RRD Global Kite Bar Y25 2020

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Simplicity was the mission for the new RRD Global bar for 2020, removing any unnecessary items making every component more functional.

 

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RRD Global Kite Bar Y25 2020

In addition to the new features, the ‘RRD Global Bar Y25’ is still equipped with special lines called “RIGID THREAD LINES”. These are used exclusively on the RRD bars with great success for over 7 years. A product that’s now widely tested around the world, but there is little known about the details by kiteboarders.

All our lines are produced and developed in Italy, with a worldwide patent granted only to RRD.

The ‘Rigid Thread Lines’ are the result of the collaboration with an Italian manufacturing company that has more than fifty years of experience in the processing of lines and ropes, using the most recent and innovative exotic fibers, combined with an intimate knowledge of the physical and mechanical properties of Dyneema.

  • New improved high density eva floaters with new grip
  • New improved stainless steel de-power rope cleat
  • New CNC polished aluminum middle bar connector
  • 15% lighter

GLOBAR BAR TECHNOLOGY

MOULDED FLOATING SIDE CAPS

Moulded floating side caps injected with high memory EVA which facilitates a better bar grip and increased safety.

ALUMINIUM CENTRAL BAR

CNC milled and polished aluminium central bar component with oversized oval recesses to improve de-power tube sliding; even during some extreme steering.

CHICKEN LOOP SAFETY RELEASE

Chicken loop safety release system with oversized handle and increased sliding potential of all components to secure an effective functionality over the years. This safety release system has the least amount of steel components on the market, meaning a longer lifetime and less maintenance.

STAINLESS STEEL DE-POWER ROPE CLEAT

Customized stainless steel de-power rope cleat designed around the double chamber tube, allowing the security line to slide freely.

STANDARD FEATURES

  • A moulded chicken loop finger that has a multiple pre-set position rotor head which allows you to move the finger to any desired position. Its very easy to move it out of the way for riders that like to un-hook.
  • Our double chamber de-power rope with safety line is made of high quality indestructible polyurethane which makes the bar slide easy and you will never have to replace it.
  • CNC milled and anodised aluminium central bar component with oversized oval recesses to improve de-power tube sliding; even during some extreme steering.
  • The length of the de-power rope can be adjusted with the de-power stopper EVA float.
  • Test-winning diameter of the bar tube for the best grip.
  • Chicken loop safety release system with oversized handle and increased sliding potential of all components to secure an effective functionality over the years. This is the safety release system in the market with the least amount of steel components, meaning longer lifetime and less maintenance.
  • Moulded stainless steel safety leash double ring, angled to a position that facilitates safety leash attachment.
  • Customized stainless steel de-power rope cleat designed around the double chamber tube, allowing the security line to slide freely.
  • Velcro loop on the de-power cord to prevent the cord from flapping around when the kite is de-powered.
  • Moulded floating side caps injected with high memory EVA which facilitates a better bar grip and increased safety.
  • Oversized color coded side floaters that guarantee the floatation of the bar and easy rolling of the flying lines with line-locking system.

RRD RIGID THREAD KITE LINES

In addition to the new features, the ‘RRD Global Bar V8’ is still equipped with special lines called “RIGID THREAD LINES”. These are used exclusively on the RRD bars with great success for over 7 years. A product that’s now widely tested around the world, but there is little known about the details by kiteboarders.

All our lines are produced and developed in Italy, with a worldwide patent granted only to RRD.

The ‘Rigid Thread Lines’ are the result of the collaboration with an Italian manufacturing company that has more than fifty years of experience in the processing of textile fibers, using the most recent and innovative exotic fibers, combined with an intimate knowledge of the physical and mechanical properties of Dyneema.

What makes RRD Rigid Thread Lines different?

The ‘Rigid Thread Lines’ of RRD Kites will never be subject to adjustment, since they won’t even stretch under stress-related moves, for example by extreme loops or other radical manoeuvers, and consequently it is impossible to end up with stretched lines and/or of a different length and therefore the trim of the kite remains unchanged through the years.

‘Rigid Thread Lines’ will always be visually, technically and feeling compact and rigid throughout the course of their lives, maintaining all its physical and technical characteristics unaltered over the time.

The standard braided kite line has more stretch, which results in different line lengths, power absorption and reduction of performance, especially at the moment where you change the direction of the kite, where the load of the lines reaches its peaks.

Another weakness of the standard braided line that ‘Rigid Thread Lines’ have turned into a strength are unchanged compactness of the line.

Any new conventional line, has a rigid and compact character because of the resin (generally polyurethane-based) that encompasses it. This resin has a very short life and after only a few sessions, the touch of the product is softer.

This translates into a series of annoying consequences such as:

  • Softened lines are more subject to unwanted knots.
  • The protection of the line is reduced after each session.
  • Braid tends to open and it becomes more fragile. This allows the entry of water which will create small salt crystals inside in case you kite in salt water, which can impair the bearing structure of the line.

Why are RRD kite lines innovative?

Unlike standard braided lines, the unidirectional structure of ‘Rigid Thread Lines’ provides a fibre memory that is significantly more efficient. A standard braided line under stress combines all ‘dynamic elongation’ of the fibre and flattening of the braid, whereas the core unidirectional structure uses exclusively the elastic modules of the fibre.

Brand

Roberto Ricci Designs

rrd

Additional information

Weight1.5 kg
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Returns

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