- DEVELOPED BY THE FREESTYLE/WAKESTYLE TEAM
- 5 LINES WITH LOW V
- MAXIMUM POWER RELEASE DELAY
- MORE SLACK AND POP
- INCLUDES HADLOW SETUP CONVERSION KIT
- EXTRA NARROW BAR WIDTH (42 CM)
- SINGLE DEPOWER LINE
- BIGGER CHICKEN LOOP
The completely new 2017 North Wakestyle Bar is based on the Trust Bar but has been fully influenced by the North Kiteboarding Wakestyle/Freestyle Team. They wanted a shorter bar (42cm), a bigger chicken loop, 22m lines, single line depower with a rubber coating and the 5-line “V” split very low at 2m away from the bar. The delay in steering and heavier pressure on the Wakestyle Bar with the recommended medium depower setting allows you to concentrate more on doing your trick and less about what’s happening with the kite or your input on the bar. The kite is able to move and produce power just as quickly as the stock Trust Bar, it just takes a little bit more input and effort on the bar for steering. The lower split on the 5-line “V” noticeably changes the overall performance of the kite generating more power release delay, more slack, more pop and a delay in steering that makes doing doubles or holding grabs much easier and un-matched by the stock Trust Bar.
Even the shape of the kite in the sky is more closed and has a more true C-kite shape and feel. Definitely a true wakestyle machine! Also included with the Wakestyle Bar is a conversion kit with instructions to switch the bar to the Hadlow Setup. Aaron Hadlow extensively tested with the North Kiteboarding R&D team to make his signature line setup work better than ever before with the 2015 Vegas. This Hadlow setup combined with the low depower setting is the preferred way for 5x PKRA World Champion Aaron Hadlow to ride. In this setup, the kite offers an even more explosive pop, more power release and steering delay while giving up most of the depower compared to the 5-line Wakestyle Bar setup. Truly the most hard core feeling in the North Kiteboarding kite line up. Relaunch on this set up is just as easy as with the 5-line setup. Just pull the flagging line and the kite will roll on it’s back the same as in the 5-line setting. If you want to ride with the same hardcore setting that Aaron is making his return to the PKRA Tour on, this is your chance. But definitely not a set up for everybody!
LINE LENGTH ADVISOR
Two years ago we introduced different line length ranging from 19 to 27 metres as the length of the flying lines can make a huge difference to the way the kite flies. Different styles of riding, different kite models or the kite size can be influencing factors that require different line length. In order to further increase this synergy effect the 19 and 22m lines come on a medium bar (49/42cm) and the 24 and 27m lines on a large bar (53/46cm). The bar is the riders’ first point of contact with the kite. In order to achieve a maximum comfort when riding it is essential to match the kite
19m (70% Handling / 30% Power)
Super fast and reactive turning speeds, shorter lines are best for extreme freestyle and crazy kite loops. They are also excellent for wave riding, where the kites turning speed is important. Wakestyle riders enjoy the close connection to the kite too. The disadvantage is you lose some of the low-end power.
› Fast and reactive turning
› For extreme Freestyle, Wakestyle and Waves
› Tight, super fast and hard kite loops
› Narrower bar width
22m (60% Handling / 40% Power)
The favourite length of our freestyle and wave team riders. The 22m lines are still great for getting lots of speed from the kite, perfect for wave riding and freestyle. Not as extreme as the 19m lines, they still lose a bit of low-end power.
› Reactive turning
› Fast kite loops
› Favourite set up of our freestyle riders
› Best choice for waveriding
› Narrower bar width
24m (50% Handling / 50% Power)
One bar fits all. The 24m lines are the best choice for an all round length, good turning speed combined with good power make 24m the perfect choice for a lot of riders. Great for freeride, waves and freestyle.
› The most versatile length
› Great for all round freeriding
› Good low end and a good turning speed
› High jumps as you can “load” the lines
› The recommended size for a one bar quiver!
27m (40% Handling / 60% Power)
The extra length means extra power, you get a little more range out of your quiver by adding this bar with the longer lines. They are also great for jumping as you can really “load” the lines when you edge and send the kite back through the window.
› Enormous low-end
› Huge jumps
› Lots of lift