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North Neo 2017 12m - is it slow turning elephant or quick turning light strapless freestyle low wind kite?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:06 am
by omg
I have 8 and 10 Neo 2017, which I really like for strapless freestyle. My Neo 10m gets me freestyling from around 18 knots (grabless jumps/rotations doable), but how is the 12m? Would I benefit from 12m Neo say at 15 knots, does it have fast board speed and how about the turning? Is it either like a tractor puller or is the pull smart like 10m Neo produces (more upwind/wind windows edge)?

I think I would prefer 3 strut over 1, ie. most likely no Mono for me.

I weigh 77kg / 170lbs.

Any input appreciated!

Re: North Neo 2017 12m - is it slow turning elephant or quick turning light strapless freestyle low wind kite?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:36 am
by sarc
It all depends on how you set the back lines pigtail on the kite and how big a bar you use. I have a 60cm bar for my big kites...

Re: North Neo 2017 12m - is it slow turning elephant or quick turning light strapless freestyle low wind kite?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:00 pm
by vela99
I am the owner of a 2017 North Neo 11m and in my opinion this kite turns very well

Re: North Neo 2017 12m - is it slow turning elephant or quick turning light strapless freestyle low wind kite?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:23 pm
by ciscokitesurfer
since I changed the bar to a 62cm bar length the slow turning problem is gone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HioKZuPsEsk

I am using the bar on the video. I swapped the North bar components to the Air rush bar. I can fly all my NEO kites on 62 cm length bar

Re: North Neo 2017 12m - is it slow turning elephant or quick turning light strapless freestyle low wind kite?

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:14 pm
by jespin4845
https://youtu.be/AbnzNOc01Q8

6:23

Airton does a kiteloop with a 12m neo, looks like 20m lines thou