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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2017
Brand: North kiteboarding
Size: 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 13m, 14m
Type: SLE
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Rider Profile

Allrounder

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

The Evo is THE all-rounder of the range, best suited to Freeriders at home at all disciplines. The 5 strut design combined with the new Dacron frame, 3D Shaping and an updated tip strut design ensures an even cleaner profile and faster turning then in previous years. When hitting the waves, the Evo wants the rider to use a proactive steering style. If you wanna boost, take to the sky with the powerful lift and incredible hangtime. If unhooking is on your agenda, the Evo delivers! With this perfect blend of Freestyle performance added to the mix, the Evo won’t ever hold you back, doesn´t matter what you´re up to. The Evo is dressed to impress so make sure you are too.

Features

  • DELTA KITE
  • 4 AND 5 LINES COMPATIBLE
  • 5-STRUT DESIGN
  • MOST VERSATILE AND WELL ROUNDED IN THE RANGE
  • EXCELLENT WIND RANGE AND UPWIND PERFORMANCE
  • FAST TURNING AND EASY HANDLING
  • POWERFUL LIFT AND HANGTIME

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2017
Brand: North kiteboarding
Size: 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 13m, 14m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 5
Colours: Various
Line length: 19m-22m-24m-27m
Bar length: 35cm - 45cm
Bar: 4 and 5 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

There are 3 reviews on this product:

North Evo 2017 09m
Name:
Filip 
Weight:
85 
Riding style:
allround, wave  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
chop, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 15 knots up to 26
Number of test sessions:
10 
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
price quality
 
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DifficultEasy
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kite reaction
 
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high end
 
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total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
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HardEasy
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MinimalGreat
low end
 
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kitefinder.com - 26.02.2017 at 17:04 hour
Comments:
On the basis on my own sessions. Overall its a good kite. Would recommend it esepecially for flat and pop addicts. 
5 kudos - +

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North Evo 2017 10m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
91 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
16 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 22 knots up to 28
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
glide phase
 
ShortLong
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
lift
 
GradualExplosive
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 27.12.2016 at 07:09 hour
Comments:
Had one kite session with the new North Evo 2017 10m in 22+ knots of wind. Bar set-up: click bar with 22m lines. Just wanted to know how the high-end was. Everyone was riding with 8 & 7m kites. All overpowered. You can imagine I had some great floaty jumps with this 10m, but it was really on its top. The de-power range was wide, needed my full arm length to lose the power in gusts. The click bar was fully de-powered. (could use a bit more room for de-power)
The Evo was still controllable, direct kite reactions with a good feedback, gradual lift, with long floaty jumps. In gusts above 25 knots, the bridles squeezed the leading edge a bit, but now strange deformations. With so much tension on the bridles and leading edge, you know this is the max for this 10m. Switched over to the North Neo 2016 7 m on 22m lines. Had more control, bigger jumps, higher, but less floaty jumps. 
3 kudos - +

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North Evo 2017 10m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
91 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
16 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 9 knots up to 16
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
drift
 
HardSoft
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
kitefinder.com - 23.11.2016 at 14:46 hour
Comments:
The Evo is an allrounder with a freestyle link, but the manufacturer description tells us " best suited to freeriders at home at all disciplines." So I tried 2 hydrofoil sessions. One in light wind around 10 knots and one in 15 knots. The first session in 10 knots the 10m Evo had a bit problems to stay in the air, still I could foil so the low end power building was great. The second session was at around 15 knots. The Evo was much more stable. Like always the North Evo has been fast & a great feedback in all wind window positions. Half wind downlooping the Evo works sweet. In the down wind tack the Evo had the intention to stop turning. Don't understand me wrong, this is not a bad note for the new North Evo, just a note to use the right gear combination. If you're looking for a North kite to start or go for a freeride hydrofoil session. My personal choice would be the North Mono or Juice (Light wind). Next time I'll take the Evo 10m out in +16 knots with a twintip or surfboard. The conditions where the new Evo like always should shine! 
7 kudos - +

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