£859.00 – £1,699.00
Now with FREE 1 hour private lesson or Tricktionary with every North Reach Kite.
One of the most popular kites of 2020 has just been improved!
Last year we billed the North Reach as the best new kite on the market, this year we think it could be the best all round kite available…..
A lively and playful 3-strut allrounder with unparalleled versatility and wind range, the Reach has no boundaries. Its even lighter construction excels in light wind, foil and surf, while the snappy, responsive steering and power delivery give rise to great boosting, looping and freestyle.
North Reach Kite 2021 – North Kiteboarding
Now with FREE 1 hour private lesson or Tricktionary (the ultimate progression book!) if you’re further afield with every North Reach Kite 2021.
The North Reach is described as ‘The ultimate desert island kite, the Reach is back and it’s lighter than ever’
Is it marketing spiel or is it the truth? We take a look….
The North Reach kite 2021 has no boundaries with a lively and playful 3-strut design and unparalleled versatility and wind range.
It’s even lighter construction excels in lightwind, foil and surf, while the snappy, responsive steering and power delivery give rise to great boosting, looping and freestyle.
We tested the 2021 model early in it’s release and gave it a thorough pasting in the hands of a few students during lessons, and were really pleasantly surprised at how well it performed. It’s lightweight which sometimes means durability takes a back seat, but the North kites really are made well and we’re yet to see one be damaged in any way.
In the hands of a beginner it’s stable, really easy to relaunch, has a huge wind range and we could easily teach someone on the very first day of their kitesurfing lessons, it really is that easy to use.
BUT, North have managed to do what few are able to, and produce a kite which still has loads of performance. The leading edge diameter is slender so it’s quick through the air which means it’s great on a foil and good for boosting while being efficient upwind. These attributes usually mean it’s awfully unstable and terrible at drifting down the line on a surfboard and constantly stalls or falls out the sky, but North have done a fantastic job at managing to create something that excels in literally every department.
The kite really is a one kite does everything, the ‘desert island kite’
We see the North Reach being hugely popular for 2021 and we’ll have plenty of demo kites available so come and give them a try.
North Reach 2021 Product Information
NEW HIGHEST QUALITY SHORT RESPONSIVE BRIDLE
Our new low-profile, pre-stretched bridle lines are pre-loaded and measured before cutting to improve accuracy and consistency. This results in reduced shrinkage, reduced elongation and improved longevity. Removing ALL pulleys from the bridle improves safety and gives the kite direct and precise handling. The end result is lower drag, more accuracy and a more direct feeling. New tuning of the short responsive bridle gives the Reach quick, exponential depower, allowing you to ride it in an even wider range of conditions.
NEW LIGHTWEIGHT BLADDERS IN EVERY SIZE
Lighter weight bladders have now been adopted into every size in the range. This additional weight reduction helps the new 2021 Reach fly more efficiently, and improves performance in lighter winds.
NEW LIGHTER WEIGHT CONSTRUCTION
Perfect for foiling and lightwind twintip riding, the Reach has a stable and balanced fuller profile for predictable, consistent power delivery in every condition, and exceptional performance at the low-end. The lightest kite in our range, the Reach’s lighter weight 3-strut construction and more powerful draft-forward profile helps you get up and going in light wind conditions. NEW reduced construction weight helps the 2021 Reach fly more efficiently with even better performance in lighter winds. We’ve kept the weight down for optimal steering and performance without compromising strength or durability, using a small two-ply of canopy along the trailing edge instead of heavier Dacron materials. In the larger sizes we’ve also used a lighter dacron in all of the leading edges and struts.
BOOSTS AND LOOPS WITH A SMOOTH RELIABLE CATCH
The Reach has superb loft and hangtime with a compact steering radius, thanks to its medium aspect ratio design with wider wing-tip and well-balanced bridle. During a loop, many kites will pause before they climb back up, but the Reach has a smooth, consistent catch and doesn’t hesitate to come back around.
MASSIVE WINDRANGE AND UPWIND DRIVE
A powerful draft-forward profile, in combination with optimised profile transition panels, give the Reach a very smooth and efficient profile entry and upwind drive.
INCREDIBLY POWERFUL AND EFFICIENT
The Reach has a slightly higher aspect ratio design for superb loft and hangtime, while its wider wing-tip and well-balanced bridle help to maintain a compact steering radius, ideal for kite-looping. During kiteloops the Reach has a smooth, consistent catch and doesn’t hesitate to come back around.
DIRECT AND RESPONSIVE STEERING
Tactile handling with light bar pressure and steering impulse for a fast response and tight turning radius. The quick responsive steering and neutral static balance help you fire up your performance in the surf, without any surprises. The Reach drifts well and doesn’t fall over, front-stall or back-stall. The bar pressure and steering impulse can be adjusted on the wing tip, allowing you to fine tune the kite’s characteristics to your personal preference.
CONFIDENT RELAUNCH WITH SWEPT DESIGN
The moderate leading edge diameter medium high aspect design allows more area in the centre of the kite for efficiency and provides additional buoyancy, helping the kite to release quickly from the water in even the lightest conditions.
PRECISE DRAFT-FORWARD PROFILE
The draft-forward profile, in combination with optimised profile transition panels, give the Reach a very smooth and efficient profile entry and upwind drive. For the Reach we’ve developed a longitudinal profile control that connects to the leading edge seam to ensure a precise profile shape is maintained as close to the leading edge as possible, creating a smooth transition from the segmented leading edge to the curved canopy. This results in an even more aerodynamic and efficient airflow and less turbulence.
PROGRESSIVE FREESTYLE MEDIUM HIGH AR
A forgiving kite with pop when you need it for freestyle manoeuvres. The medium high aspect ratio, combined with a powerful profile, gives the Reach explosive pop. Good pop helps generate line slack for handle passes – simply load up, edge hard and pop off the water for easy Freestyle progression.
PREMIUM TEIJIN D2 TECHNO FORCE CANOPY
D2 Ripstop Fabric by Teijin. Premium high-density canopy material made in Japan, using high tenacity polyester yarn for lightness, high tearing strength and endurance. Teijin Techno Force has the highest strength to weight ratio and longest durability in the industry.
DURALITE SEAM PROTECTION
Lightweight reinforcement to protect from chafing and abrasion along the struts to the leading edge. Thin foam padding is inserted underneath to form a lightweight durable buffer which lifts the kite slightly off rough surfaces, and protects the stitching along the struts and leading edge seams.
KEVLAR REINFORCED STRUT SYSTEM WITH BRIDLE DEFLECTORS
For the most accurate and durable connection between the strut and the leading edge. Bridle deflectors on the leading edge prevent the control lines catching on the struts.
HYPERFLOW RAPID SINGLE-POINT INFLATION
High volume single point inflation system with larger diameter hose for rapid inflation and deflation. Bayonet style main inflation valve compatible with most pumps. No adaptor required.
INCREDIBLE STABILITY FOR FOIL AND LIGHTWIND
Boasting predictable, consistent power delivery in every condition, the Reach has exceptional performance at the low-end – especially at slower speeds in lighter wind. Its moderate leading edge diameter provides additional buoyancy, helping the kite to release quickly from the water in even the lightest conditions.
WELL-BALANCED TACTILE SURF HANDLING
Quick responsive steering and neutral static balance helps you fire up your performance in the surf, without any
North Reach 2021 Wind Range
*Recommended for an average-sized kiter riding a twintip with intermediate to advanced skills.
Lighter rider/beginner? Take 5 knots off the high end of the range.
Foiling? Drop 2-3 sizes to suit the conditions.
North Reach 2021 Performance
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- Europe Mainland and UK Highlands & Islands: £9.99 on all items under 2 kg and £19.99 over 2kg
- Rest of the World and European Islands: £19.99 for small items under 2kg, £39.99 over 2kg and £69.99 for all items over 6kg. Fedex available as an upgrade option for all countries and the only option for Asia, Africa and South America
- Surfboards and SUPs have an additional £29.99 shipping cost. Due to a huge percentage which have arrived damaged we now only use reliable (more expensive) couriers
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