knotwindy wrote:different strokes for different folks
the Iron heart is a great piece of kit
the new bar is becoming over-complicated with lots of movable parts
there are better cam cleats out there
and the kites are about like ever one else's as far as quality goes
use what you like
Awe what a buzz kill!! Why you gotta be a hater in someone elses Stoked on product thread???
The New bar is super sick I spent the weekend a hundred feet off the ground hanging on to it! It may have movible parts and such but it is strong as fuck!
The New lines are also fucking awesome, I can streach a out side line 2 feet longer then the fronts doing kiteloops out of glides in about a hour on any one elses lines. The new lines have hardley streched at all, I am amazed...
And as a snowkiter that see kites bounce of the ground covered with rocks and sage brush, My friends with north kites seem to have their kites in the shop alot less then other brands. They are made in there own factory using different materails for the canopy ( D2 fabric that they invented with terjiin that everyone else is trying to use now), leading edge, and trailing edge then other brands, They also use differnt pulleys, bridles and conection points to the kite then any other brand....... anyone who doesn't have the skill to understand what a difference these materaials makes is uneducated.
When I choose to ride North Gear it is becuase I can die if I fuck up or my gear fails..Hows that for a choice based on quality.... I choose north gear cuase I feel less likely to die...Thank you NORTH your product quality crushes other brands and makes me push harder and that is pricless to me...
Jbrooks I am glad you checked out North stuff, So many people on this forum will just flap their mouths with out even riding a product. Thanks for sharing you opinion good or bad!