The Liquid Force Mission Control Bar is a completely new product for Liquid Force. The crew at Liquid Force Kites went back to the drawing board and have come up with a simple bar that is rich in features that improve feel, reliability, and durability. Oh yeah it is super safe too.
-Push away quick release with EZ reset
-Adjustable bar end to 49cm, 52cm or 55cm
-TPU coated leader lines
-100% depower flag line
-Skinny bar with smooth soft grip reduces fatigue and chaffe
-TPU mainline tube with internal flag line
-Ball bearing trim pulley
-Manual below the bar center line swivel
-Above the bar depower
-20m lines with 3m extensions installed
What We Like:
The Mission Control bar is a clean design that feels great in your hand. Simple is better and they have really stripped off any extra parts and pieces to make a strong bar that will keep on working for you. They made the bar the thinnest on the market and covered it with a simple and effective smooth grip. This combo translates into no blisters or harsh grip. The bar’s width is easily adjustable by rotating cartridges on each side of the bar, the narrow setting is 49cm, the center setting is 52cm, and the wide setting jumps up to 55cm. We prefer the 49cm setting on kites 9m and below, the 52cm on 10m-12m and 55cm for kite above 12m. You can customize this setting for different kite turning speed preferences. The narrow setting will keep your turning slower so you can keep your kite parked easily. The wide setting will speed your kite up and you can use this to make a small kite loop fast, and fly like an angry bee if you’d like.
The Mission Control Bar features a new release system that is very easy to use, and can be put together without messing with any pins. Just push the chicken loop into the system and when you hear the loud audible click, it is reset and you are ready to ride. Liquid worked hard to make this chicken loop fast and reliable so you can do it easily in the water. The lines can be tuned via three knots hidden inside of the floaters. This allows you to keep your bar tuned without showing excess line. The mainline is coated in a TPU sheathing, this keeps the center line wear to a minimum, and protects your flag line. You will never have to replace a center chicken loop line again.
The lines of the Mission Control Bar are a top quality, and are designed to minimize stretch, you can spend less time tuning your bar, and more time kiting. The above the bar depower is very easy to use, but we would like to see a movable stopper ball added to the bar. When it’s time to throw a deadman nothing else will suffice.
The TPU coating over the center line is tough to wrap up around your bar if the chicken loop is pulled all the way up to the bar in the powered position when you put your bar away. We found that the bar packs up cleanest when you push the bar away from the chicken loop to the fully depowered position.
Why you want the Mission Control Bar:
In a world are kite bars getting increasingly more complex, it is nice to see a clean and simple bar that is built for safety, strength and comfort. The Mission Control Bar has a great positive feel, is light weight and it is built to last.
The Mission Control Bar features an innovative design for a simple, functional, and lightweight kiteboarding experience.
Liquid Force's Description:
New for 2017 is the Liquid Force Mission Control Bar. Designed with extensive engineering and pure function in mind, the Mission Control Bar is at the heart of your kiteboarding experience. A control bar is one of the few tactile and highly interactive components in your gear components in your gear box. With this in mind we have examined and engineered every part and function incorporated into the bar to meet the highest standards of safety, performance and quality. Via rigorous lab and field testing we are not only confident in the MC system, but proud to offer you the best kite to rider connection available.
The Mission Control bar utilizes a molded technology that reduces weight and unnecessary parts along with adding strength. The minimal design has exactly what you need and nothing more, making for an intuitive and easy to use system.