BWS Blue Chip Bar 2.0
The BWS Blue Chip Bar 2.0 is a completely refreshed approach to the kite control system. The Blue Chip offers a whole new dimension of comfort and control, featuring a back line kite trimming system to replace the previous front line trimming system, a single body injection-molded structure that offers enhanced safety, improved ergonomics and greater accuracy for trimming the kite.
The Blue Chip Bar is a whole new dimension for wave kite control bars. Featuring a rear line depower system, single coated centerline, improved chickenloop, adjustable bar throw, stronger lines. The Blue Chip provides the ultimate clear view of the surf with nothing dangling in front of you. It has the simplicity of a no depower system but retains the function of depower and flagging.
The Blue Chip Bar is virtually the same bar as the Ocean Rodeo Stick Shift Bar and the Liquid Force Direct Drive Control Bar. The only real separation is that the BWS Blue Chip Bar has a softer reduced diameter grip and is easier on the hands and a bit lighter.
Updates on the BWS Blue Chip Bar 2.0 include:
New Chickenloop – Totally new Chicken loop has a new Quick release that stays primed for reconnection once activated. Simply push the chicken loop back into place and the quick release is automatically reset.
New Grip – BWS developed a new reduced diameter grip for the Blue Chip 2.0, it is thinner, lighter and smoother for a softer grip and reduced grip fatigue.
New Bar Center Hole – The BWSurf Blue Chip 2.0 features a new wider center hole that allows for incredibly smooth sheeting even when the bar is at extreme angles.
Harness loop options – The Bluechip 2.0 comes stock with the BWS compact freeride chickenloop but it can be replaced by their new sliding surf chickenloop for those who ride with Ridengine rope style spreader bars.
As well as all the features of the original version:
– 22m Premium German Tefelberger flying lines
– Short push away leash
– 3 lengths of pigtails (20cm/25cm & 35cm) to work with any style of kite
– Nylon bag carry bag
– Bar end sheeting
– Sliding stopper to adjust bar throw
BAR END TRIM ADJUSTER
The BWS Blue Chip 2.0 dial to trim system adjusts the length of the back lines relative to the front lines, in order to adjust the kite power to wind conditions and rider preference. The Blue Chip bar features an ergonomically placed power and depower dial. Simply twist the dial to power up, and nudge it outward to depower. This allows you to keep the bar in both hands when depowering.
The winding mechanism a minimum of moving parts and is easy to inspect and maintain. The U-shaped bar structure is optimized to flush away any sand and debris buildup.
ADJUSTABLE BAR STOPPER
Designed to allow for easy, on-the-fly adjustment of a kiteboarding bar’s sheeting range. Just push the light grey section away from you to loosen and adjust, then push the bar against it to set the stopper.
22m LIROS DC401 Flying Lines
BWSurf has always been very strong lines that can take years of abuse and we wanted to up the quality of our lines as we moved over to this new bar platform. We sourced our line from German supplier Liros who make the best kite lines in the industry today. Liros DC401 are 1,6MM (before our lines were 2MM) and are the stiffest and most durable lines out there with incredible non shrinking results and a breakage of 580kg, that’s over 1200 lbs, which is double the industry standard! What’s hard to quantify is their stretch resistance. Kiters will be able to notice a crispness in the handling of the kite due to these lines as they provide a much tighter connection, with less stretch than other lines. This may sound like hype, but try them for yourselves. They really do stand out!
BWSurf Blue Chip Bag with stash pocket for the extra pig-tails
“I’m all about simplicity – less is more when it comes to kiting. So although the Blue Chip bar is high-tech piece of equipment, it’s the most streamlined and user-friendly control bar I’ve ever used. The “clear view” system has tidied up the de-power mechanism and removed it from the line-of-sight, so now when I’m looking down a wave my focus is unobstructed and 100% on the wave. This bar gives me the ultimate feeling of freedom and lets me enjoy what I’m doing without distraction.”– Ben Wilson.
The BWSurf Blue Chip Bar 2.0 fits perfectly in the BWS product line up, which stands for STYLE, PERFORMANCE & SIMPLICITY.