Postby GraemeF » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:22 am
I can weigh in here with what I know, it is true Core have been working on a new bar, those of us that like the existing system were counselling that the twist should remain and if push away were also to be a part then the two should be combined, the twist release actually works better and more reliably than some systems I've sold in the past. OK if you've been raised on Core, but for folk who brand switch probably not so good particularly if you're new to kiting. New features I've seen are an instant on water re-assembly device. Rumour? it'll fall in line with industry standard push away which to me will be sad, push away is not a natural reaction in a crisis situation, trust me I've been there and still always retain rider side ejection methodology.
(Old SS surefire pro).
Now the thing that has held everything up is a new Euro Iso standard which I believe comes into play in May, but don't quote me on that, I could be wrong but it's this season anyway. In the past the bar test was apparently carried out manually and in France, so could be open to human, ahem, error. Now it's a mechanical release and will be applied equally to all brands, I imagine it must also be holding up the new North team, that and legal issues, I can't imagine old North Duotone will be eager to let them have access to the iron heart patent, again don't quote me, just my thinking.