2021 North Reach Kite - Performance Freeride
The Reach is open to all. This 3-strut allrounder is lively and playful. It has unsurpassed versatility and wind range. Big jumps Performance in the upwind. Relaunch is effortless. The kite's lighter construction is great in lightwind, foil, and surf conditions without compromising its durability. The kite's responsive, snappy steering and powerful power delivery allow for great loops, boosts, and freestyle moves. It is your go-to kite for all weather conditions.
The Reach is agile and simple to ride. It also has high-performance attributes that will ensure you never get bored. The Reach's wider profile produces power and efficiency. Its 3-strut construction provides quick, responsive steering even in the lightest winds. The Reach lightwind kite is available in three sizes. It's a powerful, lightweight, and predictable twin tip kite that can be used long after the rest of the pack has left.
North has introduced high-quality, low-profile, and low-elongation lines of bridle for a more immediate response. This is the kite that you will always reach for.
- All sizes now have lighter bladders
- The Reach's new construction weight is lighter and allows it to fly more efficiently in lighter winds.
- For an even faster response, we have new bridle lines that are low profile and low-elongation of the highest quality.
- The short responsive bridle has been tuned for rapid exponential depower. This allows you to ride the bike in a wider range of conditions.
NEW HIGHEST QUALITY SHORT RESPONSIVE BRIDLE
Pre-loaded, pre-stretched new bridle lines with low profile are measured before being cut to increase accuracy and consistency. This reduces shrinkage, reduces elongation, and improves longevity. Safety is improved and the kite can be handled more precisely and directly by removing all pulleys from its bridle. This results in a kite with less drag, greater accuracy and a more direct feel. The Reach's short responsive bridle has been tuned to give it fast, exponential depower. This allows you to ride it in a wider range of conditions.
NEW LIGHTWEIGHT BLADDERS IN EVERY SIZE
In every size of the range, lighter bladders are now available. This weight reduction allows the 2021 Reach to fly more efficiently and performs better in lighter winds.
NEW LIGHTER WEIGHT CONSTRUCTION
The Reach is ideal for foiling and lightwind twintip riding. It has a balanced fuller profile that delivers predictable power delivery and excellent performance at the low end. Reach is our lightest kite. Its 3-strut construction, lighter weight and draft-forward profile make it easy to get up in light winds. The 2021 Reach's lighter construction weight allows it to fly faster in lighter winds and performs better. The weight of the 2021 Reach has been kept low to ensure optimal performance and steering. We have used a two-ply canopy at the trailing edge in place of heavier Dacron materials. We also used lighter dacron for the struts and leading edges in the larger sizes.
BOOSTS AND LOOPS WITH A SMOOTH RELIABLE CATCH
Because of its medium aspect ratio design, with a wider wingtip and a well-balanced harness, the Reach offers excellent loft and hangtime. Many kites will stop during a loop before climbing back up again, but the Reach is a consistent catch with a smooth landing and won't hesitate to return.
MASSIVE WIND RANGE & UPWIND DRIVE
The Reach's powerful, draft-forward profile combined with optimized profile transition panels gives it a smooth profile entry and upwind drive.
INCREDIBLY EFFICIENT AND POWERFUL
The Reach's higher aspect ratio design allows for excellent loft and hangtime. Its wider wingtip and well-balanced Bridle allow for a compact steering radius which is ideal for kite-looping. The Reach is a consistent, smooth catch during kiteloops and won't hesitate when it comes back around.
STEERING DIRECTLY AND RESPONSIVE
For a tight turn radius and quick response, tactile handling is possible with light bar pressure and steering impulse. You can fire up your surfing performance with the quick responsive steering and neutral stat balance. The Reach glides smoothly and doesn't tip over. You can adjust the bar pressure and steering impulse on the wing tip to customize the kite to your liking.
CONFIDENT RELAUNCH - SWEPT DESIGN
The kite's moderate leading edge diameter and medium-high aspect design provides more space in the middle of the kite, which increases efficiency and buoyancy. This allows the kite to quickly release from the water even in the hottest conditions.
PRECISE DRAFT - FORWARD PROFILE
With optimized profile transition panels and a draft-forward profile, the Reach has a smooth profile entry and upwind drive. We have developed a longitudinal control for the Reach that connects with the leading edge seam. This allows us to maintain a exact profile shape as close as possible to the leading edges. It creates a smooth transition between the segmented leading edges and the curved canopy. This creates a more efficient and aerodynamic airflow with less turbulence.
PROGRESSIVE FREESTYLE MEDIUM HIGH AR
This kite is easy to handle and has plenty of pop for freestyle maneuvers. Reach's medium-high aspect ratio and powerful profile make it explosively pop. Good pop generates line slack to allow for handle passes. Simply load up, edge hard, and then pop off the water for effortless Freestyle progression.
PREMIUM TEIJIN D2 TECHNO FORCE CANOPY
Teijin D2 Ripstop Fabric. High-quality canopy material with high density made in Japan. Made using high-tenacity polyester yarn for lightness and durability. Teijin Techno Force is the strongest and most durable in the industry.
PROTECTION OF DURALITE SEAM
For protection against chafing along the leading edge struts, lightweight reinforcement is used. To create a lightweight, durable buffer, thin foam padding is placed underneath. This lifts the kite off of rough surfaces and protects the stitching at the leading edge seams and struts.
KEVLAR REINFORCED STRUT SYSTEM w/BRIDLE DEFLECTORS
The best and most durable connection between the struts and the leading edges. The leading edge has bridle deflectors that prevent control lines from catching on the structural elements.
HYPERFLOW RAPID ONE-POINT INFLATION
Single point high volume inflation system. Larger diameter hose allows for rapid inflation and deflation. Compatible with most pumps, Bayonet style main inflator valve. No adaptor is required.
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