2021 North Pulse 9m used
This Pulse is in great condition with minor scrapes on the leading edge. It is in great functional shape and is looking to get back out in the sky! Vibrant color in fabric.
At A Glance:
2021 has seen North bring out their second model of the Pulse. Already a favourite amongst freestyle riders, the Pulse is North’s freestyle/wakestyle kite providing the rider with explosive pop, sharp turns and quick steering, precisely what you want when busting those moves.
This hybrid C kite consists of a 3-strut design with a pulley-less bridle system. The new improvements on the Pulse see North introduce new high-quality low-elongation bridle lines giving lower drag and a more direct feeling from the 2020 model. Like the majority of kites in the North range, the Pulse features a 2-stage Arc Design giving it a little more grunt when you need it. The wingtips are straighter, engaging a better steering response. Do bear in mind that the Pulse has a slightly narrower span, so it does hold a little less power compared to a kite like the Reach or Orbit.
The canopy includes premium Teijin D2 Ripstop Fabric. This fabric has the highest strength to weight ratio giving your Pulse the durability it deserves! Also, across the kite, North have lightweight reinforcements to protect areas such as the struts and leading edge. Thin foam padding has been inserted within the kite protecting the stitching along the seams. This is a great feature for those that aren’t treated to luxury sandy beaches!
Along the struts, you’ll see the Pulse has Kevlar reinforcements providing a durable connection. North has placed the reinforcements where the kite needs it most, and you can see this from the images provided. Freestyle kites can spend a lot of time getting smacked around, so building a kite that not only performs to the highest level but can take a beating is definitely the avenue North have gone down, and they’ve done a fantastic job on delivering!
New for this year’s model is a new lightweight canopy reinforcement material. This material saves weight whilst still providing durability and strength along the leading and trailing edge, ultimately protecting the lighter inner material of the canopy. No one likes a tear in their kite, so it’s good to know the kite can take a beating if needed!