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Re: North Kiteboarding Meeting in Daklah

Postby Leon van Bergen » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:19 am

They are alive and kickin; https://www.northkb.com

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Re: North Kiteboarding Meeting in Daklah

Postby gator1 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:32 am

photos already on the net, a red, yellow, and green kite. Looking a bit plain.

the first releases of anything will have problems which they will fix next year.

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Re: North Kiteboarding Meeting in Daklah

Postby Pierrot » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:28 pm

Nice range... but seems quite ordinary. Hard to see if there is any real innovation beyond the usual marketing.
I wish they had managed to come up with something really different, like the aluula material. Powerful brand with true innovation would have been a killer...
I’d still like to try that Carve kite, just in case :-)
Board, foil, control bar do not seem to have anything noticeable.

Funny to see they came up with a « plain color » scheme similar to the new duotone range.

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Re: North Kiteboarding Meeting in Daklah

Postby Kitemenn » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:00 pm

Yeah disappointing tbh...hoped for a clickbar copy or something now just the same (couldnt find details on the lines they use). Pulse seems nice but can't trust the words of the teamriders (which never rode "such a great kite")

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Re: North Kiteboarding Meeting in Daklah

Postby Kitemenn » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:24 pm

Lines are:

100 % Dyneema SK99 control line
Latest technology German-made LIROS DC Pro offers the highest load capacity with minimal line diameter, for less parasitic drag, extreme stretch resistance and the most direct performance.

Thats one upside

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Re: North Kiteboarding Meeting in Daklah

Postby dewwy » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:39 pm

Kitemenn wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:00 pm
Yeah disappointing tbh..
Modern QR (push-in reassembly, modular chicken-loops), arguably best lines on the market & clean design (no shit dangling around)... yeah quite disappointing :wink:

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Re: North Kiteboarding Meeting in Daklah

Postby POACHER » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:41 pm

Any "game changers" that we should be aware of?

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Re: North Kiteboarding Meeting in Daklah

Postby a99 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:53 pm

new North bar video

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Re: North Kiteboarding Meeting in Daklah

Postby Kitemenn » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:55 pm

dewwy wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:39 pm
Modern QR (push-in reassembly, modular chicken-loops), arguably best lines on the market & clean design (no shit dangling around)... yeah quite disappointing :wink:
Meaning they are at par with competition...nothing special in my view...Lines are probably good but curious what price they are charging

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Re: North Kiteboarding Meeting in Daklah

Postby alunj » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:15 pm

Bar is listed at 449 GBP ( approx 550 usd ) in the Uk
5m carve is 989 GBP kite only
10m is 1300.
Surfboards are 900 gbp


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