Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

Shift

Backline trim’s new standard.

Refining from the stick shift, the new Shift bar combines Innovate 3’s’ technologies and Ocean Rodeo engineering to be a back line trim bar that provides reliable seamless power adjustment. Enjoy riding without having to take your eyes off the water. Featuring our new stainless steel centre housing, better routing to flush out debris, and the latest in CL releases with the new Gen 8 Punch out system the Shift bar is your key to fun, progression, and riding that allows you to focus on where you are over what got you there.

CAD$849.00Or as low as CAD$58.25 / month with 0% interest

FEATURES

Sidewinder

Total Trim Control with One Knob

Twist the Sidewinder to add power, bump or nudge to depower. Quarter turns deliver 1cm of trim, five full rotations sheets in 21cm of direct 1:1 trim adjustment! Instantly depower your kite with with a swift downstroke motion on the knob or bump for incremental depower. With only one moving part, the simple open design allows rapid flushing of debris, easy inspection of all parts and simple maintenance if required. With your trim control always within reach, trim adjustment become intuitive and can be made while riding without needing to take your focus off the water ahead.

Note: Sidewinder delivers 1:1 total trim adjustment of 21cm, or 42cm of traditional 2:1 cleated pulley line depower.

Groove Bar

Carbon Composite Bar

The Shift Bar’s carbon composite build delivers an unparalleled strength while setting the new standard in lightweight bars. Ergonomically shaped for comfort, the under bar U channel houses the trim line and is easily flushed of all debris, ensuring smooth and reliable trim adjustment every time. Plush molded EVA grip with integrated bar floats deliver float, superior grip, and tangle free back lines.Retracting bar end bungees keep your flying lines snug and secure during storage.

Groove Bar

Carbon Composite Bar

The Groove Bar’s carbon composite build delivers unparalleled strength while setting the new standard in lightweight bars. Ergonomically shaped for comfort, the under bar U channel houses the trim line and is easily flushed of all debris, ensuring smooth and reliable trim adjustment every time. Plush molded EVA grip with integrated bar floats deliver float, superior grip, and tangle free back lines. Retracting bar end bungees keep your flying lines snug and secure during storage.

‘HOUR GLASS’ BAR OPENING

Made with marine grade stainless steel, the center hole is highly tapered to accept the rugged 12mm PU tubing. The refined shape delivers smooth sheeting at extreme angles.

Helix Force Tension

Line Payout System

Pat Pend. The Helix Force Tensioned rear lines ensure clean paying rear lines even with slack back line. This feature is crucial when rigging on the beach, allowing you to easily depower your kite before launch, even with no tension on the back lines. Helix Force Tensioning provides perfect spooling every time, regardless of line tension from the kite.

Helix Force Tension

Line Payout System

Pat Pend. The Helix Force Tensioned rear lines ensure clean paying rear lines even with slack back line. This feature is crucial when rigging on the beach, allowing you to easily depower your kite before launch, even with no tension on the back lines. Helix Force Tensioning provides perfect spooling every time, regardless of line tension from the kite.

G Stop

On The Fly Stopper Adjustment

The easily adjusted, single handed, on-the-fly bar stopper! The Shift’s ultra clean front line set-up offers up to 1.2 meters (3’9”) in sheeting range. Realize the full sheeting range of your kite by pushing the stopper out to your maximum reach. New riders can slide the stopper completely out to maximum throw for near total depower on SLE kites by simply just letting go of the bar. All styles of rider will appreciate the flexible stopper positioning for specific moves.

PUNCH OUT SAFETY

Gen 8 Punch OUT Trim loop

In 2001, Ocean Rodeo designed and patented the push away release trim loop. Seventeen years later, the push action is firmly entrenched as the primary method of release throughout the kite boarding industry. As a brand we are very proud to have innovated what is considered a key component, critical to the growth of the sport.

Reliable in both slack line and full powered situations, the push away motion works in opposition to the static connection between rider and control bar, providing a smooth release in all situations.

For added security, the stainless release pin is shrouded by the release cuff, guarding your hand from release pin motion during activation.

The push release cuff tension has been tuned for easy operation in an emergency, yet secure enough to hold firm against the inevitable bumps and bangs encountered while riding.

The entire Gen 8 trim loop assembly has been shortened by 2 cm vs Gen 7 delivering more bottom end sheeting range.

Easy Reset

Push release cuff remains locked up and ready to reset after an eject making reset quite literally a “snap”

Easy Reset

Push release cuff remains locked up and ready to reset after an eject making reset quite literally a “snap”

Refined Roto Hub

Below bar line swivel “Roto Hub” has been further refined, offering up even smoother re-ride action and line twist management.

Pre Molded U Shaped Trim Loop

The trim loop is pre molded into a U shape, making reset even easier when combined with the automatic docking and push reset feature.

Pre Molded U Shaped Trim Loop

The trim loop is pre molded into a U shape, making reset even easier when combined with the automatic docking and push reset feature.

Tapered Trim Loop Retainer

Holds the trim loop in place in the event of slack line or extreme sheeting angles, reducing the chance of unwanted unhooking.

Relaunch Bead

Kite Relaunch Assist

Relaunch beads are located on the back line leaders just above the ends of the Helix Force Tension system. They offer an easy spot to grip if a back line pull is required to expedite water relaunch.

Relaunch Bead

Kite Relaunch Assist

Relaunch beads are located on the back line leaders just above the ends of the Helix Force Tension system. They offer an easy spot to grip if a back line pull is required to expedite water relaunch.

Roto Bit

Lightweight Line Splitter

dynamically synced to the Roto Hub allowing no way for line twists within the line tubing. This ensures easy front line flag outs and makes line twists easy to sort out on the water.  

Premium Liros Flying lines 

German made Liros DC 401 Ultra HD flying lines, tested to 580 kg (1275 lbs). Lower sections of front lines are Liros D-Pro. Lines are coloured for easy rigging. Front line re-ride is orange for easy identification while resetting the system.

Pig Tails

Compatible with all 4 Line Kites

The Shift ships with an assortment of premium pigtails, ensuring compatibility with all major kite brands. Each pigtail is individually marked with length, allowing you to also adjust for eventual front line stretch.

20” HD Kite Leash

Heavy duty 2.5cm (1”) wide webbing with flat elastic core. Corrosion resistant stainless clip with neoprene cover. Punch out (push away) release cuff with pin and loop reset.

20” HD Kite Leash

Heavy duty 2.5cm (1”) wide webbing with flat elastic core. Corrosion resistant stainless clip with neoprene cover. Punch out (push away) release cuff with pin and loop reset.

Bar Bag

Coil zip for easy access. Mesh panels for quick drying. Inside pocket for pigtail storage.

1 review for Shift

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andy

    I have been using the Shift bar with other brands kites. With the correct length pigtails (supplied) attached the bar has worked seamlessly for me from the outset. I was out on the water for a solid two hours this past weekend. I needed the minimum amount of adjustment by twisting the sidewinder to power up – easy or giving it a nudge to depower – need to get used to the nudging. I had a smile on my face from start to finish. For free ride kiting, wave riding and foiling it’s a joy to use a bar with the minimum of fuss in front of you. I can, perhaps see the benefits of a front line trim bar with cleat etc. such as the OR Pilot bar for those that are regular freestyle riders who are unhooking but otherwise backline trim is a revelation. The bar moves effortlessly over the pu covered centre line. The ‘on the fly’ stopper was set at arms length giving me plenty of ‘on tap’ depower without having to depower with the sidewinder much at all. The new ‘U’ shaped moulded chicken loop sits nicely with fixed loop spreader bar and is straight forward to re-set once activated. I haven’t used it yet with my preferred rope slider so can’t comment on how it slides along the Dyneema line. The below the bar ‘Roto Hub’ centre line swivel was extremely effective in untwisting my front lines. Overall extremely pleased with my purchase and can’t foresee a reason for going back to a front line trim bar.

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