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OVERALL RATING
4,7


01.05.2015

Once a NEO, always a NEO by Rodney1989 from The Netherlands

5

Pros

  • Great for beginners
  • Very forgiving kite
  • Very gradual power build up
  • Extremely steady

Cons

  • None

Best use

  • Wave
  • Freeride
  • Allround

Comment

I've always been looking at kitesurfing from the beach and this year i decided it was time for me to start kitesurfing. Ik took a three day course with my local kiteboardschool in The Hague, The Netherlands. They used the latest 2015 North NEO kites and the North Gonzales boards.

On my first day i flew a 2015 12 meter NEO with windspeed around 13-18 knots. To be honest i was a bit terrified of the size of the kite and the power it could generatie. However, the depower on this kite is great as i instantly felt secure when flying for the first time. The stability of the kite was awesome and even though the size of the kite, steering was both smooth and fast. What's great about it is that combination which makes flying the NEO really easy. The first board attempts of course resulted in quite some crashing of myself and the kite. When letting go of the bar, the kite immediately fully depowered and relaunching was insanely easy, just by gently pulling one of the outer lines.

When managing to actually surf, i could just put the kite at a sweet spot and focus on the boarding itself. The bar pressure is comfortable and controlling a steady speed is easy. However when asking for a some more power the NEO shows some serious horsepower, which is nice. I can't really point out any features missing and Its generally a really good kite.

My first kite wasn''t a North... I bought a different brand but it just did''t have the feel of the NEO. As i visited a local kiteboard store for some gear, i noticed a demo 2014 NEO 12 meter kite and 2014 bar. I couldn't resist the temptation and bought it instantly.

To summarise: great kite for easy steady riding, but powerful and playful when needed. Thanks North for making this awesome kite, and keep then coming in the future!









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26.04.2015

Sehr guter Wavekite mit Leichtwindeigenschaften by Lukas from Deutschland

5

Pros

  • relativ tief im Windfenster
  • Schöne Verarbeitung
  • Sehr gute Drifteigenschaft
  • Gute Leichtwindeigenschaften

Cons

  • N/A

Best use

  • N/A

Comment

Habe den Kite noch nicht richtig testen kònnen, allerdings habe ich sehr viel gutes darüber gehört und gesehen. Außerdem haben mir andere Kiter die oberen positiven Eigenschaften erzählt.


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