Sensor 3S Control Bar
Witness next-level innovation, functional design, and clean esthetic in the ultra-light Sensor 3S – a legendary control bar with groundbreaking features.
Control System Features
No gimmicks. No unnecessary features. The elemental design delivers superlative feel and comfort.
Super light and strong. The integrated titanium truss ensures Core's twin auto-untwist center lines that pass through the center of the bar do not affect the bombproof rigidity of the bar. It might be overkill, but Core prefers it that way. And if the center lines wear out the bar guide, replace it with a fresh one.
No divots, sharp corners, or hard protruding ends on this bar. The clean, minimalistic and soft bar ends don't just look fantastic but are super grippable. After your fun sesh, the bar ends fold open to reveal hidden line winders.
The narrow, non-slip asymmetric grip is easy on the hands – even for marathon sessions. Contrasting colors provide improved left/right visual guidance. And a thin redline on the underside lets you know if the bar is reversed.
The whole line setup and depower system is meticulously designed to provide unprecedented feedback, control, and fly-by-wire feel.
Feel more "connected" to your kite with floaters that don't interfere with the natural movement of the steering lines as they end a few centimeters above the bar. And adjust bar width (50/46.5cm) by merely swiveling the line block hidden under the Stealth Winders. Core also disappeared the elastic line keepers into the floaters for a clean, uncluttered kite session.
Twisted lines are a thing of the past. Untwisting your front lines after looping your kite is as simple as pulling in the bar. Front line twists only occur below the Sensor 3S bar where a ceramic swivel unravels the front lines automatically. Another benefit is the sweet "between the fingers" comfort when your hand straddles the center lines due to the narrow width and special coating.
Simple. Fast. Easy. And proven.
Core's block and cleat system reduces pulling forces by a factor of four making quick adjustments in gusts a breeze. And the adjuster rope features an elasticized construction which shortens and keeps the line out of your way.
A bar's safety system is the critical link between you and your kite. It needs to work flawlessly and intuitively. The quick release meets or exceeds all safety requirements and most importantly, is easier than ever to reconnect.
Safe is good. The heart of the Core Intuitive Connect Release is the push-out and easy click-back-in quick release. The red CIC Release cap is designed to provide superior grip in emergency situations. And reconnecting the quick release is as simple as re-inserting the chickenloop end into the CIC mechanism until you hear it click in. CIC Release. Just release and click back in.
Four line length options. Maximize your kite’s performance with the Vario lines. Vario lines are Liros sourced, 18m lines with a 2m and 4m extension. As a result, the Sensor 3S 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.
SUPPORTED SINGLE FRONTLINE SAFETY (SSF)
Core's exclusive hybrid system combines the advantages of a single front line, double front line, and fifth line safety. When deployed, it blows out the front line (below the "Y") eliminating pull. At the same time, a pulley system shortens the second front line (above the "Y") which moves the kite to a stable and safe relaunch position.
LINES MADE IN GERMANY
CORE tough. Core's line supplier, Liros, is a name synonymous with line innovation and workmanship. They pre-stretch all Core's lines under heat for lasting performance. Only 1.8mm thick and a breaking strength of 368 kg, the Sensor 3S lines will perform beyond your expectations
For a better hold. Core splices all their ends before sewing for a more permanent hold. It's a little more work, but this method guarantees higher strength and better aerodynamics.
REPLACEABLE BAR INSERTS
Simple and replaceable. Bar inserts that surround the depower lines lubricate them as they pass through the bar to reduce wear. The inserts are also easily and inexpensively replaced without tools.
Strong and durable. The front lines from the "Y" to the chicken loop use Core's exclusive, low stretch, Tectanium. And Core protects it with a 5.2mm, UV-stabilized, Polyether where it passes through the bar. Techno speak for really durable, self-lubricating, no pinch, depower lines. The virtually frictionless, depower/safety lines are more aerodynamic, provide better feedback, and are more comfortable between the fingers. Just wait till you try it. You'll see.
More grip's always better. Special rubber is applied to the bar ends and CIC release
to give the surface even more grip when wet.
HIGH-QUALITY RAW MATERIALS
A bar is only as good as the quality of its parts and processes.
Core uses thermoplastics primarily used for the production of precision parts using the injection molding process. The colorless, semi-crystalline polymers are characterized by extreme rigidity, low frictional resistance, and amazing dimensional stability.
Titanium is as strong as steel but 45% lighter. This gives titanium the highest strength-to-weight ratio of all known metals. Plus, titanium is impervious to salt. For these reasons, Core used titanium for the control bar truss, as well as the quick release and bar end grub screws.
Marine-grade A4 stainless steel is used for the remaining metal components. The higher proportion of molybdenum minimizes corrosion and delivers years of reliable performance.
Only the best stuff goes into the Sensor 3S.
Sensor 3S Accessories
More than just a bag. The multi-purpose barbag offers protection for your shiny Sensor 3S bar when you're on the road. Accessories, tools, spare parts, line extensions, and optional loops can be stored in the bag's compartments. The mesh insert on the back guarantees proper ventilation. Fold it away or hang it up in a visible spot, so you don't forget it.
The small loop comes standard on the Sensor 3S and is designed for freeriders and freestylers who mostly ride hooked. The smaller loop size lowers the adjuster height, which benefits shorter riders. An elasticized chicken stick is easily manipulated to make hooking in faster. After hooking in, the chicken stick can be passed through the harness hook to avoid unintentional unhooking.
SHORT SAFETY LEASH
Extra short is extra safe. A short safety leash comes standard with all CORE bar systems. When connected to your spreader bar, the 50cm leash delivers better ergonomics and safety. It's easier to see or grab, and it won't tangle. If, on the other hand, you see yourself unhooking in the future, Core has a Pro Leash for you.