In 2015 we have completely redesigned the 4-line system, now offering a single frontline safety system. When releasing the single frontline system all the power is redirected to one single frontline, whereby the kite will flag out more easily and rest powerless on the water. Moreover the kite will remain in a position that is ideal to restart the kite from the water. The system is equipped with a specially designed single frontline safety pulley to ensure a safe function of the system. The Quad Control 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. This allows the rider to get things back under control quickly and easily. The Quad Control Bar is identical to the 5th Element Bar aside from the 4 lines and single front line safety set up, ensuring it is the best on the market. However, 4-line systems can only offer limited safety functions. For ultimate safety and 100% depower, riders should choose the 5-line system.
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.
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.
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.