The new GONG kite bar 2019 stakes everything on safety and comfort.
The assembly and French design make this bar beautiful, light, ergonomic and very well conceived.
Safety has been our number 1 priority: we use the new quick release AKA2 that we have tested for more than a year and which is approved by the AFNOR norms NF S-52 503. The quick release is very simple to release and to re-engage, on land and in the water.
Our second priority was its dynamics. The bar is light with new rigid lines made of Dutch Dyneema with a DHPS 425 kg quality, in very low extension (0,1 %). Hand Sewed in France.
The de-power/trim are made of real Dutch Dyneema (braided in Spain). The lines stand up to 1800 kg. Your kite will be way more responsive and reactive thanks to the lower extension than the Chinese Dyneema.
The 40cm trim to manage the power of the kite is easy, simple and efficient: there is a cleat with a wide spectrum on an inox ring, finished by an ergonomic handle for a solid grip in hand : simple, solid, light and ultra functional.
The bar tube has a small diameter, it comes with a new molded grip made for comfort in all situations, and also the ends of the bar are wrapped in supple EVA : real comfort for your hands and it protects your board in case of collision.
The chicken loop has a very small diameter too to avoid to unhook unintentionally. The chicken loop is therefore, available in 3 different sizes for those who do freestyle. It is assembled with a semi rigid spinning tchoutch which allows the chicken loop to either stay locked in the hook of your harness or to put it on the side to unhook easily.
The Chicken Loop system is assembled on a swivel in which a front lead line passes and connects to the kite leash. The front Ys are located 2m from the bar making them compatible with a variety of kites. The chicken loop’s manual swivel limits the tangling of the front lines as you can occasionally unswivel and untangle the lines by hand so your release is optimal when needed. Very practical for those who don’t make the same number of rotations in both directions. The de-power line is coated for protection.
The de-power/trim and life line combo are coated in plastic to limit the friction as it passes through the bar and it gives you the feeling of lightness. Solid and practical, Sheeting the bar is easy and progressive. The longevity and life span of this system is exceptionally long. The combo offers 50cm of de-power which, as needed can be adjusted with an adjustable stop.
Compatible with all kites that have a maximum trim point with all the lines of equal length.
This 49cm bar is ideal for kite up to 13m2. Our bars are design and made with minimalist pieces that are easy to change. You can change your over used parts here, at Gong kite, for a very small fee in order to keep your gear in good health and to ensure your gear is at its very best !