North Neo 2013 Water Relaunchable SLE Kite >>
The North Neo emerges in the North kites line-up as a comfortable and super easy handling all-rounder with easy relaunch and predictable bar feedback.
The 2013 Neo is a performance free ride kite that combines elements of the Evo, like smooth and predictable power development, with the simplicity of three struts into a stylish all-round package. The Neo’s short, round shape and pivotal turning makes it the perfect tool for tight, compact kite loops. The reduced weight of three struts allows for comfortable “drifting” in the waves and provides excellent park and ride surfing. The Neo can be ridden on 4 or 5 lines and is an ideal kite for riders with a keen eye on simplicity and ease of use. Super durable and made with our highest quality materials and construction methods, the Neo is built to last.
If you are looking for an easy, comfortable kite with huge depower and lively steering characteristics, you just found it. The softer structure of the North Neo is the key to high reactivity in steering, combined with the huge depower the North Neo feels also absolutely at home in waves.
The steering is lively yet absolutely predictable. The safety works fast and effective. The North Neo's round and compact shape flies equally well making it a great kite for a wide range of riders and riding styles.
Smooth, lively and responsive steering, even when de-powered, makes it the ideal kite for surfing and a blast to ride in any conditions.
This means huge range and top-end comfort on those super windy days and the ability to instantly turn the power off and on at will as you link your turns down the line.
The North Neo’s unique steering sensitivity and smoothness have also been improved by implementing a straight segment in the leading edge for an ultra clean, flutter-free canopy near the tips that keeps you connected and in-tune to the kite’s every movement.
From testing, and from observing some other kites on the water, North knew that having too few segments through the centre part of the kite – the part that has the most curve in the arc – has undesirable effects on canopy profile shape. Therefore, North knew they didn’t want to use single-segment geometry through the middle of the kite. However, nearer the tips, where the arc of the kite is normally not so curved and where flat canopy profiles are desirable because of their resistance to fluttering and flapping, the single segment approach makes sense.
North Neo 4 / 5 Line control:
The North Neo 2013 can be ridden on 4 or 5 line control bars, uniting new-school and free-ride in one kite. The Neo‘s delta shape also offers great sheet and-go riding, excellent wind range and high de-power.
The overall shape helps the Neo turn quickly and predictably while the new bridle geometry stabilizes the arc for a soft, consistent bar feel and extreme back-stall resistance.
The 4-line mode boasts an innovative new safety system and bar-feel prefect for those who prefer soft, easy handling.
In 5-line mode the 5th Element additionally stabilizes the arc, providing very direct bar-feel for new-school riding and the ultimate 5th line safety.
Auto re-launch means that you can go for it and never have to worry about re-launchng your kite. Just take your hands off the bar and let the kite do the work for you!
For 2013 the Neo features the new “Adaptive
Tip”. In recent years, there has been a trend leaning
towards more reactive kites with even lighter sheeting forces
than in the past. Such kites are really comfortable, lively
for wave riding and offer more forgiving kite loops because
they pivot around the wingtip. However, comparison tests have
shown that North team riders and testers actually prefer kites
with a harder bar feel because they offer better feedback,
precise steering and more dynamic turning, which in turn creates
The new “Adaptive Tip” allows users to easily change the sheeting force and turning performance through a simple back pigtail adjustment, allowing you to customize your kite to your desired style and feel:
Since North were looking for softer, less aggressive- feeling small kites, they reasoned that flatter profiles, which “pop” less when sheeted in, might be the way to go. This is exactly how it turned out.
A 7 percent reduction in profile depth at the centre of the canopy gave a softer feel, and a further reduction of about 8 percent gave an even softer feel. Interestingly, this overall 15 percent reduction in profile depth did not result in less low end power.
Line Attachments >
Most obvious is the change to a “V”
attachment for the back pigtail. This has two benefits: (1)
it permits a better, cleaner relaunch bungee design, and (2)
it gives a more solid bar feel when the bar is pulled in for
Cam Battens >
CamBattens give the kite two key advantages: Lower drag at normal angles of attack and better profile stability at low angles of attack!
At normal angles of attack, the CamBattens keep the shape smooth and stable along the front part of the canopy.
Aerodynamic theory tells us that this is the most important part of the profile for generating power with low drag.
As you let the bar out to de-power, the wind tries to collapse the front part of the canopy and push the kite back.
CamBattens resist this by keeping a full, stable shape near the leading edge, allowing the kite to fly at lower angles of attack for more depower.
Combine the CamBattens with Trim Tips, the new tip geometry lets the kite tilt even farther, and de-power to the maximum.
All of this gives the North Neo a very direct feel on the bar, better low end performance due to reduced drag, and a much wider wind range. On the water you will notice that the wind just seems a lot smoother, with less holes and gusts.
Another change can be found in the chord wise (front to back) seams of the canopy. Where these in the past have been more of a “butt” type of seam they are now the stronger and smoother overlap seam. The improvement can quickly be seen in a canopy that is more wrinkle-free than in the past.
**Prices shown are complete with kite, bag and pump**
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Depower Control Bar
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I just started kite surfing and I was looking for a good start package. I am very price conscious, so I spend a lot of time searching on internet for best price. Powerkiteshop had a lot of different package deals, I ordered a North NEO kite with a Gonzales Package and a mystic harness.
I ordered the package on Thursday and received it in Denmark on Monday morning without any cost for delivery.
I tried the kite yesterday and it was fantastic, great response in steering and very easy to launch. It was very easy to depower and easy to fly.
I really liked the North bar and the 5 line worked fantastic.
Overall I would like to say, fast delivery, a wide range of great products but most important great service I will recommend Powerkiteshop to my friends and definitely order from them again.
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