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2024 North ORBIT Kite | Rubine Red

SKU: 85000.240000-8715738824966

BARCODE: 8715738824966

VENDOR: North Kites

€1.649,00

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2024 North ORBIT Kite | Rubine Red

Rubine Red / 8m

PRODUCT INFORMATION
PRODUCT INFORMATION

King of the Big Air Kites


Committing to overpowered airs and megaloops in gusty conditions demands an unwavering trust in your kite. Our iconic premier 5-strut kite delivers incredible top-end control and allows you to hold down more power than any other kite per square metre. Big jumps. Big hang time. Big wind range. The Orbit rockets you upwind fast, with effortless steering, extreme boosting and hangtime guaranteed to take your breath away. For 2024 we’ve smoothed out the shape of the LE, introducing a continuous curved arc that is slightly narrower in the shoulders and wider in the wingtips. It’s quick. The wingtips have a more bi-elliptical shape for reduced drag and faster turning speed, while a slightly deeper profile in the centre creates more lift. Changes to the wingtip inspired a fully reworked bridle and attachment point positioning, for the most stable Orbit yet. See more... The kite feels even more reliable and forgiving in overpowered, gusty conditions yet retains its ability to fly forward and catch you in kite loops. It's intuitive. Riders of all abilities can experience the best of both worlds, without worrying about your kite’s position in the sky. It’s more responsive in all conditions. In the smaller sizes we’ve lowered the aspect ratio slightly and refined profiles for improved hangtime and a faster, tighter turning radius for the doubles and S-loops. In the bigger sizes we have updated the profiles for a more lively and reactive feel, with increased low end performance for heavier riders. We've also reduced the kite's overall weight with lighter bladders now in every size. Lighter weight means your kite flies faster, sooner, because you need less wind to get the kite up in the sky. Tested by nature, proven on the podium. The Orbit has your back when the rules of gravity don't apply.

FEATURES


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Extreme boosts and megaloops

Send it to extreme heights. With its dependable catch and kiteloop recovery, the Orbit always has your back. The Orbit has a very big footprint in the sky. This increases the amount of sail area working for you, making the kite super-efficient with great power delivery. It's also fast and responsive in the steering and flies forward through the sky quickly, so it's able to get around and catch you, climb up and give you lots of time to prepare for your landing.

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Segmented Carved arc design

The wingtip has more of an elliptical shape for reduced drag and slightly faster turning speed, while a slightly deeper profile in the center creates a little more lift. Changes to the wingtip led to a fully reworked bridle – in combination with moving the attachment points – for the most stable Orbit yet. We’ve made the Orbit more stable and forgiving, without losing its looping capabilities or that incredible catch. Riders of all abilities can experience the best of both worlds now, worrying less about overflying or the kite’s position in the sky.

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Fully Engineered bridles

We’ve retained the Orbit’s controlled response and fast steering, while giving the kite a more energetic feel with increased depower. Working closely with our pro team riders to put the kite through hardcore testing in a lot of wind enabled us to further improve the stability, the feedback, and the steering behavior, and to give the kite a lighter, more responsive feel.

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Aerodynamic profile transition panels

There’s now only one panel segment instead of two, this reduces the number of seams, and helps to smooth out the profile entry, ensuring a precise lateral profile shape is maintained as close to the leading edge as possible and creating a smooth transition from the segmented leading edge to the curved canopy. The new panels reduce inconsistencies in the profile, resulting in a smoother, more efficient kite, with more aerodynamic airflow and less turbulence. In the smaller sizes you’ll notice better hangtime and a faster/tighter turning radius. In the bigger sizes the kite is more lively and reactive with increased low end.

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Lightweight bladders in all sizes

The lighter the kite, the faster the steering, the more lift it creates and the higher you jump. Bladders make up a bigger weight percentage than any other material used in a kite, so for 2024 we’ve introduced 17% lighter weight bladder material in all sizes to help the kite feel even lighter and more responsive in all conditions. This additional weight reduction improves the low-end capabilities and helps the kite fly more efficiently. It also improves the overall static balance of the wing by reducing weight in the front of the kite.

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High Aspect ratio design

For 2024, we’ve lowered the aspect ratio in the smaller sizes for more hangtime. They have a better catch and loft, more hangtime and you always know where the kite sits in the sky.

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stable 5-Strutt performance

When you’re chasing a storm, the Orbit provides incredible top-end control. The five-strut design gives it an incredible amount of stability and wind range, and you have a lot more control over the canopy movement at low attack angles. The Orbit has the widest wind range of all our kites. The fixed, no-pulley bridle is a little bit longer, and combined with its placement on the kite gives us a very stable platform in all conditions.

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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.

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4x Bar Pressure options for precise steering and depower

Setting A is ideal for lighter riders, and for cruising in lighter winds, when you don’t load up the kite fully. Setting B is the factory setting your kite will be delivered with. Use this setting for light bar pressure and a slightly more direct feel in the steering. Setting C gives a Medium bar pressure and firmer, more direct steering and shorter depower travel. It gives the kite a sportier feel but requires a little more force to control the steering. Setting D is our megaloop setting – this gives the heaviest bar pressure or most direct steering impulse. It is the most stable choice in high winds and is recommended for stronger, heavier riders.

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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.

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Duralite seam protection

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. Markcloth seam protectors on the canopy also help to protect the stitching.

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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.

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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.



WHAT RIDERS SAY


"The Orbit is the most versatile and well-balanced kite on the market for height, hangtime, and loops."
- Marc Jacobs
King of the Air 2022


SIZE GUIDE


ORBIT 2024 SIZE 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14
WIND RANGE (knots) 23-38 21-37 19-36 17-35 15-32 13-29 12-27 10-25 8-22

*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


PERFORMANCE




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Jaap Navel (Belsize Park, GB)
Epic kite that delivers huge air!!

OMG, the new Orbit is insane! 🤩🌪️ I couldn't believe the huge jumps I got with it! So much power and stability. It's perfect for all riders who want an adrenaline rush. The quality is top-notch, its in the high end for price range but its totally worth it! 🔥. Once again the crew at Billy delivered a swift and speedy service and that it is why they are my goto kite store

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2024 North ORBIT Kite | Rubine Red

2024 North ORBIT Kite | Rubine Red

€1.649,00
Rubine Red
5m
6m
7m
8m
9m
10m
11m
12m
14m