North Orbit

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Committing to overpowered airs and megaloops in gusty conditions demands an unwavering trust in your kite. The North Orbit 2021 5-strut kite, delivers incredible top-end control and allows you to hold down more power than any other kite per square metre. Big jumps. Big hang time. Big wind range.

This kite was designed to rocket you upwind fast, with effortless steering, extreme boosting and hangtime guaranteed to take your breath away. Tested by nature, proven on the podium.

The Orbit has your back when the rules of gravity don’t apply. For 2021, North have modified the bridle for a more playful feel, and further improved the stability, while maintaining the kite’s high-end performance and kiteloop recovery. As well as strategically replacing the heavy dacron with lighter weight reinforcement material, so the kite feels even lighter and more responsive.

Light bar pressure allows effortless and precise steering with a massive sweet spot. A stiff frame provides a stable platform to help with overpowered airs and megaloops in gusty conditions.

Pheonomenal Loft and Hangtime:

Wide flat 2-stage arc supported by a reinforced exo-skeleton frame for precision boosting capabilities. The Orbit boosts and loops with ease and is guaranteed to take your breath away.

The flattened 2-stage arc design enables a smooth curved efficient central region of the kite to produce power, with straighter wing tips for a more dynamic steering response. The Orbit makes the most use of its area, so it has the best hangtime and best power delivery for its size.

Stable Strut 5-Strut Performance:

When you’re chasing a storm the Orbit provides incredible top-end control. The five strut design gives it an incredible amount of stability and wind range, and you have a lot more control over the canopy movement at low attack angles. The Orbit has the widest wind range of all our kites. The fixed, no-pulley bridle is a little bit longer, and combined with its placement on the kite gives us a very stable platform in all conditions.

Incredible Upwind Performance:

A reduced leading edge diameter gives the Orbit a low drag profile, making it sit further forwards in the wind window for greater power and efficiency.

Low Drag No-Pullet Bridle Lines:

The New bridling provides an extremely direct feel in both bar pressure and steering initiation, with more intuitive feedback from the bar in both directions so you'll always know where your kite is. The new bridling enables more responsive steering and pivoty turns, limiting the amount of power that is produced so you generate less speed in your bottom turns, and can ride closer to the pocket of the wave. New high quality spliced, 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.

Lighter Weight Construction:

Replacing the heavier dacron on the trailing edge and at the very leading edge with a new lighter weight strategic canopy reinforcement. This adds strength and elongation control, protecting the lighter inner main canopy body and producing a durable kite that can hold its profile for increased performance and lift. Because the new fabric is more conforming to the inflated structure, it also helps creates a smoother, cleaner entry on the profiles.

Incredible Upwind Performance:

A reduced leading edge diameter gives the Orbit a low drag profile, making it sit further forwards in the wind window for greater power and efficiency.

Reduced Leading Edge Diameter:

Gives the Orbit a low drag profile, making it sit further forwards in the wind window for incredible upwind performance. The high aspect ratio swept design allows more area in the centre of the kite for efficiency and easy roll to relaunch.

Controlled Response:

Light bar pressure for effortless steering or just park and ride.

 
Size Wind Range (Knots)
4.0m 25-40
5.0m 23-38
6.0m 21-37
7.0m 19-36
8.0m 17-35
9.0m 15-32
10.0m 13-29
11.0m 12-27
12.0m 10-25
14.0m 8-22
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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