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2020 North Reach Kiteboarding Kite

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  • 2020 North Reach Kiteboarding Kite
  • 2020 North Reach Kiteboarding Kite
  • 2020 North Reach Kiteboarding Kite
$1,159.00 - $1,819.00
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Description

2020 North Reach Kiteboarding Kite

A lively and playful all-round performer with unparalleled versatility and wind range for big jumps, upwind performance and effortless relaunch.  

A lively and playful all-rounder for big jumps, upwind performance and effortless relaunch, our Reach Performance Freeride is the one kite you’ll always reach for.

Evolved from a calculated fusion of the Orbit, Pulse and Carve, this versatile kite is designed to excel in every condition, from wave-riding to boosts, loops and freestyle tricks, and is the perfect match for our Sonar Foils. The fuller profile generates power and efficiency, while it’s lighter 3-strut construction delivers quick, responsive steering in even the lightest wind.

In the larger 13m and 15m sizes the Reach is a powerful lightwind kite, designed with a predictable, consistent drive forward for TwinTip riding long after everyone else has gone in.

All conditions. All purpose. Always ready.

Features

  • Big hangtime
  • Lightwind optimized 
  • Quick responsive steering
  • Confident relaunch
  • Tactile handling
  • Upwind drive
  • Freestyle progression 
  • Aerodynamic efficiency
  • Power on demand
  • Short, no-pulley bridle

Review 

by Nathan 

I've had two sessions on the kite, here are my notes...
 
I rode a 12 in about 20 and a 9 in 22. I also rode a 7 in 26. All on a twin-tip. The wind was very gusty, but I was still able to get some good impressions.
 
The kite has plenty of power. I'd say comparable to a Switchblade. Actually, the Switchblade is the best kite to compare it to. It's easy to fly, stable, smooth, and has that sit back and go type power we all love from the Switchblade.
 
In my opinion, it's a better kite than the Switchblade, if we're using that as a comparison. The Switchblade is a fantastic kite, but it really lacks in the waves and for foil. This is where the Reach will make up ground. It seems to have that ability to dump power quickly and easily, while still remaining in the sky. I think for the kiteboarder that's looking to get a first kite and is considering going in the surf/foil direction, this is a fantastic option. I rode it just as I would with a surfboard, and it cycles very well, loops with the right amount of power, and remains stable no matter it's position in the window.
 
It has a good bit of bar pressure, especially when powered up. If you're looking for a really good jumping kite, I'd prefer the Orbit, which hangs longer in the sky and has more power in a top-loop. 
 
I'm excited to try the 7 and 9 with a foil next.
 
 

Kite Technology

 

 2020 North Kiteboarding Kite low drag

LOW DRAG

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

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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

 

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DURALITE SEAM PROTECTION

Lightweight reinforcement to protect from chafing and abrasion along the struts to the leading edge. Thin foam padding is inserted underneath and forms a lightweight durable buffer to lift the kite slightly off rough surfaces, and protect the stitching along the struts and leading edge seams.

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STEERING IMPULSE OPTION

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

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KEVLAR REINFORCED STRUT SYSTEM

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

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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.

 

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1 Review

  • 5
    12m Reach

    Posted by Paul Dickson on 13th May 2020

    Only rode for one session so far but so far I love this kite. Feels so stable in the air and even as the wind got lighter and lighter it never stalled. for a 12m felt very nimble and input was immediate. Really happy with it so far.

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