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Riding type: Allround/Starters
Year: 2010
Brand: North kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 07m, 09m, 10m, 12m, 14m
Type: Delta
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Beginner/Allround/freeride kite with freestyle capability.

Designers Goals

The Evo is an allrounder. It offers a good low-end, a lot of pop, excellent feedback and stability.  Compared to previous models the 2010 Evo offers a better re-launch with the smaller sizes.

Details:

Riding type: Allround/Starters
Year: 2010
Brand: North kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 07m, 09m, 10m, 12m, 14m
Type: Delta
One pump: No
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 5
Colours: Various
Line length: 24m
Bar length: 46cm-55cm
Bar: 4 and 5 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Pull
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

North Evo 12m

Test conditions

wind: 12/15 knots

location: flat water

Conclusion

The 12M North Evo performs well in light wind conditions, in particular for skim and/or strapless kitesurfers. The kite has a good reaction time and small turning circle and is fun to fly.
The 12M Evo is less suitable for freestylers because it lacks the boost and there is little or no sweet-spot. However, if you are a big guy/girl and you are looking for a kite to get you up and going in normal conditions the 12M Evo might be right for you, it has enough power to get you going without an explosive build up of power.
On top of all this the Evo can put a smile on every old-school rider.
Compared to the previous Evo the 2010 Evo keeps it's profile better and the preformance has increased.

Basics

Windrange

Limited Wide

Total depower

Still pressure Total depower

Safety system

Difficult Easy

Kite re-launch

Difficult Easy

Kite stability

Unstable Stable

Total depower. underpowered it has a tendancy to tilt forward.

Oldskool

Lift

Gradual Explosive

soft

High-end

Small range Large range

Low-end

Small range Large range

Glide phase

Short Long

Wave

Turning circle

Large radius Small radius

Steering with low line tension

Not so good Good

Reaction to steering action

Slow Fast

Feedback at edge of wind window

Minimal Great

Race

Acceleration

Slow Fast

Kiteposition in wind-window

Middle Edge

Maximum speed

Difficult Easy

Going upwind

Hard Easy

By pulling the bar towards you it gives you power, with a little practice and technique you will be able to go upwind.

There are 1 reviews on this product:

North Evo 2010 10m
Name:
Seba 
Weight:
67 
Riding style:
wave, big-air  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 14 knots up to 26
Number of test sessions:
10 
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
lift
 
GradualExplosive
boost
 
SoftStrong
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
up wind
 
HardEasy
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
glide phase
 
ShortLong
durability
 
ShortLong
price quality
 
PoorGreat
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 04.04.2012 at 19:45 hour
Comments:
-userfriendly kite
-powerful kite
-fragile quality
-best bar system... 
5 kudos - +

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