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The benchmark for ultimate kite control.
The iconic Shift bar is suitable for all riding styles, and particularly popular with wave and freeriders. Now in its 3rd generation, backline trim is fast becoming the future standard of kite control, the Shift 3.0 provides reliable and seamless power adjustment, all within easy reach, and without having to take your eyes off the water or become off balance stretching for a depower cleat - the pinacle of kite control is directly on the handle easily within reach at all times.
Further new refinements include a reduced diameter grip, for a more direct and tactile feel between the kite and bar. The diamond grip texture has also been refined, making it less aggressive on the hands while still delivering exceptional grip for all riding styles and in varying environmental temperatures.
Other new features include crank stops at the tips of both bar floats, and further refined gearing in the pawl winder assembly for precision trim control every time.
The Shift outfits with the new Gen 9 Punch Out Trim Loop and freeride Leash. ISO 21853 compliant, the new trim loop and leash are loaded with exciting new features to enhance your ride while delivering reliable release and depower flag out.
Bar Length: 52 cm
Line Length: 22 m
SIDEWINDER: TOTAL TRIM CONTROL WITH ONE KNOB
Twist the Sidewinder to add power, bump or nudge to depower. Quarter turns deliver 1cm of trim, five full rotations sheets in 21cm of direct 1:1 trim adjustment! Instantly depower your kite with a swift downstroke motion on the knob or bump for incremental depower. With only one moving part, the simple open design allows rapid flushing of debris, easy inspection of all parts and simple maintenance if required. With your trim control always within reach, trim adjustment become intuitive and can be made while riding without needing to take your focus off the water ahead.
Note: Sidewinder delivers 1:1 total trim adjustment of 21cm, or 42cm of traditional 2:1 cleated pulley line depower.
GROOVE BAR: 52 CM CARBON COMPOSITE BAR
The Groove Bar’s carbon composite build delivers unparalleled strength while setting the new standard in lightweight bars. Ergonomically shaped for comfort, the under bar U channel houses the trim line and is easily flushed of all debris, ensuring smooth and reliable trim adjustment every time. Plush molded EVA grip with integrated bar floats deliver float, superior grip, and tangle-free back lines. Retracting bar end bungees keep your flying lines snug and secure during storage.
A reduced diameter grip, resulting in a more direct and tactile feel between the kite and bar, and a diamond grip texture which has also been refined to make it less aggressive on the hands while still delivering exceptional grip for all riding styles and in varying environmental temperatures.
HOUR GLASS BAR OPENING
Made with marine grade stainless steel, the center hole is highly tapered to accept the rugged 12mm PU tubing. The refined shape delivers smooth sheeting at extreme angles.
HELIX FORCE TENSION: LINE PAYOUT SYSTEM
Now featuring a new crank stop at the top of the bar float preventing overwinding, the Helix Force Tensioned rear lines ensure clean paying rear lines even with slack back line. This feature is crucial when rigging on the beach, allowing you to easily depower your kite before launch, even with no tension on the back lines. Helix Force Tensioning provides perfect spooling every time, regardless of line tension from the kite.
On The Fly Stopper Adjustment
The easily adjusted, single handed, on-the-fly bar stopper! The Shift’s ultra clean front line set-up offers up to 1.2 meters (3’9”) in sheeting range. Realize the full sheeting range of your kite by pushing the stopper out to your maximum reach. New riders can slide the stopper completely out to maximum throw for near total depower on SLE kites by simply just letting go of the bar. All styles of rider will appreciate the flexible stopper positioning for specific moves.
KITE RELAUNCH ASSIST
Relaunch beads are located on the back line leaders just above the ends of the Helix Force Tension system. They offer an easy spot to grip if a back line pull is required to expedite water relaunch.
PREMIUM LIROS FLYING LINES
German made Liros DC 401 Ultra HD flying lines, tested to 580 kg (1275 lbs). Lower sections of front lines are Liros D-Pro. Lines are coloured for easy rigging. Front line re-ride is orange for easy identification while resetting the system.
Compatible with all 4 Line Kites
The Shift ships with an assortment of premium pigtails, ensuring compatibility with all major kite brands. Each pigtail is individually marked with length, allowing you to also adjust for eventual front line stretch.
ISO 21853 compliant
This new leash is composed of a HD Spectra line sheathed inside a rugged 8mm urethane tube and features a refined stainless steel carabiner that is lighter, smaller and stronger than previous designs.
The carabiner is housed inside the EVA float and pre-tensioned carabiner garage, reducing the chance of line snagging.
Features a coil zip for easy access, mesh panels for quick drying, and an inside pocket for pigtail storage.