Power
Drive
Response

At North we’re fascinated by the excellence in the extremes. We ask ourselves: how can we create the strongest and the most flexible? The simplest and the most technical? The most advanced and the timeless? The greatest performance that remains understated?

So how do you craft a board that is strong enough to kitesurf, but not so stiff and overbuilt it doesn’t feel like a surfboard?

We all know that surf kiteboards need to be stronger than regular surfboards. They need to absorb much harder impacts and higher loads more frequently than in surfing, but for the ultimate surf kiting experience, as riders we’re looking for the lightness and feel of a high-performance surfboard. Combining the revolutionary Futurelite system and a lighter laminate construction, Board Designer Jaimie Scott has helped the North Design team to engineer durable kite-specific surfboards with responsive flex characteristics and the feel of a high performance surfboard.

Futurelite

The Futurelite carbon fibre and Innegra wire-frame forms a structural skeleton which supports the laminates to maximise strength without losing flex, and allows the board to load and release, generating power from the wave and the kite.

Generate More Power
from the Waves

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Generate More Power from the Waves

The unidirectional carbon fibre and Innegra reinforcement is inserted into channels along the load bearing lines through the deck and bottom of the board, running under and attaching to the FCSII fin plugs on the bottom and around the footstrap inserts on the deck, effectively locking all fittings into the laminates and high-density foam inserts.

Carbon-Innegra Structural
Reinforcement

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Carbon-Innegra Structural Reinforcement

The carbon Innegra Futurelite system stops here to allow for nose flex and has a dampening effect for a smooth comfortable feel incorporated into a really responsive carbon epoxy board.

Nose Flex & Responsiveness

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Nose Flex & Responsiveness

Feel the power. Feel the drive. Feel the response.

No-slip
textured full
EVA deck grip

DualShock
EVA inserts

Woven
carbon tail
reinforcement

Featurelite

Raked
Thruster
Surf Finset

FCSII
Fin Boxes

Futurelite
Technology

High Density
Foam Surrounds

Featurelite
WOVEN CARBON TAIL REINFORCEMENT

WOVEN CARBON TAIL REINFORCEMENT

Spreads the load under the kickpad and gives impact resistance and torsional stiffness through the tail under the rear foot.

DUALSHOCK EVA INSERTS

DUALSHOCK EVA INSERTS

Under main impact areas reduce denting around heel areas. Our solution to reduce over-engineering impact areas keeping the boards lightweight and retaining the required flex.

FCSII FIN BOXES

FCSII FIN BOXES

Are compatible with FCSI and FCSII fins. Easily change your fins and tune your ride.

HIGH DENSITY FOAM REINFORCEMENTS

HIGH DENSITY FOAM REINFORCEMENTS

Surrounding the FCSII finbox are shaped to match the curved template of the finbox for a clean bond and smoother load transition into the board.

STRUCTURALLY INTEGRATED

STRUCTURALLY INTEGRATED

High-density foam finbox and footstrap inserts lock into the laminate with the Futurelite carbon innegra system to give extra reinforcement and flex-tuning.

NO-SLIP TEXTURED EVA FULL DECK GRIP

NO-SLIP TEXTURED EVA FULL DECK GRIP

With front toe bump and rear wedge kick for maximum traction and control.

JAIMIE SCOTT

JAIMIE SCOTT

Veteran NZ surfer and shaper Jaimie Scott draws on more than 30 years of board-building experience across a range of disciplines - surfboards, windsurfers, kite boards, stand up boards, foil boards and skimboards.

“I learned to shape the old school way with a planer but was an early innovator with profiling machines, chasing the accuracy required to refine designs in a more controlled way. CNC shaping from computer files is now the norm and is the game-changer for progression of high performance board design.

Having experience with a wide range of craft has given me a complete understanding of form and flex, so we incorporate specific construction methods into each design to give required weight, flex, strength, response and feel, to match the fine tuned shapes.” Jaimie works with a team of professional and recreational riders, refining designs with the most advanced tools and state of the art construction methods available, to bring you the most enjoyable high performance boards

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