CONTACT WATER CONTROL SYSTEM
The Contact-Water Control System offers the latest in safety features, a clean control bar design and a simple easy-to-use trimming system.
Push Away Quick Release – The control system features a new Megatron pushaway quick release safety with total flag out of the kite. The release handle is ergonomic with positive release forces (under 8kg) allowing for quick and easy release. Simple re-assembly saves time and gets you back up and riding faster.
Two Safety Modes – The Megatron offers riders a choice of two safety modes, the recommended standard safety or the optional Suicide safety.
• The standard Flag out safety offers 100% flag out in all situations by releasing the Megatron or letting go of the bar when un-hooked
• The Suicide option offers 100% flag out only when the Megatron is released whilst hooked in, allowing riders practicing handle passes to let go of the bar with out flagging the kites safety (not recommended)
Anti-twist 100% Flag Out Line – The flag out line running through the Megatron & safety leash attachment at the bottom keeps the leash tangle free when doing rotations and manually unwinding the centre lines using the Spinning Handle.
Low Friction Centre Piece – The control bar features a low friction aluminum centre piece designed to reduce trim line wear.
Auto Positioning Chicken Loop – Designed in conjunction with the bar centre piece, the Megatron spinning handle allows chicken loop auto positioning, offering easy unhooked riding and hooking back in.
Magnetic trim handle system – The Magnetic trim handle connects to a magnetic neoprene sock covering the clam cleat to reduce tangles when the trimmer is depowered.
PU Covered trim line & cast stainless steel de-power ring – The tough PU covered trim significantly reduces wear when sheeting in and out, whilst the smooth running de-power ring also prevents trim line wear.
The Contact-Water Control System bar sizes come in 45cm, 50cm and 55cm. The larger size PU chicken loop (sold separately) is perfect for riders with longer arms or for riders wanting even easier hooking in & out.
CHECKING & MAINTAINING CONTROL SYSTEM FLYING LINES
Over time kite flying lines may stretch slightly, and we highly recommend that you check your Control System lines are set correctly to what we call “bar zero”.
Checking and maintaining your Control System will ensure you get the most performance from your Ozone kite.
MEGATRON PUSH-AWAY QUICK RELEASE CHICKEN LOOP
The new Megatron quick release features push-away safety with total flag out of the kite. The release handle is ergonomic with positive release forces (UNDER 8kg) allowing for quick and easy release. Simple re-assembly saves time and gets you back up and riding faster.
All riders should attach their safety leash to the total flag out system. This is the small eyelet of the steel ring at the bottom of the Megatron. In an emergency situation, when the chicken loop is released, the kite will flag out and fall to the ground.
Advanced Riders: (not recommended, use at your own risk) Riders who start doing unhooked tricks or who are more confident and have spent many hours kiting can attach to the ring using the suicide system, where the chickenloop runs through the large eye of the steel ring.
NOTE: When using the Suicide safety option, if you let go of the bar (without releasing the Megatron, e.g. missed handle pass) the kite will depower but WILL NOT flag out. Also be aware that in this situation, the Megatron will be out of reach and can therefore not be released. If you are hooked in and release the Megatron the steel ring automatically comes off the chicken loop and the kite will flag out.
In all situations make sure that all lines are clear of all working safety systems and the safety leash is connected in the right way.
• PUSH AWAY RELEASE – Positive push away release forces (under 8kg) allow quick and simple release
• SIMPLE RELOAD – Saves time and gets you back up and riding faster
• ANTI-TWIST 100% FLAG OUT LINE – Twist free safety when doing rotations and manually unwinding the centre lines
• SUICIDE SAFETY OPTION (not recommended) – Offers Suicide style riding whilst allowing total flag out safety when Megatron is released during hooked in riding
• MANUAL SPINNING HANDLE – Ensures you can always keep your central power lines twist free
• CHICKEN LOOP AUTO POSITIONING – Male to female top spinning handle fits inside bar centre offering easy unhooked riding / hooking back in
• WIDE MOUTH CHICKENLOOP – Retains Ozone’s wide mouth chicken-loop style ensuring easy hooking in and out
• MODULAR DESIGN – Ensures simple replacement of any worn parts. Allen keys are supplied to aid with maintenance
• DESIGNED TOUGH – Tested to over 400kg of tensile load, yet still releases under minimal force (under 8kg)
• 316 STAINLESS STEEL SAFETY WASHER – The trim power line goes through the Megatron centre attaching to a robust 316 machined washer
• ALL HIGH QUALITY STAINLESS STEEL HARDWARE
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We understand that when purchasing gifts, returns and exchanges can be necessary, which is why for the Holidays we are extending our Return Policy so that anything purchased as a gift this Holiday Season is eligible to be returned by the end of January. If you are not 100% satisfied with your product you may return it for a full refund, or exchange by the end of the month of January 2015.