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OVERALL RATING
4,7


24.07.2014

freestyle by Alex mac from uk

5

Pros

  • different settings for freestyle/ wakestyle
  • bar is incredibly comfortable
  • easy depower system, and adjusts throw distance
  • good safety system, and suicide option for unhook
  • great build quality
  • incredible loops! especially on freestyle setting
  • such constant power when unhooked
  • feels safe when overpowered, copes with gusts

Cons

  • no new valve system
  • not the most exciting design
  • not the best low end in large kites

Best use

  • wakestyle
  • freestyle and loops
  • great for overpowered riding

Comment

i hired this product while in sri lanka on flat water, but gusty conditions. it dealt so well with gusts, and felt very constant. i didnt really know what was meant by direct feel until riding the vegas. it is so responsive through the bar. i didnt try the wakestyle setting, only the freestyle and was still incredible unhooked. very stable and massive pop, i can only imagine how good it would be in wakestyle mode for those really advanced riders. the smaller kites loop incredibly well. they are quick through the window and generate nice power, while feeling safe. on my own kit i did not feel safe to loop in the extremely high gusty wind but felt fine on the vegas. i did not get a chance to ride the kite in waves but the drift is actually very good, so would probably be fine, but not the best as less depower than others. i cant really think of any bad points, apart from not having the new valve system that the other kites have. also, maybe liven up the designs a bit.
this kite would be great for any freeriders, freestylers or wakestylers, and i really intend on buying one when i have the money, hopefully soon!


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18.07.2014

Overpowered in Hawaii by Boneheady from Maui, Hawaii

2

Pros

  • Had good low end power and good marketing hype.

Cons

  • It is scary over powered this kite gets in gusts!

Best use

  • Unpowered conditions only

Comment

I bought the product to use for average free ride conditions. It worked OK when underpowered, but was a nightmare to handle when overpowered. The main thing missing from this product is a 30 day return policy if you're not used to being overpowered on a kite so quickly. This is key information missing from all of North's marketing.


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