The explosive pop, powerful fast turns and responsive steering of our high-performance freestyle kite will set your heart pumping. The Pulse comes alive in unhooked Freestyle, and makes landing even the most technical tricks instinctive. Its upright, low sweep design ensures the twist introduced by the steering impulse goes much deeper into the centre of the kite, so it turns throughout the entire canopy and the power delivery is constant through the entire loop. The leaner profile entry and slightly higher aspect ratio of the Pulse makes it efficient and smooth-handling, especially in extreme overpowered conditions. The 2024 Pulse has increased performance and lift, drive through the kite loop, better recovery and improved slack line and pop. We’ve reduced the amount of Dacron reinforcement material and introduced lighter weight bladders in all sizes for a lighter, faster-flying kite. The Pulse is the ultimate in performance freestyle, with impressive freeride capabilities for super-high boosts and kite-loops.
Fast responsive steering with FlexPulse structure
As a result, the power produced through the turn is constant through the entire loop, rather than just pivoting off the tip and then having a dead spot in the loop. The added energy and efficiency produced through the entire loop means the kite can come around quickly to catch you, and lofts nicely for a good landing
Bridled hybrid design
In today’s world a pure C-kite is not as efficient as what most people are used to riding, so combining the attributes of a C-kite and a less upright, wider arc kite together gives you a kite that’s not only efficient, but still has many of the attributes and behaviours of a C-kite.
Dynamic edge response
A combination of higher aspect ratio, smaller diameter leading edge and aerodynamic, leaner profile entry enables the Pulse to fly forward quickly after an explosive pop or when checking a rail edge.
Lightweight 2-ply canopy reinforcement material
We’ve reduced the amount of heavy duty canopy reinforcement in the Pulse. The Trailing Edge is a 2-ply canopy material.The lighter reinforcement material saves weight without affecting durability, strength or elongation control, and makes the kite more responsive in the steering and depower. The result is a durable kite that can hold its profile for increased performance and lift, but is also dynamic, flexible and can twist to turn.
Aerodynamic profile transition panels
The extra panels that connect to the leading-edge seam are now a single ply of canopy material for a less complicated, smoother profile entry.This material helps to reduce the overall weight of the kite, and stretches more uniformly together with the leading edge when it’s inflated, creating a smoother transition, more profile efficiency, better handling and a more balanced feeling. The panels reduce inconsistencies in the profile for more aerodynamic airflow and less turbulence
All of the inflated structures and the wingtips in the Pulse are constructed from the highest quality industry-proven Dacron for the best strength to weight ratio in a heavy-duty application. For 2024 we’ve reduced all non-essential dacron panel reinforcements to save weight. We’ve maintained stiffness and reduced the flutter in the trailing edge, while ensuring longevity and durability for protection against chafing when self-launching.
Fast in flight
The refined 2-stage arc design enables a smooth curved efficient central region of the kite to produce power, with straighter wing tips for a more dynamic steering response. A narrower span kite such as the Pulse is fast in flight, with less power overall than a wider span kite such as the Orbit.
Highest Quality no pulley bridle lines
Our high-quality spliced, pre-stretched bridle lines are pre-loaded and measured before cutting to improve accuracy and consistency. This results in reduced shrinkage, reduced elongation and improved longevity. Removing ALL pulleys from the bridle improves safety and gives the kite direct and precise handling.
Personalised performance tuning options
Bar pressure and steering impulse can be adjusted on the wing tip, allowing you to fine tune the kite's characteristics to your personal preference.
High Performance N-HTRS canopy
All our kites are manufactured using high tenacity polyester yarn canopy material for lightness, high tear strength, zero porosity and longevity.
Kevlar reinforced strut system with bridle deflectors
For the most accurate and durable connection between the strut and the leading edge. Bridle deflectors on the leading edge prevent the control lines catching on the struts.
HyperFlow rapid single-point inflation
Ergonomic high volume single point inflation system with large diameter hose for rapid inflation and deflation. The cap and valve base geometry has been optimised for more comfortable opening and closing in colder conditions (when your fingers are freezing). The bayonet style main inflation valve is compatible with most pumps. No adapter needed.
Recycled PET kite bag
Recycled materials are also used to make our own custom webbing. It’s generously sized to fit your packed-down kite easily, with corrosion-free zippers, stash pockets and air-vents in the bottom and sides of the bag. North kite bags also have an external Control System pocket, Kite Pump attachment and ergonomic shoulder and chest straps.
"The Pulse helps me find new lines and different ways to connect." - Tom Bridge
PULSE 2024 SIZE
WIND RANGE (knots)
*Recommended for an average-sized kiter riding a twintip with intermediate to advanced skills. Lighter rider/beginner? Take 5 knots off the high end of the range Foiling? Drop a few sizes to suit the conditions
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