North Carve

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north-carve

The North Carve is powerful, reactive and controllable. The Carve provides instant drift with the flick of your wrist, allowing you to power on and off instantly, stay in the pocket for longer and out of the critical impact zone.

Featuring a sensory pivot turn for control, and huge depower range, the Carve gives you the confidence to focus on surfing, in onshore to offshore, and anything in between, while strong surf-freestyle characteristics let you throw down strapless freestyle and perform lofty jumps with ease.

Compared to the rest of the North range, the Carve sits further back in the wind window and enhances down the line drift, perfect for carving and tucking into a barrel. 3 x Kitesurf World Champion Jalou Langeree's kite of choice.

Instant Depower On / Off:
Powerful, reactive and controllable, short travel provides instant drift.

Direct Pivot Steering:
The Carve's responsive two-stage arc design helps the projected aspect ratio and span from getting too high, and enables tighter turns without excessive amounts of power.

Evolved Slack Line Drift:
For a statically balanced, stable kite that resists nose diving.

Medium Aspect Sweep Design:
Allows more area in the centre of the kite for efficiency and makes the kite easy to roll off the water during relaunch.

Surf Tough Construction:
Dacron reinforcing on the canopy down the full length of the struts and exo-skeleton.

Large Leading Edge Diameter:
For a rigid, stable kite frame which requires less inflation pressure, allowing you to ride a size smaller

 
Size Wind Range (Knots)
3.0m 26-40
4.0m 24-38
5.0m 22-36
6.0m 20-34
7.0m 18-32
8.0m 16-30
9.0m 14-28
10.0m 12-26
11.0m 11-24
12.0m 10-22
13.0m 9-20
Profile Transition Panels:

An extra panel that connects to the leading edge seam to ensure a precise lateral 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 a more aerodynamic and efficient airflow and less turbulence.

 
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 protect the stitching along the struts and leading edge seams.

 
Steering Impulse Option:

Bar pressure / steering impulse wing tip tuning options let you fine tune the kite to your personal preference.

 
Low Drag Bridle:

Spliced, pre-stretched bridle lines with less parasitic drag for greater aerodynamic performance.

A new manufacturing method to pre-load and measure the bridle lines before cutting improves accuracy and consistency.

This combined with quality materials, results in reduced shrinkage, reduced elongation and improved longevity.

 
Hyperflow Inflation System:

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 adapter needed.

 
No-Pulley Bridles:

Simplified. Less breakage. Removing the plastic pulleys from within the load-bearing part of the kite improves safety and your connection to the kite.

The result is lower drag, more accuracy and a more direct feeling as the kite powers more evenly through the turn.

 
Kevlar Reinforced Strut System:

For the most accurate and durable connection between the strut and the leading edge.

 
Reinforced Dacron Exo-Skeleton Structure:

A durable frame around the perimeter of the kite made from stretch-resistant Techno Force 160gsm Dacron material.

It adds durability, strength and elongation control, protecting the lighter inner main canopy body and making the kite more responsive in the steering and depower.

The result is a durable kite that can hold its profile for increased performance and lift, but is also dynamic, flexible and can twist to turn.

 
Teijin Techno Force:

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.

North Navigator Control Bar System

Release and reload faster with the intuitive single-action reload Connect Quick Release, and change quickly between disciplines with the Toolless Interloop, our no-tools required modular harness loop replacement system. T

The Navigator Control System raises the bar in kite safety, connecting you intuitively to your kite so you can think less and feel more. North have taken premium leading technology materials and applied simplified ergonomic design for precise performance with ease and comfort. Sensing your kite's position just became second nature.

Single Action Reload:

Connect Quick Release with intuitive single action reload raises the bar in kite control system safety. The red Quick Release handle has been ergonomically designed to fit in your hand comfortably for an industry standard push away release.

Toolless Interloop:

Push, twist, pull, lock and go. Our Toolless InterLoop makes the customer experience effortless when swapping between disciplines.

Tactile Offset Finger Bar:

For an ergonomic grip and intuitve feel when the control bar is orientated correctly.

Low Friction Co-Efficient Materials:

All loaded or running surfaces feature highly polished 316 stainless steel and low-friction components to enable fast, safe releases in a wide range of conditions.

Integrated Retractable Line Winder Bungee:

Prevents tangled lines when packed up. Bungee retracts out of the way when not in use.

Leader Line PU Tubing Covers:

To help prevent line abrasion from uncovered lines against your skin, while colour-coded PU tubing covers where the leaders come out of the float help them remain rigid and out of the way when the flying lines aren't under tension.

Cleated Trim System:

Provides industry proven depower on demand.

Kook-Proof Line Connectors:

Ensure you always set up your lines correctly. Designed to be exactly the same length so you can easily change the front (knotted end) and rear (larks head loop) connectors to match most other manufacturers kite configurations.

Optimised TPU Material:

For flex and durability.

Colour Coded Components:

Grip, leader tubing and line retainer pull tabs give a nod to our sailing heritage, port (red) and starboard (green).

Injection Molded Soft EVA Bar Ends:

Ensure nothing hard comes in touch with you or your board, and contain rear line adjustment.

100% Dyneema SK99 Control Line:

Latest technology German-made LIROS DC Pro offers the highest load capacity with minimal line diameter, for less parasitic drag, extreme stretch resistance and the most direct performance.

Available in 45-50cm and 50cm-55cm.

Control Bar complete with Connect Quick Release, Standard Freeride Loop, Short Leash

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