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2019 Duotone Click Bar

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:34 pm
by Toby
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2019 Duotone Click Bar


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The 2019 Duotone Click Bar is the future of control. It represents the innovations of the past and sets the stage for our future developments. Once you've tried it, you won’t want to use anything else!
The Click Bar stands strong as the only bar on the market that trims via the back line, not the front. Less is more with the Trim Unit, with effortless depower at the flick of a switch.
Our innovative technology allows you to comfortably trim your kite as you ride and in situations you never thought possible. It won’t impact speed, your body position, your line or upwind status. Why not give it a click through a bottom turn? It’s that easy. Your ride, your way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H0jVjju4WM

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For 2019 a small Click Bar, the Click Bar S with 42cm width and with 20/22m lines, joins the Standard Click Bar M, catering to personal preference and performance gains across all styles of riding.

More than just a mechanism.

The 2019 Duotone Click Bar S and M have a smart finish and performance features that take care of the smaller details.

- One depower line.
- Clean finish.
- Flawless power on/power off Trim Unit.
- Power Display makes life easy.
- Automatic Untwisting feature.

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Versatile:

The Click Bar S and M can be equipped with an optional 5th line upgrade kit.
Hardcore freestylers can add the Hadlow Set Up upgrade kit to the Click Bar S.
Choose from our 4 available Chicken Loop options.
Removable line extensions for adjustable line length.
Compatible with all Duotone kites and most other kites on the market.


DESIGNER INTERVIEW

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Celebrating its third year under the new flag of Duotone, we thought it was a good time to look back on the history of the Click Bar and speak with designer Aurelien “Lou” Mierswa, who has been leading the process since the Click Bar concept landed on his desk back in 2016.

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RIDER REVIEW

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Read what Aaron Hadlow (freestyle/big air) Tom Court (freeride/foil) and Matchu Lopes (wave/strapless freestyle) have to say about the new 2019 Duotone Click Bar and how it stands up to their demands.

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IN A NUTSHELL

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As far as design and performance goes, the Click Bar is unrivalled. Every ergonomic and practical use has been considered and its adjustability, fuss-free usage and clean interface are just a few of the many incredible features. Everything is modular and replaceable so it’s a bar for life, rather than just another bit of kit.

Re: 2019 Duotone Click Bar

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:02 pm
by Dan-at-Duotone
Think the link to Lou's interview/history of the Click bar isn't quite right. Try this if you're interested... https://www.duotonesports.com/kiteboard ... he-design/

Personally I think Lou is an undersung hero at Duotone. Much of the detail of what makes Duotone work, from the design of the Iron Hearts to the backwards compatibility of most of our lines to continually researching what comes next (and much more) comes from his pretty little head.

-Dan

Re: 2019 Duotone Click Bar

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:14 pm
by iriejohn
The Click Bar stands strong as the only bar on the market that trims via the back line, not the front.
Psssst ... have a word with Ocean Rideo about the above claim.

Re: 2019 Duotone Click Bar

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:38 pm
by Kitemenn
iriejohn wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:14 pm
The Click Bar stands strong as the only bar on the market that trims via the back line, not the front.
Psssst ... have a word with Ocean Rideo about the above claim.
Haha was thinking the same...once you started claiming the "best" bar why not spec up the lines while you are at it, quality wise you guys are way behind!

Re: 2019 Duotone Click Bar

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:51 pm
by ap888
iriejohn wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:14 pm
The Click Bar stands strong as the only bar on the market that trims via the back line, not the front.
Psssst ... have a word with Ocean Rideo about the above claim.
:allbegood:

Re: 2019 Duotone Click Bar

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:35 pm
by Beardytello
iriejohn wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:14 pm
The Click Bar stands strong as the only bar on the market that trims via the back line, not the front.
Psssst ... have a word with Ocean Rideo about the above claim.
I reckon that marketing shpeil was written before OR stol.....borro....came out with their own version.

Re: 2019 Duotone Click Bar

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:39 pm
by iriejohn
Beardytello wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:35 pm
iriejohn wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:14 pm
The Click Bar stands strong as the only bar on the market that trims via the back line, not the front.
Psssst ... have a word with Ocean Rideo about the above claim.
I reckon that marketing shpeil was written before OR stol.....borro....came out with their own version.
The click bar is patented so it can't be stol.....borro.... etc...

https://patents.google.com/patent/US8573540

Re: 2019 Duotone Click Bar

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:30 pm
by POACHER
Kitemenn wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:38 pm
iriejohn wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:14 pm
The Click Bar stands strong as the only bar on the market that trims via the back line, not the front.
Psssst ... have a word with Ocean Rideo about the above claim.
Haha was thinking the same...once you started claiming the "best" bar why not spec up the lines while you are at it, quality wise you guys are way behind!
THIS.

North/Duotone lines on the Click Bar suck. Love the bar, but man those are probably the worst lines I've had. Really easy to stretch and no adjustments can be made other than swapping pigtails.
(my only gripe)

After this year I'm going to send the bar to Kiteboarding.com and have them redo the bar with better lines.

Re: 2019 Duotone Click Bar

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:32 pm
by Kitemenn
Beardytello wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:35 pm
iriejohn wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:14 pm
The Click Bar stands strong as the only bar on the market that trims via the back line, not the front.
Psssst ... have a word with Ocean Rideo about the above claim.
I reckon that marketing shpeil was written before OR stol.....borro....came out with their own version.
It's quite a different design and they came to market in the same period the clickbar was introduced...don't make guestimates...

Re: 2019 Duotone Click Bar

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:10 am
by Bossstyle
Agree lines suck and always have.