Teijin is the world’s leading supplier for polyester fabrics and sail materials for all kinds of marine sports. We use the remarkably durable Teijin Dacron for our leading edge, struts, wingtips and wherever high tension or an applied load is found. Technoforce D2 is used for our canopy. Technoforce D2 was an exclusive coating development for North Kiteboarding, which has proven its superiority in durability and dynamics since we started using it.
This construction allows for a controlled distribution of forces between strut and leading edge. Struts are 100 % connected to the leading edge with a flexible Dyneema line,which promotes higher canopy tension and a clean profile.
Every single seam is stitched with a zigzag sewing technique. They are first glued then stitched. The result is a clean, good-looking and highly durable stitch, which supports the overall stability of the kite.
As kite geometry improves, the canopy must continue to resist increasing forces. To spread these forces, Load-Distribution-Panels are used, holding the kite’s shape even under the most extreme loads. In practice this gives a smoother and more consistent performance from the kite in any riding situation.
All areas exposed to scuffing strengthened with STPU reinforcements, renowned for its durability against abrasion.
The kook proof line connection points prevent accidents by guaranteeing that you cannot accidentally connect your lines incorrectly when rigging your kite.
Self Rescue Handles
The self-rescue handles on the inside of the wingtips can be easily found in case of an offshore break down. They provide a good, comfortable grip while sailing back to the shore during a self-rescue manoeuvre.
PROGRESSION Q DEFINES OUR PROGRESSIVE COMMITMENT TO QUALITY, INNOVATION AND PREMIUM PRODUCTS.
Our design and engineer visionaries are blended with premium technology and the latest production techniques, ensuring that our brand remains one step ahead of the rest.
Our mission is simple, yet the foundation of everything we do at North Kiteboarding. Pushing the boundaries of progression and design innovation, we remain committed to unifying premium technology with the latest production techniques, skilled workmanship and fair labour in both Austria and Sri Lanka.
NORTH KITEBOARDING STANDS FOR PROGRESSION, PREMIUM QUALITY, CREATIVITY AND DESIGN. THIS COMBINED REPRESENTS LEADERSHIP. Kiteboarding is a way of life, and for us a kite is more than just a kite; it’s a statement and a reflection of your inner style. For more than 10 years, our innovative breakthrough in materials and technical design has allowed us to remain one of the leading brands of the industry. We believe there’s no substitute for anything other than high performance and premium quality products. Our evolutionary systems are a result of our ingenious in-house designers and R&D team, and we consider our technological advancements as key contributors to the growth and safety of the sport.
There are 3 aspects to this approach that complement each other and have to work together seamlessly:
1. MATERIALS AND HARDWARE
2. EMPLOYEES AND PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES
3. CONSTRUCTION DETAILS AND DESIGN
Loaded 5th Line
The loaded 5th line is a “nose line” with constant tension. This tension is responsible for reactive steering, powered as well as depowered and a crisp and direct bar feel. Only the 5th line system can guarantee 100 % depower in less than one second when releasing the Iron Heart.
A detailed quality control system has been developed, controlling every step starting with the delivery of raw materials to the factory and ending with the final delivery of kites to our customers. In between, every single stage is optimized to the smallest detail. The quality check card is the key to keeping precise control over the process for every individual kite at every stage.
Heavy Duty Leading
Edge Closing Seam
The leading edges of all kites are extremely durable due to a special heavy duty closing seam. The Dacron material at the leading edge is reinforced with a self sticky Insignia Tape and double stitched additionally. The Heavy Duty Leading Edge Closing Seam is resistant to very high tensions and diagonal forces.
A strut without zippers means less weight, and results in smoother flying characteristics and increased durability. These advantages outweigh the slightly more tedious process required when changing a strut bladder.
All bladders are produced of high quality Polyurethane. This material is known for its high elasticity in different temperatures and resistance to pressure. The modern welding technique ensures durable seams and binds the material together perfectly.
Teufelberger is a leading supplier for ropes, ranging from climbing, sailing and paragliding to specialized ropes for kitesurfing. North Kiteboarding uses Teufelberger products for lines and bridles.
All critical seams are done with computer supported sewing machines. This avoids human mistakes and inconsistencies, increases the productivity and reduces waste from cut off materials; it is the only way to create a perfect and consistent result every time.
Computerized cutting ensures millimetre precise working pieces, a minimum of waste and a maximum of efficiency of the cutting process itself. This way the high expectations of our two kite designers can be met to their full satisfaction.