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Opinions on the 2017 North Evo wanted?

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Created by Puetz > 9 months ago, 1 Dec 2016
Puetz
NT, 2126 posts
1 Dec 2016 9:41AM
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G'day all,

Anyone have any opinions on the 2017 North Evo especially the 14m??

thanks,

Robbie

ActionSportsWA
WA, 683 posts
2 Dec 2016 10:32AM
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Hi Robby,

There are very few in the country until the 2nd shipment arrives in the next few days. We'll post once we get a hold of some. I can confirm that there are quite a few people interested in the Evo this year. From all accounts, it is a very good kite this year

DM

ActionSportsWA
WA, 683 posts
2 Dec 2016 11:17AM
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UPDATE:

The North Evo's have just arrived and are being unloaded from the truck as I type....

DM

cauncy
WA, 7313 posts
3 Dec 2016 6:02AM
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Hey Robbie
They've just released a product video
With Tom Herbert for you

Puetz
NT, 2126 posts
3 Dec 2016 7:47AM
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ActionSportsWA said..
UPDATE:

The North Evo's have just arrived and are being unloaded from the truck as I type....

DM


... cool, looking forward to hear what you think!

eppo
WA, 7091 posts
3 Dec 2016 6:28AM
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cauncy said..
Hey Robbie
They've just released a product video
With Tom Herbert for you


I'd change sides for Tom...

MichaelShepherd
WA, 42 posts
7 Dec 2016 8:03AM
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I rode the 14m in Cocos Island and was so impressed. Loops super easy but without power which I like. Great hang time. I learnt front rolls on this kite and it was so easy. Drifts better than the Rebel. Really love this kite, especially the larger sizes. 14m for 15 knots is so much fun for rotations.

eppo
WA, 7091 posts
7 Dec 2016 9:03AM
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MichaelShepherd said..
I rode the 14m in Cocos Island and was so impressed. Loops super easy but without power which I like. Great hang time. I learnt front rolls on this kite and it was so easy. Drifts better than the Rebel. Really love this kite, especially the larger sizes. 14m for 15 knots is so much fun for rotations.





What do you weigh man and what board were you using?

To gauge the kites low end as i know some crew looking into this kite.

Ta in advance.

ps..and you rode a 2017 right?

MichaelShepherd
WA, 42 posts
7 Dec 2016 11:27AM
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Yeh was 2017. I weigh 72kgs only and was using click bar which was great too if not a little expensive. I was on north team rider pro I borrowed and it as large size I think 140. Great combo for light wind. Cocos was light the two weeks I was there, average 15knots.

MichaelShepherd
WA, 42 posts
7 Dec 2016 11:30AM
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Yeh was 2017. I weigh 72kgs only and was using click bar which was great too if not a little expensive. I was on north team rider pro I borrowed and it as large size I think 140. Great combo for light wind. Cocos was light the two weeks I was there, average 15knots.

eppo
WA, 7091 posts
7 Dec 2016 1:46PM
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Ta do you mean you were on the North Team series twin tip...or the hadlow team series 140? Not familiar with the north team rider pro?

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 755 posts
8 Dec 2016 7:11AM
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eppo said..
Ta do you mean you were on the North Team series twin tip...or the hadlow team series 140? Not familiar with the north team rider pro?


Just buy one Eppo

WA Surf
WA, 333 posts
8 Dec 2016 9:11AM
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We have a demo 9 & 12, just come and try it Eppo ;)

Drew

eppo
WA, 7091 posts
8 Dec 2016 10:04AM
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WA Surf said..
We have a demo 9 & 12, just come and try it Eppo ;)

Drew


why!! I don't want an evo!!! But there a few guys who can't get on one, who wants to know...lol.

Drew I think Sam is gonna come up and grab it some time. Will have a go then.

ActionSportsWA
WA, 683 posts
11 Dec 2016 9:21AM
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Yep we have a 10 and an 8 in demo, 10 has a click bar, 8 has regular quad bar.

noodelsrominov
VIC, 265 posts
23 Dec 2016 10:30AM
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Anyone had a chance to review? I'm looking at trading in some pivots for the Evos. Can anyone compare on all aspects of the performance between the two. Size for size I'm looking at an 11m and 8m.
Cheers

eppo
WA, 7091 posts
23 Dec 2016 6:23PM
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Can only compare 2016s but same same.

Pivot probably drifts better. But EVERYTHING else the Evo kills the pivot stone dead. No comparison.

noodelsrominov
VIC, 265 posts
26 Dec 2016 1:16PM
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thanks Eppo, do you know how they compare size for size on the low End? ive also read that the Evo needs to be pretty powered up to jump decent otherwise it's not a great jump anyone have any experience with this?

eppo
WA, 7091 posts
26 Dec 2016 4:06PM
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Pivot has a more accessible low end. More plug and play. Some like them I think they fly like absolute sh1t. But that's just a personal thing. Try yourself and make your own mind up.

noodelsrominov
VIC, 265 posts
26 Dec 2016 7:35PM
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Yup going to just no wind at the moment.

cauncy
WA, 7313 posts
26 Dec 2016 7:01PM
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eppo said..
Pivot has a more accessible low end. More plug and play. Some like them I think they fly like absolute sh1t. But that's just a personal thing. Try yourself and make your own mind up.


i recon the big bloke would like the new rebel eppo, constant power , thanks for the loan dude i was highly impressed in my short time on the kite

stefarius
19 posts
27 Dec 2016 2:37PM
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Just made my second user experience with the North Evo 2017. www.kitefinder.com/en/kites/1633/north-evo-2017

Had a light wind foil session and the last one was a +22 knots of wind session.
For the light wind hydrofoil sessions I would go for a North Mono or Neo.
In the High-end I liked the floaty jumps and sheet & go power. The Evo 10m was still controllable in 22 knots, long de-power range (using the click bar) in the gusts the leading edge squeezed a little bit. I believe the comfort zone of the new Evo 10m lies between 12 and 22 knots.

eppo
WA, 7091 posts
27 Dec 2016 5:48PM
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stefarius said..
Just made my second user experience with the North Evo 2017. www.kitefinder.com/en/kites/1633/north-evo-2017

Had a light wind foil session and the last one was a +22 knots of wind session.
For the light wind hydrofoil sessions I would go for a North Mono or Neo.
In the High-end I liked the floaty jumps and sheet & go power. The Evo 10m was still controllable in 22 knots, long de-power range (using the click bar) in the gusts the leading edge squeezed a little bit. I believe the comfort zone of the new Evo 10m lies between 12 and 22 knots.


22 knots max?? crikey thats when it would start getting good. I was on the rebel 10m 25 to 30 knots, not a problem and don't think the evo is much different. Trust me, when you can, you can go much higher than 22 knots on a 10m evo.

DirkS
NSW, 2 posts
28 Dec 2016 7:36AM
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Yup I have a mate riding the 8m up to 40 knots at 80kg and I am firmly planning on riding my new 9 up until at least 35 knots (100kg) as I did with my previous Evos (2013). A 10 should have it's sweet spot from about 22 knots to about 30ish.



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