North Kiteboarding Newsletter Issue 07/2016
- The new 2017 Rebel is out
- Rebel Product Clip
- Ken Winner about the new Rebel
- Untouchable in Patagonia
- Trust Bar 2017 Product Clip
- GKA Strapless Freestyle Fuerte
It's that time of year again where we release the new and exciting 2017 range. First up is the 2017 Rebel. An iconic Kite within our range we know you'll love it! If you're looking for a little more information check out our product clip where you'll find all the latest design updates, tips and tricks and much more info on one of our favourite kites. Ken Winner, the designer behind the Rebel gives a detailed insight into his inspiration for the 2017 model. Be sure to check it out on the blog. Each one of our products represents style and discovery. Taking three team members and the new Rebel on a trip to Patagonia we bring you Untouchable. From Kites to Bars, the new Trust Bar in both 5th Element and Quad Control is ready for you! Be sure to check out the video and find out more about the most progressive and safe bar on the market. And finally, a huge congratulations goes out to Airton Cozzolino for taking another win on the second stop of the Strapless World Tour in Fuerteventura. Fantastico! Again facing his good friend and hardest opponent in the final: Matchu Lopes!
The new 2017 Rebel is out!
Get ready to go big and free your ride with the new 2017 Rebel. The new design update of additional segments through the centre of the kite ensures rounder turning, enhanced wind range, as well as even more lift and hangtime. The additional size of 15m gives heavier riders and light wind locations the upper hand
Rebel Product Clip
The new 2017 high performance Freeride and Big Air kite suited to everyone from beginner to expert, the Rebel will deliver maxim output with minimum input. Since the beginning, the Rebel has long been known for its exceptionally smooth, stable and shake-free feeling through the bar, but this year it's even better!
An insight view from Ken Winner about the new 2017 Rebel
Ken Winner gives the inside scoop for the new 2017 Rebel. Well worth a read, in short the designer say's of this year's update “More segments in the center of the kite for a rounder profile entry and more consistent profile throughout the center of the kite. This ensures rounder turning, a smoother bar feel, enhanced wind range and prevention against back-stalling”.
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Untouchable in Patagonia
Tom Hebert, Reno Romeo and Sky Solbach head to the sparsely populated and unknown-for-kiteboarding Patagonia, with the goal to kite in front of the famous Perito Moreno Glacier Located at the southern end of South America, the region comprises the southern section of the Andes mountains as well as the deserts, steppes and grasslands. With two coasts; a western one towards the Pacific Ocean and an eastern one towards the Atlantic Ocean, there was no lack of action and the 2017 Rebel thrived!
Trust Bar 2017 Product Clip
The North Kiteboarding Trust Bar is the most reliable and effective tool to steer your kite and comes equipped with the most functional safety system in kiting, the Iron Heart IV. Over the years it has made a name for itself in the kitesurfing industry and amongst the riders; it stands for unmatched safety and reliability. Make sure you get your hands on the new 2017 design, the only decision you'll have to make is whether you want the 5th Element or Quad control.
GKA Strapless Freestyle Grand Slam Fuerteventura
Following the first stop on the Strapless World Tour in Tarifa, 17 competitors arrived in Sotavento at the south end of the island of Fuerteventura where the second stop of the tour was to take place. After his champion result in Tarifa, Airton Cozzolino went head to head in the final at the strapless Pro with team mate Matchu Lopes. An amazing show, worthy of the final, both riders landed front shove its, double fronts, front to toeside and more. But the speed and commitment from Airton gave him the win! Congratulations to both riders and we can't wait to see what the next stop holds for them.
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