The next generation of bars are here

The next generation of bars are here

The next generation of bars is now ready for you

Press Release: September 11, 2018

After a long summer spent on getting you what would get you to go further on the water with our next generation kite lineup, we knew that we couldn’t just stop there. Our bars were in need of an upgrade that fit the caliber of kites and to provide you with gear that is an enabler and not a distraction.

After all this, Ocean Rodeo is proud to announce our new lineup of bars. Made to suit all your needs we’ve developed this lineup to match your style, be rugged and true, and not overbearing. Keeping things simple so you spend less time reading this article and more time kiting!

Introducing The Shift

The Shift bar notes some refinements from it’s previous iteration as the Stick Shift. Slimming everything down (including it’s name) the Shift bar is more profiled, built even tougher, and is engineered with the help of the performance engineering group r3. Using their ‘r3inforced’ framework, the Shift bar is built with key components that allowed us to take an existing backline trim bar and make it last longer in rougher conditions, act more precisely without taking your eyes off the water, and create a more direct feeling to your kites.

The Pilot Bar

Already soft released to the public for some time now the Pilot Bar was made to show that high end engineering doesn’t always have to have complex solutions.

Fulfilling our lineup and taking things down to basics the Pilot Bar allowed for us to put forth simple solutions to complex problems. The pilot bar contains an ‘r3inforced‘ framework as well, with a precision cleat lock, stainless steel center with a dual chamber polyurethane tubing to ensure no chaffing and no line tangle.

Read an overview of the Pilot Bar

Both the Shift and the Pilot bar come to you and are already in at some local retailers. We’re always looking to provide you with no excuses riding and Ocean Rodeo equipment for you and your local spot. Find where you can see one at our dealer finder, or if you are a retailer and are looking for bars to demo contact us.

The Kite Mag Talks the Future!

The Kite Mag Talks the Future!

photo by Jay Wallace

The Kite Mag Talks New Products

In our latest meeting with The Kite Mag, we talk about our tried, tested and true process, what it means to truly excel at making kites for our riders, and the unique position we’re in as a rider owned company to provide what no other brand can. You can read the whole article here

The Kite Mag Says

Ocean Rodeo have just pumped out new generation releases of all of their kites… They have a reputation as a brand that really thinks their products through and this is evident in the current lineup which really does have something for everyone. You might not see the appeal of kiting in the icy pacific northwest waters that they call home, but jump on one and the chances are you’ll see the appeal of an Ocean Rodeo kite.

photo by Jim Stringfellow

The Kites Are Out… Now What?

Ocean Rodeo is Proud to say we’re weeks away from our next release of our backline trim lineup. To go with our refinements we’ve even refined the name. Now titled the Shift Bar, this second generation Ocean Rodeo backline trim bar will feature everything of it’s predecessor, the Stick Shift along with some further refinements, including some you might have already seen on the Ocean Rodeo Pilot Bar.

Along with this we have another release coming your way this fall/winter as well! Stay tuned as we drop a great new twist on an old classic. 

iKsurfmag talks pilot bar

iKsurfmag talks pilot bar

ikSurfMag Talks Pilot Bar

 

When iKsurf mag approached us with questions on our thoughts on control bars and where they fit in the grand scheme of the sport we couldn’t help but talk to them about how our present offering will start to affect the future. Having just released the pilot bar Ocean Rodeo was already ready to answer questions with them on what was most prevalent on our bar.

“Possibly the most overlooked and underrated bit of equipment in your quiver, the control bar is the connection between rider and kite. To find out more about this crucial piece of equipment”

 

Click here for the full interview!

The Pilot Bar

The Pilot Bar is our latest control bar system combining great innovation with a clean and easy layout. By combining time tested components and materials, the Pilot bar delivers enhanced precision and control to front line trim without clutter or complications.

The Kite Mag Reviews the Roam

The Kite Mag Reviews the Roam

The Kite Mag Tests The Roam

Photo:  Jay Wallace

 

While our pro riders were out competing hard in Morocco at the GKA world tour, they were able to get away from the action just long enough to pass our Next Gen Roam to the team over at The Kite Mag. Here’s a little excerpt from their article.

The Kite Mag’s Take

 

“there is a lovely smooth delivery of power as you dive the kite and then it drives forward in the window and delivered plenty of power for cruising around. Also impressive was the upwind performance which seemed to defy the laws of physics as it feels like the kite is sitting pretty deep but it still really trucks you upwind.”

A Wave Kite Like No Other

The Roam is Ocean Rodeo’s dedicated wave kite and the kite of Choice for Ocean Rodeo’s GKA pro rider’s Carla Herrera and Reece Myerscough. Built with a No Excuses attitude this kite is second to none in wave riding.

 

The Race to Alaska is Upon us

The Race to Alaska is Upon us

The Race To Alaska is Live!

 

Leaving at the crack of dawn this morning, the Race to Alaska began it’s trial run from Port Townsend, Washington to Victoria, BC, Canada. The next leg of the race? a grueling 750 mile cold water race all the way to Ketchikat, Alaska. Such a long and daunting task requires a true No Excuses attitude which is exactly why Ocean Rodeo is a sponsor of the race and all its graceful chaos.

Follow The Race From Home

 

For all you Tracker Junkies, R2AK has an active tracker for you to follow the action no matter where you are. See who is topping each division, who is defying the odds and who is crazy enough to attempt this race with nothing more than a stand up paddle board.

A suit that will be able to keep you dry in the conditions set before these racers. It’s almost become synonymous with the race itself. Ocean Rodeo is proud to be the drywear of choice on the R2AK. Built to be adaptive to varying conditions the Ignite ensures the R2AK racers won’t overheat in calmer conditions, and will stay dry when they turn for the worst.