Once you use a Sensor 2S Plus bar you will think all other bars pale in comparison. At first glance this bar looks like most other 4-line bars on the market. Upon further inspection, you recognize that everything on this bar is totally different and really high tech. Most importantly the Sensor 2S is tough as nails and the safety system always works.
Core Sensor 2S Tech Specs:
-Lightest control bar on the market at 1.95 lbs
-24m adjustable high strength colored lines. Adjustable to 24m, 22m, 20m and 18m.
-Equal line lengths so this bar can be flown with any 4 line kite
-Kook proof pig tails
-47cm-52cm Adjustable bar end
-Ajustable outside line length hidden under floats
-Rotor quick release
-Plastic coated Tectanium center line
-Ceramic auto untwist center line swivel
-Bungee depower line
-Supported center flagging line safety
-Short safety leash included
What we like:
In an era of kiteboarding companies trying to make the next best gadget to market their bars with, the Core Sensor 2S Plus is a breath of fresh air. The chicken loop and release are the shortest on the market, so you are closer to your bar. This helps a lot with smaller riders. The floats are simple and strong so they won't rip and they are not so oversized that they are in the way. The depower line is buttery smooth when you are fully powered up and the bungee/velcro keeps it tucked up and away from the bar when you are fully depowered. By coating the chicken line with plastic you have no need to replace the chicken loop line ever.
The below bar swivel is one of a kind and never sticks. We packed it with fine sand, coarse sand, tons of salt water and nothing could jam this swivel up. The S-neck on the swivel comboed with the ceramic swivel assembly makes the center lines untwist on their own with no effort. It is so cool to watch the bar unwind with no effort.
You can't appreciate a light weight bar until you ride one. Think about the amount of times you sheet in and out in a session. Imagine doing that with 1 pound less weight. It really does make a difference.
The Uni Body interior of the bar makes any input directly translate into the kite. The net result is your kite feels faster and you have more control.
Some people like to have different line lengths for different size kites or different styles of riding. Often times bigger kites have the longer lines and smaller the shorter. Also for learning you can shorten the lines to have a smaller wind window.
We were terrified when we first saw the twist release. Our first impression was, "Oh that's not going to work." Well we were totally wrong since we have had no false releases with the Core Sensor twist release. We also found out that there are a few things that a twist release does better than others on the market. This allows your entire chicken loop assembly to be shorter. This gets you closer to the bar/depower strap and makes kiteboarding easier. The other thing we found out is that you can twist and release the safety even when the bar is sheeted all the way in. All other bars with push away releases will jam in this scenario.
The flagging safety is one of a kind. The Y on the center lines is about one third of the way up the lines. Core figured out some sort of magic where they can have the kite flag out with no resistance on the center Techanium line that goes through the bar. This keeps the line mess to a minimum and will allow you to reassemble and relaunch your kite after release. Rebuilding your bar in the water works about 80% of the time with the Core bar where most other center line safety bars your chances are about a 50/50. The high Y on this assembly makes the bar harder to un twist if your kite inverts.
Why you want the Core Sensor 2S Plus Control Bar:
This bar is clean and simple and everything works. It is super strong, has a light weight and direct feel and it is the best quality on the market. If you want to have line lengths different than 24m stock lines than check out the 2S Plus.
The Sensor 2S Plus Bar is the same bar as the Sensor 2S but you can shorten the lines in 2m increments from 24m(as it comes rigged) every 2m down to 18m.
PEERLESS IN DESIGN. AND NOW WITH THE NEW S-SYSTEM.
LIGHT. DIRECT. SAFE.
A Sensor 2S bar with four line length options. Maximize your kite’s performance. Easily and inexpensively with the new Sensor 2S+. A bar that replaces the standard 24m lines with our Vario lines. Vario lines are Liros sourced, 18m lines with a 2m and 4m extension. As a result, the Sensor 2S+ can be outfitted with 18, 20, 22 or 24m lines. Go short in the waves. Or longer in your next race. Without buying more bars. Sensor 2+. Save money. Experiment. And have more fun.
Your session’s awesomeness depends heavily on your gear. We believe the Sensor 2 control bar system contributes much more than you would think to kite performance. And it’s what you don’t see that makes our bars so unbelievably good. The functional know-how we hide inside and the minimalist design on the outside gives our bars the signature CORE confidence you expect. And the safety features you rely on.
The Sensor 2 bar is now joined by the new Sensor 2S and Sensor 2S Pro. Two new bars with more tech wizardry that you can’t even see at first glance. Regardless of your bar selection, The CORE Sensor 2 bar system will provide you with the lightest, safest, and most direct feeling bar on the market. Because we sell more than just cool bars. We sell confidence.
Meet the new Sensor 2S. An intelligent mid-cycle update to the exceptional Sensor 2. A bar, where engineering ingenuity meets minimalism; where ceramic bearings are used to eliminate friction in the auto untwist function; and where Tectanium is used to make the thinnest and most aerodynamic depower lines. Technical innovations that make the Sensor 2S bar system peerless. Sometimes, it's what you don’t see, that makes it so good. Still not good enough for you? Then, you are ready for the new Sensor 2S Pro.
• S-System Ceramic Untwist Bearing
• Durable 24 Meter Lines
• Vario Width Adjustable Bar Length
• Moveable Sensor Adjuster above the bar depower clam cleat
• Stainless Steel S-Neck Connection
• Tectanium S-Slide / Depower Lines
• Ultralight Unibody Bar
• Titanium Core
• Rotor Quick Release
• Supported Single Frontline Safety
• Short Safety Leash