Teijin is the world’s leading supplier of polyester fabrics
and sail materials to marine sports. The combined creative power
of North Kiteboarding saw the formulation of TRINITY TX. Exclusive
to North Kiteboarding, TRINITY TX is a 3x2 canopy material, which
has proven to be far superior to other canopy materials in terms
of durability and dynamic performance.
The 3x2 yarn combination has proven to be the best solution in
performance as well as durability, overall superior to any 2x2
or 4x4 yarn solutions. TRINITY TX. Made to stand the test of time.
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.
The Anti Snag webbing is preventing the lines from tangling around
the tip of the kite. Waterstarts are made easier and safety is
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.
All areas exposed to scuffing strengthened with STPU reinforcements,
renowned for its durability against abrasion.
Both design and engineer visionaries are blended
with premium technology and the latest production techniques,
ensuring that North brand remains one step ahead of the rest.
Their mission is simple, yet the foundation of
everything we do at North Kiteboarding. Pushing the boundaries
of progression and design innovation, we remain committed to unifying
premium technology with the latest production techniques, skilled
workmanship and fair labour
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.
Enlarged tubes from 28mm to 64mm to maximize air flow. Integrated
in all kites from 2018 for a rapid inflate and deflate allowing
you to be on the water first.
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.
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
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.
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.
These pigtails distribute the load of the line connections to the
kite, minimizing the risk of fatigue, making the kite less prone
to distortion and helps it to steer more smoothly.
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.
The kook proof line connection points prevent accidents by guaranteeing
that you cannot accidentally connect your lines incorrectly when
rigging your kite.
The North Dyno is the light-wind kite with
undeniable Racing roots which also gives you fun and performance
starting in the slightest breeze. As little as 6 knots!
Recognizing the need for IKA TwinTip Racing
and Youth at the Olympic Games 2018, North have registered
Rebels 2018 in sizes 5 to 15m and added the well-known Dyno
15m and 18m to the lineup. Low weight remains a key feature
of the freeride and race kite.
The reduced leading edge diameter by as much
as 13% gives less weight and less drag. The Dyno bridle is
unique. The more central bridle legs have their anchor points
on the struts rather than the leading edge tube. This allows
the profile draft to be set back without a compensating large
amount of aft sweep in the tips of the kite.
To eliminate the risk of making the Dyno too
rigid, the 6 struts are smaller in diameter and thus more
flexible than on other models. The quarter strut is positioned
a little closer to the tips so as to reduce canopy luffing
and fluttering when turning or sheeted out. Benefit of 6 struts:
increase in canopy stability for reduced drag in situations
of high apparent wind.
All of North's aerodynamic knowledge goes
into ensuring the Dyno meets the demanding needs of pro racers.
If you want to win races and be at the front of the fleet,
the Dyno is the kite to take you there, however don’t
be put off by its racing pedigree! The kite excels in light
winds for freeriding too, delivering big air and lots of fun!
The Lazy Pump inflation system was eliminated
because single-point inflation of course adds weight. Thinner
bladder material and a lighter Dacron have been used in the
inflatable elements. Two extra segments have been added into
the arc between the quarter ribs, which produces a slightly
truer aerofoil in the center lifting area.
Construction details that contribute crucially
to function and durability remain in the North Dyno, others
were eliminated. As a result, the 18-meter Dyno flys in winds
that are barely perceptible.
Whats the same and
The Dyno can be used as a 4 or a 5-line kite, of course, for
all the usual reasons:
1.) Anyone who rides wave or has short arms or just likes
a responsive kite can appreciate the importance of achieving
full depower with a minimal movement of the control bar.
2.) Super stability. If it weren't so easy to keep in the
air you'd be forgiven for thinking it's made of rock.
3.) Easy relaunch in light winds. Even riders who like four-line
kites often add a fifth line to make relaunch possible in
4.) Safety. When you need to get total, complete and perfect
depower in half a second, nothing else works as well as a
The overall geometry remains the same because
the Dynol's unique combination of arc, segmentation and
configuration gives good stability, power, depower and flutter
resistance. Multiple segments through the center of the
give good profile fidelity, while one straight segment on
each side gives a flat profile where it can do the most
in resisting unwanted luffing and flutter. Five struts give
needed structure while allowing for good performance at
Wind Range Race
Perfect for Freeride / Lightwind / Racing
Can be used on 4 or 5 Line Concept
Ultra Lightweight Construction
Short and Direct depower stroke
Smooth but crisp bar feedback
All sizes have greater structural stability
and a more solid feel
All sizes have lower drag, less flutter
and better depower
All sizes have stronger, more repeatable
Direct and fast following steering commands,
even completely depowered
Low drag design
**Prices shown are kite only - includes bag and pump**
Trust Bar Control Bar Features:
Riders of all levels, from pros to
newcomers, will all gain substantial advantages from
the new North Trust Bar
5th Element system.
- 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
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
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.
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
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
I managed to get out on the new North Dyno
15m last weekend. I used a 5 line set up but the kite works
on 4 as well, meaning that it will suit whatever bar you currently
have. There are 2 knots on the front bridles they are clearly
marked, 4 line and 5 line - just use the appropriate knot
for each bar and that’s it.
When I got the kite out the bag it was one
of those days where a few eager people had blown up their
12's and 14's but they weren't doing much.
Obviously desperate to try a new toy I got
the Dyno in the air. it seemed to have a good bit of grunt
so tried a swinging jump and it took me off the floor, great!
North ditched the 1 pump system to save in
the region of 3.5kgs, the weight of the kite bag gives no
indication that it’s a large kite. The kite is a lightweight
build but still looks a usual tough North kite.
Over the weekend I used the kite in winds that were less than
12mph, on both my twin tip and directional. I was ploughing
upwind happily when others on similar boards and 14m's were
Steering is responsive for such a large kite,
It's as good if not better than the 14m's I've used over recent
Power delivery is really smooth and the bar
pressure not at all heavy.
Jumps are floaty and it took me by surprise
what lift the kite generated in such low winds. Like most
people I have steered away from kites bigger than 14m over
the past few years but I'm very happy to have the Dyno in
the van now!
Use it with a larger board/directional and
you'll be having fun in less than 10mph of wind!
I'm 72kgs so I went for the 16m. I haven't
yet tested the top end of the kite but I already know there
is heaps of overlap with my 12m.
Going on the lighter winds we've been experiencing of recent
months - this kite will really extend your time & fun
on the water, a great investment!