Think Less
Feel More

Sense where your kite is in the air, move without thinking, switch gears without losing time. When you’re in
harmony with your gear, that’s when you’re free.

We’ve always had this dream of the Connect Quick Release System being as easy to load and release as a car seatbelt. You push, and you click.

The problem is, a seatbelt won’t release when there’s a load on it. For 15 years the North design team have been searching for the solution, but every other product with a quick reset is designed to hold with high forces. Our control system has to reset easily and be released while under high load, with a low release load. It’s a tough set of requirements. Our primary objective in evolving the quick release system is safety, but we also want the customer experience to be intuitive - right down to the sound of the closure.

– Hugh Pinfold Navigator Control System

The Navigator Control System raises the bar in kite safety, connecting you intuitively to your kite so you can think less and feel more.

Reconnect one-handed with our patented North Connect Quick Release, and change quickly between disciplines with the Toolless Interloop, our no-tools-required modular harness loop replacement system.

Sensing your kite’s position just
became second nature

Sensing your kite’s position

The Connect is designed to reload from any angle, without needing to be super-accurate. Simply push the loop into the vicinity and it locks.

It can also be conveniently reloaded with one hand, and relied on for safety in challenging situations. A further design complication is the harsh sand and saltwater environment which means you need to strip everything back as much as possible. If the tolerances are too tight, and there’s sand throughout, the components will not release. So much mechanical finesse, load-testing and material knowledge has gone into the development of the Connect Quick Release, ensuring it meets our demanding safety criteria. The end result raises the industry standard as a whole. We’ve developed and refined the entire Navigator Control System harmoniously from the ground up, providing a premium user experience that is simple, intuitive and refined - right down to the sound of the closure.

All loaded or running surfaces feature highly polished 316 stainless steel components.

Red Quick Release handle has been ergonomically designed to fit in your hand comfortably for an industry standard push away release.

Low friction co-efficient materials enable fast, safe releases in a wide range of conditions.

Intuitive single-action reload – raises the bar in kite control system safety.


Connect Quick

Single Action
Connect Quick Release Connect Quick Release

Push, twist, pull, lock and go. Our Toolless InterLoop makes the customer experience effortless when swapping between disciplines.

LockGuard flexible safety ring with pull-tab secures loop connection and prevents accidental release of your InterLoop.

Optimised TPU material for flex and durability.


Switch effortlessly
Toolless InterLoop

Think less. Feel more. With the Navigator, sensing where the kite is in the sky is now second nature

Kook-proof line connectors. Easily change the front (knotted end) and rear (larks head loop) connectors to match other manufacturers kite configurations.

Over molded trim handle

Leader line PU tubing Covers help to prevent line abrasion.

Injection molded soft EVA bar ends ensure nothing hard comes intouch with you or your board and contain rearline adjustment.

Custom TPU tubing profile

Integrated retractable line winder bungee prevents tangled lines when packed up. Bungee retracts when not in use.

Two adjustable bar length size options (45-50cm and 50-55cm) to fine tune the turning speed of your kite.

Tactile offset finger bar for an ergonomic grip and intuitive feel when the control bar is orientated correctly.

Spinning handle with custom low-friction washer to unspin your front lines easily.


Switch effortlessly between disciplines with our Toolless Interchangeable Loop System

Short Freeride Loop


Surf | Freeride
Enables closer reach for smaller riders.

Standard Freeride Loop


All terrain | Freeride | Freestyle

Dreestyle Long Loop


Freestyle | Unhooked | Wakestyle
Advanced riders only (no security finger)

Slide Surf Loop


Surf | Foil
For ultimate freedom, really excels in toeside riding. For use with rope harness.

Hugh Pinfold | Director of Design and Engineerin

Hugh Pinfold,
Director of Design and Engineering

Hugh’s inspiration comes from being out in nature, from kiteboarding, a sport that demands you are fully present and in the moment. Hugh believes in the balance of yin and yang – the power and simplicity of nature meeting the energy and progressive push of technology.

As kiteboarding matures he sees the tendency in the industry to keep adding to design and functionality but believes that can lead to complexity for complexity’s sake. He believes that the key is to identify exactly what is needed and remove what is not, crafting every detail with fine precision. To be simple yet powerful is challenging, and he has made it his life’s work.

Hugh spends his time sourcing the best materials and technical craftsmanship from the world’s finest and then puts it to work between wind and water.

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