CONTROLLER 4X


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J'ai pu utiliser la noivelle barre c4x en 55 cm Une barre super légère, nouveau grip très agréable. Nouveau chicken loop et système de larguage, très facile à utiliser. Plus de swivel au niveau du y, parfait. Système de larguage sur un avant bcp plus efficace que l'ancien système, du coup même dans le très light ca largue. Embout de barre en mousse et pré lignes moulés. Le trim a été revu aussi, ainsi qu'un bordé choqué gainé, top. En bref très bon boulot. A voir dans le temps le solidité par rapport aux anciennes versions

Alban

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Overview

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Why are control bars getting more complicated when modern kites are getting easier to control?
Excellent depower, response and stability are a staple of all new kite designs.
Bars should be free of junk you don't need giving you clean, direct and safe control.
Your bar should become an extension of yourself transferring your every action directly to the kite without a second thought.

Don't just sit behind your bar steering your kite. Become seamlessly integrated into your next kite session.



Design Process

It was simple, We just listened to you.

We collected all your feedback and reviews to create a comprehensive database of what you wanted in your new control bar.

The message was clear.

SAFE, SIMPLE, LIGHT, COMFORT, DURABLE


To achieve these goals the C-4X has been completely redesigned from the ground up.

  • Completely new quick release
  • Light and reliable trim bracket
  • Durable plastic coated depower rope
  • Soft bar ends
  • Soft Grip
  • No fuss and reliable cleat
  • Trim handle with Velcro loop
  • Strong and light bar and center
  • Easy use loop stick
  • Light mini kite leash
  • 2 bar sizes 46cm and 55cm
  • Overall weight reduced by 25%
Designed by you, built by us. The new Controller 4X.


Bar Sizes

Recommended bar length for your kite size

C4X 55cm 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

C4X 46cm 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

NOTE: Your personal preference may be a different sizes than the one recommended.

Kiteboarding bar - Controller 4X sizes

Technology

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Kiteboarding Quick Release

Quick Release

Simple, reliable, safe. The quick release is a key part of your safety equipment. It’s not used every kite session but when you release it everything must function perfectly in all environmental conditions and under any load.

Kiteboarding bar Swivel

Swivel

Smooth and easy. With minimal effort, you can keep your line tangles and twist free.

Kiteboarding chicken loop

Loop

Designed to ensure your loop is easy to hook in.

Kiteboarding Loop Stick - donkey dick

Loop Stick

Quickly and easily engage the loop stick and feel confident it will keep you well connected to your loop.

Kiteboarding bar

Bar

Strong, minimal, light. A direct solid connection with low diameter tubing and high strength seamless centerpiece.

Kiteboarding bar grip

Grip

Soft and light. Keep comfortable during long sessions on the water with dual layer EVA grip.

Kiteboarding bar ends

Bar Ends

Soft and safe. Taking safety and comfort to the next level with 100% covered bar ends and floats. Soft and light EVA keeps you and your gear protected and ensures the bar will easily float.

Kiteboarding depower rope

Depower Rope

48cm of depower throw of super durable plastic coated depower rope that slides effortlessly through the bar.

Kiteboarding cleat

Cleat

Simple, reliable, light. Clamcleat is simply the industry leader in making cleats with over 40 years experience.

Kiteboarding trim handle

Trim Handle

A simple loop with the added advantage of a velcro closure so you can secure the handle to the depower rope when riding fully trimed. This keeps the handle in close reach and avoids tangles.

Kiteboarding trim bracket

Trim Bracket

Easy, light, reliable. No more bulky swivels getting in the way. The trim bracket performs perfectly with minimum fuss.

Kiteboarding bar high split

High Split

Light and easy way to convert your bar to a high split. The high split is located 4.45m up from the control bar.

Kiteboarding flying lines

Lines

Strong, reliable, light. We use TEUFELBERGER lines which is one of the most trusted names in line and rope manufacturing in the world. The lines come in 20m lengths with 3m extensions. This gives you the option to fly 20m or 23m to suit your flying style.

Kiteboarding Mini Kite Leash

Mini Kite Leash

Simple, light, safe. Simplified to just what you need and nothing you don’t. Less fuss and tangle free.

Kiteboarding bar sizes

2 Bar Sizes

We have 2 bar size options to suit your kite size and riding style. We recommend 46cm size for kites 9m and smaller and the 55cm size for kites 10m and larger.

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 SchoolsSwitch Kiteboarding Link Thumb

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

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.

Quick Release

Before using the control bar you MUST fully understand how the quick release works and are confident in releasing and re-engaging the quick release system. We recommend releasing and re-engaging the safety release at least 6 times to familiarize yourself.

Swivel

Simply spin the swivel in the reversed direction the lines are twisted in. It is important to keep your lines twist free to ensure the kite flags freely.

Trim Handle

Simply grab and pull. If you have your kite fully trimmed, open the velcro loop and close around the depower rope so it does not dangle and get tangled.

Cleat

Simple cleat system. Push in to engage and pull out to disengage.

Loop Stick

Hook your harness hook to the loop then push your loop stick into the harness hook under the loop. To disengage reverse this process.

Mini Kite Leash

Simple push away releases and easy re-engage. Connect the mini kite lease to your harness in an easy to reach place for easy access.

Flag Your Kite

Ensure you have adequate clear space downwind of you. Release your Quick Release and the kite will simply fall to the ground. The kite may flip around a little before coming to a complete rest.

High Split

Some kites are tuned to perform best with a high front line split. To uses the high split simply attach the loop ring to the high connection point and thread the opposite front line through the ring.

If you are using the control bar at the standard split setting simply remove the high split loop ring.

Remove high split

Connect your 5th line

The simplest way to connect your 5th line is to thread the 5th line around the center part of the Trim Bracket and pull tight.

Connetc 5th line

Rear pigtail extensions

If you need to calibrate your rear lines follow these simple instructions to install your Rear Pigtail Extensions.

1 - 2 rear line pigtails and 2 rear pigtail extensions
2 - Remove the pigtail from the flying line
3 - Thread flying line through the large loop on the extension
4 - Thread the extension through the loop on the flying line
5 - Pull the extension all the way through the loop on the flying line
6 - Thread the pigtail through the top loop on the extension
7 - Thread the pigtail back through its own loop
8 - Pull pigtail tight and repeat on the other line
9 - Extensions length can be adjusted by simply moving the knot.

Rear Pigtail Extensions

Customise your loop size

Some riders like to use a small loop. If you want to customise your loop follow these simple insructions:

1- Tools needed: phillips head screwdriver, Sharp knife, Drill with small drill bit (2mm)
2 - Remove the 2 screws holding in the loop
3 - Pull loop out and cut to length
4 - Drill 2 pilot holes. Make sure the holes go through the center of the rope
5 - Fasten screws back into base ensuring the screw went into the pilot holes
6 - Its recommended not to make your loop too small

Shorten your loop
Barre 55cmReview by Alban
Performance
Quality
Price
J'ai pu utiliser la noivelle barre c4x en 55 cm

Une barre super légère, nouveau grip très agréable.
Nouveau chicken loop et système de larguage, très facile à utiliser.

Plus de swivel au niveau du y, parfait.
Système de larguage sur un avant bcp plus efficace que l'ancien système, du coup même dans le très light ca largue.

Embout de barre en mousse et pré lignes moulés.

Le trim a été revu aussi, ainsi qu'un bordé choqué gainé, top.


En bref très bon boulot.
A voir dans le temps le solidité par rapport aux anciennes versions (Posted on 18/09/17)
New featuresReview by Francois-Xavier
Quality
Price
Performance
I just received and unboxed my new bar. Haven't had the occasion to fly it yet. I can however see a few noticeable improvements, the weight of the bar being the most obvious one.
The bar ends are much softer than the previous version, my surfboards will thank SK for it (not sure the surfboard repair shop will be happy about it!)
I love the clam cleat and how easy it is to set the desired depower length.
The mini kite leash is great for most riders who don't unhook.
I like that the safety center line is elastic - no more extra length dangling from the chicken loop.
The bar looks promising. Can't wait to test it on the water! (Posted on 16/09/17)
Well done Switch.Review by Jakob
Quality
Price
Performance
Better late than never.
I have been anticipating this bar for a long time.
First thing I noticed was the light weight and soft grip.
The bar is vey slick and clutter free.
Safety being on the top of my list the first thing I did was flag my kite numerous times.
Worked flawlessly .. with no hook ups. . 100% smooth flagging.
Having the bar float also put my mind at ease.
More than satisfied with my purchase and highly recommend it to any one in the market for a new bar that does not want to pay the outrageous prices that most bars sell for today.
Happy Customer.
(Posted on 15/09/17)
Awesome new bar!Review by Kaji
Price
Performance
Quality
The new Controller 4X is way better than the old Controller 3! It's everything I wanted to see improved. Light, Simple, and none of the junk I never used. It feels so comfortable while riding you forget it's there, just focus on riding and nothing else. perfect! (Posted on 12/09/17)

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Reviews //CONTROLLER 4X

Barre 55cmReview by Alban
Performance
Quality
Price
J'ai pu utiliser la noivelle barre c4x en 55 cm

Une barre super légère, nouveau grip très agréable.
Nouveau chicken loop et système de larguage, très facile à utiliser.

Plus de swivel au niveau du y, parfait.
Système de larguage sur un avant bcp plus efficace que l'ancien système, du coup même dans le très light ca largue.

Embout de barre en mousse et pré lignes moulés.

Le trim a été revu aussi, ainsi qu'un bordé choqué gainé, top.


En bref très bon boulot.
A voir dans le temps le solidité par rapport aux anciennes versions (Posted on 18/09/17)
New featuresReview by Francois-Xavier
Quality
Price
Performance
I just received and unboxed my new bar. Haven't had the occasion to fly it yet. I can however see a few noticeable improvements, the weight of the bar being the most obvious one.
The bar ends are much softer than the previous version, my surfboards will thank SK for it (not sure the surfboard repair shop will be happy about it!)
I love the clam cleat and how easy it is to set the desired depower length.
The mini kite leash is great for most riders who don't unhook.
I like that the safety center line is elastic - no more extra length dangling from the chicken loop.
The bar looks promising. Can't wait to test it on the water! (Posted on 16/09/17)
Well done Switch.Review by Jakob
Quality
Price
Performance
Better late than never.
I have been anticipating this bar for a long time.
First thing I noticed was the light weight and soft grip.
The bar is vey slick and clutter free.
Safety being on the top of my list the first thing I did was flag my kite numerous times.
Worked flawlessly .. with no hook ups. . 100% smooth flagging.
Having the bar float also put my mind at ease.
More than satisfied with my purchase and highly recommend it to any one in the market for a new bar that does not want to pay the outrageous prices that most bars sell for today.
Happy Customer.
(Posted on 15/09/17)
Awesome new bar!Review by Kaji
Price
Performance
Quality
The new Controller 4X is way better than the old Controller 3! It's everything I wanted to see improved. Light, Simple, and none of the junk I never used. It feels so comfortable while riding you forget it's there, just focus on riding and nothing else. perfect! (Posted on 12/09/17)

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