North Reach 17 Meter Kite For Sale.
The new N-DURE Dacron has a more balanced weave for a crisper, livelier feel. The symmetrical yarn pattern gives the material a lower bias elongation that snaps back to its original shape faster. This provides the kite with a crisper response, more direct steering and more dynamic recovery.
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.
Larger sizes lightwind optimised. The 13, 15 or 17m Reach will get you up and riding with a lightwind twintip like the new Trace in the lightest breeze. The combination of lighter weight bladders, N-DURE Dacron and design elements give the kite a surprisingly light bar pressure and fast turning speed. We recommend you select your lightwind kite size according to rider weight rather than wind range. We recommend the 13m for lighter twintip riders (under 70kg), the 15m for 70-85kg and the 17m for over 85kg.
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.
We’ve slightly revised the Reach arc shape to provide more even tension in the canopy at a broader range of attack angles. An evolution of the 2-stage arc found in our other kites, the new design gives the kite a cleaner profile that is more stable in kite loops.
Our highest-quality, 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.
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.
The moderate leading edge diameter medium high aspect design allows more area in the centre of the kite for efficiency and provides additional buoyancy.
There is a large amount of force on the closing seam of the leading edge due to inflation pressure and steering movement. We’ve replaced the thread in the closing seam with a new durable higher tensile yarn that has improved fatigue and wear resistance.
Good pop helps generate line slack for handle passes – simply load up, edge hard and pop off the water for easy freestyle progression.
Ergonomic high volume single point inflation system with large diameter hose for rapid inflation and deflation. The bayonet style main inflation valve is compatible with most pumps - no adapter required
The recycled PET fabric meets the Global Recycling Standard. The Reach Kite Bag features Foil Assist, a comfortable STPU padded area with groove designed especially for carrying a foil mast over your shoulder.
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Please Note: The Price does not include shipping costs, please contact us to discuss your options if you are outside Koh Phangan or International shipping.