The Best Kitebar on the Market
North’s 5th Element is a benchmark in kiteboarding safety standards. In combination with the Iron Heart, the 5th Element offers the safest, most reliable and user-friendly safety and release system available.
The NKB Trust bar 5th Element is the most progressive and effective tool to steer your kite and comes equipped with the most functional safety system in kiting, the IRON HEART IV. The Iron heart IV fulfills the challenging French safety norm and offers the best possible safety even in the most extreme conditions. The release forces are remarkably low, providing the highest level of safety in emergency situations. For 2013, the entire bar has been completely re-designed, without losing proven features like the roto-head, the sliding stopper with stopper ball and adjustable winding posts. The small and lightweight vario cleat helps to adjust the Trust Bar in any situation quickly and easily. The new upgraded ergonomic bar grip improves comfort and all features of the 2013 Trust Bar are redefined with an aim on the highest functionality and easiest handling, even in challenging circumstances.
LINE LENGTH ADVISOR
The length of your flying lines can make a huge difference to the way your kite flies. Different styles of riding also require different line lengths, and lastly different kites and different kite sizes are designed to be flown with different line lengths. Riders often overlook these facts; they get new kites but don’t bother to match the kite and their riding style to the correct lines.
19m (70% Handling / 30% Power)
Super fast and reactive tuning speeds, shorter lines are best for extreme freestyle and crazy kiteloops. They are also excellent for wave riding, where kite turning speed is important. Wakestyle riders like the close connection to the kite too. The disadvantage is you lose some of the low end power.
- Fast and reactive turning
- For extreme Freestyle, Wakestyle and Waves
- Tight, super fast and hard kite loops
22m (60% Handling / 40% Power)
This is the favorite length of our freestyle and wave team! These 22m lines are still great for getting lots of speed from the kite, perfect for wave riding and freestyle. Not as extreme as the 19m lines, they still lose a bit of low end power.
- Reactive turning
- Fast kite loops
- Favorite set up from our freestyle riders
- Best choice for waveriding
24m (50% Handling / 50% Power)
The best choice for an all round length, good turning speed combined with good power make 24m the perfect choice for a lot of riders. Great for freeride, waves and freestyle.
- The most versatile length
- Great for all round freeriding
- Good low end and a good turning speed
- High jumps as you can “load” the lines
- The recommended size for a one bar quiver!!
27m (40% Handling / 60% Power)
The extra length means extra power, get a little more range out of your quiver by adding this bar with the longer lines. They are also great for jumping as you can really “load” the lines when you edge and send the kite back through the window.
- Enormous low end
- Huge jumps
- Lots of lift
The bar is your first point of contact with the kite, it is the connection between you and your kite and it is important to get it right. And it’s actually an easy formula: The shorter the lines, the more direct and faster the kite turns. The longer the lines, the more power you can generate out of them! Choose a North Trust Bar, and choose the right line set up for your style of riding.
Five years after its introduction to the market, the Iron Heart, again redefines the benchmark for safety. The light but solid stainless steel and plastic material combination is one of the most reliable safety systems on the market. The release forces are very low by less than 4 kg at a load of 200 kg in a dry and sand free environment. Excellent function is ensured even in wet and sandy conditions with fewer than 7 kg release force at 200 kg. The centrally located Iron Heart release grip is large and ergonomic for a fast and good function. It is very easy to find and can be operated either with the right or left hand. The futuristic design prevents the system from jamming and greatly facilitates reassembling.
The Roto Head :
After spins, the Roto Head offers you a simple and free backrotation of the lines. This ensures to have a constant safety function in all situations. This invention again makes kiting a little bit more comfortable and safe.
Delivered with every bar, you have the choice between the standard safety mode and an easy adjustable suicide mode. Attention, just the freeride modus delivers the 100% safety solution! Only experienced riders with special needs should use this option. We recommend to always use the standard safety mode. Riders using the suicide mode must be aware of the consequences!
Auto positioning Iron Heart IV:
Due to its ergonomic design, the Iron Heart IV can be easily hooked in after unhooked tricks.
Low friction and a high quality metal hole complete the perfect picture.
Flip Flop Chicken Dick:
The Flip Flop Chicken Dick is moveable into two positions with a digital on/off modus.
Super Easy Reassembling:
The easy mechanism, makes it foolproof easy to reassemble the system one handed.
Light Weight Construction:
The light weight construction is built out of finest selected, durable materials.
This special mix of high performance materials fulfils the world’s highest quality standards.
IRON HEART – still one step ahead!
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