Surf / Strapless Freestyle
The Carve is a powerful, reactive and controllable kite, ideal for carving up a wave face, tucking into a barrel or boosting strapless tricks. Engineered with a stable, lower aspect ratio design for fast pivot turns and excellent drift, the Carve has an extremely direct feel in both bar pressure and steering initiation. For 2023, we've put the Carve back into its wave riding category. Refined bridling for a longer, more progressive travel means the kite feels smoother and more responsive throughout the full depower range. It is still reactive when you sheet out – to the very end. Improved overall balance also enhances drift, so when you're surfing, it glides down the line, waiting for your bar input. More intuitive control - especially when the kite's not visible on a big bottom turn, cut back, or in a barrel - means you can focus 100% on the surf.
Two-stage arc, direct pivot steering
The Carve's responsive two-stage arc design enables tighter turns without excessive amounts of power. The two-stage arc allows the smooth-curved efficient central region of the kite to produce power, while straighter wing tips provide a more dynamic steering response
The lighter the kite, the faster the steering and the more lift it creates. For 2023 lighter weight bladders have been adopted into all sizes in the range. This additional weight reduction helps the new Carve to fly more efficiently, so the kite feels even lighter and more responsive in all conditions – and particularly in light wind.
Smoother Power Delivery
The Carve has a high-buoyancy leading edge diameter for a rigid, stable kite frame which requires less inflation pressure. The high volume of air in the leading edge ensures the kite stays on top of the white water and is not easily crushed by the waves.
Duralight Seam protection
Lightweight reinforcement to protect from chafing and abrasion along the struts to the leading edge. Thin foam padding is inserted underneath to form a lightweight durable buffer which lifts the kite slightly off rough surfaces and protects the stitching along the struts and leading-edge seams.
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.
rapid single-point inflation
The cap and valve base geometry are optimized for more comfortable opening and closing in colder conditions. The bayonet-style main inflation valve is compatible with most pumps with large diameter hose for rapid inflation and deflation.
WHAT RIDERS SAY
"The Carve gives me a lot of control when I’m in the air and is perfect for a good wave session."
- Capucine Delannoy
Highest quality low-drag, no-pulley bridle lines
All North 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. The end result is lower drag, more accuracy and a more direct feeling.
3x 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. There are three options.
|WIND RANGE (knots)||24-38+||22-36||20-34||18-32||16-30||14-28||12-26||11-24||10-22||9-20|
Buy 2023 North Carve Kite | Pacific Blue at BILLYKITE.BE,Your Online KITE, TWIN-TIP, HARNESS & ACCESSORIES Shop
Developed for surfing. Engineered for kitesurfing. Smooth and powerful down the line, turning hard in the pocket and releasing on-demand, the Charge is a high-performance surfboard. It is a fast, dedicated surf shape with loads of projection for a powerful vertical attack in larger waves. The Charge also excels at carving, driving upwind, onshore riding, and is versatile enough for aerial tricks. Our Carbon Innegra Futurelite construction maximises the board’s strength, without losing flex or responsiveness, while the DualShock EVA inserts increases its durability and protects from heel dents. Refined in 2023 for improved response, speed and drive, the new Charge delivers an even smoother, more powerful ride with a positive feel and more radical turns.
low entry surf rocker
For fast acceleration, speed and drive. The low-entry surf rocker gives the board excellent upwind ability for getting back to the take-off zone.
NEW finer, lower profile surf rails
Lower volume, more pinched rail for a responsive feel and lock-in grip, helps to engage the board into the wave face and give the rider confidence to charge.
Lightweight Premium FCSII Fin Boxes
Precisely tuned for smoother, tighter turns. The lightweight FCSII Premium fin box is compatible with both FCSI and click-in keyless FCSII fins for more speed & drive, quicker acceleration, and more response from your board.
2-pce deck grip with toe bump and rear wedge kicker
New two-piece fine corduroy no-slip deckpad with intuitive front toe bump and rear wedge kick for maximum traction and control.
Foot strap insert options
Recommended with Free Straps. For when conditions get challenging, locking the rider into a comfortable stance for control in high winds or large waves. The Free Straps allow you to customise your fit and stance, giving you freedom to move and shred in any conditions. Straps sold separately.
NEW increased deep single to slight-double concave bottom
For 2023 we’ve increased the concave under the front foot, which contributes to a fast, driving bottom turn and responsive pivotal top turn with easy release.
NEW Faster performance surfboard outline
We’ve moved the widest point of the board forward slightly, enabling improved handling at speed and improving the drive through turns.
A lightweight Carbon Innegra Futurelite wireframe forms a structural skeleton to support the laminates, maximising strength without losing flex, and allowing the board to load and release power on demand for more drive and responsiveness.
|WIDTH||18 1/8"||18 1/4"||18 11/16"||19 3/8"|
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THINK LESS, FEEL MORE
Release and reload faster with the intuitive single-action reload Connect Quick Release, and switch effortlessly between disciplines with the Toolless Interloop, our no-tools required modular harness loop replacement system. The Navigator Control System connects you intuitively to your kite, using premium leading technology Dyneema lines for precise performance. For 2021 we’ve widened the range with a new smaller bar size, and we’ve refined the ergonomic design even further for greater durability, increased tactile control and comfort. Sensing your kite’s position just became second nature.
“Simple, refined and intuitive. Right down to the sound of the closure. Push and click.” – Hugh Pinfold
Premium 100% Dyneema SK99 flying lines
Strong, thinner profile, pre-stretched flying lines mean less parasitic drag and uncompromised direct performance.
Adjustable bar length options with NEW smaller bar size
Fine tune the turning speed of your kite. The Navigator is available in three sizes 50-55cm (L), 45-50cm (M) and NEW bar size 38-43cm (S) – suited particularly to small freeride kites and freestylers.
NEW omnidirectional grip with offset finger bar
Feel more connected. The Navigator is designed with a comfortable ergonomic grip for a natural grasp and the tactile offset finger bar is slightly oval, so you can feel when the control bar is orientated correctly. The colour-coded grip, leader tubing and line retainer pull tabs give a nod to our sailing heritage, port (red) and starboard (green).
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2022 North North Hexcel Coremat Fins
Description :Honeycomb core material with hexagonal cells for optimised flex, weight and strength.
Lightweight hexagonal-core thruster fins are designed to maintain the flex characteristics of a glass fin with optimum strength to weight ratio. The custom fin base shape means no infills are required when using with FCSII Fin Boxes. Large fins are more raked and carve well with hold. Medium fins are more upright with less tip area, creating minimal drag for more speed and release.
Tri-fin setup with centre fin for more responsive turning and a vertical attack.
With a balanced template for smooth control and projection.
- Lightweight Hexcel Core
- Medium or large size
- Durable fibreglass sandwich construction
- Sold separately - not included with surfboards
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