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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2011
Brand: Zeeko
Size: 05.5m, 07m, 09m, 10m, 12m
Type: SLE
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3 strut Freeride/wave SLE kite

Designers goals

After the success of NOTUS 1 & 2, the ZEEKO R&D team lead by Nicolas Caillou, designed a new complete range for 2011.
This new generation takes place in CrossOver trend, which comes since 2010 with the KRUSH, versatile kite withstrong Freestyle influence.
The NOTUS 3rd generation differs from KRUSH by its Freeride influence. In 2011, the NOTUS relieves with only 3inflatable struts. The tips were widened, reducting the bar pressure and improving reactive steering. Notus get a new aerodynamic profile wich improves its upwind ability. Profile was refined on the front side, the leading edgediameter reduced.
It results from that an explosive kite, entertaining and lighter, but keeping a good kite solidity.
These evolutions make NOTUS a perfect kite for freeride, race and especially wave riding.
Then, Notus get all last ZEEKO innovations : indestructible one-pump, ERA (Easy Relaunching Assistant)2nd generation, a revolutionnary bar with regulation of depower line length during navigation, bar pressure customisable, direct feeling.

Bar

The Zeeko bar is dedicated to 4-lines kites equipped with bridles. It can be used with big size kites or small kite sizes thanks to its quickly adjustable length.- Adjustable bar length: from 46cm to 54cm. One bar for all kite sizes- Bar suitable for all styles, from beginners to expert riders looking for a high value product.- Winders rounded for a better feel: winders built from carbon/fibreglass fabrics. A dedicated grip covers 50% of the winders. This grip protects your hands during radical tricks.- Elastic ropes hold the lines when rolled on the bar and prevents unexpected tangling.- Adjustment strap: reliability and easiness.- Color coded Lines and kookproof back/front line connections to prevent wrong connections.- Revolutionnary chicken loop: Thanks to a 3D moulded quick release, you can untwist the lines after a back loop. Moreover, this 3D piece enables to automatically orientate the chicken loop inside the bar hole. So the chicken loop is always facing you during unhooked tricks.These 2 features have never been available on the same bar. Finally, now the use of the suicide leash mode is safe.

Zeeko Notus 2011

Bar

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2011
Brand: Zeeko
Size: 05.5m, 07m, 09m, 10m, 12m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Various
Line length: 24m
Bar length: 42cm-48cm-55cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Strap
Safety: Push
Swivel: n.a.
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: Yes

There are 1 reviews on this product:

Zeeko Notus 2011 10m
Name:
José Romão Valente 
Weight:
86 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 12 knots up to 17
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
price quality
 
PoorGreat
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
durability
 
ShortLong
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
lift
 
GradualExplosive
up wind
 
HardEasy
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
kitefinder.com - 08.04.2012 at 20:05 hour
Comments:
These were the characteristics that I was sure to write about. In general, this is a good kite, with a fantastic relation price/quality, that needs a little experience to be used 100%. 
3 kudos - +

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10.04.2012 at 13:02 hour José Romão Valente
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