Pilot Gen 1.0

Our cleanest, easiest to use front line trim bar to date.

Combining time tested components and materials, the Pilot bar delivers enhanced precision and control to front line trim.

    $599.00

    60 Day Guarantee

    We’ll help you find the best fit until you’re satisfied within, and if not, it’s your money back.

    Extended Warranty

    Register your kite, board, bar, or drysuit online to receive an extra 6 months of warranty coverage.

    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”


    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.


    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.

    BAR FEATURES

    SMOOTH ROLLER


    More than just a block or pulley, this is the smoothest action roller we’ve ever used. Combined with the precision cleating action of the Cleat Lock you can micro trim with precision even when full powered.


    CLEAT LOCK


    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.


    INTEGRATED BAR FLOATS


    EVA Bar floats and bar ends are molded in one piece minimizing the chance of the bar wrapping around lines during wipeouts. Shock cord line holders make line storage a snap.


    ‘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.


    ‘ALL IN’ CENTER LINE


    The rugged 12 mm diameter center line houses flag out depower line and primary load bearing center line. No exposed flag out lines or rope to chafe your fingers, abrade or tangle.



    PREMIUM TEUFELBERGER FLYING LINES


    FL-14 lines front lines (Blue w/ Red Tracer) Break Strength: 405 kgf


    Back Lines – FL-10 (Orange w/ Black Tracer)

    Break Strength: 335 kgf


    Lines are 19 m with 3 m extensions.


    PIG TAILS

    COMPATIBLE WITH ALL 4 LINE KITES


    The Pilot Bar 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” KITE LEASH


    The Pilot Bar comes complete with deluxe 20” leash (extends to 29” under load).


    Featuring a heavy duty webbing with flat elastic core, corrosion resistant stainless clip with neoprene cover, and 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.