One of the rings failed on my 2009 SLE bar. Pretty sure that this should not happen. Plus it left me in a bad place, I had to do a total release/detachment, and my kite and lines got hung up in a buoy in our freezing cold canadian waters. (But that is another story). I have two of these bars with pretty low hours on them.
My confidence is gone for this system. Plus, having to shave down the eject release mechanism sucks too. That too, made for a couple of long swims before I did the recommended modificatoins.
I might have 15 hours of riding on this bar.
Lets see if Ocean Rodeo backs their gear.
Has anyone else had this problem??????