Ocean Rodeo Shift Control Bar
Ocean Rodeo Shift Control Bar is Backline trim’s new standard.
Refining from the stick shift, the new Shift bar combines r3’s ‘r3inforced’ 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 center 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.