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2015 North 5th Element Trust Bar (5 Line)

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£349.00
Product code: 3682

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  • EVA cushioned winding post with flip-flop function for easy width adjustment

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2015 North Kiteboarding 5th Element Trust Bar

 
Available Line Lengths..
 
-19m
-22m
-24m
-27m
 
 
  • EVA cushioned winding post with flip-flop function for easy width adjustment
  • Vario cleat and sliding stopper for easy height adjustment
  • Integrated backline adjuster to trim rear lines
  • Fully integrated EVA floater to protect lines and rider
  • Exchangeable plastic center part insert
  • Moulded EVA floater for safety leash prevents line tangling
 

The North Kiteboarding Trust Bar is the most progressive and effective tool to steer your kite and comes equipped with the most functional safety system in kiting, the Iron Heart IV. Over the years it has made a name for itself in the kitesurfing industry and amongst the riders; it stands for unmatched safety and reliability. 

 

5th Element

 

5th Element Bar
Safety is an essential topic in a sport where you are facing the power of the elements, and in some situations are totally on your own. The North Kiteboarding patented 5th line system has provided the greatest combination of safety and performance for many years now. Year after year the 5th line concept proves its reliability and 100% instant depower after a safety release no matter what the conditions. The system still has a commanding lead compared to other safety systems available on the market. This is why we at North Kiteboarding believe in the 5th line concept. What’s more, the 5th line makes water re-launch really easy and the loaded 5th line kite designs (Vegas and Rebel) offer a very short depower stroke, giving the rider ultimate control in gusty conditions. The benefits of this set-up are obvious and appreciated by riders all over the world. 

 

 

 

 

LINE LENGTH ADVISOR


In 2013 we introduced different line length ranging from 19 to 30 metres as the length of the flying lines can make a huge difference to 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

 
BAR FEATURES

 

BAR FEATURES

WINDING POSTS
The Winding Posts are made of a fully moulded fibreglass 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. The Winding Posts feature an integrated backline adjustment, which allows the rider to trim the rear lines when needed. 


ATTENTION:
Never ride without the cover. It prevents the knot of the leader line from slipping out of its housing.

INTERGRATED EVA FLOATER
FLIP FLOP FUNCTION
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. 



NEW:
To achieve better and more direct feedback on the thumb, we added a newly designed push pin on the outside of the winding post which makes it a lot easier to operate. The Flip Flop function allows you to switch between a 53cm and 46cm bar width (M/L bar) and 49cm and 42cm bar width (S/M bar) with just one click. This makes the procedure of changing the bar set up far simpler.

 

 

Plastic, fitted centre hole
The exchangeable insert for the centre hole is made of plastic, to minimise wear on the depower line. The material we use is resistant to abrasion, and will cause much less damage, if sand is present, to the line itself.

 

 

NEW STICKY & ERGONOMIC BAR GRIP
In 2015 we maintain the smaller diameter of the bar introduced in 2014 which allows for a thicker EVA bar grip. The result is a bar that has the same overall diameter but offers a lot more comfort to the rider.

 
 
 
 

 

 

PRODUCT

IRON HEART

 

 

The Iron Heart from North Kiteboarding has long been the benchmark for all safety systems and we are 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 DICK 
The Chicken Loop and Chicken Dig mounting has been reworked in 2015. Exchanging the Chicken Loop or removing the Chicken Dig is now easier due to the new grub screw. Simply use an FCS fin key to remove the screws. The flexible moulded construction offers comfort and allows for easy reassembling. It is warp resistant and dimensionally stable which makes it very easy to hook back in after unhooked tricks, as the loop stays in shape.

STANDARD / SUICIDE MODE
With every 2015 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 using 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 reverse release pin is the reason for the incredibly low release forces enabling you to release with little exertion.

ROTO HEAD
The Roto Head permits you to untangle the lines after a rotational jump or a kiteloop while you are riding. It is made from an extremely durable plastic construction where no corrosion is possible. The 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
The Vario Cleat and Sliding Stopper enable a quick and easy adjustment of the depower stroke. Especially interesting for smaller riders who have problems reaching the bar in the regular setting. The height of the Vario Cleat and Sliding Stopper can be easily adjusted to suit personal preferences. The reduced size combined with the smaller Vario Cleat accounts for 12% more depower area. The 5th line channel reduces the risk of the 5th line getting tangled considerably.

NEW SAFETY LEASH
The Safety Leash offers excellent 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. The safety release function is positioned at the end of the leash where it is attached to the harness; giving you the possibility to release the kite completely at any time.

 
 
 
 

- See more at: http://www.northkiteboarding.com/products/bars/5th-element/#sthash.7RMGqqK1.dpuf

 

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