Test and review from North Trust Bar 2018
North Bar 2018
We have here the North Trust Bar for 2018. There are some changes and developments, but we are still in front of what is possibly the best kitesurf bar in the market.
The bar incorporates, as in recent years, an adjuster for the length of the rear lines easy to manipulate and maintains the option of "Flipflop", by which you can adapt the length of the bar with the push of a button and turn the floats.
And of course, it maintains the Iron Heart, a quick release system that is easy, reliable and with the possibility of rearming it without too much complication even in the water.
What's New in the North 2018 Bar:
One of the main upgrades of this year is found in its chicken loop. This year when we buy the bar we can choose between:
It's a very small chicken loop and very short leash. It is useful for people who do not unhook and only need to connect to the bar and go kiting. The leash is quite short and tangle free.
It is the standard chicken loop that we have been using the last years and the same for the leash, being of normal length.
Rope harness kit:
The chicken loop has a metal part that will be the one that slides by the rope of your harness (those that do not have hook). Leash is also the short version.
Another novelty is in the ring where the safety leash is connected, which has a different shape that does not move through the chicken loop and is always in the same position.
The bar is still offered in sizes S / M with 19m and 22m of line lengh, the bar being slightly shorter than the M / L, which brings 24m and 27m of line.
For the quick release system, they are still betting on OneFlag and keeping the same design from previous years.
Another great novelty for this year is that ALL North Trust bars are 4 lines, and if you want to use the fifth line you must buy a kit and install it on the bar (it is not too expensive and the assembly takes 3 minutes).
With all these changes, the bar is still compatible with all North kites of 2018 and previous years!
The only thing we still miss in the new North Trust 2018 bar is a red-line with a stretch elastic to avoid that when the kite is depowered, the line hangs.
Still, the bar is still an ideal choice for your kite!
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