The Nobile 50Fifty is a powerful kite, that
replies with excellent lift and POP combined with constant
power while performing tricks. Impressive speed, nice pull
during the whole turning process, stability, direct feeling,
great unhooked performance and easy relaunch make it the kite
of choice for all freestyle and new school riders.
The construction is a hybrid C kite featuring
advantages of both C-shape and bow types. The Nobile 50Fifty
features new super fast, thin profile designed especially
for freestyle. In the middle of the kite you will find the
floating strut. Not only it's lightweight, but also absorbs
the vibrations caused by sudden gusts of wind and eliminates
fluttering of the kite.
Additionally, side struts were redesigned.
Thanks to aerodynamics – based innovations, the kite
is fast (less drag), quickly loose it's power when necessary
(you'll appreciate this feature while performing new school
tricks) and features excellent depower.
Large surface kite wing tips improve kite's
agility and secure accurate (not too much) bar pressure.
Using a short and simple bridle - the 50Fifty
was allowed a smaller leading edge resulting in a fast flying
kite that climbs to the front of the window in all wind conditions.
An essential trait for a modern freestyle kite both for smooth
power delivery after landing and for completing kite loops
The new 50Fifty 4-line format has also allowed
Nobile to increase light wind performance with no effect on
the upper range handling and usability. For most riders, this
increased wind range will ensure no more than 2 kites are
necessary for 90% of riding conditions.
The kites of choice for KPWT winner Mike Blomvall!
is the Nobile 50Fifty Kite designed for?
Unhooked riding, new or old school freestyle and riders that
still like the classic C-shape feeling but want real levels
If you still yearn for the feeling of a classic C, but value
the benefits the flatter kites have to offer, you will feel
instantly at home on the NHP kite.
Why did Nobile make the Nobile NHP 2010
Nobile started with a concept, why can’t we have a kite
that features all the good parts of a C-shape; fast, direct
and axial turning with positive, but not hard bar pressure,
great unhooked performance and fantastic lift, yet still exhibiting
the benefits of a flatter kite with massive de-power, great
ease of use and gust proof power delivery!
With this goal in mind the Nobile 50Fifty was born.
How did Nobile
Even from a distance you can see this kite is different, performance
is enhanced with multiple leading edge attachments and Nobile's
Natural arc technology. The split lead line attachments allow
the centre of effort of the kite to move forwards when de-powering
offering near bow levels of de-power.
However, by keeping the no pulley, direct rear line attachments
the bar pressure is not only light, but incredibly responsive
with constant feedback. If you still yearn for the feeling
of a classic C, but value the benefits the flatter kites have
to offer, you will feel instantly at home on the NHP.
By designing every size individually, adjusting the attachment
points and arc geometry for each size we created a constant
feel across the range not often found in other brand ranges.
Natural ARC Shaping:
The 50Ffity features Natural Arc shaping, the most aerodynamically
efficient shape for a Leading Edge Inflatable (LEI) kite.
The fluid form has several key benefits in performance and
has been developed through extensive R & D and not marketing
As there are no corners or radical changes
of angle in the
leadng edge - the form is the same as the trailing edge of
the kite ensuring that the designed profile is maintained
across the entire canopy.
Another gain is that even tension is applied
across the canopy eliminating all fluttering and flapping
and greatly enhancing the kite’s stability.
Structurally the lack of pressure points in the leading edge
also greatly decreases the load on the bladder and seams thus
reducing the chance of material failure.
Smart 2-Pump Inflation
The SMART (Single-point, Multiple-valve, Air-distribution
with Removable Tubes) pump inflation system has been extensively
modified for the new series. The uniquely designed valves
and removable tubes, connecting the kite’s individual
bladders, are now even more user-friendly for inflation and
deflation and for removability in the event of bladder punctures
or kite damage that needs repair.
The already instant and positive feel of the Nobile 50Fifty
has improved with the separation of the front and back bridle.
Bar pressure has been lightened, but without loss of predictability
in power control and turning.
Quick and Intuitive
Re-launching the Nobile 50Fifty has never been easier. Minimal
rider bar input sees the kite roll over and take off in any
wind strength and from which ever position it is lying in.
Short De-power Throw:
The Nobile control bar and 50Fifty work together to ensure
power control is progressive and predictable within a short
de-power throw. Moving from maximum power to full de-power
is achieved with a range of movement that is within easy,
comfortable reach of the average rider.
Separating the front and back bridle and the removal of the
pulley has made the light, direct feeling associated with
the 50Fifty even greater for the new Nobile 50Fifty. The single
knot for the front line attachment eliminates fuss, whilst
the two knots on the rear attachments offer riders a choice
in positioning the bar close to the Fulcrum or further up
the de-power line when riding comfortably.
Nobile 50Fifty 4-Line
Nobile’s 4 line control bar is one of the safest, most
technologically advanced bars on the market. Nobile's new
stainless steel (INOX) centre hole reduces wear on the de-power
line, decreases bar pressure when turning the kite and provides
uni-directional seating for the FULCRUM Quick Release, ensuring
it’s always facing forwards when riding unhooked.
For 2012 Nobile have applied a new colour
coded EVA texture to the upper side of the bar to increase
grip and rider comfort. The highest of safety and ease of
use come together as standard in the revolutionary Fulcrum
Quick Release and the through bar leash attachment line means
true re-ride performance whilst still allowing the kite to
“flag” and de-power completely when released in
case of emergency. All bars come with their own bag to help
keep them clean and the lines tangle free, while the safety
(HP) leash features a new clip complete with manual block
to prevent accidental detachment.
Fully featured Kite Bag
The new Nobile kite bag is designed to keep your kite in perfect
condition when not in use as well as provide a functional
pack for each session. Dedicated external attachment points
hold the bar and pump securely whilst in transit and both
internal and external pockets provide plenty of extra storage
space. A ¾ circumference zippered opening allows for
quick and easy entry to the bag and base venting allows any
water to drain out and air to circulate whilst your kite is
- 4 line simplicity
- Huge range……awesome power yet
- Intuitive, fast re-launch
- Huge lift and hang time
- Controlled turning with a comfortable blend
between axial and pivotal movement
- Super stable gusty wind performance
- Natural Arc Shaping with SLE Hybrid form.
- Light yet still direct bar pressure (no
- Suitable for freeriding, wave riding and
- FULCRUM Quick release
- SMART pump inflation
- 20m+5m line configuration
The Nobile 50Fifty
Kite complete kite package contains:
- FULCRUM Quick Release
- 20m+5m Flying lines
- Ergonomic Carbon Control Bar
- Safety Leash (with Quick Release)
- XL Pump
- Padded Backpack
- Repair and Spares Kit
5m, 7m, 9m, 10m, 12m, 14m.
**Prices shown are kite only - includes bag, pump and repair
Depower Control Bar
50Fifty Kite 4-Line Control Bar System:
The innovation and technology doesn't stop
with the kites. With Nobile's extensive experience of molding
technology and their in-house engineers - Nobile have reviewed
the mechanical problems presented by current control and bar
systems and their quick release and safety equipment has been
designed using their own original ideas to resolve them.
KISS is the new kite control
system designed by Nobile kiteboarding.
Descending from the Human Concept
idea, KISS is designed to bring the ultimate performance,
safety and comfort to harmonise the rider and the kite and
provide ultimate controll in all conditions.
KISS is the versatile system designed for all riding skills
and styles. Nobile KISS bar offers directional
color coded graphics, double finger bumpers, double width
connection possibility on the bar ends and color coded laminar
rubber protections in the inside of the bar ends.
The polished full piece alloy central core stays for strenght
and for depower line durabilty, it features no sharp edges
so the rope is safe and won't damage or scratch.
Big hole for the safety line (F = 9mm) in the middle axis
of C-loop secures smooth and trouble-free action of the safety
line even if the sand gets inside.
KISS System offers the most advanced
quick release system on the market – fast, safe and
easy to use.
+ 5m Flying Lines:
The Nobile 4 line bar comes with 20m lines and 5m extensions
allowing the rider to change between long and short
line set-ups whilst only having one bar. The lines also
feature loop/knot ends ensuring you can not attach the
The leash line on the 4 line bar runs from the FULCRUM
Quick Release up through the INOX ring and attaches
to one of the front flying lines. In the event of releasing
the bar the kite completely de-powers and lies in the
water to one side of the window ready for immediate
This high grade INOX swivel prevents the front flying
lines becoming twited when spinning the bar after manoeuvres.
Grabbing this handle and letting go of the kite will
kill all the power in an emergency. It can also be used
for self landing the kite.
Our stopper has been designed to hold the bar at the
desired distance from you yet still be easy to move
quickly. Both the de-power line and the leash line pass
through the stopper to minimize wear.
Leash with Quick Release:
The safety leash features a quick release for use in
emergencies. Placing it close to the EVA foam protector
eliminates the chance of it opening through water pressure
At the centre of the Nobile carbon bar is an INOX mold
that reduces de-power line wear to a minimum and due to
its internal shaping decreases the pressure needed to
turn the kite. The mold form is such that the FULCRUM
Quick Release inserts into it ensuring the loop is always
facing you during un-hooked moves.
Our bar ends have been designed from scratch for practicality
and function. The inside of the cap is made in soft
silicone to protect your hands and colour coded to
make bar direction easily recognizable.
Ample space has been supplied to ensure all the flying
lines and lead lines can be tidily stored around the
bar at the end of your session without fear of tangles.
The steering lines have two options for attachment on
the bar end allowing one bar to adjust to either 48cm
or 54cm length ensuring the owner can adapt their kites
turning speed to their own preference.
Wrapped in super comfy EVA foam the Nobile bar features
ERGO shaping for
Float and Protector:
The EVA foam floats help to keep the bar floating in
the water and also protect your fingers from becoming
wrapped up in the pre-lines.
The power strap features a pull/pull
configuration to ensure ease of use. the de-power toggle
is clearly marked in red and features a velcro strap
to stop it flapping around when fully applied. The re-power
toggle is covered in PVC tubing to make it easier to