The Shift bar is suitable for all riding styles, and is popular amonst wave riders, foilers and free-riders. Entering it’s 4th year in production the SHIFT has a backline trim that provides reliable and seamless power adjustment, all within easy reach and without having to take your eyes of the water.
New refinements include a reduced diameter grip resulting in a more direct and tactile feel between the kite and the bar. The diamond grip texture has also been refined creating a less aggressive grip for all riding styles.
Other new features include crank stops at the tips of the bar floats, refined gearing in the pawl winder assembly for a more seamless and precise control, every time.
The SHIFT comes with the new GEN 9 Punch Out system. ISO 21853 compliant, the new trim loop and leash are loaded with exciting new features to enhance your ride while delivering safe, reliable release and flag out.
ISO 21853 compliant
The Gen 9 Trim Loop sets a new standard in ease of use and security.
The new trim loop is loaded with exciting new features to enhance your ride while delivering reliable release and depower flag out.
The push release cuff remains held in the open and ready-to-reset position at all angles of release. Simply push the free end of the loop into the reset chamber and the release cuff automatically snaps back into position.
For added security the stainless steel release pin is shrouded by the release cuff, guarding your hand from release pin motion during activation.
The cuff features an ergonomic grip and the smooth surface on the reverse side reduces accidental activation of the release cuff.
The below the bar line swivel – ‘Roto Hub’ – has been further refined delivering smooth line twist management. An optional precision stainless steel bearing can be installed to deliver effortless line untwisting.
Ocean Rodeo’s trim loop retainer holds the trim loop in place in the event slack line or extreme sheeting angles which reduces the chance of unwanted unhooking. The secure lock design between the trim loop retainer and the loop minimises false unhooking.
Swapping in large, small or rope slider trim loop options has never been quicker. A standard fin key is all that’s required. Resting is now easier than ever with the automatic docking and push reset feature.
Twist the sidewinder to add power, bump or nudge to depower. Quarter turns deliver 1cm of trim and five full rotations creates 21cm of direct 1:1 trim adjustment. Instantly power your kite with a swift motion on the knob or bump for incremental depower. With only one moving part the simple and open design allows easy inspection of all parts, rapid flushing of debris and simple maintenance if required.
With the trim control always within reach adjustment becomes intuitive and can be made while riding, without needing to take your focus off the water ahead.
The reduced diameter grip results in a more direct and tactile feel between the kite and bar. The diamond grip texture has been refined to make it less aggressive on the hands while still delivering exceptional grip for all riding styles and environments.
The composite build delivers unparalleled strength while setting the new standard in lightweight bars. Ergonomically shaped for comfort and fitted with a plush molded EVA grip the SHIFT Bar delivers superior grip and tangle free rear lines. The under bar U channel houses the trim line and is easily flushed of debris while the retracting bar end bungees keep your flying lines secure during storage.
Made with marine grade stainless steel the centre hole is highly tapered to accept the 12mm PU tubing. This refined shape delivers smooth sheeting at all angles.
Now featuring a new crank stop at the top of the bar float preventing overwinding, the tensioned rear line system ensures clean payout of rear lines even when slack. This feature is crucial when rigging on the beach allowing you to depower before launching even with no rear line load. The helix force tensioning provides perfect spooling every time regardless of line tension.
The easily adjusted on the fly stopper. The Shift’s ultra clean front line set up offers up to 1.2m of sheeting range. Realise 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 letting go of the bar. All styles of rider will appreciate the flexible stopper positioning for specific moves.
German made Liros DC 401 Ultra HD flying lines – tested to 580kg (1275lbs). The lower sections of the front lines are Liros D-Pro.
Lines are coloured for easy rigging and front line re-ride is orange for easy identification while resetting the system.