Everything you want is on the other side of fear. North 2022.
What does it take to let go of fear? To commit to the unknown? At North, we believe the magnetic pull – for freedom, for letting go of yourself and merging with the power of the elements, for performance, for exhilaration – overcomes fear. This pull calls to us again and again. And we’ve responded in 2022 with bold new designs, engineered to harness the power of the elements.
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Marc Jacobs rides the Atmos Hybrid and North Orbit. Photo: Graeme Murray
What’s new for 2022
Seriously Light, Extreme Height. For 2022 we’ve made small refinements to the bridle and further reduced the weight of the Orbit with N-FORCE 75 reinforcement and lighter weight bladders, so the kite feels even lighter and more responsive in all conditions.
Sizes: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 m. View Orbit
Now ISO Certified. The 2022 Navigator now complies with ISO 21853 for faster, safer release and intuitive single-action reload in all conditions. Five new Toolless Interloops complete the modular system, allowing riders to switch effortlessly between disciplines simply by swapping out the loop – no tools required.
SIZES: 38-43, 45-50, 50-55 cm. View Navigator
First in. Last Out. With phenomenal pop and surprising manoeuvrability for its size, the all-new Trace has a large surface area for early planing and upwind performance in the lightest winds. It’s Centre-V Spine and longitudinal quad channels provide balanced torsional stiffness, traction and control, while the medium-low rocker is ideal for flatwater.
SIZES: 145x45, 145x46
Gravity Defying. Designed to ride overpowered with ease and control, yet still enabling early planing and low-end performance, the Atmos Carbon’s refined carbon laminate layup provides an extremely fast response when loaded.
SIZES: 136x40, 138x41, 141x42, 144x43
View Atmos Carbon
Dynamic power in all conditions. Powerful upwind with precise edge control, the Atmos Hybrid’s harmonious equilibrium between rocker, outline and flex creates a board with quick response for explosive boosting, looping and stable, predictable landings.
SIZES: 133x39, 138x41, 141x42, 144x43
View Atmos Hybrid
Light rider. Crafted for lighter weight riders with a responsive flex pattern for explosive pop, softer landings, and comfort in even the most aggressive chop. Smaller sizes and narrower foot positioning allows smaller riders to stay in control across every manoeuvre.
SIZES: 129x38, 132x39, 135x40, 138x41
Brand Director Mike Raper is enthused by the new range: “At North, we are all inspired by the power of the elements, and how when you work with each element, rather than resist it, it takes your performance and experience to a whole other level,” he says.
“Our 2022 Range draws inspiration from the unbreakable bond between the elements and our tribe, and while we continue to be led by nature, this year we’ve really pushed the envelope with technology and performance. I’m proud of the relentless evolution and incremental improvements we’re seeing across the range. And I’m also excited to see how our team rider feedback loop has become such an integral part of the design process.”