The 2015 Ozone Contact Foil Freeride Control Bar is meant for use with Ozone's latest depowerable foil kites: the Chrono and R1. Featuring brand new soft bar ends, a push-away release system, above the bar clamcleat depower system, and a brake strap for help with foil kite launching, landing, and inflating.
The Contact-Water Control System offers the latest in safety features, a clean control bar design and a simple easy-to-use trimming system.
Push Away Quick Release – The control system features a new Megatron II push-away quick release safety with total flag out of the kite. The release handle is ergonomic with positive release forces allowing for quick and easy release. Simple re-assembly saves time and gets you back up and riding faster.
Two Release Modes – The Megatron II offers riders a choice of two release modes, the recommended Standard or the optional Expert mode.
• Standard mode offers flag out in all situations by releasing the Megatron or letting go of the bar when un-hooked
• Expert mode offers flag out only when the Megatron is released while hooked in, allowing riders practicing handle passes to let go of the bar without releasing the kite to flag out (not recommended)
Anti-twist Flag Out Line and Spinning Handle – The flag out line running through the Megatron & kite leash attachment at the bottom keeps the leash tangle free when doing rotations and manually unwinding the center lines using the Spinning Handle.
Auto Positioning Chicken Loop – Designed in conjunction with the bar center piece, the Megatron spinning handle auto-positions the chicken loop when unhooking.
Soft Bar Ends with Hide-away Elastic Line Retainers – Soft bar ends for comfort and are less likely to damage lightly constructed boards. Hide-away elastic line retainers keep wound lines secured.
Stainless Steel Leader Line Pin – Superior strength is achieved with a Stainless pin running through the bar. This creates an ultra strong and direct connection between the control bar and flying lines.
Low Friction Center Piece – The control bar features a low friction center piece designed to reduce wear.
PU Covered De-Power Line – The tough PU covered de-power line significantly reduces wear when sheeting in and out.
Stainless Steel Trimmer Bracket – The smooth running trimmer bracket also prevents trim line wear.
Clamcleat Trimmer – Anodized low abrasion Clamcleat trimmer.
Bungee Trim Line & Magnetic Handle – The internal bungee with magnetic handle connects to a magnetic neoprene sock covering the clam cleat to reduce tangles when the trimmer is depowered.
Re-launch Balls – Fixed to the leader lines to pull when re-launching the kite.
EVA Grip – Lightly sanded with ergonomic finger bumps providing the ultimate bar grip.
The Contact-Water Control System bar sizes come in 45cm, 50cm and 55cm.