From Best Kiteboarding:

The Red-Line Performance bar combines everyone’s favorite features and safety options into one unbeatable bar. Simple enough for anyone to understand, yet with enough versatility to satisfy even the most demanding riders, it’s guaranteed to set the standard for years to come.

The Red-Line Performance bar uses our new molded, push to release QR with integrated swivel. With only one moving part and no complex internal mechanical parts the ‘Click-it QR’ is easy to reassemble and designed to work consistently with a positive release action even under several hundred kilograms of load.

With an integral swivel sitting on top of the chickenloop assembly untwisting your lines and swapping between hooked-in and unhooked riding just got a whole lot easier. This is the perfect bar for riders of all levels who demand the most reliable and predictable safety system but still need all the features our previous bars have had to offer.

A dual-depower center line with integral moulded stopper allows you to trim the bar position, taking the strain so you can concentrate on your next move. The Redline safety system passes directly through the center of the stopper ball, providing a safety override regardless of how you use the stopper.

A dual front line safety set-up ensures that your kite depowers safely and lands ready to be relaunched as quickly as possible. Riders who require to completely kill their kite can opt to use the rear line OSR handles instead of the chickenloop mounted Redline safety. Advanced riders can choose to use the suicide leash connection by clipping their safety over the chickenloop line.

Flying lines are 700lb rated, colour coded for easy set-up and proven to offer incredibly low stretch and amazing durability; the rear flying lines can be trimmed to allow compensation for your preferred bar position or when using the bar with kites from previous product years. An above the bar pull-pull trim strap provides easy depower trimming in flight.

One bar for all kites, the Standard has been set.

Due in stock May 25,2010


“Click It” Quick Release:
A one piece, injection moulded quick release with push-to-release outer-cuff ensures reliable and easy safety system activation.
With no mechanical internal parts there’s nothing to foul to inhibit safe operation, ensuring reassembly is just as fast and as easy as activation.

Forged Center:
A drop forged alloy bar center replaces the swaged center bushings used on previous bars. With an oversized, smooth polished and elliptically flared center hole depower line wear is almost completely eliminated on the Redline Performance Bar. The new design also allows the EVA bar grip to run right up to the center hole, making unhooked kite control just that little bit more secure than before.

Dual Depower Stopper Ball:
Our 3 into 1 Dual Depower stopper ball allows for all flying lines to pass through it giving you all the benefits of our well established stopper ball design bars as well as the safety and bypass functionality of our previous Redline bar design.

Spring Gate :
We have replaced the older snap-gate Carabiner design and replaced it with a lower profile, easier to hook and unhook spring gate design. Because the spring gate is self-tensioning and made from heavy chromed stainless, it’ll be as smooth after a full season’s use as it was the day you purchased it.

Redline Safety Leash:
The Redline safety leash connects you directly to the front lines of your kite, allowing you to completely depower your kite. The Redline safety overrides the depower stopper ball automatically whenever you drop the bar or activate the ‘Click-it’ QR.

Under Bar Swivel:
A low friction swivel, shaped with male/female fit for the underside of the bar, helps to keep everything locked in placed when unhooking and makes untwisting your lines easier than ever before. Designed to be easy to clean the new swivel can be flushed out after use and stripped in seconds for a full service should it ever become necessary.

Sideline adjust system:
The Redline Performance bar comes with adjustable back line trim. A short rear leader line positioned inside the bar end floats has 3 different knot locations allowing you to trim the rear line lengths to balance the L&R rear line lengths or to optimize your bar for different kites.

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