In our latest issue of IKSURFMAG, we feature a huge article looking at the importance of your control bar in your kite set up. Often overlooked these pieces of gear are always deemed to be overpriced too. “how much just for the bar?” A phrase kite shop owners know only too well. However, when you consider there are over 200 parts in most control bars and they have to work 100% of the time in the most challenging conditions with a safety system that is foolproof you start to understand the level of work that goes into them.

In creating the article we interviewed some of the best designers on the planet about the bars they work on and what developments we might see in the future. Our article then builds on this information to create the feature you can read right HERE.

We have also made web features for each brand and each designer, so you can read the interviews in full and understand even more about the various bars from certain brands. We’ve linked to all these features below for you:

We hope you enjoy them!

Mon 18th Jun, 2018 @ 9:17 am

By Rou Chater
Rou has been kiting since the sports inception and has been working as an editor and tester for magazines since 2004. He started IKSURFMAG with his brother in 2006 and has tested hundreds of different kites and travelled all over the world to kitesurf. He's a walking encyclopedia of all things kite and is just as passionate about the sport today as he was when he first started!

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