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North Mono 2016 Water Relaunchable LEI

North Mono 2016 Water Relaunchable LEI

North Dice 2016 Water Relaunchable LEINorth Mono Progression Q:

Progression Q defines North's progressive commitment to quality, innovation and premiu products.


North's design and engineer visionaries are blended with premium technology and the latest production techniques, ensuring that their brand remains one step ahead of the rest.


Kiteboarding is a way of life, and for North a kite is more than just a kite; it’s a statement and a reflection of your inner style. For more than 10 years, their innovative breakthrough in materials and technical design has allowed them to remain one of the leading brands of the industry. North believe there’s no substitute for anything other than high performance and premium quality products.

Their evolutionary systems are a result of our ingenious in-house designers and research and development team, and consider their technological advancements as key contributors to the growth and safety of the sport.

 

There are 3 aspects to this approach that complement each other and have to work together seamlessly:

1. Materials and Hardware
2. Employees and productions techniques
3. Construction Details and Design


Technoforce D2 Canopy:
Teijin is the world’s leading supplier for polyester fabrics and sail materials for all kinds of marine sports. North use the remarkably durable Teijin Dacron for our leading edge, struts, wingtips and wherever high tension or an applied load is found. Technoforce D2 is used for North's canopy. Technoforce D2 was an exclusive coating development for North Kiteboarding, which has proven its superiority in durability and dynamics since we started using it.

North Dice 2016 Water Relaunchable Kiteboarding Kite

Glued Zig-Zag Stitches:

Every single seam is stitched with a zigzag sewing technique. They are first glued then stitched. The result is a clean, good-looking and highly durable stitch, which supports the overall stability of the kite.

North Dice 2016 Water Relaunchable LEI

Air Port Valve:
For 2017 all kites are equipped with the completely redesigned Airport Valve II.

 

The valve works with any conventional pump or compressor as it can be connected directly to the bayonet insert of the hose. The valve is suitable for both, inflation and deflation. The deflation option is integrated, which means no external deflation pin is required. Deflation is simply activated by turning the blue wheel on the inside of the valve completely to the right.

North Dice 2016 Water Relaunchable LEI

Computerised Cutting:
Computerized cutting ensures millimetre precise working pieces, a minimum of waste and a maximum of efficiency of the cutting process itself. This way the high expectations of our two kite designers can be met to their full satisfaction.

North Dice 2016 Water Relaunchable LEI

Abrasion Reinforcement:
All areas exposed to scuffing strengthened with STPU reinforcements, renowned for its durability against abrasion.

North Dice 2016 Water Relaunchable LEI

Fusion Strut:

This construction allows for a controlled distribution of forces between strut and leading edge. Struts are 100% connected to the leading edge with a flexible Dyneema line,which promotes higher canopy tension and a clean profile.

North Dice 2016 Water Relaunchable LEI

Computer Sewing:
All critical seams are done with computer supported sewing machines. This avoids human mistakes and inconsistencies, increases the productivity and reduces waste from cut off materials; it is the only way to create a perfect and consistent result every time.

North Dice 2016 Water Relaunchable LEI
TQM Method :
A detailed quality control system has been developed, controlling every step starting with the delivery of raw materials to the factory and ending with the final delivery of kites to our customers. In between, every single stage is optimized to the smallest detail. The quality check card is the key to keeping precise control over the process for every individual kite at every stage.
North Dice 2016 Water Relaunchable LEI
Kook-Proof Connectors:
The kook proof line connection points prevent accidents by guaranteeing that you cannot accidentally connect your lines incorrectly when rigging your kite.
North Dice 2016 Water Relaunchable LEI

Self Rescue Handles:
The self-rescue handles on the inside of the wingtips can be easily found in case of an offshore break down. They provide a good, comfortable grip while sailing back to the shore during a self-rescue manoeuvre.

North Dice 2016 Water Relaunchable LEI
Anti Snag: The Anti Snag webbing prevents the lines from tangling around the tip of the kite. Waterstarts are made easier and safety is increased.
North Dice 2016 Water Relaunchable LEI
Zipperless Struts :
A strut without zippers means less weight, and results in smoother flying characteristics and increased durability. These advantages outweigh the slightly more tedious process required when changing a strut bladder.
North Dice 2016 Water Relaunchable LEI
Lines by Teufelberger:
Teufelberger is a leading supplier for ropes, ranging from climbing, sailing and paragliding to specialized ropes for kitesurfing. North Kiteboarding uses Teufelberger products for lines and bridles.
North Dice 2016 Water Relaunchable LEI
Polyurethane Bladders:
All bladders are produced of high quality Polyurethane. This material is known for its high elasticity in different temperatures and resistance to pressure. The modern welding technique ensures durable seams and binds the material together perfectly.
North Dice 2016 Water Relaunchable LEI

Load Distribution Panels:
As kite geometry improves, the canopy must continue to resist increasing forces. To spread these forces, Load-Distribution-Panels are used, holding the kite’s shape even under the most extreme loads. In practice this gives a smoother and more consistent performance from the kite in any riding situation.

North Dice 2016 Water Relaunchable LEI
Heavy Duty Leading Edge Closing Seam:
The leading edges of all kites are extremely durable due to a special heavy duty closing seam. The Dacron material at the leading edge is reinforced with a self sticky Insignia Tape and double stitched additionally. The Heavy Duty Leading Edge Closing Seam is resistant to very high tensions and diagonal forces.
North Dice 2016 Water Relaunchable LEI
Trailing Edge Reinforcements:
The Trailing Edge Force Control is responsible for the smooth power distribution between the different materials of the kite, forcing the tensions in the right directions. Since 2013 the waves are higher and wider to eliminate stress points between the Dacron Trailing Edge and the D2 Canopy material. This change in construction reduces fluttering marks and ensures that the material is not wearing out.
North Dice 2016 Water Relaunchable LEI
Lazy Pump:
The North Kiteboarding Lazy Pump system enables the inflation of the kite from just one valve. Clips close off struts from leading edge to prevent unwanted airflow in case of damage or simply to only deflate the leading edge
North Dice 2016 Water Relaunchable LEI

 

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Description

The North Mono is not only a light wind specialist but is also great for freeriding offering an easy setup and jumping properties. The Mono has an outstanding low end range, with the 5m2 and 7m2 models working particularity well with surfboards and lighter breezes.

 

Stripping it back to basics, the Mono takes inspiration from the Neo where a soft bar feel and linear power development are key. The Mono is easy to relaunch, offers a stable canopy and a very smooth handling. A very light but also very robust kite in a simple package. Completely new to the range is a 15sqm for light wind riding on a twintip, directional or foil!

 

You can also use the power of the Mono to catch a wave, crank up the depower and shred the wave with zero pull allowing for the ultimate ride in the surf. Its lightweight allows the kite to drift and hang in the air as you ride down the line; it also makes it the perfect travel companion when weight is an issue.

 

The Mono has a comfortable and forgiving feeling via the bar but still progressive. The turning speed is quick when needed and the kite is also great for easy jumping and excellent hangtime.

 

With relaunch abilities worthy of an applause, great power delivery and optimum sheet-and-go, you’re sure to fall in “love at first flight” with the North Mono. Ideally paired with a larger twintip or wave board, in light-medium strength winds the Mono will blow you away!

 

The Mono 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 North's highest quality materials and construction methods.

 

The 5th line design, in addition to providing safety, gives the Mono its short and aggressive power stroke that is up to 30% shorter than most bridled kites.

 

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.

 

North Mono 4 / 5 Line control:

The North Mono can be ridden on 4 or 5 line control bars, uniting new-school and free-ride in one kite. The Mono‘s delta shape also offers great sheet and-go riding, excellent wind range and high de-power.

 

The overall shape helps the Mono 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 2017 the Mono 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 more power.

 

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:

 

North Mono Water Relaunchable LEI

 

North Mono Water Relaunchable LEI

 

 

Profile:

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 maximum
power.


One side benefit of the new relaunch bungee design is that the back pigtail “V” and back flying lines are less likely to snag on the tip of the leading edge.

 

Tunable Bar Pressure:
The 2017 Mono features an adjustment in the back line bridle that permits the rider to opt for greater or lesser bar pressure. Low bar pressure reduces strain on arms and makes turn initiation easier, but gives less feedback about kite position and load condition. Higher bar pressure is a little more athletic and is often preferred by more experienced riders.

 

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.

 

Construction:
In 2014 North implemented several construction changes in their school kites – the kites that get the hardest, most unremitting beating of any.


One example of these, admittedly subtle, construction changes is the Fusion 10 strut-LE joint. Without going into too much detail, North can simply say that this method of attaching strut to the leading edge is more precise, repeatable and robust than any they have used in the past.


Now that this joint has a year of hard use by schools and riders, North feel confident putting it on all their models.

 

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.


North 04/05/06/07/08/09/10/11/12/13/14/15/16 5th Element Control Bars can be used but upgrading to the Iron Heart Chicken Loop is recommended.

 

Key Features:

 

  • Perfect for Freeride / Wave Riding
  • 4 or 5 Line Concept
  • Adaptive Tips
  • Short and Direct depower stroke
  • 1 Strut for maximum weight saving
  • Smooth Power Development
  • Easy, direct control bar feedback
  • V-backline system with integrated relaunch bungees
  • Super easy relaunch
  • Comfortable, light and lively steering
  • Direct and fast following steering commands, even completely depowered
  • Low drag design
  • Sizes: 3.5 / 5 / 7 / 9 / 12 / 15

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Wind Range

Model
Projected Area (sq m)
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Skill Level
3.5
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TBA
26-40
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TBA
23-38
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TBA
TBA
19-34
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9.0
TBA
TBA
15-30
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12.0
TBA
TBA
11-22
Beg / Exp

 

 

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Depower Control Bar

North 2017 Mono Trust 5th Element Control Bar System:

North Kites 5th Element 2009 Bar with Lines

Riders of all levels, from pros to newcomers, will all gain substantial advantages from the new North Trust Bar 5th Element system.

 

Safety - perform all moves with safety leash
Water Start - without swimming
Performance - increased performance due to wider wind range

 

The 5th Element will come already set up so there are no hassles on your first day and it doesn’t take any more effort to wind up or unwind them, and you don’t feel anything else but better performance when flying them.

 

All kites can be flown with the same bar, just the short line attached in the middle of the leading edge has to be adjusted to the different kite sizes. Instructions will be attached to all bars or upgrades.





North Rebel 07 - 5th Element

 

Safety: The 5th Element line set permits anyone, from novice to pro, to easily and conveniently use a kite leash. The leash can be short and inconspicuous, or it can be a long handle-pass leash like the pros use. In either case, releasing the chickenloop quick-release while leashed-in causes the kite to depower immediately and totally and with no line tangles.

 

Whether you ride unhooked, spin, try a water relaunch for the first time or practice a handle pass, all maneuvers, including the latest tricks, can now be performed with the safety leash of the 5th Element.

As soon as you pull the Quick Release or let go of the bar it slips up the safety line. The kite is then completely depowered and comes down without twisting the lines.

One additional benefit of the 5th Element is that it makes dragging upwind to reach a lost board much easier.


North Rebel 07 - 5th Element

Waterstart:
When the kite is on the water after you crashed or let go of the bar, the 5th Element system allows you to relaunch without swimming

a) Keeping tension on the middle line, reload the chickeloop if necessary, and hook in if you want.
b) To get started again, use the middle line to pull the bar toward you.
c) If you pull the back lines simultaneously, the kite will slowly come off the water.
d) The harder you pull on the side of the bar, the faster and lower the kite will start in.
e)If you only pull gently, the kite will move as usual to the edge of the wind window for relaunch.
f) No unsafe pulls or drags. No more swimming!


North Rebel 07 - 5th Element

Performance: The 5th Element stabilizes the kite’s arc and thus clearly increases performance. Enhanced profile stiffness brings considerable advantages in depowered situations and increases the kite’s wind range. As a result, the kite flies closer to the wind window and responds more directly to steering impulses.

 

While arc-shaped inflatable kites have a marvellous simplicity, they also have a tendency to change shape as the wind increases and decreases and as load goes from front lines to back lines or vice versa. While it's possible to control such unstable tendencies in conventional four-line kites, such control comes at a cost: more drag.

 

The 5th Element line set offers a low-drag solution to maintaining kite shape stability, thereby permitting higher performance in every respect.

5th Element-equipped kites have greater high end, greater range, and quicker turning.

 

Because of the better high end they also have better lift, which makes for higher jumps. Because low end power is in no way reduced by the 5th Element line set, such kites also have excellent hang time.

 

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North Mono 2017 - Quad Trust (4-Line) Ready to Fly package - comes complete with instructional manual, 5th Element Control Bar and lines.

 

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