North Orbit Review - Walt Wright

Kudos North!

30 November 2020

As soon as I hooked into it I knew right away that it was the perfect kite, and man the thing flies... whatever magic Goodman put into that kite, don't change it! - Walt Wright

Hey guys, Walt Wright here, I wanted to contact you all about the North Orbit I recently purchased.

You all seriously hit the nail on the head. As soon as I hooked into it I knew right away that it was the perfect kite, and man the thing flies. I learned on a Liquid Force Solo but quickly outgrew it when I started taking to the skies. Because I first started boosting on a flimsy single strut delta frame kite, I was blown away by the performance of the Orbit.

I have no idea how you all were able to create a high aspect boosting kite that turns on a dime, but whatever magic Goodman put into that kite, don't change it! This is noticeable from the first time you boost on it; I broke my personal record on my second jump! The agility of the kite really shows when you start looping it. I didn't think that it was possible to megaloop on a 12, but your Orbit proved me wrong with a reliable catch and a nice, cushy landing in the sub-par wind we get on America's mid -Atlantic East coast!

With only about half a year of experience under my belt, I attribute much of my success to your Orbit. It has allowed me to start attempting some of the big air tricks that I thought I would never be able to achieve and it gives me the confidence to do so safely. I admire North's simplification of their equipment, it shows in the bond between the rider and the product.

While I only own a 12m Orbit, as soon as I can scrape together enough cash (kiting as an 18-year-old student is not so kind to my bank account) I plan to phase out all of my gear so I can have a North-exclusive quiver! I'm hoping to try to popularize your brand around North Carolina, I think that everyone should be riding your gear to get the most out of their kiting experience, no matter the skill level.

Excellence can't go unnoticed, so thanks a million North!