NORTH KITEBOARDING's Trust Bar 2017 5th Element Control Bar will completely change the way you kiteboard.

With the new Trust Bar 2017 5th Element, NORTH KITEBOARDING further enhances safety standards, performance and water relaunch and introduces revolutionary innovations.

Riders of all levels, from pros to newcomers, will all gain substantial advantages from the new system.

For 2017, the entire bar has been completely re-designed, without losing proven features like the roto-head, the sliding stopper with stopper ball and adjustable winding posts. The small and lightweight vario cleat helps to adjust the Trust Bar in any situation quickly and easily. The new upgraded ergonomic bar grip improves comfort and all features of the 2017 Trust Bar are redefined with an aim on the highest functionality and easiest handling, even in challenging circumstances.

The seventh edition of North's tried and tested 5th Element Bar is possibly the most effective and trustworthy safety system on the market.

The North Iron Heart V requires minimal release forces and is not affected by harsh sand and saltwater conditions.

The double de-power line in combination with the Sliding Stopper and Stopper Ball ensures that the bar is always where you want it to be in all situations.

The small, lightweight Vario Cleat allows you to quickly and easily adjust it to your desired de-power stroke while the system automatically trims your lines to the perfect length. If the dangling trim line has ever interfered with your flow in the past, you can now forget about it focus on your riding: Simply Velcro the dangling portion to the stopper ball so it’s never in your way.

Riders of all skill levels, from newcomers to pros, will benefit from the simplicity and functionality of the new 2017 North 5th Element Bar Trust Bar and Iron Heart V.

Safety: Whether you ride unhooked, spin, try a water relaunch for the first time or practice a handle pass, all manoeuvres, including the latest tricks, can now be performed with the safety leash of the 5th Element. As soon as you pull the Iron Heart IV or let go of the bar it slides up the safety line. The kite is then completely de-powered and comes down without twisting the lines.

Relaunch: The 5th Element allows you to re-launch without having to swim towards the kite. From the nose down position, simply pull the 5th line towards you to get the kite to tip onto it‘s back while simultaneously pulling one back line. The kite will make it‘s way to the edge of the window and take off.

Performance: The 5th Element stabilizes the kite’s arc and thus clearly increases erformance. Enhanced profile stiffness brings considerable advantages in depowered situations and increases the kite’s wind range. As a result, the kite flies closer to the edge of the wind window and responds more directly to steering impulses.

Reinforced attachment points: Kites has reinforced attachment points at the leading edge and the 5th Element Bar is either attached to a single line or to a Y-shaped noseline with a predetermined length. This system allows you to use different kite sizes with the same bar without making further adjustments.

Triple V-Connection: The Triple V-Connection converts an almost conventional four liner bar into the 5th Element Bar. The new Triple V construction has increased durability and less wear. The new stronger Dyneema lines are fed through a metal ring that reduces friction and wear. The power frontline splits into two frontlines that run to the kite’s right and left tips.

Internal Line System: The 5th Element system has three lines coming through the newly designed bar hole. Two of them are the depower lines that end at the Vario Cleat, the depower system, and continue from there as the power frontline. The third line is our safety frontline to which you attach your safety leash. When you release the safety mechanism, the bar slips up along this line and completely depowers the kite.

Compatible on all 5-Line kite designs, such as Delta, C, Hybrid, and Bow Kites and all North Kiteboarding Rhino, Rebel, EVO, Fuse, Neo, Dyno and Vegas Kites.

Comes complete with 19m, 22m, 24m, 27m or 30m lines.

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