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New North Gear

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Created by THE PIN PULLER 2 months ago, 10 Sep 2019
THE PIN PULLER
WA, 324 posts
10 Sep 2019 7:23AM
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whos stocking it in WA?? Or Does an overseas purchase need to be layed down?

bjw
NSW, 3065 posts
10 Sep 2019 9:41AM
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They do have an Australian Distributor, he is located on the East Coast.

THE PIN PULLER
WA, 324 posts
10 Sep 2019 8:20AM
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Thanks man do u know his name or company etc ? **** yeah seasons starting wooooooohooooooo

cauncy
WA, 7626 posts
10 Sep 2019 11:40AM
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Apparently Kite addiction will be stocking north

THE PIN PULLER
WA, 324 posts
10 Sep 2019 2:19PM
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Are they not closed down

eppo
WA, 7359 posts
10 Sep 2019 2:22PM
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THE PIN PULLER said..
Are they not closed down


airborne dude.

bjw
NSW, 3065 posts
10 Sep 2019 4:48PM
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Kite Addiction in Perth will stock North.

Mex
QLD, 105 posts
10 Sep 2019 9:54PM
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Anyone try the Orbit yet?

Trying to get hold of one here in North Qld but no success yet.

eppo
WA, 7359 posts
10 Sep 2019 9:56PM
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There is some feedback on kiteforum.

Gateman
QLD, 300 posts
11 Sep 2019 9:17AM
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Mex said..
Anyone try the Orbit yet?

Trying to get hold of one here in North Qld but no success yet.


I believe SunshineCoast Boardsports in Caloundra on the Sunny Coast are stocking the new 2020 North range.

Mex
QLD, 105 posts
11 Sep 2019 9:39PM
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eppo said..
There is some feedback on kiteforum.





Thanks epp....yeah I've read about it on there but nothing really in depth about it. Probably wait until Mac kiteboarding to finish off their full test.
Thought we might have got some feedback from Briskites demo day....maybe no wind that weekend?????

Anyway Epp if you can't find a descent kite to replace your 2017 10mt, I've got mine which I've used about 6-7times....might be able to work out a deal

Thanks Gateman but don't think I'd be able to get a demo from them as I'm further up North

blastkite
11 posts
17 Sep 2019 2:29AM
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We've been using both the Orbit and the Carve for a few weeks here now and the feedback has been amazing, don't take my word for it go grab a demo!
Here's a video from last week here in the UK, we've used both the Orbit and the Carve in our school also. Obviously the Carve is the better choice for beginners but the Orbit was well received too.

eppo
WA, 7359 posts
17 Sep 2019 7:53AM
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Mex said..

eppo said..
There is some feedback on kiteforum.






Thanks epp....yeah I've read about it on there but nothing really in depth about it. Probably wait until Mac kiteboarding to finish off their full test.
Thought we might have got some feedback from Briskites demo day....maybe no wind that weekend?????

Anyway Epp if you can't find a descent kite to replace your 2017 10mt, I've got mine which I've used about 6-7times....might be able to work out a deal

Thanks Gateman but don't think I'd be able to get a demo from them as I'm further up North

Sent an email bro...

westozwind
WA, 1290 posts
17 Sep 2019 12:40PM
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Sunday 29th of September for West Aussies
www.northkb.com/en/events

ReefWalker
WA, 96 posts
17 Sep 2019 3:59PM
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westozwind said..
Sunday 29th of September for West Aussies
www.northkb.com/en/events


that link is amusing...
I'll just wander down to Western Australia on that date

bjw
NSW, 3065 posts
17 Sep 2019 6:17PM
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Use your Sat nav.

kitcho207
NSW, 843 posts
20 Sep 2019 5:52PM
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Mex said..
Anyone try the Orbit yet?

Trying to get hold of one here in North Qld but no success yet.




Ben at Unhooked Watersports Wollongong stocks North
I got my new 11m orbit today and had a run for a couple of hours. I did demo them in Sydney a few weeks ago and i found it really confidence instilling 7m 30-40kn westerly and was as comfortable to ride as a 12m in 18kn. I haven't looped for a few years but it really made me want to loop. Steering felt direct with great feedback and its stable in the gusts. It is super easy to jump. My 2019 rebel always felt vague and unsettled.

Just my initial opinion as not enough time on it yet to find negatives. I get the bar next week. Bag is really nicely finished

Mex
QLD, 105 posts
21 Sep 2019 9:04PM
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Look forward to hearing more from you when you really have put it through its paces

bjw
NSW, 3065 posts
22 Sep 2019 8:40AM
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The test day in Sydney was probably the worst wind to test a kite you could ask for. That being said if the kite felt OK, that is a good sign in those conditions.

speedy87
VIC, 77 posts
22 Sep 2019 8:10PM
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The Zu Boardsports in st kilda melbourne have the latest north gear

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 831 posts
23 Sep 2019 3:49PM
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I thought North was finished or replaced by ... ahem... "Doootownnne". Spewing

kitcho207
NSW, 843 posts
23 Sep 2019 5:15PM
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Mex said..
Look forward to hearing more from you when you really have put it through its paces


I only put 6lb air in it today.. while general riding it was stable the leading edge did fold a little in a heavy loaded loop. It wasn't doing this with a bit more pressure so will pump it a bit harder from now on.

eppo
WA, 7359 posts
23 Sep 2019 4:53PM
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NorthernKitesAUS said..
I thought North was finished or replaced by ... ahem... "Doootownnne". Spewing


What rock are you living under

Kitekeeper
NSW, 7 posts
31 Oct 2019 1:38PM
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Just a quick update regarding the new North kites after a few demo days around the country with different wind conditions and listening to different feedback we can finally say that the Orbit flies exactly like... an Orbit!!

Despite lots of people wanted to tag this kite as a copy of the Switchblade or Rebel, the Orbit doesn't feel like any kite out there, light bar pressure, amazing top-end and incredible looping abilities. Yes, it does belong to the Freeride - Boost - Big Air game as the Rebel an SB, but probably with a more playful feeling.

And yes! I am affiliated with NKB, therefore don't take my word for it, but ask your local dealer for a demo and find out yourself.


P.S. Wind is building up and I just received the new Pulse, and trust me, looks waaaaaay different than an FX :)
Will post some pics soon

BrendanRobb
24 posts
31 Oct 2019 1:24PM
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I tried the new Carve (12m) and the Cross directional. I was impressed. It was a crappy, light, directly onshore wind, and this rig had me flying upwind with no trouble and loving the very even power of the kite. Would be cool to try in good conditions. The demo was a few weeks ago, and provided by Kite Addiction in Myaree

Alysum
NSW, 371 posts
31 Oct 2019 9:53PM
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Anyone tested the surf boards? The line-up looks somewhat thin.

Kitekeeper
NSW, 7 posts
1 Nov 2019 12:37PM
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Hi Mate,

I had some really good feedback form surfboards, Thanks to the Futurelite construction the board is strong but still retain lot of flex, despite lots of board out there with so many layers.

All the components are top notch:

- FCS 2 fin plugs , ot cheap chinese Multibox plugs
- High density foam figure 8 fin plugs insert, cutting a square block is way but prone to creasing
- Full deck pad with front foot bump and additional EVA pad under your front foot, will prevent your heel from shattering the glass over time, and will be soft on your knees
- Futurlite construction, 5x8mm of blanks have been routered out the blank and filled with Carbon and Innegra, the board retains a lot of flex and the Futurlite wire act as stringer along the deck and around the straps insert, on the bottom, it goes around the fin plugs to lock them in and around the rails to transmit every feedback coming from the tail to the whole board.


And much more, here is the link scroll down to see all the technology used on these boards.

www.northkb.com/en/products/surfboards/charge-performance-surf

As I always say, seek your local retailer and get a demo if you can, where are you located?

Kitekeeper
NSW, 7 posts
1 Nov 2019 12:53PM
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Soooooo, went out on the Pulse 9m yesterday and felt pretty good.

Wind was 18-22knts dropping but the kite felt nice with a decent low end and good upwind ability ( I am 70kg )

It's definitely way more square than the Orbit, and quite playful, the kite is very stable and require a decent input to have a response ( which is what I like on freestyle - wakestyle kite ) but then the turning speed of the kite is pretty good, looking forward to try some loops today in stronger wind.

I haven't been doing unhooked tricks for a while but the kite was very intuitive and I surprisingly landed my first backmobe in ages at the first go, I am mostly wave riding nowadays as I find it much softer on my knees when compared to wakestyle sessions.

I take some pics and a lucky enough to get a video of my pass, so posting that one as well.



P.S. I know that pass is far away from today young guns standards, but if you are able to do better at 37yold then good on you buddy!











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