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Re: North launches all-new Wing, Kite, SUP and Surf Foil, Reach kite and Freestyle Collection 2021

Postby Slappysan » Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:06 pm

gmb13 wrote:
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I don´t work for Gongs Competitors. I am self employed. I run a Surfshop and my Youtube Channel and do freelance Board design.
Sorry, I thought you worked for Indiana.

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Re: North launches all-new Wing, Kite, SUP and Surf Foil, Reach kite and Freestyle Collection 2021

Postby Kerplow » Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:08 am

mattaiken MYS NKB wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:17 pm
Vinda wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:04 pm
Kerplow wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:09 am
Guys, anyone tried the new 2021 Reach? What changed compared to 2020? Thanks.
There was no 2020 model it was launched half way through the season I believe
Vinda wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:04 pm
Kerplow wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:09 am
Guys, anyone tried the new 2021 Reach? What changed compared to 2020? Thanks.
There was no 2020 model it was launched half way through the season I believe
The 2020 Reach launched March 2020

The new 2021 Reach went live on the North site March 3rd 2021. USA shipments started this week. I don't know anyone in the USA that has ridden a 2021 Reach yet, however I'd think you'll start to see some first reflections next week. I think European shipments might be slightly ahead of USA so maybe some earlier reviews could be coming.

For changes on the new Reach there are some minor reductions in weight through some material changes and the use of the new bridles that were released with the second generation Orbit and Carve. Admittedly I've drank all the North Koolaid, so having said that I'll say on a personal level is the best all-around high performance kite I've ever ridden and I'm excited to hear this kite hasn't had too much done to it. It's epic for surf, foil and TT riding. I'll add some reviews here as I find them.

https://www.northkb.com/en/products/kit ... e-freeride
First of all - Thank for your answer and please, share those reviews with us :)
Second. This is exactly what I was talking about brand exposure, awareness (few pages ago). No other brand is so responsive in this forum. This is a great example for others, how to communicate with this "geek'ish audience" on a global forum.

This makes me even more excited to be your new customer. Thanks Mattaiken!
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Re: North launches all-new Wing, Kite, SUP and Surf Foil, Reach kite and Freestyle Collection 2021

Postby mattaiken MYS NKB » Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:42 pm

Kerplow wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:08 am
mattaiken MYS NKB wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:17 pm
Vinda wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:04 pm


There was no 2020 model it was launched half way through the season I believe
Vinda wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:04 pm


There was no 2020 model it was launched half way through the season I believe
The 2020 Reach launched March 2020

The new 2021 Reach went live on the North site March 3rd 2021. USA shipments started this week. I don't know anyone in the USA that has ridden a 2021 Reach yet, however I'd think you'll start to see some first reflections next week. I think European shipments might be slightly ahead of USA so maybe some earlier reviews could be coming.

For changes on the new Reach there are some minor reductions in weight through some material changes and the use of the new bridles that were released with the second generation Orbit and Carve. Admittedly I've drank all the North Koolaid, so having said that I'll say on a personal level is the best all-around high performance kite I've ever ridden and I'm excited to hear this kite hasn't had too much done to it. It's epic for surf, foil and TT riding. I'll add some reviews here as I find them.

https://www.northkb.com/en/products/kit ... e-freeride
First of all - Thank for your answer and please, share those reviews with us :)
Second. This is exactly what I was talking about brand exposure, awareness (few pages ago). No other brand is so responsive in this forum. This is a great example for others, how to communicate with this "geek'ish audience" on a global forum.

This makes me even more excited to be your new customer. Thanks Mattaiken!
Present, and at your service.
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Re: North launches all-new Wing, Kite, SUP and Surf Foil, Reach kite and Freestyle Collection 2021

Postby Vinda » Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:50 pm

mattaiken MYS NKB wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:42 pm
Kerplow wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:08 am
mattaiken MYS NKB wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:17 pm




The 2020 Reach launched March 2020

The new 2021 Reach went live on the North site March 3rd 2021. USA shipments started this week. I don't know anyone in the USA that has ridden a 2021 Reach yet, however I'd think you'll start to see some first reflections next week. I think European shipments might be slightly ahead of USA so maybe some earlier reviews could be coming.

For changes on the new Reach there are some minor reductions in weight through some material changes and the use of the new bridles that were released with the second generation Orbit and Carve. Admittedly I've drank all the North Koolaid, so having said that I'll say on a personal level is the best all-around high performance kite I've ever ridden and I'm excited to hear this kite hasn't had too much done to it. It's epic for surf, foil and TT riding. I'll add some reviews here as I find them.

https://www.northkb.com/en/products/kit ... e-freeride
First of all - Thank for your answer and please, share those reviews with us :)
Second. This is exactly what I was talking about brand exposure, awareness (few pages ago). No other brand is so responsive in this forum. This is a great example for others, how to communicate with this "geek'ish audience" on a global forum.

This makes me even more excited to be your new customer. Thanks Mattaiken!
Present, and at your service.
I've not use my 5m Reach just yet (not even pumped it up so I would know if it looked different to the one on the website). It's a 2020 it seems and yellow :D but sadly have been covid locked down everytime we have had strong wind. At least my 9m Orbit is 100% at 2021 kite. Hopefully some hangtime coming soon

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Re: North launches all-new Wing, Kite, SUP and Surf Foil, Reach kite and Freestyle Collection 2021

Postby mattaiken MYS NKB » Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:53 pm

Vinda wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:50 pm
mattaiken MYS NKB wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:42 pm
Kerplow wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:08 am


First of all - Thank for your answer and please, share those reviews with us :)
Second. This is exactly what I was talking about brand exposure, awareness (few pages ago). No other brand is so responsive in this forum. This is a great example for others, how to communicate with this "geek'ish audience" on a global forum.

This makes me even more excited to be your new customer. Thanks Mattaiken!
Present, and at your service.
I've not use my 5m Reach just yet (not even pumped it up so I would know if it looked different to the one on the website). It's a 2020 it seems and yellow :D but sadly have been covid locked down everytime we have had strong wind. At least my 9m Orbit is 100% at 2021 kite. Hopefully some hangtime coming soon
Hi, if you've had it more than 2 weeks it's definitely the 2020 model (or first generation). The website is all 2021 kites.
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Re: North launches all-new Wing, Kite, SUP and Surf Foil, Reach kite and Freestyle Collection 2021

Postby Vinda » Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:11 pm

mattaiken MYS NKB wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:53 pm
Vinda wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:50 pm
mattaiken MYS NKB wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:42 pm


Present, and at your service.
I've not use my 5m Reach just yet (not even pumped it up so I would know if it looked different to the one on the website). It's a 2020 it seems and yellow :D but sadly have been covid locked down everytime we have had strong wind. At least my 9m Orbit is 100% at 2021 kite. Hopefully some hangtime coming soon
Hi, if you've had it more than 2 weeks it's definitely the 2020 model (or first generation). The website is all 2021 kites.
November :thumb:

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Re: North launches all-new Wing, Kite, SUP and Surf Foil, Reach kite and Freestyle Collection 2021

Postby Nem0 » Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:48 pm

Hi everybody,
who can provide chord length, volume and AR of the Frontwing 2200R and HA1450 please?

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Re: North launches all-new Wing, Kite, SUP and Surf Foil, Reach kite and Freestyle Collection 2021

Postby mattaiken MYS NKB » Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:17 pm

Nem0 wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:48 pm
Hi everybody,
who can provide chord length, volume and AR of the Frontwing 2200R and HA1450 please?
Let me see if I can pull this together. It's not published but let me look for it

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Re: North launches all-new Wing, Kite, SUP and Surf Foil, Reach kite and Freestyle Collection 2021

Postby knyfe » Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:09 pm

Who is their female rider on the first vid?-) rips ...

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Re: North launches all-new Wing, Kite, SUP and Surf Foil, Reach kite and Freestyle Collection 2021

Postby gmb13 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:22 pm

knyfe wrote:
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Who is their female rider on the first vid?-) rips ...
That is Bruna Kajiya.

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