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Re: North Zippers

Postby Frappes » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:42 pm

Lokihel wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:09 am
rogue_kiteboarder wrote:
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:55 pm
I have had no problems with their zippers. Of course I take care and fold my kites down very neatly before putting them in the bag. There is no strain on the zippers when your kites are folded properly for storage/travel.
Seems like some years are worse than other.
What year are the bags (not the kites :lol: )?


I broke one zipper on my 2015 bag when my bag touched the lip of the car boot. It snapped in half on the spot. And that was the extension pouch zipper, zero pressure on there.
The other two zippers just stopped zipping properly, and eventually let go of the zip. I will admit there was sometimes a bit of pressure on the zipper, but nothing it should not be able to handle.


I know my warranty + extended warranty period has expired, but if anyone at North is reading this, please consider sending me a replacement.
My kite with the broken bag is a 12m North Dice. I would understand if you sent me a 2017 or 2018 as a replacement. Also, the bag for my 9m is showing signs of fatigue, and you could save on shipment if you sent me both together. :D :D :D
My local shop owner told me North will get you an OEM replacement bag for $60. I passed on it, but that is your best bet, I think.

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Re: North Zippers

Postby CorradoWest » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:53 pm

Seems like some of the best kite makers have some room for improvement with their bags. My new Nash kite bag left me underwhelmed (kite is outstanding) so I switched bags and now carry it in my 2011 Cabrihna bag.

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Re: North Zippers

Postby Teabageppo » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:21 am

I am a big north fan, can't find any kite that performs as well for what I want. Brilliant kites, refined, superb and worth every penny extra (in my opinion).

The zippers on their bags are fckn crap...but what is even more disappointing, is their lines on their bars.

They deteriorate quickly and when they do, they are an absolute bitch to unwind. I curse all season unwinding those bloody things.

The type of lines say ozone use for example...far superior. Stay good for so much longer.

But they seem to not listen after all these years of me complaining....lol

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North Zippers....THEY SUCK BAG

Postby Johnny Rotten » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:18 am

Man I was just about to start this thread.

2017 Neo - 9m Broken Zipper slider. (less than 10 uses)
2014 neo- 6m Broken zipper slider.
2015 neo - 4m Broken zipper slider. (less than 10 uses)

Uh north WTF?.... please change the title to NORTH bag zippers....THEY SUCK BAG or something like that.

The sliders are total garbage, in each case it was the slider that failed not the coil.
I've ordered a few fixnzip, I'll report back on the solution. but You north guys need to clean this shit up.


I will keep bumping this thread as zippers fail.

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Re: North Zippers

Postby TomW » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:50 pm

Have 3 2016 north monos. Zippers broken on 2 of the bags.

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Re: North Zippers

Postby alexeyga » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:34 pm

Maybe it's time for some collective actions? All these who purchased North kites within last 12 months should bust their zippers and apply for a warranty replacement. That should run into some thousands globally. After replacing that many bags - a few times perhaps - somebody at North will start thinking.

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Re: North Zippers

Postby kitegirls » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:54 pm

All 6 of my 2016 North zippers broke within 8 months. My one 2017 broke within 6 months. I would love if North would replace them. Its obviously a defect. Ive never seen Cabrinha bags with broken zippers.

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Re: North Zippers

Postby iriejohn » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:09 pm

Nor have any of my Slingshot bags ever broken a zipper. And thinking about, neither have any of my Cabrinha or Airush bags in the past.

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Re: North Zippers

Postby Beardytello » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:07 am

Same.

2016 north evo, zip bust.

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Re: North Zippers

Postby TomW » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:14 pm

WTF is North?


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