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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2018
Brand: North kiteboarding
Size: 04m, 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 13m, 14m
Type: SLE
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Allround riders, twintip & foil

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

Are you ready for the EVOlution? The best all-round kite on the market, now in a three strut format! The EVO is a hugely popular kite for North Kiteboarding, with exceptional hangtime and huge boosting capabilities. For 2018 the EVO was completely redesigned, taking the great DNA from the previous models and using all our knowledge to create a truly fantastic delta shaped kite. The goal was to keep the incredible upwind performance and huge jumps with floaty hangtime, but also to make it easier to fly. Removing two of the struts took some of the stiffness out of the canopy and improved the handling of the kite. It also reduced the bar pressure which makes it an easier and less demanding kite to fly. With easy sheet and go handling, and incredible relaunch, huge hangtime and blistering performance is within easy reach for every kiter out there. The EVO is also exceedingly versatile, so if you are looking for a kite that can boost to the moon, handle the latest freestyle tricks and tow you into some amazing waves, the EVO is it!

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2018
Brand: North kiteboarding
Size: 04m, 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 13m, 14m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
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 2018 10m
Name:
Abbas 
Weight:
86 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
12 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 18 knots up to 23
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kitefinder.com - 24.11.2017 at 14:16 hour
Comments:
The 2018 evo is a bit faster than the 2017 model and it has a bit more of a softer feeling. But not the soft as in lack of power, but more easy going while kiting. The lift is good but not explosive like the 2015 and 2016 models. The feedback is great, with the new 2018 Evo you really have the ultimate Evo experience. Its really comfortable to ride and because of the bar pressure you can really feel the kite at any position in the wind window. The semi long sweet spot makes the timing for a jump or trick pretty easy. Pop is a bit better than the 2017 Evo, it loads up pretty nice for a delta/hybrid shape kite and gives you enough slack to do some freestyle tricks. This is gonne be my kite for the next season. a very nice balanced kite suitable for all conditions. 
5 kudos - +

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North Evo 2018 10m
Name:
Joe 
Weight:
74 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 18 knots up to 28
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
windrange
 
LimitedWide
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 22.11.2017 at 23:36 hour
Comments:
I tried the kite at the spot workum with choppy water and gusty conditions real stable kite but a bit to much bar pressure when overpowered. Great lift and smooth landings. I prefer the dice because it is a lot faster and softer with bar pressure. 
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North Evo 2018 10m
Name:
stefarius 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
18 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 10 knots up to 14
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
drift
 
HardSoft
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
windrange
 
LimitedWide
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
kitefinder.com - 16.11.2017 at 18:04 hour
Comments:
Tried the new Evo 10m on the Hydrofoil in gusty lake condition. It surprised me. Didn't foil with the previous North Evo kite because the drift and power control was just not the right feel. No it is! Drift is much better and the best part is that the new Evo keeps its pressure while turning underpowered. It drift so fast that downwind hydrofoil tacks are no problem. So the new Evo has a new kitefeel and for the Hydrofoil it's a real improvement. 
6 kudos - +

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