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Re: North Kiteboarding 2020

Postby luca » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:17 pm

10psi for a big LE is too much

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Re: North Kiteboarding 2020

Postby iriejohn » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:37 pm

luca wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:17 pm
10psi for a big LE is too much
Whether it is or is not too much depends upon the performance parameters and objective of the air frame design.

Just saying.

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Re: North Kiteboarding 2020

Postby luca » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:41 pm

For the Orbit it is too much

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Re: North Kiteboarding 2020

Postby iriejohn » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:49 pm

luca wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:41 pm
For the Orbit it is too much
Is this opinion or fact?

If fact, then what are the facts?

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Re: North Kiteboarding 2020

Postby luca » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:12 pm

fact... the Orbit 12m needs 6, 9m 7, etc..

if you put 10 psi in the 12m the relaunch in lightwind gets worse. if you want to discuss with me, get your hands on first on the north stuff.

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Re: North Kiteboarding 2020

Postby iriejohn » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:22 pm

iriejohn wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:49 pm
luca wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:41 pm
For the Orbit it is too much
Is this opinion or fact?

If fact, then what are the facts?
luca wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:12 pm
fact... the Orbit 12m needs 6, 9m 7, etc..

if you put 10 psi in the 12m the relaunch in lightwind gets worse. if you want to discuss with me, get your hands on first on the north stuff.
So it's opinion.

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Re: North Kiteboarding 2020

Postby sarc » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:48 am

How is the jumping height and hang time? Thanks

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Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:09 pm
just tested the 9m Carve with click bar (heu also North but not the same North if you can follow)

LE is very big. I mean very big.
the kite looks good and sober.

It was around 18-22 knots which was the low-end for me @120kg on my surfboard. Dead on-shore.
So not the ideal conditions to test a wave kite but:
- the low-end is OK (same as Slash 9m I also tested)
- bar pressure is VERY light which I like a lot (that is why I hate the Neo...). Lowerthenb theSlash wicks also very light.
- the kite works perfectly with the click bar I must day (better then with f*****g Neo)
- kite feels very light in general if you know what I mean, not only the bar pressure but the overall feeling)
- turns fast but doesn't generate pull in the turns
- drift is OK for what I could test (did some downwind on wave to see how it drifted)

I did feel once (only once) the bar shaking a bit like mentioned earlier in this post

All in all a very nice feeling kite if you like light bar pressure

Need to test the upper range in some side shore conditions

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Re: North Kiteboarding 2020

Postby Frankieboy » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:47 pm

was riding SB strapless so no jumps:-)

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Re: North Kiteboarding 2020

Postby Spoiler3000 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:34 pm

Is it just me or what do you guys think...

For all the hype they generated the release of the first product line-up of the „new north Kiteboarding“ seems a bit like a crash-landing...?

I mean... there is no wow-effect at all, right?
Dont they look like average kites, with average materials?
Or did i miss something?!

Dont get me wrong... there are not many of their kites around at our spots... so i was wondering!?

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Re: North Kiteboarding 2020

Postby Kozzie » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:27 am

If you want to know why people like them you need to ask to see the shops margins $$$$ pay less sell for same more profit business is business


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