North Vegas 2018 Water Relaunchable C-Kite >>
North Kiteboarding Vegas 2018:
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The North Vegas is one of the most popular freestyle and wakestyle kite and is the choice of many pro riders. With Aaron Hadlow taking two King of the Air titles and riders like Lewis Crathern and Lasse Walker, all using it when the wind gets strong; and the loops get big.
The kite has an extremely stiff and stable canopy shape that generates huge amounts of lift and even more pop. The real beauty of the Vegas though is the slack that the kite has after you pop, this allows you to easily throw down new school moves and handle passes. The precise and dynamic handling of this very popular C-kite appeals to a multitude of riders. With 3 set-ups available and numerous trim options, the kite can be tuned exactly how you want it to fly.
If you want the best performing C-kite on the market, the choice of champions, accept no substitutes, ride the Vegas!The North Vegas is the most refined freestyle kite on the market, and now it has the endorsement of one of the greatest kitesurfers of all time - Aaron Hadlow!
The Vegas is the synonym for a pure Wakestyle / Freestyle C-kite machine with outstanding mega loop performance. Maintaining its overall image and position as the most sold C-kite on the market, North have improved its in-flight traits with pinpoint emphasis on precise handling. Having completely redesigned the middle section with extra panels and a Dacron frame to the new 3D shaped canopy, they have managed to create an extremely stiff and durable outline with better lift and even more aggressive pop with massive slack.
The North Vegas has the best pop in the North range, offering extreme height in jumps and powered tricks. The unique feature of the Vegas 2018 kite is the power delay - after the pop the kite has no power allowing the rider to perform their trick without the kite pulling. Kiteloops on the Vegas are precise and reliable, the kite powers through the loop with plenty of speed.
Tuning your Vegas to suit your riding style:
By tuning the kite you can create a few different set ups and allow it to suit different riding styles. On the frontlines are two settings; freestyle gives the rider more depower, more lift, precision kiteloops and very reactive steering. The wakestyle setting gives the rider more pop when unhooked, a longer “power delay” to allow easier handle passes and slightly less reactive steering so you can concentrate on the rails and kickers. The rear lines can be tuned to increase or decrease the turning speed of the kite to suit almost any rider.
Standard Free-Ride Setting:
The standard free-ride setting offers everything you would expect from a free-ride kite like loads of depower, responsive steering and predictable handling.
The second setting is ideal for taking your first steps into freestyle, offering noticeably harder bar pressure providing more accurate kite feedback and making steering slightly less responsive to practice unhooked tricks.
New School Setting:
The third option converts the Vegas into a fullblooded new-school / wake machine that sits deeper in the wind window and delivers consistent pull with a very limited de-power stroke. This is the preferred setting of our core freestyle team and allows you to do the most powerful kite-loops and offers the most explosive pop for powered new-school and wake tricks.
North Vegas Hadlow Setup:
With Aaron Hadlow on board there are different set-ups for 2018. The first two set ups are a mix of wakestyle and freestyle with the most comfortable settings for the rider in terms of bar pressure. The ”Hadlow Set Up” has been tuned specifically for competition riding and Aaron himself featuring a special wakestyle bar connection system. The recommended Wakestyle Bar itself, already offers more slack and power release delay compared to the 5th line Trust Bar, in combination with the Hadlow Set Up is only recommended for absolute experts! Essentially the kite is very stable for performing tricks, but has a little less depower, only experienced riders need apply!
The North Vegas 2018 is a pure C-shape kite that embodies radical new school riding and delivers the precision feel needed to stomp today's most technical tricks and challenge tomorrow's limits. A no-compromise design that delivers massive pop, steady pull and a predictable, direct turning radius. Pull the trigger on massive mega-loops or unhook and launch into a mobe with the assurance of rock-solid pull and steadiness.
The Vegas delivers high de-power with the widest range of use although it’s a C-kite and gives you virtually no de-power for full-on powered wakestyle. The 2017 Vegas: Style and conviction without compromise.
Further development of the 5th element system, allowed North to develop a true C-kite with great stability and rock-solid power, combined with maximum safety and de-power abilities. Reduced canopy segments and special construction translates into smooth, intuitive and playful turning characteristics that are easily recognized in kite loops where the kite climbs back up overhead for controlled landings.
All sizes offer an incredibly similar feeling in both turning speed and bar load, requiring nearly no adjustment time when switching kite sizes.
5th line Freestyle High Depower Classic Setting: Plenty of de-power and the classic Vegas feel you‘ve come to expect! This setting offers the most versatility and is ideal for free/wave riding, jumping and un-hooking.
5th line Freestyle / Newschool: Dedicated new-school feel, little to no de-power, extremely steady when unhooked and less sensitive to bar input for loaded power moves. All the safety and relaunch benefits of the 5th Element.
Front / Backline Power Distribution: When riding with full power in the Freestyle mode, the forces on the lines are split into 60 % on the front lines and 40 % on the back lines. Therefore, less steering impulse is needed to make the kite turn quickly. When riding with full power in the New School mode, the forces on the lines are split into 75 % on the front lines and 25 % on the back lines. This makes the back lines less sensitive, causing less movement while you are throwing an unhooked trick. More steering impulse is required to get the same turning as that of a Vegas in Freestyle mode.
Tip Turning Area:
North have completely re-worked the Vegas 2018 to cover a wider range of conditions and riding styles than ever before! A slightly lower aspect ratio and wider wing tips means very constant pull, extremely tight kite loops and improved low end grunt to please the C-kite lover in you.
As progressive freestyle kiteboarding evolves, the Vegas 2018 adapts and conquers! The '2018 Vegas is a high de-power C-design tuned for direct bar-feel and constant power to give you confidence when loading up, unhooking and throwing powered tricks and jumps.
Smooth, reactive steering gives the kite a very lively and crisp feel and also makes the Vegas perfect for kite-loops. 5th Element safety lets you go for glory with peace of mind while the Vegas' quick, easy re-launch gets you back up and riding hassle-free after a wipe-out.
Direct bar feedback allows you to feel exactly
where the kite is for maximum control when un-hooking and
The Difference between Vegas 2017 V Vegas 2018:
The Vegas 2018 is an evolution of the 2017 model. It was really essential to keep the basic characteristics of the 2017 model. Like a VW Golf VI is the best in his class being an evolvement of the Golf V, North also changed a lot of small things without loosing the typical Vegas gene.
The most important and most challenging innovation is the new Technoforce D2 material. This especially for North Kiteboarding developed double rip stop material was introduced with the Fuse and is now used in any kites of North Kiteboarding. Flying and handling characteristics are changed a lot so the kites have been finetuned a lot to fulfil the expectations of the test crews.
The stiffness of the D2 is way higher then at common materials and tensions in the kite can be used to improve the handling and the performance of a kite. This was a main reason for being able to change the profile in the centre and the tension on the trailing edge. The result is a more powerful and more constant pop.
Unhooked tricks can be done easier because the kite offers a more constant line tension. Handling and feedback of the kite are finetuned and enables to have enormous control of your kite.
The sizes 5, 7 and 9 offer a second brake line attachment, which is slowing down the turning speed of the kite.
The North Vegas is probably the most sold C-kite on the kite market ever. The unique fan community is curious and thankful for continuity in development. If major changes would be done, it could happen that some tricks would have to be nearly learned again. So there’s a small and gentle way of optimizing the Vegas. Which of course means, you’ll get a better kite in any case summa sumarum. There are loads of parameters, which can be changed in different positive directions.
It’s especially the profile and the canopy tension which could be redefined. Both in combination are responsible for the subjective handling, hard or soft bar pressure and steering forces and linear or progressive steering impulses.
A major point was to further develop the Vegas for all team riders all over the world, not losing the focus on the Vegas fan community. The result is a perfect kite for all new school tricks, which fascinating potential for all other disciplines. But especially the sizes 5 to 8qm are perfectly suited to the needs of freestyle rockers. This time, the difference between the setting new school and freeride is as different as two kites could be. Even under hardest conditions, especially the smallest sizes are super stable, precise and predictable, especially with the new school setting, ideal to push the limits in all conditions. Possible became these refinements through different profiles and tension of the canopy material and a completely new positioning of the adjustment points. Maybe the greatest strength of the Vegas is these days it’s versatility. Due to the separation of Freeride and Newschool, the Vegas shows two completely different faces, without being too extreme in one or the other direction. Grown up over the years, the name Vegas implants already a special myth in the brain of the rider, still surprises every year with new gimmicks and performance advancements.
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