Back Line Trim Bar
Fine tune your kite’s trim using the easily reached and adjusted Sidewinder control knob. Twist in small quarter turn increments to add power, bump or nudge to depower. This intuitive, easy to use system is ideal for any size rider and ensures you have ‘hands on’ control when depowering the kite. At the heart of the system is the new ergonomically designed 52cm U shaped Groove Bar. Made with a highly advanced carbon polymer blend, this unique, lightweight design ensures rapid flushing of all sand and debris while offering easy inspection and access to all moving parts. Our adjustable sliding bar stopper, the R3 G-Stop needs no special tools or set screws to hold in place and can be adjusted “on the fly” while on the beach or riding. Stick Shift internal trim adjustment means no front line swivels, no rings, no cleats, no flopping trim line that’s forever out of reach. It also means the front lines are clear for a safe and secure front line re-ride every time. The new Stick Shift control bar featuring R3’s internal trim adjustment: Lose the strap!
Total Trim Control with One Knob
Twist the Sidewinder to add power, bump or nudge to depower with hands-on control in even the most gusty or overpowered conditions. Micro or macro power adjustments to match the conditions! Quarter turns deliver 1cm of trim, five full rotations sheets in 21cm of direct 1:1 trim adjustment! Instantly depower your kite with 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.
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. An added benefit of the plush EVA grip and Carbon Polymer bar is warmer on the hands than Aluminum tube bars for cold weather riding and the entire bar is built to float! Retracting bar end bungees keep your flying lines snug and secure during storage.
On The Fly Stopper Adjustment
The easily adjusted, single handed, on-the-fly bar stopper! The Stick 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.
Helix Force Tension
Line Payout System
Pat Pend. 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.
Roto Re-Ride System
A new twist on front line re-ride safety.
By manually rotating the Hub, the entire trim unit rotates up to the Roto Bit ensuring a clean front line flag out.
Below Bar Twisted Line Management
The Roto Hub is the brains of the system, containing the front line re-ride routing and end points. The cap is held in place with an easy to remove pin making inspection and servicing simple and quick.
Lightweight Line Splitter
Locked in and rotating in unison with the Roto Hub, there is no chance for line twists within the trim line tube. This ensures easy front line flag outs and makes line twists easy to sort out on the water.
Gen 7 Punch OUT Trim loop
Since 2001, The Innovator Of Punch Out Safety
Generation 7 – Our workhorse Trim Loop. Proven, tried and tested our punchout trim loop design has become the industry standard since 2001. The stainless pin/loop release has been perfected in both freezing weather and scorching heat. Push away release effort is unchanged even under extreme loads. Release cuff clearance to the below the bar swivel ensures easy release even if the control bar is pinned up against the trim loop’s Roto Hub.
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 Stick 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.
20” HD Kite Leash
Heavy duty 2.5cm (1”) wide webbing with flat elastic core. Corrosion resistant stainless clip with neoprene cover. Punch out (push away) release cuff with pin and loop reset.
Coil zip for easy access. Mesh panels for quick drying. Inside pocket for pigtail storage.