The 2019 Airush AP Freestyle bar offers a range of line lengths and bar widths for all kite sizes with a reliable safety system and 400kg lines
2019 AIRUSH AP 5 Line BAR
- Minimalist bar focusing on pure function and durability.
- Narrow diameter grip.
- Heavy Duty Flying Lines.
The key philosophy of the 2019 AP BAR was to create the most minimal design possible that focuses purely on function and bomb-proof durability. As freestyle and wakestyle riders, these philosophies are crucial for equipment that is constantly being used and abused while riding hooked or unhooked.
The AP Bar features a 21mm diameter bar that enables the rider to maintain a solid grip through the most power moves and landings. As this diameter bar is fully customisable, the bar can be cut and adjusted to meet a smaller width if needed.
Although the bar comes stock with a medium sized chickenloop for everyday riding, the AP Bar included an easy to install XL chickenloop strictly for unhooking. A shorter bar throw with a clean freestyle trim strap system gives the AP bar enough range while still remaining function. While doing big kiteloops or pop and slack tricks, it is essential for lines to be as strong as possible. With the AP Bar, a 400kg tested line with extensions has been installed to make this bar extremely durable and versatile.
22m Total = 1m Leader Lines + 19m Lower Lines + 2m Upper lines.
41cm – 51cm Adjustable.
AP BAR KEY FEATURES
- Fits all kites from largest to smallest
- Adjustable 41-51cm Widths
- New Grip
- 21mm diameter bar
- Line Length segments (19+2m Length – 22m total)
- Heavy duty 400kg lines
- LOW Y Single Line Flag Out
- Industry Standard Pushaway Brain Quick Release
- Minimal Diameter PU depower Line
- Freestyle Pull-Pull Adjustable Trim Strap
- Freestyle Specific Kite Leash
Sizes: Adjustable 41-51cm
Brain Quick Release
The Quick Release is crucial to the safety of a rider. Airush considers this a priority of functionality, safety and intuitive use for quick and natural response. This industry standard push away system is lightweight, strong, easy to release, and quick to assemble after activating, now with added rubber grip.
In addition to safety, the Airush Brain includes features to minimise interference and hassles of lines while riding. The spinning collar allows for smooth and easy untangling your lines after landing tricks. While an integrated safety line through the Brain provides a less intrusive design when riding at full safety mode or suicide-with-safety mode.
The Airush Soft Touch is a durable rubber molding encasing the bar ends. With a softer bar end, the Soft Touch prevents surfboard dings while adding an element of safety and comfort.
Low Y System
The Low Y System allows for single front line flag out system. This provides a safe way of shutting off the power of your kite when the safety is engaged. In addition to improving safety, the Low Y increases the angle of the front lines, which avoids unnecessary pinching or folding of the kite. This results in the wingtips become looser and move more independently, greatly increasing the manoeuvrability, turning speed and response of the kite.
21mm Diameter bar
Although we still have the subtle finger bumps that have been inspired by Ski Poles and Motocross bike grips, they have been reduced in size and the grip texture has been updated which ultimately reduces the diameter of the bar slightly. You will instantly notice the change when you grab onto an AP bar.
Freestyle Trim Strap
Approved by World Champion, Alex Pastor, the Freestyle Trim Strap is the hassle free system featured on the 2019 AP Bar. This trim strap removes all unwanted flapping parts, for riders doing freestyle or wakestyle tricks.
Customization is priority when using a Core bar and although there are many bars out there that are sold with 1 single length, the 2019 Airush AP bar V5 gives you 2 size options betweenm 19 and 22m line length. (one 2m extension) This option is given for those who wish to fine tune their specialized riding. For lighter winds, it is ideal to use the 22m line lengths to give you the most range and comfort. For those who are looking for a quicker responding kite, the 19m line length is ideal.
New leash attachment
The new leash attachment found on all Airush bars makes riding in freeride or suicide mode a breeze. With the additional ring, riders can easily attach and detach their leash while in suicide more. Those who ride in suicide mode should be aware of the risks as the kite will not be able to power down when riding unhooked