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Wainman Hawaii is proud to introduce the innovative Carrot Bar kite control system.
The Carrot Bar offers many features to serve the needs of any rider, no matter what the skill level, while still being a very minimalistic and light weight system. Designed with several original WH custom parts, this control bar includes various set-up options.
330kg/725lbs grey color coded lines with preassembled extensions that can be removed for different kite flying characteristics.
220kg/485lbs orange & green color coded lines with preassembled extensions that can be removed for different kite flying characteristics
Marine swivel with the breaking strain of 500kg/1100lbs. This unique high performance ceramic bearing offers unmatched free spinning capabilities under high tension loads without any corrosion risks that could result in the swivel getting stuck. Our swivel allows for multiple safety set-up options and easy maintenance.
The relaunch balls on the back lines are used to assist in relaunching the kite when is leading edge down. Grab the relaunch ball in windy conditions and pull towards you for instant relaunch of kite.
Simple trimming system based on the original Clam Cleat mechanism: pull rope in to shorten the front lines and reduce the kite`s power or release rope to lengthen front lines and increase power. The strong velcro keeps the extra adjustment rope in place while riding.
Ergonomic molded EVA (floating cushy foam) bar ends provide soft touch feeling while riding and floats the bar when in the water. The line winder and integrated bungees on the bar ends keeps the winded lines in place after the session. Molded "bmx" bar grip provides comfort for hands during kite steering.
Dimmed transparent PU (very strong plastic) tube with two separate compartments, The tube houses the depower main line (600kg/1320lbs of breaking strain) and safety bungee line. This combo is well fitted in the center hole of the bar, providing superb power/depower capabilities and results in an amazing and direct kite feel.
Our unique buffer solution provides functionality for different safety setup options. The buffer length also ensures that all quick release activations will be successful. Additionally, the buffer provides chicken loop stability for unhooked riding as it gently locks into the center hole of the bar.
The push away quick release handle is used to release the kite from rider in case of emergency. Depending on the selected set-up option, the kite will significantly depower, totally depower (flag) or separate from the rider.
Made with strong bungee webbing, the Carrot Bar safety leash is equipped with a push away quick release handle, which will detach it from the rider when activated in case of danger. A soft neoprene sleeve covers the carabiner that is hooked to the bar.
Covered with a molded EVA (soft cushy foam), the harness loop is very safe for hands and it floats in the water. Due to its construction the loop doesn’t elongate while riding. It comes equipped with a removable security pin (Dingy Guy), and the small, integrated ring can be used as a leash attachment point for One Release set-up.
The Carrot Bar offers 5 set-up options for riders. Please take your time and study all of these options carefully to determine which is best for you.
The "Stock" set-up is how the bar comes "out the bag" and is geared towards the every day rider that engages his/her quick release in rare emergency occasions. In this option you attach the bar leash to the "safety" ring on buffer of the stock bar. When engaging the quick release in case of an emergency, the bar leash will stay connected to one of the front lines and "flag" the kite (depowers the kite 100%). In case of further danger activate your quick release on the safety leash to totally separate from the kite.
The "One Release" set-up is based on the simple principle that in case of major danger, there should be one ultimate kite release and kite will be completely detached from the rider. When choosing this setup you have to be aware that when your activate your QR, your kite will fly away. Make sure you don't ride upwind from anyone when activating the QR to avoid harming anyone downwind. "One Release" can be ridden with the "Dingy Guy" or without It. Attach safety leash to metal ring on the harness loop (where security pin named "Dingy Guy" is attached). When you unhook and let go of the bar, kite will depower the distance of the depower main line. If you activate your quick release, you will be completely separated from the kite. In certain circumstances, you may have time and choose to grab the Safety Handle on the buffer while activating the QR which will flag out the kite on one of the front lines.
The "Double Depower" set-up is for experienced riders only. It allows for unhooked riding and letting go of the bar without the kite "flagging" even if you activate the quick release. After you convert the bar to the "Double Depower" setup, attach the safety leash to the ring on the buffer. Activating the double depower (when you unhook and let go of the bar), shortens your center lines double the distance of the depower main line. If you activate your quick release, you will still be attached to the kite (safety leash) and you must activate the safety leash to release the kite.
The "Suicide Connection" set-up is for experienced riders only. It may meet the needs of expert riders who ride in waves and don't want to lose their kite. It allows for unhooked riding and letting go of the bar without kite "flagging" even if you activate the quick release. After you convert the bar to "Suicide Connection" by attaching the suicide connector to the buffer, attach safety leash to the ring on the suicide connector. When you unhook and let go of bar, the kite will depower the distance of the depower main line. If you activate your quick release, you will still be attached to the kite (safety leash) and you must activate the safety leash to release the kite.
The "School Safety" set-up is geared towards beginners and all other riders that want the safest option while riding. It provides the least wear/tear on the bar components and the smoothest flag out activation. This setup is ideal for kite schools and for riders that engage the quick release regularly. This is the safest riding method due to the complete power loss when "flagging" the kite on one of the front line in an emergency situation.
The "Small" Carrot Bar is the smallest of the bars and designed to compliment the performance of the smaller sized kites in the Rabbit Series line up. The Small bars width, line length and de-power stroke are shorter than the Medium and Large bar. These features assist in superior control of the suggested kite size(s) for the Small bar and ensures optimal performance.
The "Medium" Carrot Bar is designed to compliment the performance of the medium sized kites in the Rabbit Series line up. The Medium bars width, line length and depower stroke are shorter than the Large bar but longer than the Small bar. These features assist in superior control of the suggested kite size(s) for the Medium bar and ensures optimal performance.
The "Large" Carrot Bar is biggest of the bars and designed to compliment the performance of the larger sized kites in the Rabbit Series line up. The Large bar width, line length and depower stroke are longer than the Small and Medium bar. These features assist in superior control of the suggested kite size(s) for the Large bar and ensures optimal performance.