The North EVO 2008! Never before has
performance been so easy!
Impressive light wind ability, enormous
range, forgiving flying characteristics and easy bar feeling
are just some of the unique features of the new North EVO
The North Evo's precise steering response
always delivers predictable and controlled jumps even if
your take-off is not perfect.
The innovative Bridge Profile geometry optimizes
airflow and gets you up and planing in extremely light air
even when the Evo is fully over-sheeted. This profile balances
the load distribution around the leading edge which prevents
the Evo from ever back-stalling and is the key to it's acceleration
in light wind.
With its simple bridle configuration the
Evo can be used with a four-line bar or with the 5th Element.
In 4 Line mode the Evo is ideal for everyone who favors
easy water relaunch and simple handling, while the 5th Element
mode additionally stabilizes the kite for optimized performance,
direct handling and the best safety.
- Good light wind performance
- Forgiving flying characteristics
- Fast turning High durability
- 4-or 5-line setup
- Bridge Profile design
- Kevlar reinforcements
- Solid Dacron trailing edge
- Sizes: 5 / 7 / 9 / 10 / 12 / 15
New for 2008 are the Aramid Reinforcement,
added in highly reinforced exposed areas such as the Micro
Batten pockets and the leading edge scuff pads. These reinforcements
reduce wear from everyday use, and increase the durability
and life of your kite.
5th Element Line
with 4-Line Safety:
The North Evo 2008 can be flown with four or with five lines,
the fifth line provides 100% depower and maximum safety
even in high wind conditions.
Kook Proof Connectors:
These connectors prevent the number one cause of kite accidents
by ensuring that the front lines cannot be attached to the
back of the kite and back lines cannot be attached to the
The low-drag ribs require a high inflation pressure, thus
all valves at the chambers of the North EVO 08. Thanks to
the worked-in drainage functionality, the air can be let
out within a few seconds.
Self Rescue Handles:
These loops attached to the inside of the
wingtips make it easier to hold the kite for body drag rescue.
Low-Drag High Pressure
It's not true that all types and sizes of kite need to have
as little aerodynamic drag as possible. However North like
to control drag by putting it where they want it and elminating
it where they don't want it.
To the end of elminating undesired drag
North have created the lowest drag ribs available. From
the low profile and correct orientation of the seams to
the small overall diameter and tiny, low turbulence rib
ends, the North EVO 08 ribs are designed to reduce undesirable
skin friction and wake drag to a minimum .
For all heavily stressed areas, North canopies are manufactured
from top quality 170g or 175g Dacron. This material is equipped
with the best possible breaking strain characteristics with
the usual kite materials, and moreover, it will never delaminate.
In order to make the relaunch easier and
to avoid any possible line tangling, North have added Relaunch
Bungies at the kite tips. The bungies keep the lies flying
slick against the inside of the leading edge, preventing
any line going over the top of the kite during the relaunch.
Leading Edge Bridles:
The leading edge bridles creates the necessary stability
for the North EVO's consistent and direct handling.
5th Line Length:
- North EVO 08 5m² - 160cm
- North EVO 08 7m² - 184cm
- North EVO 08 9m² - 247cm
- North EVO 08 10m²
- North EVO 08 12m² - 292cm
- North EVO 08 15m² - 328cm
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