THE SENSOR 2 BAR SYSTEM
DIRECT STEERING, EASIER KITING
One of the most important aspects when kiting is how the kite feels whilst flying. What most people don’t know is that the bar system has just as an important role to play, in the way the kite feels, as the kite itself. The technical development of the bar is of particular importance for CORE. When you take the brand new SENSOR 2 bar system on the water you will be suitably impressed. The SENSOR 2 bar weighs almost nothing, but is packed full of high tech and know how. It’s as if it turns every kite on, making it more direct and providing better feedback, just as if your senses where fused with the kite lines. The SENSOR 2 bar shines with lots of innovative features that make it a high performance piece of equipment.
230G UNIBODY BAR
Less is more. Development in Germany made it possible to reduce further the weight of the Unibody for the SENSOR 2, making it feather light and weighing only 230 gram. The result of this, thanks to the significantly reduced moment of inertia and the optimized leverage of the levelled bar ends, is steering that is unmatched in ease and freedom. This is the secret behind the unique SENSOR feeling: intensive feedback matched with playfully and precise control of the kite.
High tech bar with a strong heart. In the middle of the Unibody bar is the secret to the strength of the SENSOR 2. Thanks to the specially constructed titanium insert the SENSOR 2 is able to boast an extreme break load and stiffness whilst being as light as a feather. These attributes also result in the typical crisp flight feeling.
EXCHANGEABLE BAR INSERTS
Exchanging made easy. The depower lines are threaded through the middle of the bar by channel formed inserts. Their special material acts like a lubricant and prevents line wear and tear. These inserts are easily and cheaply exchanged without any tools.
Get a grip. Thanks to the stronger 0.5 millimeter EVA-coating and more defined profiling, the SENSOR 2 offers noticeably more grip and during longer session the levels of comfort will definitely be appreciated.
SUPPORTED SINGLE FRONTLINE SAFETY (SSF)
he best of three worlds. The SUPPORTED SINGLE FRONTLINE SAFETY combines the advantages of Single Line Safety, double frontline and fifth line – without inheriting the disadvantages of each system.
When you release the kite it will blow out, without pressure, on only one front line whilst the second front line leads the kite into a stable, very comfortable and especially safe re-launch position. This is a distinctive advantage for hard freestyle training or in the waves and will also save beginners and intermediates a lot of time and effort.
Fine trimming. The forces acting on the cleat adjuster are reduced to a quarter by the addition of another loop through the slide pulley, which results in the exceptionally smooth and precise operation of the adjuster, even in the upper wind limits. And the levels of comfort get even better: the depower throw can now be easily adjusted to suit the size of the rider by simply moving the cleat adjuster.
So easy – just turn. The release mechanism, which can be turned in either direction, allows for intuitive emergency release in any situation. It has been proven that the turning motion allows for more force to be exerted. In addition to this, and unlike conventional systems, you don’t need to fight against the water flow. The ROTOR system not only more than fulfills the highest standards but it also sets new standards in safety, as regularly proven by independent testing. Another tangible advantage: Compared to push systems, the ROTOR quickrelease has a noticeably more compact and lighter design, while also bringing the depower adjuster closer to the riders reach – not only a comfort plus but also resulting in better safety in critical situations.
100% SELF UNSWIVELLING
Always works. The self unswivelling of the CORE bars has been setting high standards for many years as it sorts the lines out in any and every situation without issue. CORE has always designed the lines to twist and cross below the bar. When you pull the bar down the lines are left with little option but to sort themselves out again.
Durability by following sound advice. A small but refined detail of the SENSOR 2 lines are the spliced line ends. They aren’t simply finished off and secured with a parallel stich, but rather eloquently spliced before being stitched. This guarantees higher strength and better aerodynamics – laying out of the lines is also noticeably smoother.
LINES MADE IN GERMANY
All the lines of the SENSOR 2 bar are manufactured to the highest quality standards by the German line manufacturer Liros. A name, that is highly regarded in Aviation sports for consistent and perfect finishes. For example, the flight lines to the chicken loop are pre-stretched with heat in a special process. With a thickness of 1.8 millimeter the SENSOR 2 bar lines have a breaking load of 368 kilogram and they still roll out easily when setting up on the beach.
All kite sizes respond to one bar. Thanks to the ability to easily adjust the knot of the steering lines at the end of the bar, the size can be extended by six centimeters from 46 to 52 centimeters. With this the SENSOR 2 bar covers the full kite spectrum from 5 to 19 square meters.
SHORT SAFETY LEASH
Extra short equals extra safe. All CORE bar systems are equipped, as standard, with the SHORT SAFETY LEASH. The leash is only 50 centimeters and the release can be found at the front of the harness – perfectly placed for easy handling and in the riders viewing angle. The release mechanism stays attached to the kiters harness. Studies have shown that only a small percentage of kiters regularly ride unhooked – nevertheless you’ll find lots of long leashes on the water – pure cool factor with high levels of risk. Longer leashes are not only less safe when released, they also get regularly tangled in all and sundry.
CORE LOOP/STICK SET
Even here we’ve been innovative. When unhooked the side mounted chicken stick automatically glides away from the center of the chicken loop, this ensures that the chicken stick does not get in your way when you want to hook in again. When hooked in this also prevents any unwanted unhooking from the harness. The chicken-loop, on the other hand, has one of the most all-encompassing optimized diameters.
THE SENSOR 2+ BAR SYSTEM
ONE BAR, FOUR LINE LENGHTS: 24, 22, 20 AND 18 METER
The SENSOR 2 bar system is also available in a plus edition. This edition allows four different line lengths to be attached to only one bar. Instead of the standard 24 meter lines, the bar is equipped with VARIO LINES, also manufactured to the highest German standards. The triple segmented line sets consists of an 18 meter base length with two and four meter line extensions.
All segments can be freely combined enabling the SENSOR 2+ bar system to effortlessly be adapted to varying line lengths: 24, 22, 20 and 18 meter. The SENSOR 2+ bar therefore always delivers the right line length – whether it’s freeride, big-air, wave, freestyle or killer kite-loops.
OPTIONAL SENSOR ACCESSORIES
PRO LOOP/STICK SET
Designed for pros who are constantly riding unhooked. Makes hooking back in easier, but also extends the distance to the adjuster.
The PRO Leash enables unhooked rotations i.e. handle pass jumps. The leash is noticeably longer than the standard short safety leash and is probably the only leash on the market where the release mechanism can’t get caught under the harness hook.
The SENSOR 2 bar is compatible with the GTS3, GTS2, GTS, GT, Riot XR3, Riot XR3 LW, Riot XR2, Riot XR2 LW, Riot XR, Riot XR LW, Combat and lots of 4-Line-Kites by other brands.