Slingshot Sports Compstick Guardian Control Bar

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Slingshot riders trust the Slingshot Sports Compstick Guardian Control Bar setup for its simplistic design, bomber construction and easy-access below-the-bar depower system. With the Guardian, the trim cleat is located just above the chicken loop and is integrated into the safety release mechanism. The result is a streamline system that removes eye-level components, placing them within easy reach below the bar and allowing for more throw above the bar. Slingshot has given the Compstick a fresh visual presence, and have carried over improvements to the float were implemented from the previous model.

With continuous improvement in mind, Slingshot has added several upgrades to the Compstick, including Slingshot’s patented below-the bar trim setup, a clutter-free design so you can ride with confidence, the strongest and longest lasting lines available, huge depower, maximum throw, easy-reach depower and a low-profile, reliable, easy-reset safety release system. 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 comes in 17, 20 and 23-inch bar options. The 17-inch bar comes stocked with 20 meter lines and is recommended only for small kites (usually 4-7meters). The 23-inch bar comes stock with 27 meter lines and is recommended for larger kites (usually 13-17meters). New for 2017, the universal 20-inch bar, which can be used with any kite we produce, will now come with 20-meter lines installed and 3-meter extensions in the box. This gives riders the ability to choose between two different line lengths. For easier launching, faster turning and more responsive handling, the 20-meter lines are ideal, while the extensions will provide added power, low-end range and higher jumping.

Product Features

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

Non-Slip EVA Grip: Texturing coupled 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

Slingshot Kite Lines: High performance, high quality lines are an underrated piece of equipment in kiteboarding. When it comes to safety and durability, Slingshot doesn't mess around. That is why Slingshot uses the thickest flying lines in kiteboarding. The industry standard is 500 lb test. Slingshot uses special high-tenacity 800 lb test flying lines, manufactured in the USA, exclusively for Slingshot. When your life is on the line, don’t settle for less than the best


17" bar x 20m lines

20" bar x 20m lines with 3m extensions

23" bar x 27m lines


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