Phenomenal loft and hangtime – Wide fl at 2-stage arc supported by reinforced exoskeleton frame.
Incredible upwind performance – Reduced leading edge diameter gives low drag profile for greater power and efficiency.
Controlled response – Light bar pressure for effortless steering or just park and ride.
High aspect sweep design – allows more area in the center of the kite for efficiency and easy roll to relaunch.
Profile transition panels
DuraLite Seam Protection
Steering impulse option
Low-drag bridle lines
HyperFlow Inflation System
Kevlar reinforced strut system
Teijin Techno Force
2-STAGE ARC DESIGN
The flattened 2-stage arc design enables a smooth curved efficient central region of the kite to produce power, with straighter wing tips for a more dynamic steering response. All the kites share the same 2-stage arc design. What’s different between models, is the extremity of the arc width.
AERO-OPTIMIZED CANOPY TECHNOLOGY
We’ve added an extra panel that connects to the leading edge seam to ensure a precise lateral profile shape is maintained as close to the leading edge as possible, creating a smooth transition from the segmented leading edge to the curved canopy. This results in a more aerodynamic and efficient airflow and less turbulence.
REINFORCED DACRON EXO-SKELETON
A durable frame around the perimeter of the kite made from stretch-resistant Techno Force 160gsm Dacron material. The Exoskeleton helps the transition where the Kevlar reinforced strut system meets the lighter canopy material. It adds durability, strength and elongation control, protecting the canopy and making the kite more responsive in the steering and depower. The result is a durable kite that can hold its profile for increased performance and lift, but is also dynamic, flexible and can twist to turn.
2020 North Kiteboarding Kite spans
A wide span, flattened arc kite like the Orbit Freeride makes the most use of its area, so it has the best hangtime and the best power delivery for its size. As the arc shape becomes narrower the kite uses less of its area to provide actual power and efficiency. A smaller turning radius kite like the Carve is fast in flight, with less power overall.
Spliced, pre-stretched bridle lines with less parasitic drag for greater aerodynamic performance. Our new manufacturing method to pre-load and measure the bridle lines before cutting improves accuracy and consistency. This combined with quality materials, results in reduced shrinkage, reduced elongation and improved longevity.
HYPERFLOW INFLATION SYSTEM
High volume single point inflation system with larger diameter hose for rapid inflation and deflation. Bayonet style main inflation valve compatible with most pumps. No adapter needed
TECHNO FORCE | D2 RIPSTOP FABRIC BY TEIJIN
Premium high-density canopy material made in Japan, using high tenacity polyester yarn for lightness, high tearing strength and high endurance. Teijin Techno Force has the highest strength to weight ratio and longest durability in the industry
DURALITE SEAM PROTECTION
Lightweight reinforcement to protect from chafing and abrasion along the struts to the leading edge. Thin foam padding is inserted underneath and forms a lightweight durable buffer to lift the kite slightly off rough surfaces, and protect the stitching along the struts and leading edge seams.
STEERING IMPULSE OPTION
Bar pressure / steering impulse wing tip tuning options let you fine tune the kite to your personal preference.
KEVLAR REINFORCED STRUT SYSTEM
For the most accurate and durable connection between the strut and the leading edge.
Simplified. Less breakage. Removing the plastic pulleys from within the load-bearing part of the kite improves safety and your connection to the kite. The result is lower drag, more accuracy and a more direct feeling as the kite powers more evenly through the turn.