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Riding type: Freeride/New School
Year: 2012
Brand: North kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 12m, 14m
Type: C-kite
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Loaded (supported) 5th line freestyle C-kite

Designers goals

  • C-Shape Kite
  • Optional Modes: NewSchool/Freestyle/Freeride
  • direct steering
  • Vegas 12m + 14 m do not have an additional back pigtail! Please use the normal back pigtail for both modes!


The 2012 Vegas reinforces its legacy as an incredibly versatile C-shape kite, integrating uncompromised new-school/wake attributes with free-ride comfort. The key to the Vegas’ versatility lies in a simple adjustment on the kite’s wingtip, offering three varied settings with the quick switch of a knot. These settings have been tuned to offer three very distinct modes to suit your preferred riding style.
The standard free-ride setting offers everything you would expect from a free-ride kite like loads of de-power, responsive steering and predictable handling. The second setting is ideal for taking your first steps into freestyle, offering noticeably harder bar pressure providing more accurate kite feedback and making steering slightly less responsive to practice unhooked tricks. The third option converts the Vegas into a full-blooded new-school/wake machine that sits deeper in the wind window and delivers consistent pull with a very limited de-power stroke. This is the preferred setting of our core freestyle team and allows you to do the most powerful kite-loops and offers the most explosive pop for powered new-school and wake tricks.

North 2012 bar

bar north 2012The NKB Trust bar 5th Element is the most progressive and effective tool to steer your kite and comes equipped with the most functional safety system in kiting, the IRON HEART IV. The Iron heart IV fulfills the challenging French safety norm and offers the best possible safety even in the most extreme conditions. The release forces are remarkably low, providing the highest level of safety in emergency situations. For 2012, the entire bar has been completely re-designed, without losing proven features like the roto-head, the sliding stopper with stopper ball and adjustable winding posts. The small and lightweight vario cleat helps to adjust the Trust Bar in any situation quickly and easily. The new upgraded ergonomic bar grip improves comfort and all features of the 2012 Trust Bar are redefined with an aim on the highest functionality and easiest handling, even in challenging circumstances.

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/New School
Year: 2012
Brand: North kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 12m, 14m
Type: C-kite
One pump: Yes
Bridles: No
Number of struts: 5
Colours: Various
Line length: 25m
Bar length: 46cm-55cm
Bar: 5 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

There are 2 reviews on this product:

North Vegas 2012 10m
Name:
Rocker 
Weight:
70 kg 
Riding style:
allround, unhooked  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 17 knots up to 22
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
durability
 
ShortLong
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
up wind
 
HardEasy
lift
 
GradualExplosive
boost
 
SoftStrong
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
glide phase
 
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kitefinder.com - 18.05.2012 at 00:30 hour
Comments:

This kite is a really allrounder but of course freestyle and unhooked riding is his favorite.
Right I could feel what a lift this kite had and how good it feels.
Perfect feeling with this kite and easy to handle.
The safety from North is great,Safer than this is not possible;)
Perfect for the novice to pro freestyler!




 
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North Vegas 2012 12m
Name:
tom court 
Weight:
80kg 
Riding style:
allround, unhooked  
Years of experience:
12 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop, small-waves, big-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 12 knots up to 25
Number of test sessions:
100+ 
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
durability
 
ShortLong
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
price quality
 
PoorGreat
boost
 
SoftStrong
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
up wind
 
HardEasy
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
lift
 
GradualExplosive
glide phase
 
ShortLong
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
windrange
 
LimitedWide
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kitefinder.com - 11.04.2012 at 18:57 hour
Comments:
I personally think the vegas is suitable for almost everyone, although typically designed for different types of freestyle, unhooked riding and competition. It is a great all round kite and it is the only kite in my quiver for every condition that I ride... 
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12.04.2012 at 23:05 hour KentD
Great review Tom, Thanks!
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