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North - MY21 Collection

Postby Toby » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:21 am

North News:

North - MY21 Collection


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Over the past twelve months, North's designers have focused on improving the durability and refining the ride of each product.
The Navigator Control System is packed full of technology and is one of the key products to have undergone significant changes, many of which are not even visible. For 2021 Designer Hugh Pinfold has made over twenty improvements to this easy-to-use, top quality, control system.

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Two of the more apparent changes Hugh, Director of Design and Engineering has incorporated for 2021 are the new omnidirectional grip pattern and the introduction of a smaller 38-43cm bar size. But perhaps less obvious are the myriad of smaller changes: for example new internal geometry on the bar centrepiece giving less resistance and wear; the cleat base has been modified to make kite loop bar spins easier, and we've added a swivel to the newly elongated leash pin ring on the, making connection quicker and easier.

See the Navigator Control System


Chief Kite Designer Pat Goodman has focused on improving the performance and feel of both the Orbit and Carve, introducing new lighter materials and new bridles. The Orbit continues to lead North's aspirational Big Air category and with the refinements from Pat, is expected to continue dominating the podium.

Meet the Orbit

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For the Reach, North has introduced a range of new sizes for 2021, including a 17m kite ideal for riding twintips in light wind.

View Reach Kite

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Pat’s home spot in Taiwan is the windiest place on planet earth and gets about 250 days a year of wind over 20 knots. It's very strong in winter and moderately strong in summer, so he has ideal conditions for testing. “I’m fortunate to have such a great team of riders to work with, especially Nick, Jesse, Marc Jacobs, and now Camille. You know what, I'm a competent rider, but I'm not a trickster, I don't do all the crazy stuff these guys do. The teamriders really put a kite to the test, so the kites must be stable and do as they are expected to in extreme manoeuvres,” says Pat.

Board Designer Jaimie Scott commutes regularly to Auckland to collaborate with the North Product Development team. Based three hours north in Whananaki, home to some of the best east coast white sand beach breaks in New Zealand, Scott is constantly looking for ways to push himself whilst out in the ocean. He strongly believes that the more he’s challenged out on the water, the more his shaping evolves. For 2021 Scott has made considerable changes to the shape of the surfboards, and is continuing to progress the strapless freestyle boards, improving the durability and performance characteristics of each board so they can edge harder and give you an even more direct connection to the power of the wave.

View the 2021 Surf Collection

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Often lighter-weight riders find it harder to control large, stiff boards designed for heavyweights. With this in mind, Uli Sommerlatt, Product Manager set out to craft a board with more responsive flex for riders with a smaller build - one that would deliver increased control in a range of conditions, greater comfort and softer landings - without sacrificing performance. The all new Astra’s smaller board length, narrower stance and basalt technology construction provides riders of all levels just the right amount of flex for controlled edging, boosts and loops.

Discover the Astra Light Rider

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Re: North - MY21 Collection

Postby Pol Kiter » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:40 am

Looking good!

I need a new TT and I'm between the new Atmos and the Lieuwe Shotgun, any advice?

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Re: North - MY21 Collection

Postby purdyd » Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:20 pm

The color scheme on the bar is terrible,

When did gray become the left side color? You get a small red leader line and both rear lines are green?
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Re: North - MY21 Collection

Postby PissDrunk » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:18 pm

why u need color ? if u want u can buy duoton and after 1 year u dont see color :p

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Re: North - MY21 Collection

Postby Leon van Bergen » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:22 pm

PissDrunk wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:18 pm
why u need color ? if u want u can buy duoton and after 1 year u dont see color :p
What do you mean exactly? I have a 2018 Clickbar but nothing has faded or something and i use it a lot!

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Re: North - MY21 Collection

Postby mattaiken MYS NKB » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:30 pm

purdyd wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:20 pm
The color scheme on the bar is terrible,

When did gray become the left side color? You get a small red leader line and both rear lines are green?

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The left/right on the bar is a lot more obvious laid out on the beach.
It's important to have both front lines and both rear lines the same colour to reduce risk of asymmetrical shrinkage and stretch. For example black line will behave differently than a white line over time. We can of course be talking about cm's here but this is why both outside lines are the same colour. The ends of the lines are very clearly colour coded.

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Re: North - MY21 Collection

Postby StellaBlu » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:39 pm

Speaking of color, the blue colors of the orbit and reach in the marketing pictures is so much better than the production colors. I wonder if they will release those more neutral colors?

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Re: North - MY21 Collection

Postby POACHER » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:42 pm

I think that blurple colored Orbit is really sharp looking.

Be a shame if the production one isn't that......regal.

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Re: North - MY21 Collection

Postby purdyd » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:46 pm

mattaiken MYS NKB wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:30 pm
purdyd wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:20 pm
The color scheme on the bar is terrible,

When did gray become the left side color? You get a small red leader line and both rear lines are green?

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The left/right on the bar is a lot more obvious laid out on the beach.
It's important to have both front lines and both rear lines the same colour to reduce risk of asymmetrical shrinkage and stretch. For example black line will behave differently than a white line over time. We can of course be talking about cm's here but this is why both outside lines are the same colour. The ends of the lines are very clearly colour coded.
My experience with red and blue liros dc402 has been the colors don’t impact the length. But that is at least a logical explanation

I don’t see this bar any different from the back versus the front.

You made two different shades of gray for both sides. Why not a higher contrasting color scheme? This is a terrible color scheme. Unfortunately, a common trend with bars these days.
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And just to mess with your customers you changed to green from red so if they have different model years that have to get used to it,
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Re: North - MY21 Collection

Postby PissDrunk » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:50 pm

Leon van Bergen wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:22 pm
PissDrunk wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:18 pm
why u need color ? if u want u can buy duoton and after 1 year u dont see color :p
What do you mean exactly? I have a 2018 Clickbar but nothing has faded or something and i use it a lot!
ah i mean grip sry..
my last bar was WakeStyle. But lot of my friends want test new north because on cickbar if u turn doesn't work deepower, that is crazy


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