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North Launches 2022 Range

Postby Toby » Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:41 pm

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North Launches 2022 Range


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Everything you want is on the other side of Fear.

What does it take to let go of fear? To commit to the unknown? At North we believe the magnetic pull – for freedom, for letting go of yourself and merging with the power of the elements, for performance, for exhilaration – overcomes fear. This pull calls to us again and again. And we’ve responded in 2022 with bold new designs, engineered to harness the power of the elements.

In stores now, the new Big Air collection and Trace Lightwind TwinTip are master-crafted to have your back when nature won’t play nice.

What’s new:

ORBIT Big Air / Freeride
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Seriously Light, Extreme Height.
For 2022 we’ve made small refinements to the bridle and further reduced the weight of the Orbit with N-FORCE 75 reinforcement and lighter weight bladders, so the kite feels even lighter and more responsive in all conditions. 
SIZES: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14

https://www.northkb.com/en/products/kit ... r-freeride


NAVIGATOR Control System
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Now ISO Certified.
The 2022 Navigator now complies with ISO 21853 for faster, safer release and intuitive single-action reload in all conditions. Five new Toolless Interloops complete the modular system, allowing riders to switch effortlessly between disciplines simply by swapping out the loop – no tools required. 
SIZES: 38-43, 45-50, 50-55 cm

https://www.northkb.com/en/products/control-system


TRACE Lightwind / Freeride *BRAND NEW FOR 2022
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First in. Last Out.
With phenomenal pop and surprising manoeuvrability for its size, the all-new Trace has a large surface area for early planing and upwind performance in the lightest winds. It’s Centre-V Spine and longitudinal quad channels provide balanced torsional stiffness, traction and control, while the medium-low rocker is ideal for flatwater.
SIZES: 145x45, 145x46 cm

www.northkb.com/en/products/twintips/tr ... -lightwind


ATMOS CARBON Big Air / Freeride
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Gravity Defying
Designed to ride overpowered with ease and control, yet still enabling early planing and low-end performance, the Atmos Carbon’s refined carbon laminate layup provides an extremely fast response when loaded.
SIZES: 136x40, 138x41, 141x42, 144x43 cm

https://www.northkb.com/en/products/twi ... r-freeride


ATMOS HYBRID Big Air / Freeride
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Dynamic power in all conditions
Powerful upwind with precise edge control, the Atmos Hybrid’s harmonious equilibrium between rocker, outline and flex creates a board with quick response for explosive boosting, looping and stable, predictable landings.
SIZES: 133x39, 138x41, 141x42, 144x43 cm

https://www.northkb.com/en/products/twi ... r-freeride


ASTRA Freeride / Big AIr
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Light rider
Crafted for lighter weight riders with a responsive flex pattern for explosive pop, softer landings, and comfort in even the most aggressive chop. Smaller sizes and narrower foot positioning allows smaller riders to stay in control across every manoeuvre.
SIZES: 129x38, 132x39, 135x40, 138x41 cm

https://www.northkb.com/en/products/twi ... de-big-air


FLEX TwinTip Bindings
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Finer GripFlex. Steeper Toe Bar.
In 2022 we’ve further refined the Flex to provide an even more secure comfort-fit with increased lateral support.  
SIZES: S/M, L/XL

https://www.northkb.com/en/products/boo ... x-bindings


Brand Director Mike Raper is excited by the new range: “At North, we are all inspired by the power of the elements, and how when you work with each element, rather than resist it, it takes your performance and experience to a whole other level,” he says.

“Our 2022 Range draws inspiration from the unbreakable bond between the elements and our tribe, and while we continue to be led by nature, this year we’ve really pushed the envelope with technology and performance. I’m proud of the relentless evolution and incremental improvements we’re seeing across the range. And I’m also excited to see how our team rider feedback loop has become such an integral part of the design process.”

The 2022 Big Air collection is in store and available to demo at your local North Kiteboarding retailer now.

Stay tuned for our Surf and Strapless Freestyle launch in October 2021, then Freeride, Freestyle and Foil in March 2022.

www.northkb.com

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Re: North Launches 2022 Range

Postby WindJunkieFL » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:37 pm

"so the kite feels even lighter and more responsive in all conditions."

Who cares about "feels", is it REALLY lighter compared to the Orbit v1? Unfortunately, the only kite brand that I know of that actually provides the weight statistics on their kites is CrazyFly. The NK website doesn't state any weight specifications, so there's no way to know unless you own both the v1 and v2 in the same size and weigh it with a scale.

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Re: North Launches 2022 Range

Postby leeuwen » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:44 pm

Just FYI: Ocean Rodeo and Duotone also have the kite weights on their site. There might be more, did not check them all.

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Re: North Launches 2022 Range

Postby Baptiste_FR » Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:34 pm

I might be obsessed with this point, but for me, the left part of a bar should be RED!!!! Not blue, not grey, not yellow......... just RED !
It should be a standard among all the brands.
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Re: North Launches 2022 Range

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Re: North Launches 2022 Range

Postby souspeed » Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:49 am

The reach has new colours on the website, are these already available for sale as well?
The green looks fantastic!
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Re: North Launches 2022 Range

Postby Havre » Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:01 am

I didn't think about it before now, but I always liked the main colours from North, but I hated the contrast. The 2021 Blue Orbit looks smashing except for the yellow contrast colour. I see they have changed that for the 2022 version. Personally I think the Orbit 2022 Green looks brilliant. I much prefer the toned down text rather than the Red on Green. The new Blue is also a lot cooler without the Yellow on Blue (in my opinion).

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Re: North Launches 2022 Range

Postby 1234567Simon » Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:09 am

Baptiste_FR wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:34 pm
I might be obsessed with this point, but for me, the left part of a bar should be RED!!!! Not blue, not grey, not yellow......... just RED !
It should be a standard among all the brands.
💯 %. Correct:

I have three bars:

the only one that I regular grab on the wrong side is light blue on the right and a blue on the left side …..

oh no… wait, it’s the other way around
Light blue left and
blue right.

Best thing is: when wet the light blue is more like a normal blue.


The other two bars are bright orange left. Don’t even know the other color…


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