Through the years, we have improved it and added some great features to create the best connection to your kite.
The lines are stiff, which makes kite steering more precise. Moreover, elongation through time is reduced which allows riding with a kite always perfectly tuned. In addition, as the lines are stiffer it makes them easier to untangle whilst setting up the kite.
The Hub is made of aluminum and the F-ONE cleat is hollowed, which allows to have lighter parts for an even more performing bar.
The 2020 LINX Bar features new colors harmonized with the rest of the range (boards and kites).
The new lines are less elastic: they stretch 30% less than the previous ones, which makes kite steering more precise. Moreover, elongation through time is reduced which allows to ride with a kite always perfectly tuned. In addition, as the lines are stiffer it makes them easier to untangle whilst setting up the kite.
The Hub is now made of aluminium and the ClamCleat is hollowed, which allows to have lighter parts for an even more performing bar. Finally the central neoprene float colours as well as the release handle have been harmonised with the rest of the bar to create a neat 2020 Linx Bar.
The LINX bar is available in in two sizes: 52/45 and 45/38cm for the 4 lines bar, and 42/35 cm for the 5 lines bar dedicated to freestyle. New integrated floats on the rear line not only offer a cleaner look; they also house the mechanism to adjust the size of your bar too.
Designed to work efficiently even in the most critical situations, it can be triggered under load but also when the lines are slack. A stopper at the top holds the kitebar to make sure the system works even when the bar is pushed towards the rider and blocked in the lowest position. The push-away system enables to trigger the release with minimal force even under the highest loads (tested up to 400 kg). Since 2016, the quick-release is provided with more rigid elastics.
“SUICIDE LEASH” MODE
With its larger Life Line ring, the F-ONE push-away system offers a leash set-up enabling to release at any moment, including in Suicide Leash’s mode.
The quick release features a swivel which enables the user to un-twist the front lines while riding. This is done by simply rotating by hand the top part of the quick release. This rotating part is mounted on a ball bearings mechanism making the operation effortless, even if the kite is pulling.
LIFE LINE SWIVEL
It makes sure neither the lifeline nor the safety leash gets twisted. This 2nd swivel operates automatically and does not require any action from the user.
One Line Flag Out safety system
The One Line Flag Out safety system features this year and is now the standard for all F-ONE kites. Theres a high-quality corrosion proof Inox steel hub on the front lines that allows one line to slide. The first 6m of the front lines are larger in diameter for durability, and there is a stopper to prevent the bar from travelling too far away from you when the safety is engaged.
Manual swivel on top of the chicken loop uses a high-quality ball bearing and is easy to rotate system even when powered. This allows you to untwist your front lines after performing rotational tricks.
The Lifeline safety connection has an added swivel, so there is no danger of twists affecting the release of the kite, and the same goes for the leash too. The safety can be set up in suicide mode for freestyle riders while still retaining full functionality when the chicken loop is released as the loop can slide through the Lifeline safety connection with ease.
Short or long V split
Theres a new Inox steel ring on the front lines; riders can choose to run the front lines through this ring to give the kite a short V on the front lines. Or you can run the lines outside of this ring to have a full front V. Kites like the Furtive perform better with the full front V, while the Bandit flies better with the short V. This feature of the bar means you only need one kite bar regardless of your quiver of kites.
This bar also comes with a wide chicken loop to make hooking in and out easy.