Ocean Rodeo release their ISO compliant 3rd generation Shift Bar

Ocean Rodeo’s iconic Shift bar returns for its fourth successful year in production, with some significant refinements. Fast becoming the future standard of kite control, the Shift has a backline trim that provides reliable and seamless power adjustment, all within easy reach, and without having to take your eyes off the water.


The new Shift outfits with the new Gen 9 Punch Out Trim Loop and Freeride Leash. ISO 21853 compliant, the new trim loop and leash are loaded with exciting new features to enhance your ride while delivering reliable release and depower flag out. “Every year we have been tuning and refining our control bars. However, 2021 will go down as the year of ISO,” explains Ocean Rodeo CEO Richard Myerscough. “Our new ISO compliant trim loop and leash have been in development for just over 3 years, and we are very excited to finally bring them to market. This is by far the most polished and user-friendly push release trim loop and leash we have produced, super clean from the outside and yet loaded with new features. We meet the new ISO criteria, but the new bar offers much more than that.”

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Further improvements include a reduced diameter grip, resulting in a more direct and tactile feel between the kite and bar, and a diamond grip texture which has also been refined to make it less aggressive on the hands while still delivering exceptional grip for all riding styles and in varying environmental temperatures.

Crank stops at the tips of both bar floats, and further refined gearing in the pawl winder assembly ensures precision trim control every time. The Shift bar is also now available with three trim loop options to suit all riding styles, and loops can easily be switched using a regular fin key.

One of the clear advantages to the Shift bar is the truly huge sheeting range, which offers far more than you can get from a front line trim bar, something that is particularly invaluable to foil riders. This massive range and Ocean Rodeo’s adjustable bar stopper make this the most versatile bar currently on the market.

In summary:

New Features

  • Refined pawl winder gearing
  • New optimised diamond grip for a more tactile and direct feel
  • New crank stops at top of bar preventing overwinding

ISO Trim Loop Features

  • Ultra-short trim loop body, allowing for extra 2cm sheeting range
  • One-handed reset of trim loop
  • Quick change trim loops: Freeride, Freestyle or Rope Slider
  • Stainless bearings for easy line spinning
  • Asymmetrical push cuff to reduce chances of accidental release.
  • Self-centering leash spinner

ISO Freeride Leash Features

  • ISO leash carabiner: lighter, smaller and stronger
  • EVA carabiner float: cover clip from potential line snags

Bar Length: 52cm

Lines: 22m Liros DC 401

Please visit https://oceanrodeo.com/bars/shift/ for more information.

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