Bar safety systems are continuing to evolve. Test editor Stav Thraves doesn't know it yet, but next week we'll be attaching him to anything that moves to bring you the low down next issue on what works and what doesn't among the newest designs. The most recent innovations include...
North's new bar safety system, the 5th Element, is a new fifth line depower and relaunch tool, that also helps the kite maintain an efficient shape. Safe, extremely simple, and the relaunch is child's play.
The CLS (Central Line System), is available now on all Wipika kites, and is also a very simple innovative fifth line bar safety system. Depower is instant, and is combined with possibly the quickest relaunch after releasing from the chicken loop.
Flexi's new bar features a unique leash-less safety system which ensures failsafe release for uninhibited riding. The bar also has an anodised clam cleat system.
Bar Systems (issue # 10 Jul/Aug '04)
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