Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Kitesurfing ReviewsAccessory ReviewsNorth 2024 Navigator Control Bar Review

North 2024 Navigator Control Bar Review

The Navigator Control System ticks all the boxes for functionality within streamlined design. The Connect Quick Release Trim Loop remains one of the quickest and easiest to reset and has patented, single-motion re-assembly with seat belt style push in to reset with no need to pull up the cup like some similar click in style models. The Navigator also offers one of the only completely “tool free” changing of the trim loop that lets you quickly change the loop to a larger freestyle loop or the surf-loop that features a metal insert on the inside of the loop to avoid friction wear from using a rope slider bar on your harness. Other features include, the highest quality low stretch flying and leader lines, and features a beefy plastic molded and hollowed tubing that covers the main and safety flagging line. The system offers great durability and keeps things clean and streamlined. The new embossed grip on the control bar has also been upgraded and features a oval shaping so the rider can feel if the bar is right side up after crashes or spins. 

New for 2024 North introduce the Short Throw bar. The primary highlight? The bar brings the trim handle closer by 10cm. This not only refines control but is a game-changer for smaller riders, ensuring the trim is effortlessly within reach even after release. North advise pairing the Short Throw bar with 12m or smaller kites. This combination is crucial for achieving the desired depower, especially when confronting high winds, ensuring you ride with maximum control and safety.

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