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Postby blast » 03 Oct 2019, 17:18

Another fascinating interview with the North kite designer

http://kitesurf365.com/pat-goodman-episode-105
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Postby blast » 03 Oct 2019, 17:37

A few people have asked me recently about "high V vs low V" lines and here you will find Pat explaining some of the differences. ^^
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Postby blast » 25 Oct 2019, 17:37

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Postby blast » 28 Oct 2019, 09:47

Had yet another big order for North apparel yesterday, I have never sold so much clothing for a kitesurf brand before - crazy!

https://www.blastkiteboarding.co.uk/app ... h-apparel/
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Postby blast » 30 Oct 2019, 11:25

Interesting video on the awesome control bar

especially if you want to shorten the already short throw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXktdtsC5so
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Postby blast » 30 Oct 2019, 15:21

North / Ozone / PLKB / Airush / Epic / CrazyFly / Shinn / Mystic / Blankforce / Axis

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Postby blast » 09 Dec 2019, 17:20

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Postby blast » 14 Jan 2020, 14:51

rather than flood the langaree pots with this, thought I'd reply here
https://www.blastkiteboarding.co.uk/navigator-bar-1481/

Just saw this post elsewhere:

Having just bought a Navigator bar, after some detailed research. My observations are:
One handed reload of the safety loop - fast and safe. Every kite manufacturer needs to go to this type of system
Interchangeable chicken loops for different styles or small for the wife so can reach more easily
Easy to change bar length and as the steering line adjuster knots are under the foam covers, you don't need to worry about the tails getting caught when pushing the platic plugs back in
Foam handle is nice and grippy with a different profile for palm side versus finger side
Pigtails can be swapped between main and steering lines in seconds to allow use on different kites with different knots/loops configurations.
Main pigtails are coloured so you can always put them on so the depower pull loop faces towards you rather than guessing or separating out the main lines every time
The end of bars is a nice soft foam, good for stopping black eyes when headbutting your own bar
Red and green steering line covers for easy port/starboard identification
When winding the lines, the 'jaws' on the bar end are deep enough to hold the line in rather than slipping off and the bungees pull out easily
Easy to unspin the front lines

Other contenders with one hand reload -
Ozone, but still not adjustable
Eleveight, but less available, can't comment on interchangeable pig tails

Overall, first use was very good and coming from an engineering background, the simplicity of design is very good. As the key point of contact, the bar is very important to me, and I'll be getting another for the missus!


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=424&v=QXktdtsC5so&feature=emb_logo
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Postby blast » 03 Apr 2020, 09:37

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Postby blast » 15 Apr 2020, 21:57

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Postby blast » 28 Apr 2020, 18:37

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Postby blast » 08 Jul 2020, 14:58

Well the Reach is really gaining many fans now and understandably so.
It's such an easy kite to use a kite for everyone in all disciplines too.
I've just totted up our orders for the Reach so far....15 and it only came out a month or so ago!
That's just the Reach, not the Carve or Orbit etc The Orbit has also sold particularly well, who doesn't like to boost ...and glide!

Here's some interesting articles in the lates "online" Kiteworld Magazine....
https://magazine.kiteworldmag.com/issue ... ate-enjoy/

In-depth interview exclusive of Nick Jacobsen's crane jump 2.0 featuring video, voice clips and more: https://magazine.kiteworldmag.com/issue ... -jacobsen/

Mind games with Jesse Richman (interview feature and video) - https://magazine.kiteworldmag.com/issue ... e-richman/

Charge and Cross surfboards test reviews - https://magazine.kiteworldmag.com/issue ... rge-cross/

Sonar foil test review: https://magazine.kiteworldmag.com/issue ... foil-test/
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Postby blast » 17 Jul 2020, 19:12

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Postby blast » 25 Jul 2020, 10:07

Ever wondered what it's like to go on photo/video shoot trip to some exotic location, well look no further!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjYZo3SDzvg
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