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Re: Ocean Rodeo stick shift bar

Postby ORSales » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:56 pm

Beachboy wrote:The drumbeats have fallen strangely silent. Are there any user reviews of this product yet?


We have Ross (head of design) and Richard (President) visiting the factory this week to oversee the 1st production run. We currently expect to start deliveries to the shops by late March / early April. This includes all pre-ordered bars on our early bird website, all demo orders for shops to have bars on site to allow people to test and all our Premium Partner dealerships are taking receipt of the early stocking orders for the first round of fulfillments to the customer.

We launched the bar officially at Surf Expo with an amazing reception but that launch also gave us great feedback from prospective customers which we wanted to address. The changes have pushed production back a bit but we are incredibly excited by the final product and will be putting out a formal update to our website, etc with the 1st deliveries to shops.

Those customers interested in getting in on the early bird signup are still welcome to do so here. We will fulfill those orders based on 1st come, 1st served and in conjunction with our Premium Partner dealerships.

John
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Re: Ocean Rodeo stick shift bar

Postby walter592 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:35 pm

What changes are being made to the bar based on the initial feedback?

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Re: Ocean Rodeo stick shift bar

Postby ORSales » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:27 pm

walter592 wrote:What changes are being made to the bar based on the initial feedback?


The single biggest change was a line guard on the winder to prevent line snags. In our initial testing, we found that the bar floats were stiff enough to keep the flying lines away from the winder knob but in more exhaustive testing and in harsher conditions we had one of our riders get tumbled in a large wave and wrap a rear line on the winder. We determined this to be a legitimate safety concern and we've never sacrificed safety for expediency.

We took the opportunity to address other small concerns we'd had and which were shared by testers which included a move towards double embossed bar grips for a softer feel, upgrading the flying lines to Liros DC401 580kg / 1275lb test lines (German made, strongest, thinnest lines available), small tweaks to the Groove Bar to allow even easier replacement of the trim line and knob winder...

I know that there is a lot of anticipation in the market right now for this bar... believe me, the office staff are equally keen to start shipping! Very much looking forward to the first reviews once large numbers of these start shipping out!

JZ

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Re: Ocean Rodeo stick shift bar

Postby BrunoC » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:23 pm

Wow, That list of improvements is impressive! It is almost like getting a second gen product launched right out of the gate.

This process seems very similar to the auto industry when a prototype car is shown in Jan at the detroit auto show and a refined version of that is ultimately launched 4-6 months later.

Sounds like this will be one hell of a bar.

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Re: Ocean Rodeo stick shift bar

Postby ORSales » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:12 pm

Quick update. The line winder "guard" is now complete and is essentially the same bar as shown in all photos with some small changes to the winder knob to let it shed lines better and an extension of the rear line plastic sheathing to ensure if they come in contact with the winder knob they can slide past and not wrap. Production is in full swing and we will begin shipping on schedule. I'll keep all of you updated as the end of March / early April approaches. Please feel free to contact your local stores if you wish to pre-order a bar!

JZ

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Re: Ocean Rodeo stick shift bar

Postby adamj2281 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:47 pm

ORSales wrote:
walter592 wrote:What changes are being made to the bar based on the initial feedback?


The single biggest change was a line guard on the winder to prevent line snags. In our initial testing, we found that the bar floats were stiff enough to keep the flying lines away from the winder knob but in more exhaustive testing and in harsher conditions we had one of our riders get tumbled in a large wave and wrap a rear line on the winder. We determined this to be a legitimate safety concern and we've never sacrificed safety for expediency.

We took the opportunity to address other small concerns we'd had and which were shared by testers which included a move towards double embossed bar grips for a softer feel, upgrading the flying lines to Liros DC401 580kg / 1275lb test lines (German made, strongest, thinnest lines available), small tweaks to the Groove Bar to allow even easier replacement of the trim line and knob winder...

I know that there is a lot of anticipation in the market right now for this bar... believe me, the office staff are equally keen to start shipping! Very much looking forward to the first reviews once large numbers of these start shipping out!

JZ


Looking forward to it, the upgraded lines are a welcomed addition as well.

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Re: Ocean Rodeo stick shift bar

Postby ShaveTheWhales » Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:38 pm

O.R sales

Can you please make some sliding pu stoppers for general sale... I'll take 3 please :thumb:

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Re: Ocean Rodeo stick shift bar

Postby ORSales » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:21 pm

ShaveTheWhales wrote:O.R sales

Can you please make some sliding pu stoppers for general sale... I'll take 3 please :thumb:


Our main focus right now is on getting the bar to market but the new stopper that is featured on this bar is already in the conceptual stages of a 2.0 version that can be easily re-fitted to existing bars.

If I was to guess, you'll see availability of this part at dealers around this time next year.

John


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