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North launches 2024 Freeride Collection and new Reach Kite

Watch North Kiteboarding 2024 Freeride Collection Video: For the seekers.

For the seekers The 2024 North Freeride Collection is designed for you to seek new levels of performance, fuel your motivation and reach your highest potential. Freeride stands for versatility, each piece within the freeride range has an intuitive feel in every condition.

For 2024, North Kite Designer Pepijn Smit has refined the iconic desert-island kite for all conditions with lighter weight materials and improved canopy tensioning. This gives the kite a faster flying, cleaner profile entry and smoother more aerodynamic shape that’s even more stable in kite loops.

“This kite really does it all. I love the confidence that I have when loading up my truck or packing a board bag, knowing that no matter what conditions I find, the Reach will be ready for it. I dare you to try and find something this kite can’t do.” – Jesse Richman

In the 2024 Freeride collection

REACH

Sizes: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17 m

Your desert island kite. Unparalleled versatility and wind range, easy jumps, upwind performance, effortless relaunch. For 2024 the Reach is lighter overall. We’ve improved the canopy tension for faster flying, and revised the arc design for a crisper, snappier response, more direct steering and more dynamic recovery.

Still nimble and easy to ride, the Reach is your go-to kite in all conditions. The lighter N-Max construction excels in lightwind, foil and surf, without compromising the kite’s durability. Its fast, responsive steering and efficient power delivery give rise to confident boosts, loops and freestyle, while the short responsive bridle provides quick, exponential depower.

In the larger sizes, the Reach is a powerful lightwind kite designed with a predictable, consistent drive forward for TwinTip riding – long after everyone else has gone in. “I fell in love again. The small modifications to the Reach just make the kite even more fun. I must be honest, the Reach is my go-to kite from now on.” – Nick Jacobsen.

Watch the Reach Designer Notes with Kite Designer Pepijn Smit and Brand Director Mike Raper.

FLEX PRO BINDINGS

S, M, L, XL

Air-time.

The triple density dynamic support technology – absorbs and disperses impact aÄer gravity-defying boosts, protects your heels and makes for softer landings. Softer high-density impact pads protect the heel from board contact on big landings, and are dual-moulded with a medium-density layer for serious impact protection. Another soÄer insert pod provides strategically-placed comfort under the ball of the foot.

FREERIDE TWINTIP COLLECTION
(Prime/Trace/Astra/Atmos)
Watch North TwinTip Designer Notes Video with North Product Manager Uli Sommerlag and Head of Engineering, Hugh Pinfold.

Prime
133x39cm, 136x40cm, 138x41cm, 141x42cm, 144x43cm, 148x44cm, 152x45cm
Your ticket to ride. Instantly familiar, intuitive and comfortable in all conditions, the Prime offers early planing and pulled in tips for a splash free ride. It features a balanced outline, rocker and flex for smooth upwind tracking, forgiving flex for confident jumps with softer landings, and an easier to edge rounded outline that helps you stay in control and progress faster. The FlipTech centreline mounting extends rail longevity. Karlie Thoma on the new Astra Freeride/Big Air TwinTip with Flex Bindings. Photo Franck Berthuot.

Karlie Thoma on the new Astra Freeride/Big Air TwinTip with Flex Bindings. Photo Franck Berthuot.

Astra
Sizes: 129x38cm, 132x39cm, 135x40cm, 138x41cm
Light rider. Playful yet powerful, the Astra delivers responsive flex, comfort and control to riders of all levels with a smaller build. Featuring a consistent, dependable rail grip, super-efficient bottom shape and medium flex for clean and powerful pop.

Trace
145x45cm, 155x46cm
First out, last in. Light wind? No problem. The Trace has a progressive straight, square outline and large surface area for early planing and upwind performance in the lightest winds. A Centre-V Spine and longitudinal quad channels provide balanced torsional stiffness, superb traction and more control. The progressive medium-low rocker is ideal for flatwater. It also enables phenomenal pop for lightwind tricks and transitions and surprising manoeuvrability for its size. Pair the Trace with our Reach 13/15/17m to maximise your ride time in the lightest of winds.

Atmos
136x40cm, 138x41cm, 141x42cm, 144x43cm
Gravity, we challenge you. The harmony between medium rocker, progressive outline and flex makes this the ultimate all-terrain board to take you to the next level, in all conditions. Seeking. It’s what makes life worth living. But knowing what we seek? That’s what helps it all make sense. Freeride 2024. For the seekers.

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