The Ben Wilson Surf Undertow bar is a really complete bar offering all the safety features you would expect in a clean and comfortable package. Check out the pictures, videos and reviews below for more information.
*Doesn't include kite leash.
The Ben Wilson Surf undertow bar is a really complete bar offering all the safety features you would expect in a clean and comfortable package. Designed for the BWS Noise, it will also work really well with any other 4 line bar.
Quick Release: The safety release is a push away system with quick pin. The release is quick and easy to reset on the water. The safety system has been tested to withstand a load of 400kg!
Depower: The depower system is below the bar just above the chicken loop. There is a leash attachment point on the depower rope offering a 90% depower option. The Undertow bar has plenty of throw and a decent working sliding stopper ball.
Swivel: The undertow bar features a swivel below the bar and just above the chicken loop. The swivel is not designed to spin freely to untangle your front lines. Instead, it is in a position the makes it really easy to untwist your front lines with one hand while riding.
Safety System: BWS call this the “Off Switch”. There is a leash attachment point below the bar that will flag the kite out on one line. This offers riders the ability to depower the kite 100%.
Bar Specs: Bar sizes: 17 inch (for sizes 5m,6m,8m) and 20 inch (for sizes 10m,12m). All bars come with 23m lines.
We Really Like: how easy it is to unwind your front lines while riding with the BWS swivel. The bar also has a large metal hoop under the chicken loop offering a nice leash attachment point for more advanced riders.
Review by Pete:
The BWS bar is one of the best bars on the market.
Pros: The manual swivel works amazingly well and the bar is really comfortable. I also really like the rigid chicken loop and metal suicide attachment point under the chicken loop. The rubber outside ends of the bar make it less likely to ding your surfboard if you wipeout and bump the bar into your board.>
>Cons: Some more lightweight riders found the depower system a little heavy to use.
Realpro tip: For those of you who enjoy modifying your bar you can adjust the size of the chicken loop by removing the screws and cutting away unwanted length. BWS also have a great lineup of replacement accessories that you can find here. So if your depower rope is looking a little tired on your undertow bar, replace it and avoid any kind of kiting accident due to neglected gear.
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