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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2018
Brand: North kiteboarding
Size: 03.5m, 05m, 07m, 09m, 12m, 15m
Type: SLE
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Riders Profile

Allround riders and light wind foilers

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

The Mono is a simple one-strut Allrounder with a focus on performance and handling. It is perfect for traveling and can perform on a twin tip, directional or foil board. The smaller sizes are ideal for fast progression, freeriders, wave riders and foil boarders alike. The kite has amazing low-end performance, and it flies upwind with ease. The relaunch is very fast and easy; thanks to the Delta design the kite doesn’t stick to the water. The bar pressure is light, while there is a progressive power development as you sheet in, making it very easy to ride. Handling of the Mono is very dynamic, with fast, reactive steering the kite works well in all situations, also on foil boards. While the weight of the kite has been kept to a minimum, there are plenty of reinforcements in the right places to ensure it is very robust too. If you want a great all-rounder with an incredible low-end for easy freeriding duties, the Mono is it!

features

  • LIGHT AND ROBUST ONE STRUT DESIGN
  • ADDITIONAL DACRON REINFORCEMENTS FOR DURABILITY
  • 4 AND 5 LINE SETUP
  • GREAT HANDLING IN LIGHTWIND
  • QUICK AND EASY TO RELAUNCH
  • GOOD LOW END AND UPWIND PERFORMANCE

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2018
Brand: North kiteboarding
Size: 03.5m, 05m, 07m, 09m, 12m, 15m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 1
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 1 reviews on this product:

North Mono 2018 15m
Name:
Stefarius 
Weight:
93 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
19 
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Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 6 knots up to 12
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Kite size:
15m 
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kitefinder.com - 21.11.2018 at 00:11 hour
Comments:
The new North Mono is my hydrofoil choice in very light winds (above 6 knots) Below that you really need a foil kite. I use the Mono on 27m lines for the better low-end performance. Why a tube above a foil kite in these kind of conditions? Well, just one reason. Playfullness! I like to throw a kite around and play with the different kite positions.

The Mono has a great low-end, great stability and is very user friendly. Crash the kite in 6 knots conditions, just have patience :) play a bit with your lines to prevent water on your canopy and the center strut will catch some wind! 
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