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  1. The 2019 Duotone Click Bar is the future of control. It represents the innovations of the past and sets the stage for our future developments. Once you've tried it, you won’t want to use anything else! The Click Bar stands strong as the only bar on the market that trims via the back line, not the front. Less is more with the Trim Unit, with effortless depower at the flick of a switch. Our innovative technology allows you to comfortably trim your kite as you ride and in situations you never thought possible. It won’t impact speed, your body position, your line or upwind status. Why not give it a click through a bottom turn? It’s that easy. Your ride, your way. For 2019 a small Click Bar, the Click Bar S with 42cm width and with 20/22m lines, joins the Standard Click Bar M, catering to personal preference and performance gains across all styles of riding. More than just a mechanism. The 2019 Duotone Click Bar S and M have a smart finish and performance features that take care of the smaller details. One depower line. Clean finish. Flawless power on/power off Trim Unit. Power Display makes life easy. Automatic Untwisting feature. Versatile: The Click Bar S and M can be equipped with an optional 5th line upgrade kit. Hardcore freestylers can add the Hadlow Set Up upgrade kit to the Click Bar S. Choose from our 4 available Chicken Loop options. Removable line extensions for adjustable line length. Compatible with all Duotone kites and most other kites on the market. DESIGNER INTERVIEW Celebrating its third year under the new flag of Duotone, we thought it was a good time to look back on the history of the Click Bar and speak with designer Aurelien “Lou” Mierswa, who has been leading the process since the Click Bar concept landed on his desk back in 2016. READ MORE RIDER REVIEW Read what Aaron Hadlow (freestyle/big air) Tom Court (freeride/foil) and Matchu Lopes (wave/strapless freestyle) have to say about the new 2019 Duotone Click Bar and how it stands up to their demands. IN A NUTSHELL As far as design and performance goes, the Click Bar is unrivalled. Every ergonomic and practical use has been considered and its adjustability, fuss-free usage and clean interface are just a few of the many incredible features. Everything is modular and replaceable so it’s a bar for life, rather than just another bit of kit.
  2. North Kiteboarding Issue 04/2018

    Spring is here and we hope you’re excited about the season ahead, let’s hope it’s a windy one! We release the new Vegas episode ‘Baikal.’ Watch as the world’s best throw down on one of Russia’s best kept kiteboarding secrets. Stefan Spiessberger's latest video is all about taking it back to basics. ‘Noir/Blanc’ is a unique edit, so there's nothing to detract from the action. Fresh faced shredder Mikaili Sol is the latest name to join the team. With her sights set on being the world's best, this Brazilian is hot competition. We’re stoked to announce the release of the Speedster GT Combo. Built for speed, it’s easy, predictable and controlled through foiling tacks and jibes. Artem finishes the snowkite season as Russian Champion and 3rd at the Red Bull Ragnarok. Finally, we have place for all your spare part needs, as well as on-trend functional fashion delivered quickly to your door at the click of a button. *** ‘BAIKAL’ - THE NEW VEGAS EPISODE. International wakestyle stars head to Russia where they join Artem Garaschenko in his home spot of Baikal. A trip they will never forget and spots that will be burned into their memories forever! Prepare to be wowed, the level of riding is fierce. *** ‘NOIR/BLANC’ - STEFAN SPIESSBERGER. ‘With this edit we really tried to shoot everything as clean as possible, nothing disturbing from the main action, the main reason why we are here. The joy. Take your time watching and bring back the real feeling of watching a web clip.’ – Stefan Spiessberger *** WELCOME TO THE TEAM MIKAILI SOL “I'm really happy that I have the opportunity to join the North Team and I can’t wait to do great things with them. I love so many of the riders so I really feel like I found my true home!” READ MORE *** NEW SPEEDSTER GT COMBO IS HERE! Fast, predictable and highly manoeuvrable, the new Speedster GT Combo is aimed at the experienced riders looking for a sporty ride. READ MORE *** SNOW KITE SUCCESS FOR ARTEM. Artem Garaschenko been a busy boy on this year’s snowkite scene. He’s pushed the boundaries, made his mark and had a blast. Finishing the season with a Russian Championship title and a place on the podium at the Red Bull Ragnarok under his belt, we catch up with him as he packs up his winter warmers and heads to the sunshine. READ MORE *** SPARE PARTS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE Passionate about the sport, our aim is to get you on the water and keep you riding as long as possible. Find all the spare parts you need online, delivered quickly to your door at the click of a button. From bladders to screws, lines and fins, we’ve got you covered. SHOP NOW SHOP NOW *** FRESH APPAREL FOR THE SEASON Be the part on the water, look the part off it. Our board shorts are all you need to go from beach to bar in style. EXPLORE EXPLORE
  3. North Kiteboarding Issue 03/2018

    North Kiteboarding Issue 03/2018 Hello and welcome to the latest news update from North Kiteboarding HQ. The 2018 GKA Kite-Surf World Tour got off to a cracking start in Cape Verde, won by local hero and NKB team rider Airton Cozzolino and a respectful 3rd of team mate Sebastian Ribeiro from Brasil. Aaron Hadlow hit our screens this month with the first instalment from his latest series, Aaron Airs. One to watch this year is Aussie James Carew. A powerhouse with a smooth surf style, he's an exciting addition to the team. Paula's new movie 'Going North' movie truly shows the passion she has for the sport, culture, the ocean and wind. She dreams big, works hard and it certainly shines through in this flick. Ken Winner shares the design process involved in bringing the 2018 Dyno to life. Finally, we are stoked to win Best Kite Brand and Best Kite Manufacturer of 2017! Huge thanks to all who voted for us as well as our loyal customers! *** Airton Victorious On Home Soil "There was quite a lot of pressure to win. It's my home spot and all my friends and family were there to support. I wanted to be the first! I'm stoked on my performance and to take 1st place in my backyard means everything. It's a dream come true." - Airton Cozzolino. READ MORE *** Aaron Airs "I created Aaron Airs as a platform to keep people engaged and updated on my season. As the concept evolved I wanted to let viewers into my kiteboarding life, talk to friends and the people I work with year in, year out, and try to do it in an interesting and informational way. It's a show for the fans alongside my normal media output." - Aaron Hadlow. READ MORE *** Best Kite Brand 2017 2017 was a great year for our brand, topped off by winning Best Kitesurfing Brand and Best Kite Manufacturer in the IKSurf Reader Awards. We'd like to thank everyone who voted for us, as well as our loyal customers and the entire North Kiteboarding family! READ MORE *** 'Going North' Paula Novotna Paula's new movie truly shows the passion she has for the sport, culture, the ocean and wind. She dreams big, works hard and it certainly shines through in this flick. READ MORE *** Who Is James Carew? I have always been passionate about waves and surf-style. North already has a great Strapless team made up of some of the strongest riders on the tour, so being able to say that I'm part of that is really special. READ MORE *** Behind The Design - 2018 Dyno Dyno designer, Ken Winner, shares the nitty gritty on this narrowly focused kite designed specifically for riders that are preparing for, and racing in the Youth Olympic games. With a unique combination of power and turning ability, it's particularly suited to the new form of competition. READ MORE
  4. North Kiteboarding Issue 01/2018

    North Kiteboarding Issue 01/2018 2018 NEWSFLASH Welcome to the first North Kiteboarding newsflash of 2018! We kick off with some magical imagery and cool action of Tom Herbert, Reno Romeu and the 2018 Evo as they ride in one of nature's finest. Could the Cocos well be our planet's last unspoilt paradise? We announce the arrival new talent Claudia Leon Martinez to the North Kiteboarding International family. It's tea break time with Stefan Spiessberger as he reflects 2017 and shares his thoughts as he looks forward into the New Year. If like us, you're busy making epic plans for trips and adventures, then check out the latest from ION Club. Finally, Andrew Cattell and Simon Duffett are our new Distributors in the Mother City of Cape Town. Bringing fresh perspective and passion to the ever growing scene, expect to see great things! *** Pure Cocos Follow adventure seekers Tom Hebert and Reno Romeu to the end of then earth as they discover Cocos Island. Watch as they navigate the raw, pure island bursting with life as they take to the deserted windy waters on the new Evo for some expression sessions that will be remembered for a lifetime. READ MORE *** A Moment Of Reflection With Stefan Spiessberger 'I set my goals pretty high at the beginning of the season and wanted make it into the top 3, but in the back of my head I knew it would be more like top 5. In the end I was only 100 points or so away so I wasn't too far from what I'd set out to achieve.' READ MORE *** Welcome to the Team Claudia! Claudia Leon Martinez is the latest name to join the North Kiteboarding International team. Full of drive and motivation, we can't wait to see what 2018 brings for this talented young Spanish rider. READ MORE *** ION Club Adventure Experience ION Clubs are packed with all the latest North Kiteboarding products so you can try out your dream pieces of kit! Read more to see what's hot on the 2018 Experience events schedule. READ MORE *** Taking Over The Mother City "We're ready to inject new energy and vision into building the brand in the sub-saharan African region. We pride ourselves on having a whole wall of spare parts in store and for us customer service and a great shopping experience is essential." Andrew Cattell. READ MORE
  5. North Kiteboarding Issue 12/2017

    North Kiteboarding Issue 12/2017 2017 THROWBACK This the season to be jolly and with Christmas and New Year right around the corner, we wanted to grab your attention for a quick round up of this year’s highlights! ... International Success Our dedicated team of riders continue to push the boundaries of the sport through competition, events, mind-blowing amounts of editorial and video content, and huge efforts in creating a fierce online presence. Representing the brand at prestigious stops and tours across the globe, the highlights of this year on the competitive circuit have to be: Airton Cozzolino securing the overall win of the GKA Kite-Surf World Tour READ MORE ... Colleen Carroll being crowned Queen of the Triple S, hosted by Real Watersports. READ MORE ... CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL, WE CAN´T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU CAN ALL ACHIEVE IN 2018 ... 2018 Range The newly released 2018 range reflects our authenticity in staying true to the sport, which we aspire to evolve through our products. Focusing on design, innovation, safety and premium quality we strive to feed every kiteboarder’s passion and needs. The Rebel took on an all-inclusive design that works on both 4 and 5 lines now, whilst retaining its legendary performance. READ MORE ... The Evo embraces a fresh new look as designer Ralf Grösel takes it from a 5 to 3-Strut design. READ MORE ... The Speedster Combo is the most talked about Foil for 2018 and after an intense design process, we created a magic piece of kit with zero compromise on design and performance. READ MORE ... Trinity TX is our new, premium and state-of-the-art Canopy material made to stand the test of time. Created in collaboration with Tejin and exclusive to North Kiteboarding, its 3x2 yarn has proven to be far superior than other Canopy materials in terms of durability and dynamic performance, and is implemented across the whole range. READ MORE ... The North Kiteboarding Academy Think of it as a Christmas gift from us to you and get ready as team shredder Airton Cozzolino shows you how to step up your Strapless riding, coaching you through each step of the way. From beginners looking to get started, to Pro’s looking to beat the competition, we’ve got you covered with the freshest tricks out there. ... The Bubble Move over Christmas classics, there’s a new movie in town! Now available to watch for free The Bubble is ready and waiting for you. We’d like to congratulate everyone involved in the film for its success. From riding to logistics, filming and editing it’s an epic creation that will stand the test of time. So grab your family and friends, plug it into the big screen, turn up the volume and prepare to be inspired. READ MORE ... Finally, we’d like to raise our toast to everyone who has shown their support and dedication to our products, community, Team Riders and those working hard behind the scenes, we couldn’t do it without you! On behalf of everyone at North Kiteboarding, we wish you a very merry Christmas, and a happy New Year! See you in 2018.
  6. North Kiteboarding Issue 11/2017 Evo

    North Kiteboarding Issue 11/2017 Evo EVO 2018 PRODUCT CLIP Check out the 2018 Evo Product Clip from the Cocos Islands, where our riders show off the epic capabilities of the most versatile kite out there. We also take a closer look at the reduction in the number of struts and the Dacron Frame, as well as the design updates and performance features. .... THE NEW EVO 2018 IS OUT! The Evo is the most accessible kite for any type of rider and for 2018 it’s been completely redesigned. A reduction in the number of struts seen on this year’s model has created a new shape via the swept back tips. This combined with an increase in tip surface area enhances water relaunch especially in light winds. By taking the great DNA from the previous models and using all our knowledge, we’ve managed to create a truly fantastic Delta shaped kite that can boost to the moon, handle the latest freestyle tricks and tow you into some amazing waves. READ MORE ... RIDER REVIEW The all-inclusive Evo is a favourite amongst some of our Team Riders who handpick it as an essential part of their quiver. Big Air, Freestyle, Freeride and Foil fanatics Tom Hebert and Reno Romeu share their stoke on the new 2018 Evo. READ MORE ... DESIGNER INTERVIEW It's the most accessible kite for every type of rider with a fresh new look. Designer Ralf Grösel talks us through the complete redesign of the new 2018 Evo. “The main objective was to reduce the overall weight of the kite in order to improve the inflight characteristics.” READ MORE ... TRINITY TX For 2018, we are taking the material we use in the Canopy of our kites to a whole new level. Introducing the all-new TRINITY TX. Made in collaboration with Tejin, we ensure that premium and state-of-the-art Canopy material is implemented into all of our kites through our innovative coating development. TRINITY TX. Made to stand the test of time. READ MORE ... MAX FLOW Stay cool and be on the water first with the Max Flow valve system. A technical innovation built for speed, rapid inflation and deflation has never been so easy. The maximised tubes have been increased from 6mm to 9mm for effortless pumping with double the airflow!
  7. North Kiteboarding Issue 11/2017 - Foil OFFICIAL PRODUCT CLIP Check out the official 2018 product clip and see the new Speedster Combo in action. With its unmatched Speed Range, you can cruise comfortably at low speeds or switch gear for race mode. Taking you through all the intricate design and performance features, as well as showing you how to assemble it, you’ll soon understand why it’s the most talked about Foil for 2018. Excited? You should be. ... THE SPEEDSTER COMBO IS OUT! New to the North Kiteboarding range is the most anticipated Foil for 2018. Introducing the new Speedster Combo, the only tool needed to quickly improve your Foiling skills. Our vision was to make an easy, durable, and inexpensive Foil for kiters in the novice to experienced categories, and we’re stoked on our creation. Endless attention to detail can be found through unique design features such as Winglets for outstanding stability, an additional small Mast for shallow waters and the optional Wedge for first-time flyers. A good, easy Foil for novices who are just getting started and intermediates looking for an easy Foil for flying Tacks and Gybes, it's also well suited for experts wanting to focus on tricks rather than the maximum possible speed, or if they like to ride waves. READ MORE ... RIDER REVIEW We get the professional opinion on the new Speedster Combo from our Freestyle, Freeride, Wave and Strapless Team Riders. Agreeing on the accessibility and fun factor our Foil offers, it’s safe to say that they are all hooked and we guarantee you will be too. READ MORE ... DESIGNER INTERVIEW “The practical Speed Range is big because it begins at a very low number. We have riders who report lifting off at under 8 knots of board speed and maxing out at 30 knots. That's a big range.” With zero compromise on design and performance, who better to give us the core facts than the designer of this magic piece of kit. Take it away Ken Winner. READ MORE
  8. North Kiteboarding Issue 11/2017

    North Kiteboarding Issue 11/2017 W E L C O M E Welcome to the North Kiteboarding November news flash. Airton was crowned World Champion of the GKA Kite-Surf World Tour with team mate Matchu Lopes taking 2nd place on the podium. Lasse Walker took to the skies at the Red Bull Megaloop Challenge in Zandvoort securing 3rd place. Jeremie Tronet has been busy rolling out his weekly YouTube series ‘Island Life’ and Manuela Jungo shares her latest video from Sardinia where she can be seen rocking the new 2018 Dice. We welcome Russia’s Artem Garashchenko to the International Team and Tom Hebert hits our screens with episode six of Tom’s Kitchen. ... ‘ISLAND LIFE’ SERIES - JEREMIE TRONET Jeremie’s weekly video YouTube series showcases all the different things that make living on a small Caribbean Island exciting and special. Shot entirely in 4K, each episode reveals more of what’s on offer in paradise, as well some great kiteboarding. ... STRAPLESS CAMP WITH MATCHU LOPES! Don’t miss the hottest Kite Camp of the year! Team rider Matchu Lopes will be hosting a week of Strapless coaching in the breathtaking location of Zanzibar, where you’ll also have the opportunity to try out some of our 2018 directional boards. Find out how to book by clicking on the link! READ MORE ... TOM´S KITCHEN - EPISODE 6 He’s back! It’s been a while since the last cook up, but finally Tom Hebert hits our screens once again with the sixth episode of Tom’s Kitchen. On the menu of this episode is the 2018 Evo, the Click Bar and the Jaime - his favorite setup - and a lot of wind. Bon appetit! ... BIG UP AIRTON! Following the flurry of excitement in Mauritius we touch base with newly crowned champion Airton, as well as runner-up Matchu and Sebastian to get the down low. “The beginning of this year was intense! My focus has always been on winning the World Title so my aim had to be making new moves consistent. In the end the hard work has payed off and I couldn’t be happier with my overall performance and of course the win!” - Airton. READ MORE ... RED BULL MEGALOOP CHALLENGE Lasse Walker was there to defend his title, Lewis Crathern took charge of the Live Stream and Aaron Hadlow was there to support the event and share the mic at times. The event was big, inspiring and straight up crazy. We caught up with Lasse and Lewis following the major success of the competition. READ MORE ... WELCOME TO THE TEAM ARTEM We’re stoked to welcome Artem Garashchenko to the North Kiteboarding International Team. The 23 year old Russian will be joining the list of some of the industry’s best, and we look forward to seeing what he brings to the table. Introducing Artem… READ MORE ... ROLLING MY NEW DICE - MANUELA JUNGO Follow Team Rider Manuela to the sun-soaked shores of Sardinia where she hits the water with her new 2018 Dice, Click Bar and Gambler. ...
  9. North Kiteboarding Issue 08/2017

    REBEL 2018 PRODUCT CLIP Check out the official 2018 product clip and see the new Rebel in action. We also give you a closer look at all the design updates and exciting performance features that makes it such a show-stopping performer. ... THE NEW REBEL 2018 IS OUT! As one of the most popular kites of all time, the Rebel needs no introduction. This legendary model has long been the go-to kite for ambitious freeriders looking for endless hangtime and limitless boosting capabilities. For the first time in the Rebel’s history, it can now be flown on both 4 and 5 lines. Check out the official 2018 product clip to see it in action and find out more about the -state-of-the-art Trinity TX canopy material, as well as the new Max Flow pump. And finally, Rebel designer Ken Winner gives us the inside scoop on the design process in bringing this year’s new and exciting model to life. Read More ... REBEL 4 + 5 LINES For the first time in the Rebel’s history it can now be flown on both 4 and 5 lines. New for 2018, the 5th line is unloaded giving you the option to choose the best setup for your individual preferences and riding style. While changes have been made, one aspect has remained constant; the Rebel is still the ultimate boosting machine offering huge jumps, with lots of hangtime and glide in the air! Read More ... TRINITY TX For 2018, we are taking the material we use in the Canopy of our kites to a whole new level. Introducing the all-new TRINITY TX. Made in collaboration with Tejin, we ensure that premium and state-of-the-art Canopy material is implemented into all of our kites through our innovative coating development. TRINITY TX. Made to stand the test of time. Read More ... MAX FLOW Stay cool and be on the water first with the Max Flow valve system. A technical innovation built for speed, rapid inflation and deflation has never been so easy. The maximised tubes have been increased from 6mm to 9mm for effortless pumping with double the airflow! ... DESIGNER INTERVIEW - REBEL “For 2018, our vision was to keep the stability, reliability, predictability, wind range and superb jump ability of the 2017 Rebel, whilst improving its turning and permitting it to fly on either 4 or 5 lines.” - Ken Winner Read More
  10. North Kiteboarding Issue 05/2017

    W E L C O M E Welcome to latest roundup of everything epic that’s been going recently at North Kiteboarding. It’s been a starry run of great success and results from our riders. Newbie Francesa Bagnoli stunned at the WKL in Leucate advancing through the qualifiers into the main event, and wowing her way onto the podium in 3rd place. Meanwhile in the Men’s division, Stefan Spiessberger put on a fierce display securing 4th place against some feisty competition. Steph Bridge stormed her way around the gruelling 130km enduro course of the Red Bull Ragnarok claiming 1st place. Tom Bridge takes his place on the dream team of Red Bull UK. Lasse Walker’s latest movie ‘Objectives’ impresses the industry with bold riding and inspiring imagery. Tom Court partners up with Kite Worldwide and launches his ‘Slice Of Life’ camps. PIQ introduces the new leaderboards so you can choose against who, when and where you want to compete. Check out the latest Court’s Council where Sky Solbach walks you through the 2017 Directional Range. ... TOP MARKS IN LEUCATE! Congratulations to Francesca Bagnoli and Stefan Spiessberger for their outstanding results in Leucate against hot competition at the first stop of the WKL World Tour. Click to choose files Read More ... A WIN TO REMEMBER Steph Bridge took the Red Bull Ragnarok by storm, claiming 1st place in the immense snow kite race. Not for the faint heart, she spills the beans on the event as well as giving a few golden tips for those looking to participate next year. Read More ... TOM BRIDGE JOINS RED BULL The UK has spawned some serious kiteboarding talent over the years and Tom Bridge is certainly one of them joining world renowned Red Bull as an official Team Rider. Read More ... ‘OBJECTIVES’ BY LASSE WALKER The latest video from Lasse Walker is powerful, creative and full of mind blowing mega loops. Read about the inspiration behind ‘Objectives.’ Read More .... SLICE OF LIFE CAMPS Team Rider Tom Court is stoked to announce his partnership with Kite Worldwide as their UK Brand Ambassador. “This new partnership, combined with my longstanding backing from North Kiteboarding will ensure that the most cutting-edge equipment will be available for use by the guests on my camps, creating a premium learning experience.” Read More ... PIQ ROBOT ™ LEADERBOARDS Great news! The North Kiteboarding and PIQ App has just launched the PIQ ROBOT ™ Leaderboards, the ultimate battleground for sporting performance. Get out there, challenge yourself and ride up the leaderboards. Read More ... COURT´S COUNCIL. 2017 DIRECTIONAL RANGE Tom Court speaks to Sky Solbach, the head surfboard shaper and longtime Team Rider at North Kiteboarding, to get some thoughts on what goes into designing some of this year's surf line shapes. Read More
  11. W E L C O M E We’re kicking off this month’s newsletter with the launch of the much anticipated Juice! A light wind machine, it’s guaranteed to get you out on the water in even the mildest breeze. Check out the latest info clip to see it in action as we walk you through the design and performance updates for 2017. We catch up with designer Ken Winner to hear all about the R&D process for bringing this year’s Juice to life. Check out the latest Neo episode where the straps are off! Documenting some of the sickest riding to date, we take a look at the evolution of strapless kiteboarding. The GKA is busy fighting against a general ban on kiteboarding in areas where there is a large presence of birds. Finally we’re stoked to share the official North Kiteboarding brand clip with you. Aimed to inspire and motivate, it captures the beauty of the sport and the positive impact North Kiteboarding has had on it. ... THE NEW JUICE IS OUT! Coming in on a light breeze is the new 2017 Juice. A must-have in any quiver we guarantee you’ll be on the water first whilst others watch from the beach. Light in weight and with a shorter bridle, it’s a straight forward kite that does exactly what it say’s on the tin; it lives for the lighter days. READ MORE >> ... 2017 JUICE INFO CLIP Come with us to the Grenadines and watch Jeremie Tronet shredding the Juice. Not only is the action motivating, but we provide important information on the performance features and design updates for this exciting new model. ... AN INSIDE VIEW FROM DESIGNER KEN WINNER Ken Winner has been the creative mind behind the Juice ever since it was conceptualised and brought to market back in 2014. Every year he manages to improve upon the in-flight characteristics of this featherweight, light wind machine. Read what he has to say on the blog. READ MORE >> ... NEO EPISODE!! THE EVOLUTION OF STRAPLESS KITESURFING “These guys have picked up what we had and created a full sport.” The words of kiteboarding legend and longstanding team rider Jaime Herraiz when referring to the evolution of Strapless riding. Follow the wave riding elite through time and learn about the personal journey’s of Airton, Matchu and Patri. ... THE GKA’S BATTLE AGAINST THE BIRD The GKA is busy fighting against a general ban on kiteboarding in areas where there is a large presence of birds. Obviously we are all huge supporters of nature, but when the facts don't match up it would put an unnecessary stop to riding many of the best sports in the world. Check out the info below and be sure to follow progress on www.global-kitesports.org READ MORE >> ... OFFICIAL NORTH KITEBOARDING BRAND CLIP We’ve had some crazy adventures, created some amazing products and achieved great things. Combining premium quality with fresh perspectives, we are able to bring new concepts to life. We don’t recreate, but pride ourselves on being the creators and innovators. This is our brand clip.
  12. Welcome As we wave goodbye to those peak summer months, the autumn swells seem to be making an appearance which is perfect timing as the 2017 Neo has just dropped! Check out the product clip for some extra technical lowdown and visuals of this shredding machine in action. Wanna know more? Head on over to the blog where Ken Winner gives us an insight into what it takes to conceptualise, design and evolve the Neo. Congratulations to team riders Matchu Lopes and Patri McLaughlin for their incredible efforts at the GKA event in Mauritius. There was more success for riders in China at the IKA World Championships for Lewis Crathern and Ines Correira. Tom Hebert's been up to his old tricks again, releasing his 5th instalment of Tom's Kitchen. For everything you need to know about the entire 2017 North Kiteboarding range, the catalogue is now available online. We're stoked to share with you our teaser for the all-new North Kiteboarding Academy, which will hopefully be your inspiration to get you riding like Aaron Hadlow, who's latest video 'Reflection' is nothing short of epic! ... The new 2017 Neo is out! Boom! There you have it, the all-new 2017 Neo. A purebred wave kite with topnotch pedigree, its quick and responsive steering is accompanied by smooth power delivery and impressive drift. Check it out here. Read More ... Neo Product Clip Check out the product clip where we take a closer look at all the new design features and see them in action. We also show you how to optimise your new Neo with some top tips and tricks from our international shredders. ... Neo 2017. An inside view from the designer Whether you're a strapless freestyle fanatic or on a mission to get shacked, the Neo will get you to where you want to go. Catch up with Ken Winner to get a designers perspective on the new, 2017 model. Read More ... GKA Mauritius Strapless Pro 2016 Matchu Lopes is victorious at the #3 stop on the GKA Tour in Mauritius with team mate Patri McLaughlin coming in second place. Congratulations! A mind-blowing event, One Eye proved to be a top spot for the world's most creative and hardcore riders. Read More ... Victory at the IKA World Championships in China Congratulations to Ines Corriera and Lewis Crathern for their sucess at the IKA Kiteboarding World Championships. It was great to see Lewis back in action following his unfortunate accident at the beginning of the year. With all that now behind him he showed off his big air skills with energy and style securing him a well deserved win. In the wave discipline it was our girl Ines who was unstoppable. Clearly enjoying herself, she stayed cool, calm and collected even when the pressure was on, showing a dominant attack with powerful bottom turns and snappy top turns, a champion performance! Read More ... Tom´s kitchen V Tom Hebert is back in true New Cal Style! The 5th episode of Tom's Kitchen is packed with a huge variety of freestyle tricks, bags of character and epic action. Filmed in the kiteboarding utopia of New Caledonia, watch as Tom showcases his true passion for the sport through creative riding. ... 2017 North Kiteboarding catalogue now online Our 2017 catalogue is now available! Hop online and check out our fully comprehensive and detailed guide to all of our 2017 products, as well as some intel from our designers and team riders. Read More ... The North Kiteboarding Academy Understanding that everyone wants to progress and improve, we're stoked to bring to the Kiteboarding community the North Kiteboarding Academy! Choose from our jam-packed library of the world’s most advanced training videos for your level, style and goals. Whether you’re a beginner or pro, a wakestyle fanatic, foil boarding enthusiast or wave riding addict, we’ve got it covered ... Reflection - Aaron Hadlow Watch as the master of freestyle takes to the mirror flat waters of Sicily on the new 2017 gear. Hadlow never fails to deliver on the action front, but that spot: wow! The combination of the two is what makes this video insane!
  13. Welcome You might have guessed that we've been busy launching our 2017 range and it's been exciting to say the least! Most recently the all-new 2017 Dice hit the market and we can't wait to hear your feedback. Placed slap-bang in the middle of Freestyle/Wakestyle and Wave riding makes it an attractive kite that appeals to a wide demographic of riders. Tom Court pops the hood on the Dice giving an intricate insight into this year's model. Follow us to Rio de Janeiro for the official Product Clip and read what designer Ralf Grosel has to say. Next up is the 2017 Vegas. Raring to go, it still remains the most sold C-kite on the market and this year it's packing even more punch. Find out more by reading what designer Ralf Grosel has to say about this year's Vegas and check out the Vegas Product Clip. Our epic Twin Tips range is up for grabs and ready to take your riding to the next level. Whether you're looking for premium construction, high-performance or comfort, you'll find it all right here with North Kiteboarding. And finally! To round off your setup is our 2017 Harness and Apparel range. Innovative, functional and with a splash of fashion, your biggest decision will be choosing which one to pick! ... The new 2017 Dice is out! Rolling into its fourth generation is the 2017 Dice. A perfectly balanced Freestyle and Wave kite, it redefines versatility and performance. Continuing to evolve but never straying from its original concept of three-strut simplicity, its balance across disciplines has seen it attract a wide range of fans. Want to know more of what's under the hood of the Dice? Check out what Tom Court has to say about this year's model. Read more. ... Dice Product Clip Follow us to the beaches of Rio de Janeiro to see the 2017 Dice up close. Watch as our riders pop, carve and fly high as Tom Court talks you through all the new and exciting design features of the fresh new model. ... Dice 2017. An inside view from the designer Ralf Grösel is the creator of the award winning Dice. Talking us through this year's characteristics and technical design features, he explains how he's improved its Wakestyle performance, 4th and 5th line compatibility, unique pigtail setup potions and varied flying characteristics. “The Dice will put in a show-stopping performance no matter what's thrown at it.” Read more. ... The new 2017 Vegas is out Coming in hot to the 2017 North Kiteboarding range is the Vegas, the Kite of champions! A pure Wakestyle/Freestyle Kite with outstanding mega loop performance, there's no task too big for this bad boy. Read more. ... Vegas Product Clip Follow our team of pure wakestyle riders to Canada where you can see the 2017 Vegas in action whilst Aaron Hadlow takes you through the tech on what makes this kite so good! ... Vegas 2017. An inside view from the designer “The task was to maintain that well-known Vegas 'feel,' but fine-tune and improve its flying characteristics further towards the hardcore Wakestyle and Mega-Loop disciplines; after all, Hadlow has won the Red Bull King Of The Air for the last two consecutive years on the Vegas.” - Ralf Grösel Read more. ... The 2017 Twin Tip range is released We're stoked to announce the release of our most well-rounded and high performance range of Twin Tip boards ever! Premium products are our aim, therefore only the best materials and cutting edge technology are applied to our Twin Tips. Come and take a closer look at some of our new models based on our most popular rides. Read more. ... Get your hands on the latest range of Apparel and Harnesses From high-tech 3D contoured harnesses, innovative luggage, durable protection and functional fashion, our 2017 Apparel range has got it covered. Be sure to check our entire range out. We've got something for everyone no matter who you are or where your adventures take you. Read more.
  14. Welcome This month started with the Tarifa Strapless Pro. Epic action and a buzzing venue, the event was a huge success, especially for North Team riders. The World Kite Tour Youth Cup 2016, hosted by Camping La Ballena Alegre in Costa Brava, Spain saw the 'next generation' of young riders showcase their riding skills and battle it out for a place on the podium. Team Bridge set four World Records last week, racing around the Isle of Wight on hydrofoil boards and foil kites. North Kiteboarding and PIQ have announced the availability of their product dedicated to kiteboarding. Rugged, waterproof, shockproof, corrosion resistant and easy to use, get ready to challenge yourself and your friends with the new action sport tracker. Nuria Goma tells us about her latest video 'This is what I am made of,' where she takes her passion for adventure and discovery to Iceland ... Tarifa Strapless Pro Five days of intense competition rounded off the Tarifa Strapless Kitesurfing Pro, getting the 2016 GKA Wave & Strapless Freestyle Tour off to an intense start. With this style of riding becoming ever more popular and new tricks being invented each day by the world's most progressive riders, one year on from last years event we knew we could expect to see great things; maybe even some strapless handle-passes on surfboards. Read more. ... Youth PKRA Costa Brava Spain The World Kite Tour Youth Cup 2016 was held at Camping La Ballena Alegre in Costa Brava, Spain. An incredible spot for hosting an event, the thermal winds deliver a steady 12-20 knots; perfect for the lighter, younger riders. With 47 kiteboarders rolling in from 17 nations, event organizer Panxo Pi Suner say's “I deeply believe in the philosophy of sharing, integrating and learning being the cornerstones for their future athlete lives.” Read more. ... Team Bridge sets four World Records International kiteboarders Steph, Olly and Guy Bridge have long been pioneering the foil racing movement, and more recently they've been setting records on the yachting mecca of the Isle of Wight. Not only do the family members who hail from Exmouth make up Team Bridge, but the trio of extremely driven athletes is also part of Team Volvo*. On Thursday 30th June, they set four World Records racing around the Isle of Wight on hydrofoil boards and foil kites. Read more. ... PIQ officially released Riders will now have access to a powerful and wearable product that provides live innovative metrics, reflecting the height of jumps, air time, G force at landings, rotations, number of jumps and total air time. In addition to detailed session statistics, riders can be part of the PIQ community, where they can challenge their friends, compete against other kiteboarders from across the globe, and partake in a leaderboard of North Kiteboarding and PIQ. Read more. ... 'This is what I am made of Video.' - Iceland For those of you who are unfamiliar with Nuria Goma, her background isn't that of the average kiteboarder. Turning 30, she left her job of 10 years in the banking industry to chase her dream of becoming a pro rider. Not one to follow a tour or the crowd, she can often be seen heading off to remote and untapped locations to explore and discover. We caught up with her following the release of her latest video 'This is what I am made of: Iceland.'
  15. Welcome Spring is in full swing and North Kiteboarding, along with its riders has been getting busy. Get ready for a closer look of your favourite products with the new, 3D product viewer, also available on the app and mobile devices. Tom Court has finally released the long awaited and third instalment of the Freeride Project. 27 minutes of pure style, watch as he links up with big names in some of the hottest kiteboarding destinations across the globe. Stefan Spiessberger drops the latest episode of his 'Without a Jersey' series. Filmed in Western Australia it showcases top-notch freestyle and flow. With videos being the popular topic this month, young riders Noè Font and Jerome Cloetens release 'Welcome To The Otherside'. Embracing their different styles of riding and motivations, it all comes together in a great edit. For the summer of 2016, we resume our Young Blood program. First introduced in 2006, the goal is to get more kids and youngsters into watersports, supporting up-and-coming talents. And finally, the Youth European Championships joined the line up at the KBO event in Noordwijk, where Olly Bridge and Nina Font reigned supreme. New 3D product view on Website + App Want to take a closer look at your favourite kites in our range? We've got it covered. Introducing the 3D Viewer! Check out the design details that make each product unique. From intricate panel layouts, to stitching and canopy shaping, it's all available for your viewing on our website, app and mobile devices. More Infos Freeride Project 3 - by Tom Court In a world where 2-4 minute videos are the norm and social media is flooded with clips that deliver instant gratification for short attention spans, Tom Court releases the Freeride Project 3. A feature length movie that highlights the pure essence of freeriding and the lifestyle the sport can offer, it's a homage to kite movies’ past, portraying a year before the lens as he follows his passion for the sport, linking up with his team and mates as he travels the world. Watch it here Without a Jersey - Final episode in Oz by Stefan Spiessberger Stefan Spiessberger has rounded up his 'Without a Jersey' video series with the final episode from Australia. We caught up with him to hear about the process of filming, the different locations he visited and the gear he used. Watch it here Welcome To The Otherside - Noè Font & Jerome Cloetens Noè Font and Jerome Cloetens are two of our young and influential Team Riders exploring the globe kiteboarding. Already inspiring the next generation of kiteboarders, their travels to the other side of the world also played the part of a training ground for their up-and-coming competitive campaigns. Watch it here Young Blood support program North Kiteboarding will be teaming up with selected retailers and schools with an extraordinary offer for kids up to the age of 15: After successfully completing a beginner kite course, kids will be able to buy a complete gear package at a special Young Blood price. Read more Success all round at the Youth European Championships As the rounds commenced for the U16s in high wind and waters, it became clear that in the end consistency paid off as Olly Bridge cruised through the rounds, securing 1st place on the podium. The following day the winds were lighter, but the Girls event was met with tricky waters. Thankfully the sun was shining in the finals that evening, where Spanish Team Rider Nina Font Castells dominated the pack, taking the hotspot of 1st position on the podium! Read more
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