2019 Slingshot Compstick Guardian Control Bar

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2019 Slingshot Compstick Guardian Control Bar

As Slingshot so aptly put it, ‘you are the driver - this is your steering wheel’. Make the most of your steering capacity with the 2019 Guardian: a bombproof, easy-to-use, simplistic design catered towards giving you the most bang for your buck. The 500 lbs. test lines ensure that you will have no worries about releasing your kite and having a line snap, giving you the utmost in safety. If you have marginally shorter arms or prefer ease of reach, the Slingshot Guardian’s below-the-bar depower should appeal directly to you. Best yet, the cleat below the bar ensures that you will have plenty of depower and adjust-ability with your kite. For those of us with a rope slider harness, invest in the Talon - a replacement for the traditional chicken loop, aiding motion back and forth for even easier foil access.

What Slingshot has to say about the 2019 Guardian Control Bar

Trusted, proven rider-simplicity at its finest; no gizmos or gimmicks, just clean design, intuitive function and bombproof construction. You are the driver, this is your steering wheel.

Your bar should not come between you and your kite, it should feel like an extension of your arms. This is the Compstick. Equipped with the strongest flying lines in the industry (800lb test inside lines, 500lb test outside lines), easy release/reset safety systems and a clean, comfortable interface, it instills confidence and lets you forget about your bar and ride like you’re connected directly to the kite. The Compstick is available in two layout options, our patented below-the-bar and the traditional above-the-bar depower.

The Compstick Guardian features our patented below-the-bar system that places the depower within easy reach at waist level and increases the amount of throw above the bar. The trim cleat is incorporated into the safety release box, which further simplifies the look and feel of the setup. Your vision above the bar is clean, with no cleat or depower straps dangling in front of your face. To control the amount of throw, an active stopper can be moved on the fly to stop the bar wherever it is set.


  • Clear, intuitive bomber below-the-bar system
  • Easy to reach depower location
  • Clean visibility above the bar
  • Maximizes throw and depower
  • Ride with confidence with the strongest lines in kiteboarding

Compstick Bar Sizing

17" x 20m - Kite sizes 4-8 meters

20" x 20m w/ 3m extensions - Unviersal size for kites 4-17 meters

23" x 27m - Kite sizes 14-17 meters

Control Bar Options

talon2.pngSlingshot Talon Chicken Loop Replacement

If you’re a dedicated surfer/freerider and you aren’t looking to unhook, the new Talon is the perfect addition to your Slingshot bar. The chicken loop is quickly and easily replaced with the Talon system to bring the bar closer to your chest and allow more fluid motion between the bar and your harness system.


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