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  • 2001-2011 10 YEARS OF

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  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    10 YEArS NOrTh KiTEBOArdiNg 4

    TEAm 6

    KiTES 12

    Technoforce D2 14

    Progression 11 16

    Kitefinder 20

    Vegas 24

    Evo 30

    Neo 34

    Rebel 40

    Fuse 44

    Dyno 50

    Buzz 54

    Lizard/Solid 56

    BArS 58

    Trust Bar 5th Element / Trust Bar Quad Control 60

    Iron Heart IV 62

    Bar Features 64

    Flying lines + 5th Element 66

    BOArdS 68

    Twin Tip Technology / Twintip Boardfinder 70

    Double V Bottom 72

    Teamseries / Youngblood 76

    Jaime 80

    Textreme 82

    Select 84

    XRide / Soleil 88

    Gonzales / Spike 90

    Skimfish 92

    Surfboard Technology 98

    Kontact / WAM 100

    WHIP 102

    Race LTD / Free Race 106

    BOArd ACCESSOriES 108

    Footpad / Board Accessories 110

    KiTE ACCESSOriES 112

    Harnesses /Kite Vests 114

    Packs & Bags 118

    AppArEL 120

    Apparel Women 122

    Apparel Men 128

    prOduCT OvErviEw 140

  • 10 YEArS OF BLOOd, SwEAT ANd TEArS 10 YEArS OF CONTiNuOuS dEvELOpmENT 10 YEArS OF TruE KiTEBOArdiNg

    2001-2011 10 YEArS OF

    The very beginning: North kiteboarding was born in 2001 in the USA and from the start on established as a full-range supplier of kiteboarding equipment. Innovation, continuous product development and improvement have always been the main priority for NKB and over the last 10 years our experience in R&D, performance innovations and commit-ment to outstanding quality have made North Kiteboarding a world-wide market leader in kiteboarding. Already in this early stage, Till Eberle, still boss of North Kiteboarding, overtook the lead and set the focus on technical advantage combined with style. The main work now started when NKB kite designer Ken Winner finalized the design of the Rhino 1; a powerful 4 line C-kite with an (at the time) innovative segmented leading edge. The Rhino blew minds that year with its impressive low-end grunt and huge hang time. Already in 2002, North Kiteboarding introduced a full ran-ge of bags, harnesses and accessories and decidedly made a point of not patenting certain kite related innovations to benefit the growth of the sport as a whole. 2003 saw the release of the first Jaime Pro Model twin tip. NKB team rider and tester Jaime Herraiz remains one of the most well-known and respected riders in the industry to this day, with his contagious smile and timeless style. His pro model board is still one of the best selling boards in our lineup and quite possibly the most sold kite board of all time.NKB raised the bar in 2004 by setting a new industry-wide standard in board construction, with the release of the first kiteboard to utilize snowboard technology. ABS sidewalls and controlled flex remain state of the art industry standards to this day. The release of the groundbreaking movie Space Monkeys, sparking the progressive freestyle / handle pass movement that revolutionized new-school and competition riding, as well as the surf movement. NKB team riders Jaime Herraiz and Will James opened peoples eyes by ripping apart the surf on John Amundsons North Rocket Fish, which quickly became the most talked about kite-surfboard in the sport, igniting a surf movement that is still going on today. This same year the legendary Vegas, one of NKBs best selling kites of all time, was introduced. The Vegas remains synonymous with newschool freestyle riding in todays mar-

    ket and is setting the standards every single year. 2005 marked one of the greatest safety innovations in the sports history. The North 5th Element safety system offers the highest level of safety and is still utilized on all North ki-tes as well as many other kiteboarding brands. Sky Solbach joined the North team and began developing kites alongside Ken and Jaime. 2006 saw the crowning of 3 world champions and one world record holder on the NKB team. Jaime Herraiz went on to spearhead the North Young Blood Camps in 2007, bringing a new level of professionalism to kiteboardings youth, opening new avenues for young riders to pursue careers as athletes in the sport. Our high de-power, loaded 5th line North Rebel was released and proved itself as a performance and safety leader in an extremely competiti-ve market place while most other kite brands were busy chasing the bow kite revolution. With the growing demand for an increasingly diverse range of kites, North brought on a second full-time kite designer, Ralf Grsel, in 2008. Ralf developed the free-ride / newschool Evo with 4 and 5 line compatibility which continues to be one of our best selling models and is now taking care also for the Vegas and the Neo. In 2009 the high performance, no-compromise Team Series range hit the market along with the Gonzales entry level board and NKB also introduced the first ever production course racing board designed by course racing world champion and NKB team rider Charles Deleau. Since 2010 NKB is working in close cooperation with leading global material providers like Teijin and Oxeon to develop the best materials and products, like e.g. Technoforce D2 canopy ma-terial or the lightest and most high-tech carbon twin tip on the market, the Select. North Kiteboarding utilized 10 years experience of kite production to create Progression 11, the highest quality kite construction method ever achieved, with the closest attention to every last detail on all kite models. Quality control and steady improvement are the major tools to earn the respect of our customers and to fulfill your desi-res with the best products.

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  • KITES 2011 KiTES 2011

  • D2 = DURABILITY DYNAMIC

    The stiffer structure of the entire kite geometry ensures that all kites feel more solid and crispy and react immediately on steering commands. Load transmissions working on 3 dimensional bodies are variable, besides warp and weft the stiffness has an massive influence on the flying characte-ristics. Due to the unique double ripstop construction, Tech-noforce D2 offers a significant higher stiffness concerning diagonal stiffness then common clothing. This is the key to the stiffer structure of the whole kite geometry and this is the reason why all kites feels more solid, crispy and react immediately on steering commands.

    From now on, all North Kiteboarding Kites are built with Technoforce D2 material. Theres simply no better choice of canopy material.

    All 2011 North Kiteboarding Kites are now built using the highest quality Technoforce D2 material. D2 stands for Dynamic and Durability. Over the past years the North Kiteboarding R&D team has been experimenting with exclusive Technoforce D2 material and developing it closely together with Teijin, the market leader in canopy materials. Multiple tests over the years have consistently produced the same results:

    _Technoforce D2 material offers a 40% higher breaking strength_70% higher tearing strength and also improved flying characteristics.

    The main advantage of Technoforce D2 is less broken kites due to way higher durability than other canopy materials even after years of heavy use. One main reason for this is the unique coating system of the D2 material. Each individual thread is first coated before being woven together and then completely coated again to produce the final material. This ensures that even if the outer coating is beginning to wear thin after years of heavy use and UV exposure, the individual threads are still protected and the material remains crisp and durable. Technoforce D2 also features a unique double ripstop construction which signifi-cantly increases diagonal stiffness. Because of the dynamic load transmissions placed on kites, stiffness has a massive influence on flying characteristics. Practical tests have shown better flying performance of kites with Technoforce D2 compared to typical canopy cloth due to this higher diagonal stiffness.

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    NEW INFLATE DEFLATE VALVES

    2011 we invented a completely new valve system.The valve now offers a bombproof closing system, very easy and comfortable to handle and with an integrated deflator pin. The material of the valve itself and the connection to the tube also has been improved so the valves can not twist anymore and can not slip into the tube. PUMP SSSITTT CLOSED GO KITING

    FUSION 11

    The fusion 11 is a completely new connection between the strut and leading edge. In contrast to normal connections, the forces are no longer supported by a webbing strap but by a flexible line. The line ensures a perfectly clean conn