GONGs new kite control bar is above all focused on security and comfort.
It's as serious, solid and functional as you can get. A real nice bar, simple ergonomic and well thought out.
Its reliabilty and ergonomy are critical keys : It is indispensible to have reliable and fully functional bar for all situations.
The bar tube is small in diameter 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 Trim system that manages the power of the kite is simple and efficient : A cleat with a wide spectrum on a inox ring, finished by ergonomic handle for a solid grip in hand : simple, solid, light and ultra functional. The adjusment strap can be fixed by the velcro system in order to avoid distraction while navigating.
The Chicken Loop is of wide diameter, letting it be used without hassle while un-hooked, it's mounted on a rotating tchoutch that keeps the chicken loop blocked in the harness or on the contrary you can put it on the side for hassle-free unhooking.
The Quick Release is completly new, working perfectly even in the most critical situations : Ultra easy to release as it is to get re-engaged. Just push away the red slider to release and the chicken loop instantly unhinges and is freed from the harness.
The Chicken Loop system is mounted on a swivel in which a front lead line passes and connects to the kite leash. The front Ys are located 4m from the bar making them compatible with a variety of kites. The chicken loops manual swivel limits the crossing of the front lines as you can occasionally unswivel and uncross 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 also gives you the sensation 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(19.65") of de-power which, as needed can be adjusted with an adjustable stop.
We use high quality Cousin Trestec F800 Lines on our handlebars. They're colored in grey(lead), red(back left), and blue(back right). These lines are incredibly solid and offer excellent resistance against stretching.
Compatible with all kites that have a maximum trim point with all the lines of equal length.
Ideal with kites up to 13m2.
Our handlebars are designed with minimalist pieces that are easy to change. The up-keep of your bar is made simple and over-used pieces are easily and affordably changed here at GONG on the shop.
Plug & Play System : Control bar compatible with 90% of the kites on the market.
The bars tube is made from super solid composites with a central aluminium eyelet.
Bar ends in foam covered plastic, supple, pleasant and safe.
Super Cosy 3D Grip : molded bar grip, ergonomic and comfortable.
Safe Quick release : simple and efficient de-power, push release, works no matter what the situation.
Anti-Stretch Flying lines : New Cousin Trestec F800 pre-stretched lines with fool-proof devices and briddles in 22m spectra, 5m optional extensions are available too.
Technology GONG Kite :
The GONG Control Bar in built in one of the 2 biggest Kite factories in the world.
Assembled with the utmost care, by the hands of the best kite workers in the kite industry.
The materials used to build our bars are of the nobelest nature, not only do we look for and expect performance but also a capacity for endurance with pieces that have proven their worth.
Included Equipment :
GONG Kite Bar 49 cm : 299€
Available now !!!
Add this bar to your quiver before another rider takes it ;-)
We must remind you that kite surfing is a sport of risk. Never go out in conditions to heavy for your skill and weight level. Never over-estimate yourself. Never practice the sport alone. Wind ranges and speeds that are announced are informative but only you can decide on any given day whether or not you go into the water. Please be prudent and take caution seriously.
The minute you launch a kite in the air you take on responsability for your actions towards yourself and to those around you that you could put in harms way and/or even kill, property included.
Release systems are an ''aid''. In no circumstance do they replace responsible and prudent behavior. If you act in a irresposible fashion and take risks, no system exists that offers full protection.
Kite lines are particularly dangerous and may cut you. Never take a line in hand when it is under tension. Never fly your kite around people because you put them at risk of being cut. Take note that wet lines may act as conductors for electricity in case of lighting and they can become electrified. Be Extremely Prudent.
The release of a kite is only efficacious if it is anticipated. If you are incapable of an anticipated release you will be incapable of doing it without risk. Kitesurfing requires anticipation skills in order to be practiced correctly. Do not enter into dangerous cul de sac situations and regularly un-cross/tangle your forward lead lines.
RESPECT the inherent security rules that exist for the sport of Kitesurfing, Thank you.