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How good is the North Mode pro 2024

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Created by warwickl 6 months ago, 12 Aug 2023
warwickl
NSW, 2163 posts
12 Aug 2023 4:43PM
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I have the updated 2023 Modes and keen to read real comments on performance and quality on the Mode pros 2024. I see a few shops have them and am thinking the 5.5m to start.

kyrojoe
WA, 33 posts
13 Aug 2023 4:58AM
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I have the original. Modes in 4.2 and 5.5

The new ones have the carbon handles... The improved Nweave making for slightly thinner LE tips..but the standout difference is the much thicker canopy ripstop... Which we assume will give longer lifespan in the tension and not bag out.

That being said.. I've been riding the **** out of the original modes and can't say I've noticed any serious "bagging out" of the canopy yet... Still rips upwind and LOVES being overpowered with almost zero flutter. Really loving this gear both the wings and the SF FULL carbon foil setup ????




kyrojoe
WA, 33 posts
13 Aug 2023 4:58AM
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By the way... A North Foils Facebook page was just started by Dylan from #1 kitehouse in Puerto Rico

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Acker
VIC, 81 posts
29 Aug 2023 6:52PM
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Still love my original 4.2 Mode but looking forward to getting the new 4.8 Mode Pro soon. A friend already has the new 3.5 Mode Pro and loves it - a lot more structurally rigid for speed and stability.

MilesH
133 posts
30 Aug 2023 1:27AM
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A couple of the reviews say to size up with the Mode i.e. a 5.5m is more like a 5m and a 6.8m is more like a 6m at the low end, but that it handles being over powered very well.

Would anyone agree?

Cnski
29 posts
19 Nov 2023 4:47PM
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Does anyone know the weight of these wings? 6.8m, 5.5m, 4.8m? Thx!!

dejavu
801 posts
20 Nov 2023 4:24AM
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I have the old Mode 4.2, 5.5 and 7 and the new Pro 4.8 and 3.5. In my opinion the Pro has basically no flutter from the trailing edge, while the older Modes have a little in big gusts. I would only upgrade to add sizes but not to replace a size. I'm only around 70 kgs so they seem to have ample get up and go for me -- a few pumps and I'm up. I also have some original Slicks and the V2 Slicks. The smaller V2 Slicks ( 4 and 5) in my opinion are really under powered compared to the Modes (and just about anything else I've tried). The V2 6.5 Slick seems like a different beast and works well for me in light winds.

Where I live the wind can be really variable and gusty so I often have two wings pumped and ready to use. I can switch if need be.

Bottom line -- the Mode Pro is a very solid wing at a reasonable price considering performance and materials.

Gorgo
VIC, 4899 posts
20 Nov 2023 3:57PM
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I have the Mode Pro 3.5m. It weighs 2.15kg.

freesailor
VIC, 111 posts
20 Nov 2023 9:27PM
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The Mode Pro is the real deal - not only the N-Weave but also the new canopy material feels a leap frog. The wing is so stable, rigid and light with an incredible wind range. Low end is much better than the earlier version. You lock in and go faster than all your mates.
if anything negative I'd say when flagging I could be a bit more settled, also not a fan of the knuckle materials, the softer stuff was easier on the knuckles.
Go get one, such great value for money. Super high performance yet affordable compared to other high end wings.
i pay for my own wings and have the Mode 4.2 and 5.5 and a new Mode Pro 3.5. Also a Nova 2.5 as Modes don't come smaller than 3.5.
Yeeeeaaaawwww

Shlogger
388 posts
21 Nov 2023 1:21AM
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Cnski said..
Does anyone know the weight of these wings? 6.8m, 5.5m, 4.8m? Thx!!

Garage clean up day ;) You're in luck..
I weighed :
7.0 lbs - 6.8 Mode Pro
5.4 lbs - 4.2 Mode Pro
6.6 lbs - 5.0 Nova 3
5.8 lbs - 5.5 Mode, last year
6.0 lbs - 6.0 Naish ADX

Special Note:
1) Bath room scale only weighs in .2 increments.
2) All wings had harness lines and leashes attached.
3) Obviously the Nova is heavier pound for pound but I love it's low end and handling for surfing. Would be super cool if it came out in the new materials.
4) I have some other wings and brands but their backups now.
5) I can't remember which ones I weighed before or after I drank a beer.

Cnski
29 posts
22 Nov 2023 3:19AM
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Thank you!! Any weights for the 5.5m and 4.8m anyone?

winduser2
7 posts
22 Nov 2023 6:16AM
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4.8 Mode Pro 5.74 lbs. without leash and lines
special scale so accurate

Dick Tatta
NSW, 340 posts
22 Nov 2023 12:39PM
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winduser2 said..
4.8 Mode Pro 5.74 lbs. without leash and lines
special scale so accurate


Hi winduser2,how do find the 4.8???Im looking at the duotone slick 2023 5m or the unit 5m 2024.

Just wondering if there is much difference,have you tried any of the new duotone??

thx

winduser2
7 posts
22 Nov 2023 7:59PM
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Dick Tatta said..

winduser2 said..
4.8 Mode Pro 5.74 lbs. without leash and lines
special scale so accurate



Hi winduser2,how do find the 4.8???Im looking at the duotone slick 2023 5m or the unit 5m 2024.

Just wondering if there is much difference,have you tried any of the new duotone??

thx


I try the Unit. Did not like it. Big difference the Unit really grunty lest top end. The mode more racy style. Incredible top end. Also lest spam. Depends what your are looking

stroppo
WA, 727 posts
25 Nov 2023 2:56PM
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I'm really impressed with the updates from the mode particularly the 6.8 pro wingspan compared with the mode7 and the panels seem much more durable to stretch Also my harness lines are both on the most inward side of each one so the balance is correct With the handle placement the modes were a bit off but the pros are bang on The finish is better aswell on the seams

Driks
105 posts
10 Jan 2024 4:30PM
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Hi!
The Windrange is increatable. An 5.5 which can handle 30 knots and an 4.2 can handle 40 knots!? Seems to be the solution for a 2 wing quiver. What are ur experiences about that?



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