It has just come to our attention that some of the 1st 2011 SLE Freestyle Bars shipped with one of the trim adjustment straps slightly incorrectly set-up. The fix is dead simple and the issue itself is not of significant concern.
Your bar is affected if both the Grey trim adjustment strap and the Red depower strap are bundled together under the metal d-ring close to the pulley assembly, as shown below.
Trapped Trim Adjustment Line
If your bar shipped like this the result would be the need to repeatedly pull the Grey trim adjustment cord to effectively power the kite back up from a depowered position, as the d-ring would limit how far you could pull the cord with each attempt.
Your bar should have shipped with only the Red depower line under this d-ring, as shown below.
Normal 2011 SLE Freestyle Bar Trim Adjustment Set-Up
To fix this issue, simply pull in the depower line 1/2 way as, at this point the line is not doubled back on itself from the handle and is thinner, allowing for more space to pull the Grey line through. Once semi depowered you can easily pass the Grey line through the d-ring to allow for normal use of the trim adjustment line.
This issue only appears to have affected the 1st production run of bars and is easily corrected. If you have any questions, give us a call at 888-544-4969 or skype call ‘oceanrodeo’ from overseas, those calls are routed through to our customer service line open m-f 8-5 GMT-8 (PST)
John Z - OR