with the kite. In order to achieve a maximum in comfort of riding it is essential to match the kite and the riders’ style of riding to the correct line length.

19m (70% Handling / 30% Power)
Super fast and reactive tuning speeds, shorter lines are best for extreme freestyle and crazy kiteloops. They are also excellent for wave riding, where kite turning speed is important. Wakestyle riders like the close connectIon to the kite too. The disadvantage is you lose some of the low end power.
- Fast and reactive turning
- For extreme Freestyle, Wakestyle and Waves
- Tight, super fast and hard kite loops

22m (60% Handling / 40% Power)
This is the favorite length of our freestyle and wave team! These 22m lines are still great for getting lots of speed from the kite, perfect for wave riding and freestyle. Not as extreme as the 19m lines, they still lose a bit of low end power.
- Reactive turning
- Fast kite loops
- Favorite set up from our freestyle riders
- Best choice for waveriding

24m (50% Handling / 50% Power)
The best choice for an all round length, good turning speed combined with good power make 24m the perfect choice for a lot of riders. Great for freeride, waves and freestyle.
- The most versatile length
- Great for all round freeriding
- Good low end and a good turning speed
- High jumps as you can “load” the lines
- The recommended size for a one bar quiver!!

27m (40% Handling / 60% Power)
The extra length means extra power, get a little more range out of your quiver by adding this bar with the longer lines. They are also great for jumping as you can really “load” the lines when you edge and send the kite back through the window.
- Enormous low end
- Huge jumps
- Lots of lift

30m (25% Handling / 75% Power )
The choice of the North Kiteboarding Race Team, longer lines mean even more power, but the kite turns at a slower rate. This suits racers looking for the ultimate in pull in the often gusty and light conditIons they are faced with.
- Perfect for light winds!
- Extra power
- North Kiteboarding Race Team approved

The bar is your first point of contact with the kite, Iit is the connectIon between you and your kite and it is important to get it right. And it’s actually an easy formula: The shorter the lines, the more direct and faster the kite turns. The longer the lines, the more power you can generate out of them! Choose a North Trust Bar, and choose the right line set up for your style of riding.

ATTENTIon:
Never ride without the cover. It prevents the knot of the leader line from slipping out of its housing and increases stiffness. North has also integrated a new backline adjustment, which allows the rider to trim the rear lines as and when it is needed to do so. In additIon to this there is moulded EVA cushIoning to ensure maximum comfort for the rider.

NEW:
North’s Trust Bar has a reworked Flip-Flop functIon, which is a lot easier to operate now. It allows you to switch between a 53cm and 46cm bar width (M/L bar) and 49 cm and 42cm bar width (S/M bar) with just one click. This makes the procedure of changing the bar set up far simpler.

Features:

 

  • EVA cushIoned winding post with flip-flop functIon for easy width adjustment:  The Winding Posts are made of a fully moulded fiberglass reinforced Polyamide constructIon, which offers an incredibly lightweight solutIon with increased stiffness. In additIon to this, there is a moulded EVA cushIoning to ensure maximum comfort for the rider.

  • Integrated backline adjuster:  The Winding Posts feature an integrated backline adjustment, which allows the rider to trim the rear lines when needed.

  • Fully integrated EVA floater:  The moulded EVA floater is fully integrated into the winding posts to offer a seamless connectIon, which gives better protectIon to the lines and the rider. The integratIon of the EVA floater also avoids line tangling and gives better overall stiffness between the bar and lines.

  • Exchangeable plastic center hole insert:  Plastic, fitted center hole
    North’s new exchangeable insert for the center hole is made of plastic, to reduce wear on the depower line. The material North uses is resistant to abrasIon, and will cause much less damage, if sand is present, to the line itself.

  • New moulded EVA floater for safety leash 

  • NEW STICKY & ERGONOMIC BAR GRIP:  For 2014 North has reduced the diameter of the bar in order to increase the thickness of the EVA bar grip. The result is a bar that has the same overall diameter but offers a lot more comfort to the rider.



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