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Overview

Overview //Controller2

The next generation in kite control has arrived!
Using state of the art designs, materials and manufacturing processes, we created a unique, highly sophisticated kite control system entirely specified in accordance to our customers’ feedback.

SAFE
 The safest option
Featuring instant 100% flag option using either the single front or optional 5th line system, internal and low friction quick release mechanism, kinesiology friendly above the bar depower, rounded soft bar ends and a strong fail safe leash. All parts are strength tested in our lab to confirm the calculated fail point.

EASY
 The best custom riding experience
In a few simple steps you can easily customise Controller2 to fit your riding style. Safety flag options, bar size, cleat position, flying line length, line pigtails, floating stopper push away and below the bar swivel force can all be modified to get your ride exactly how you like it.

STRONG
 Extreme testing
All components have been tested under extreme conditions in our lab and in the harshest conditions around the world. Nothing is used that doesn’t meet our strict and high standards.

UNIVERSAL
 The world’s first truly universal control bar
Controller2 can be used with any sheet able traction kite. Inflatable or foil, 4 or 5 line, single front line flag or 5th line flag, high or low front line Y split,  wake style or wave, water or snow any one can enjoy the next generation in kite control.
To use the full 5th line function on the Controller2 you will have to install a 5th Line Conversion Kit.

Controller2

In the box


Technology

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Manual

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Safety

Kitesurfing is an awesome new sport that can be enjoyed by anybody. With adventure sports there is an element of danger which can cause harm or death so all Safety Warnings must be followed.

Get Educated

Before attempting to kitesurf we recommend you get lessons from a qualified kitesurf instructor.
Kitesurfing Schools

Videos are an excellent way to help  brush up on your skills. There are a number of excellent dvd's available.
Kitesurfing Instructional dvd's
Youtube is also an excellent resource to learn some skills.
Kitesurfing Instructional Youtube videos

Learn more important safety tips from these great websites.

Kite with Friends

Kitesurfing with friends is always more fun and alot safer.

WARNING!

KITE FLYING CAN BE DANGEROUS – Read these instructions before Inflating. By using this product the user fully understands the inherent hazards and dangers that may lead to serious injuries or death.
- Never use near power lines, airports, streets, rocks, trees, houses, vehicles, including boats, bystanders or any other structure.
- Observe the weather conditions and do not use this product in thunderstorms, offshore, overly strong or gusty winds.
- For adult use only. Learn how to fly competently before using this product.
- This product is not a floatation or flying device and should not be used as one.
- Always wear safety equipment such as helmet and when using in water, a personal floatation device.
- Always allow the kite to dry before storage. Do not overinflate and have any damage repaired immediately by a qualified repair facility.

Safety Options

The Controller2 has 4 safety control options:

4 LINE - Standard 100% de-power

This is the standard out of the box option. It is the safest option for your 4 line kite with the ability to 100% kill the power.

4 LINE - Suicide Restricted 100% de-power

This option is for people that want to do unhooked tricks but still want the option to 100% de-power when using the quick release on the chicken loop. For experts only.
See Video 2 to set up the Suicide option.

4 LINE - Min 5th line 90% de-power

A favourite option amongst wave and freestyle riders that like to ride unhooked. When released the kite will de-power 90% and will be able to quickly retrieve for a fast relaunch.
See Video 1 to set up the mini 5th line option.

5 LINE - 5 line option 100% depower

The controller2 can be converted to a full 5th line system to be used with any 5 line kite. A 5th Line Conversion Kit has to be purchased separately and installed.
See Video 1 to set up the 5th line option.

Video 1

Video 2

Quick Release

The Chicken Loop Quick Release is a simple push away system.
See video to release, re-engage and set up for the Suicide safety option.

Control Bar

The Control Bar can easily be set at 55cm or 45cm to better suit your kite size and riding style.

De-Power

Our De-Power system is controlled by the Cleat and De-Power ball.

Cleat

The Cleat can be positioned up and down the chicken loop line so you can position with in easy reach and to suit your riding style.

De-Power ball

The De-Power ball can secured quickly to the chicken loop line to keep excess line out of the way.

Floating Stopper

The Floating Stopper can easily be positioned and push force adjusted to suit riding style.

Lines

The Flying line can be set at 2 lengths to suit your riding style. 20m and 24m.
Kite attachment points can be changed to suit any kite configuration.

Connect

You can connect the controller to the kite in 3 easy steps:

- After pumping up kite untangle bridle lines and lay out on the ground.
- Layout and untangle controller lines.
- Connect lines to kite following color name tags.

CARE - Calibrate

The lines may stretch after prolonged use so to keep your kite and controller perfectly tuned we recommend calibrating your controller regularly. If you have changed or replaced any lines on the controller a calibration must be done before controller is used again.
If you are using a Switch Kite with another manufactures bar it is very important to check calibration.

CARE - Chicken Loop Line

If you are noticing your main chicken loop line is getting worn replace before it fails.
I new chicken loop line is available here.
Remember to Calibrate lines when after you have replaced the chicken loop line.

CARE - Swivel

To get the best performance from your swivel it is recommended you regularly maintain it.

CARE - Chicken Loop

These 2 videos will show you how to tighten the chicken loop and how to remove the donkey dick.



Reviews

Reviews //Controller2

excellentReview by Vladimir
strip of very good quality) all works well without delay (Posted on 18/02/14)
Most Blue Bar on the market...and..Review by mogmachine
I am someone who was super happy with the v1, ...my only complaint was the grip, so in response to this the v2 bar does indeed have a much better grip.

Other than that a lot is the same from my perspective, other than its apparent blueness which clearly matches all of my equipment much better.

On a serious note, ..this is one of the most versatile bars on the market, ..whether you fly Switch kite or any other kite, you can use this bar. Everything can be trimmed and changed to how you want it, all explained on the Switch Vimeo Channel and it even comes with a line checker to make verifying your lines lengths a piece of cake.

Other updates, ..the de-power toggle now clips to the line (for all those who had not previously mastered velcro in v1) ...and most notably you can setup the bar for 2 different type of safety (single front line, double front line or 5th).

For the price and quality you could not ask for a better bar, ..and if I had to find a fault I would complain that both floaters are the same colour, ..i mean, ..black and blue !!! ..why not one ...erm, ..blue and black? :) (Posted on 17/12/13)
Great BarReview by Simon
Tried my new controller 2 bar yesterday and was very chuffed. I used it on a North Fuse kite and simply changed the line pigtail to align with the North configuration. The low V on the front lines was something I was not aware of but it was a real bonus when I self landed. The feel of the bar was less bulky and more efficient than my North trust bar which is now relegated to being my spare bar. (Posted on 10/12/13)

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