North Juice 2017 Kiteboarding Water Relaunchable SLE Kite >>
North introduce the Juice 2017! When North designed the kite they has a set of goals to achieve, it had to be fast, fly upwind with ease and deliver smooth power in the lightest of winds!
The Juice features a lightweight design that delivers impressive low end power whilst retaining a dynamic bar feeling and responsive handling. The Juice is available in two sizes, 15m and 18m. For smaller riders the 15m is the perfect lightwind companion while the heavier riders will benefit from the extra power of the 18m.
The fourth generation of the hugely popular light wind freeride kite, the North Juice 2017 is ideal for those days on the beach when the wind doesn’t arrive. For 2017 there have been some tweaks to the canopy profiles on the 15m2 to make it faster and help it to climb back up to the top of the window during down loops.
The Juice has amazing upwind performance, even in hardly any wind. Unlike some large kites, which have a racing focus in mind, the Juice was designed for freeriding. During the design process the Juice was tested using Twintips, enabling them to ensure the kite offers the optimum performance for light wind freeride action. You will be amazed with the huge jumps on the Juice too, the kite glides and offers plenty of hangtime and it is a great kite for airstyle tricks.
Built around a three-strut platform, North have created a light wind kite that is fast, efficient and exiting to fly. It’s the perfect antidote to those summer days when the wind doesn’t quite deliver. Don’t be left standing on the beach, get out there and improve your skills with the new, totally refreshing Juice!
Big airstyle kites have a great wind range and jumping but tend to be slow turning. The Juice delivers all of this, but in absolutely light wind conditions! The Juice combines the best out of many worlds: handling like a proper small 3 strut kite, upwind and light wind performance like a race kite.
North Juice 4 / 5 Line control:
The North Juice 2017 can be ridden on 4 or 5 line control bars, uniting new-school and free-ride in one kite. The Juice‘s shape offers great sheet and-go riding, excellent wind range and high de-power.
The overall shape helps the Juice 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 perfect 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!
The North Juice 2017 is built tough to take some thrashings and the new connection between strut and leading edge easily withstands the high loads of the delta shape.
The North Juice'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 Juice is fully over-sheeted.
This profile balances the load distribution around the leading edge which prevents the Juice from ever back-stalling and is the key to it's acceleration in light wind.
With its simple bridle configuration the Juice can be used with a four-line bar or with the North 5th Element Control Bar.
In 4-Line mode the Juice is ideal for everyone who favours easy water relaunch and simple handling, while the 5th Element mode additionally stabilizes the kite for optimized performance, direct handling and the best safety.
For 2017 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.
Element Line with 4-Line Safety:
Air Port Valve:
The Juice is equipped with the brand new Air Port Valve. The valves unique construction has several advantages, but first and foremost it saves time setting up. The valve works with any conventional pump or compressor as it can be connected directly to the bayonet insert of the hose. Additionally, the air passage of the new valve makes it possible to pass four times more air than before. The valve is also suitable for both, inflation and deflation.
The new Air Port Valve can also be easily operated with neoprene gloves thanks to the large diameter. Due to its very flat construction, it also prevents line snag. The valve enables fatigue-proof inflation due to the bigger air passage. Even bigger kites will be inflated within seconds!
Self Rescue Handles:
These loops attached to the inside of the wingtips make it easier to hold the kite for body drag rescue.
High Pressure Ribs:
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 Juice ribs are designed to reduce undesirable skin friction and wake drag to a minimum .
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 lines flying slick against the inside of the leading edge, preventing any line going over the top of the kite during the relaunch.
**Prices shown are kite only - includes bag**
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