North Astra 2023
North Astra 2023
Playful yet powerful, the North Astra 2023 is a bold all-terrain addition to our freeride quiver, delivering out-of-this-world performance to lighter riders. Often lighter-weight riders find it harder to control large, stiff boards designed for heavyweights. With this in mind, we set out to create a board with more responsive flex for riders with a smaller build – one that would deliver increased control in a range of conditions, greater comfort and softer landings, without sacrificing performance.
Astra’s smaller board length, narrower stance and basalt technology construction provides riders of all levels just the right amount of flex for controlled edging, boosts and loops. Its consistent, dependable rail grip gives you extra confidence to push boundaries as you load up for massive jumps. With its super-efficient bottom shape and rocker, the board feels fast through the water and flies upwind. The medium flex is dense enough to deliver clean and powerful pop, yet soft enough to forgive your knees and legs on harder landings. Sending it was never this easy.
- Optimised for lighter weight riders
- Enhanced edge control
- Narrower stance
- Medium-high outline curve with NEW tip shape
- Progressive rocker with pulled-in tips
- Single concave centre to quad channel tips
- Dynamic flex
- New centreline inserts for extended rail longevity
- Stainless M6 standardised hardware
- Integrated Grab Rail
- Ergonomic Handle
- 40mm fins included
- Recommended with Flex / Flex LX bindings
- 40mm fins included
- Recommended with flex bindings
- Hybrid Technology
- Paulownia Wood Core
- Basalt Uni-Directional Tapes
Technology North Astra 2023
Optimised for lighter weight riders
The laminate layups is crafted for lighter weight riders, with a responsive flex pattern for explosive pop, softer landings, and comfort in even the most aggressive chop
Enhance edge control
Phenomenal rail hold for easy upwind tracking and confident boosting, a result of the balanced harmony engineered between outline, rocker and flex.
More precise foot positioning enables smaller riders to remain in control across every manoeuvre and landing. The Astra has a 20mm narrower stance in all sizes compared to the Atmos.
Hybrid basalt construction
We’ve orientated the e-glass and unidirectional basalt tapes in the laminate layup to optimise the loading of the individual fibres, resulting in a unique construction method with superior performance. Made from natural molten volcanic rocks, basalt fibre provides a lightweight structural reinforcement that is stronger and more responsive than e-glass. The basalt UD tapes contribute to a board’s lively feel and lower weight, delivering more pop without adding an unnecessary amount of stiffness.
Medium-high outline curve
Smooth carving through turns and optimised grip. The pulled-in tip shape adds durability.
Early planning and great low-end performance, with greater control when overpowered.
Single concave centre to quad channel tips
Absorbs impact and ensures stable and predictable landings.
Lightweight, impact resistant eco core
Ultra-lightweight, with a high shear force and high impact resistance, Paulownia wood forms a non-toxic core which significantly displaces the amount of foam or resin used in manufacturing, thereby reducing carbon emissions. Each board has a customised core thickness individually fine-tuned to ensure its characteristics are consistent throughout the range, no matter your size or weight.
Core thickness variations and taper, as well as detailing, longitudinally and laterally, play the most significant role in controlling the overall flex and feel. Board specific laminate layups then allow us to further fine tune the flex and board characteristics. We adjust the stiffness lengthwise and torsionally in conjunction with the rocker line, plan shape view and profile of the board, to give each board its specific performance characteristics.
Durable ABS rail
For long-lasting, impact resistant performance.
Integrated grab rail
Integrated into deck shape to provide easy grip for boards-offs.
We recommend pairing your Astra with the new Flex LX bindings, which provide soft cushioning with just the right amount of grip underfoot. The new anatomically-shaped heel cup supports and stabilizes the foot upon landing, giving your heel the correct orthopaedic position and preventing slipping.Pure-comfort seamless KnitFlex inners and triple-density footbeds are combined with customised size and stance adjustments for a locked-in feel. Sold separately in sizes S, M, L and XL.
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