Brand New 2015 – 4 line North Quad Bar / Was: 188, Now: 120
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.