North Rhino 06 Kite Surf LEI Water Relaunchable North Rhino 06 Water Relaunchable LEI North Rhino 06 Water Relaunchable LEI North Rhino 06 Water Relaunchable LEI North Rhino 06 Water Relaunchable LEI

North Rhino 06 Water Relaunchable LEI
North Rhino 06 5th Element Bar
North Kiteboarding 5th Element has completely changed the way you kiteboard. With the 5th Element, North Kiteboarding has introduced
revolutionary innovations that further enhance safety standards, performance and water relaunch.

Riders of all levels, from pros to newcomers, are all
gaining substantial advantages from the new 5th Element system.

Safety - perform all moves with safety leash
Water Start - without swimming
Performance - increased performance due to wider wind range

The 5th Element will come already set up so there are no hassles on your first day and it doesn’t take any more effort to wind up or unwind them, and you don’t feel anything else but better performance when flying them.

All kites can be flown with the same bar, just the short line attached in the middle of the leading edge has to be adjusted to the different kite sizes. Instructions will be attached to all bars or upgrades.



Safety: The 5th Element line set permits anyone, from novice to pro, to easily and conveniently use a kite leash. The leash can be short and inconspicuous, or it can be a long handle-pass leash like the pros use. In either case, releasing the chickenloop quick-release while leashed-in causes the kite to depower immediately and totally and with no line tangles.

Whether you ride unhooked, spin, try a water relaunch for the first time or practice a handle pass, all manoeuvres, including the latest tricks, can now be performed with the safety leash of the 5th Element. As soon as you pull the Iron Heart or let go of the bar it slips up the safety line. The kite is then completely depowered and comes down without twisting the lines. One additional benefit of the 5th Element is that it makes dragging upwind to reach a lost board much easier.




Waterstart:
When the kite is on the water after you crashed or let go of the bar, the 5th Element system allows you to relaunch without swimming

a) Keeping tension on the middle line, reload the chickeloop if necessary, and hook in if you want.
b) To get started again, use the middle line to pull the bar toward you.
c) If you pull the back lines simultaneously, the kite will slowly come off the water.
d) The harder you pull on the side of the bar, the faster and lower the kite will start in.
e)If you only pull gently, the kite will move as usual to the edge of the wind window for relaunch.
f) No unsafe pulls or drags. No more swimming!




Performance: The 5th Element stabilizes the kite’s arc and thus clearly increases performance. Enhanced profile stiffness brings considerable advantages in depowered situations and increases the kite’s wind range. As a result, the kite flies closer to the wind window and responds more directly to steering impulses.

While arc-shaped inflatable kites have a marvelous simplicity, they also have a tendency to change shape as the wind increases and decreases and as load goes from front lines to back lines or vice versa. While it's possible to control such unstable tendencies in conventional four-line kites, such control comes at a cost: more drag. The 5th Element line set offers a low-drag solution to maintaining kite shape stability, thereby permitting higher performance in every respect.

5th Element-equipped kites have greater high end, greater range, and quicker turning. Because of the better high end they also have better lift, which makes for higher jumps. Because low end power is in no way reduced by the 5th Element line set, such kites also have excellent hang time.

 

North Rhino 06: 585.00 - £940.00
Availability: No Longer Available

Suitable For:

Kite Surfing
Snowkiting
Kitesurfing
Snowkiting

North Rhino 06 stands for top performance in all aspects. It is the kite for competitive riders and those who really want to push their limits. It offers maximum lift and hangtime together with all the necessary features of a modern Kite designed for expert riders.

The new North Rhino 06 turns much faster and more consistently than its predecessor and never stalls. The Rhino 06 is therefore very suitable for waveriding and new school power moves, including kiteloops and downloops. We have tested a lot of new ideas and are able to further increase performance by using NKB CamBattens together with the new NKB Vertex hexribs. These new features keep the Rhino 06’s profile smooth and stable.

The Rhino 06 is designed for the 5th Element Bar and requires this bar to take full advantage of the maximum wind range. With unprecedented hangtime, the potential for high jumps, fast and
smooth turning and a high level of stability, the Rhino 06 is the newer evolution!

Cam Battens - A milestone in Kite Design
A major concern in this project has been batten durability. We approached this issue by choosing to use thin, soft battens with
construction that has been proven durable through use in windsurfing wave sails. These are tough Sglass rather than e-glass battens, and the resin matrix is a vinylester rather than polyester. The fiber to resin ratio is slightly lower than usual
so that the battens will be tough and so that they have a smooth resin-rich surface. This smooth surface helps keep stray, loose fibres to a minimum.

Batten Pockets
Built of sticky-back ensignia cloth lining the canopy surface where battens are located. This combines with heavy, abrasion-resistant nylon fabric on surfaces that come between the batten and sources of abrasion damage, such as hard sand beaches. We’ve allowed a protoype Rhino prototype to tumble in surf and white water for a time to test the construction. There was no damage to batten pockets or canopy.

Tip Stabilizer
Some riders prefer a tip that flops toward the middle of the kite when relaunching from a on-the-back position. The new tip stabilizer accomplishes this. It also helps keep the kite tips from flogging too much when the kite is left on the beach in strong winds.

Vertex Ribs
As we observed that the canopy shape was not perfectly fair and smooth where the original ribs were located, we decided to change rig design in a way that would allow us to put Cam Battens at the seams where the middle three ribs are located.
This required a rib redesign effort that eventually resulted in the vertex Hex rib design. The new NKB Vertex HexRib design has the main advantage that it allows CamBattens at every seam between the tip ribs and thus gives the kite a perfectly fair and
smooth shape from tip to tip.

Canopy and Seam Reinforcement
The original North Rhino led the way toward the correct use of proper materials in kite construction. Nowadays, many materials and processing technologies such as the use of Dacron polyester tissues in a segmented leading edge have become
the standard in high-quality kites. We have continued this tradition by reinforcing the canopy only in key areas to avoid unnecessary weight. Nevertheless, our new kites are now more resistant to damage from crashes and abuse and the panels
are easier to replace, which simplifies repair work. Key reinforcements can be found along the leading edge and between the ribs and the canopy.

Fusion Rib Joint
Our Fusion Rib Joints not only ensure the kite's high rigidity and stability, but also help keep the entire canopy smooth and eliminate flat spots.

Low Drag, High Pressure Ribs

Low drag and high filling pressure. It's not true that all types and sizes of kite need to have as little aerodynamic drag as possible. There’s nothing against drag at the right spot but we simply eliminate it where we don’t need it. It is for this reason that we have created the lowest drag ribs available. From the low profile and correct orientation of our seams to the small overall
diameter and tiny, low-turbulence rib ends, the Rhino 06 ribs are designed to reduce undesirable skin friction and wake drag to a minimum.

Functional Panel Layout
North kites have always had functional panel layouts, and the layout for the Rhino 06 takes this philosophy to a new level. When we analyzed the loads on a kite canopy, we quickly saw that the tip and trailing edge areas require the strongest cloth.
Thus, the Rhino06 layout concentrates strength in those areas through both cloth selection and thread alignment, while saving weight in less load sensitive areas through the use of standard fabrics.

Self-Rescue Handles
These loops attached to the inside of the wingtips make it easier to hold the kite for bodydrag rescue.

Ballistic Snakeskin
Since the Rhino06is kite for experts, its tips and trailing edge are reinforced with our Ballistic Snakeskin for extra performance. Ballistic Snakeskin is twice as tear proof as conventional material!

Kook-Proof Connectors
These connectors prevent the number one cause of kite accidents by ensuring that front lines cannot be attached to the back of the kite and back lines cannot be attached to the front.

Segmented Leading Edge
The leading edge is composed of conical segments for a precise distribution of stresses that enhances the kite’s durability. The main seam is tucked away behind the leading edge for protection against shocks.

Self-Closing Drainage Valves
The low-drag ribs require a high inflation pressure, thus all valves at the chambers of the Rhino06 are self-closing. Thanks to the worked-in drainage functionality, the air can be let out within a few seconds.

**Prices shown are kite only**

North Rhino 06 Kitesurf Water Relaunchable 5th Element Control Bar Board

Now with Free Oceanus Reel Leash Now with Free Oceanus Reel Leash

 

Model
Projected Area (m)
Aspect Ratio
Wind range (knots / based on 80kg rider - intermediate level)
Wind range (knots / based on 80kg rider - expert level)
7.0
3.9
5.4
19-30
19-35
9.0
6.6
5.4
17-27
17-30
10.0
7.4
5.4
15-25
15-27
12.0
8.8
5.3
13-22
13-24
14.0
10.3
5.3
12-19
12-21
16.0
11.8
5.3
11-17
11-19
18.0
10.1
6.2
9-16
9-17
20.0
11.2
6.2
8-15
8-16
North Rhino 06 - Red Orange White
Rhino 06 - Red/Orange/White
Quantity:
7.0m - £585.00
Quantity:
9.0m - £645.00
Quantity:
10.0m - £695.00
Quantity:
12.0m - £745.00
Quantity:
14.0m - £795.00
Quantity:
16.0m - £845.00
Quantity:
18.0m - £875.00
Quantity:
20.0m - £940.00
North Rhino 06 - Yellow Green White
Rhino 06 - Yellow/Green//White
Quantity:
7.0m - £585.00
Quantity:
9.0m - £645.00
Quantity:
10.0m - £695.00
Quantity:
12.0m - £745.00
Quantity:
14.0m - £795.00
Quantity:
16.0m - £845.00
Quantity:
18.0m - £875.00
Quantity:
20.0m - £940.00
North Rhino 06 - Black / Blue / White
Rhino 06 - Black / Blue / White
Quantity:
7.0m - £585.00
Quantity:
9.0m - £645.00
Quantity:
10.0m - £695.00
Quantity:
12.0m - £745.00
Quantity:
14.0m - £795.00
Quantity:
16.0m - £845.00
Quantity:
18.0m - £875.00
Quantity:
20.0m - £940.00
 
North Rhino 06 - White / Grey / Black
Rhino 06 - White / Grey / Black
Quantity:
7.0m - £585.00
Quantity:
9.0m - £645.00
Quantity:
10.0m - £695.00
Quantity:
12.0m - £745.00
Quantity:
14.0m - £795.00
Quantity:
16.0m - £845.00
Quantity:
18.0m - £875.00
Quantity:
20.0m - £940.00

North Rhino 5th Element Control Bar

Rhino 06 - Ready to Fly package - comes with kite, storage bag, instructional manual, 5th Element Control Bar and 27m lines.

Quantity:
at 230.00

Enter colour of kite above and then add quantity into ready to fly versions. 5th Element Control Bar can only be ordered in conjunction with purchasing kite.



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