The Liquid Force CPR bar is a proven control bar with a truly unique safety system. The CPR (Centerline Push Release) Bar is designed to complement the Envy and the NRG. The bar will also work really well with any 4 line kite.
Quick Release: The liquid force bar has a really unique quick release. When the release is pushed, the chicken loop disconnects from the center lines. The best part about the whole setup is how easy it is to reassemble the quick release and get going again. Check out the pictures and video for more information.
Depower: The depower cleat sits on the chicken loop and is really easy to use. This also gives you the option to connect your leash to the depower line right at the chicken loop offering a 90% depower option if the release is pulled.
Swivel: The CPR bar does not feature a front line swivel. If you are working on back rolls, make sure to do a few front rolls to unwind your front lines!
Safety System: There are two options to attach your leash on the CPR bar. There is a 100% flagging line at the chicken loop which will flag your kite onto only one front line and there is a 90% depower option that will flag your kite onto both front lines via the center lines.
Bar Specs: Bar sizes: 45cm, 50cm and 55cm. All bars come with 23m lines and the 55cm bar comes with line extensions. All bars also come with interchangeable pig tails so you can match the bar with any 4 line kite.
We Really Like: the solid structure of the chicken loop. When unhooking the chicken loop stays rigid and makes it really easy to hook back in. The bar is also a little thinner than other brands which makes it really comfortable to ride with.
Review by Pete:
The liquid force bar is a super comfortable, clean control bar.
Pros: I really like how rigid the chicken loop stays when unhooking. The molded grip and integrated floats on the bar ends are really nice too.
Cons: When the quick release is pulled, the chicken loop detaches from the rest of the setup. Some users have lost their chicken loop because of this (even though it does float)! I would also like to see a working swivel on this bar to help unwind the center lines.
Realpro tip: If you are concerned about losing the chicken loop, simply pass your leash through the chicken loop before connecting to your chosen connection point. If you do pull the release and the chicken loop falls off your harness hook, it will still have the leash through it and it won’t get lost!
by Stellato on December 18, 2011