Rider simplicity has been at the core of Slingshot’s design principals since the beginning, and they continue that philosophy with the Slingshot Compstick Guardian Control Bar. Built for ultimate control and confidence, the Compstick’s intuitive and streamlined below-the-bar depower and safety is unrivaled by any other bar on the market.
With continuous improvement in mind, Slingshot has added several upgrades to the Compstick, including new molded floats and padded bar-ends, a revised EVA grip design, bar-end bungee line-keepers and an improvement in how the in how the floats fold in for storage. These updates compliment the revolutionary features and components that have made the Compstick the trusted bar of choice for hard-charging riders around the world.
The Compstick is offered in the universal 20” bar with 23 meter lines, which can be used with any kite size in the lineup. For more specialized riders, Slingshot also offers a 17” bar with 20 meter lines for smaller kites and a 23” bar with 27 meter lines for larger kite. Slingshot’s internal-bungee kite leash has also been upgraded in 2016 with a shorter overall length and sturdier molded-metal carabiner clips for added strength. Slingshot's full range of kites can be flown on our 20” Compstick bar. If you would like a specialty bar Slingshot recommends for kite sizes 8m and smaller a 17” bar, for kites 14m and larger a 23” bar.
Easy Reach Depower: Consistent grunt and stability through the powerstroke. Boosts, mega loops and predictability
Guardian Safety System: The safety release has been reworked from a pin to a clamp mechanism, which simplifies resetting the chicken loop assembly after it has been activated. Includes a re-sized chicken loop and a molded donkey dik assembly
Auto-Spin Swivel: Rotating component untwists center lines and helps ensure proper safety function at all times
Active Stopper Ball: On the fly adjustment piece that allows rider to set amount of throw in the bar
Ride Simplicity: Chicken loop, safety releases depower cleat integrated into one user-friendly component, eliminating clutter on other parts of the bar
Padded Bar Ends With Bungee Line-Keepers: Preventing board dings an injuries, and helps to keep your bar and lines organized while not in use
Redesigned Molded Floats: In addition to keeping the bar floating and protecting the rider from injury, the updated design is slim and sleek
Improved Float Storage: Reengineered to fold easily for storing
Redesigned EVA Grip: All new non-slip grip texturing couple with an ergonomic design to reduce hand fatigue in all conditions
Dual Oh-Shit Handles: Signature redundant slingshot safety
Precision Cut 800 LB Flying LInes: 800 lb precision cut flying lines. Slingshot's lines are 60% stronger than the 500 lb flying lines the competition uses
Redesigned Leash and Molded Metal Carabiner: Upgraded with a shorter overall length and sturdier molded-metal carabiner clips for added strength
17" bar x 20m lines
20" bar x 23m lines
23" bar x 27m lines
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