2020 North Focus Kiteboard

by North • SKU 8715738661158
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$649.00
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REAL Review

The North Focus is not for most kiteboarders. Don’t even consider this board unless you are doing big powered up tricks and landing hard. If you are as described, continue reading about a board that has crazy pop and hammers upwind so you can do your next trick.

North Focus Dimensions
  • 133 x 40cm
  • 136 x 41cm
  • 139 x 42cm
  • 142 x 43cm
What’s Included
  • Grab handle with soft rubber grip
  • 30mm twin tip fins
  • Dogbone fin washers
  • Six M6 x 16mm screws
Tech Specs
  • Hybrid or Carbon Construction available
  • Wide tips with a flatter rocker for aggressive pop
  • Stiff flex pattern with quad concave bottom shape to handle hard landings
What We Like
  • The flatter rocker combined with the wide tips give this board a ton of pop. If you know how to edge, load and pop you can hook this board up for some big powered tricks.
  • The two constructions have quite different rides. The Hybrid has a medium flex that works for your recreational freestyle rider. The Carbon Focus is really stiff and if you know how to load and pop, you can go big on this thing.
  • The quad concave busts through chop even though this is a flatter board.
  • The Focus screams upwind.
  • All the screws on the Focus are the same screws. Foot straps, fins, and handle all use M6 x 16mm screws. That makes it really easy to put your board together. If you lose a screw you can rob one from the handle to make sure your fin or foot strap is secure.
  • The handle is really grippy. This is excellent when body dragging out while holding the board handle. This doesn’t really matter as you will probably be using boots with no handle if you are riding this board.
  • What We Don't Like
    • The Focus is a stiff board and it is designed for aggressive riding. You need to want this type of performance freestyle board to get it. The Carbon Focus feels rough on the water but if you want the ultimate in performance freestyle this is the ticket.
    • To make this board strong enough to not break on the landings, North made it thicker which makes it heavier than we liked. The weight does help this board bust through the chop though.
    • Why you want the North Kiteboarding Focus

      The Focus is not for the weak at heart. You need to want a high performance board like this to really get the most out of it. It is great that they have the two construction options so you can dial in your ride for your weight and riding level.

Description



From North

Hybrid Series Construction

The Focus is a high-performance freestyle board precisely engineered to push the boundaries and generate ultimate pop for aggressive freestyle moves. Greater traction allows you to hold that rail and edge harder, while the geometrically stiffer backbone enables more controlled takeoffs. Your ideal balance between stiffness and flex, with butter-soft tips to reduce the impact load on landings and glide through chop.

Features
  • Hybrid Construction
    Hybrid construction has strategically placed layers of unidirectional carbon tape in high load areas, for reinforcement of the E-glass laminate, sandwiched with a Paulownia wood core. This allows for a well-balanced, forgiving flex and ride comfort.
  • Unidirectional Carbon tape
    Carbon Tape allow structural reinforcement, precision flex and response.
  • Progressive rocker line
    Squarer and flatter outline generates ultimate pop for aggressive freestyle moves.
  • Quad concave bottom shape
    Forms a geometrically stiffer backbone for more controlled takeoffs, with dynamic flex to disperse chop with ease.
  • Harmonious equilibrium between rocker, outline and flex
    Delivers easy carving through turns and greater traction, allowing you to hold that rail and edge harder to load up the board for an explosive release.

Carbon Series Construction

Master-crafted by our skilled engineers, who have carefully positioned the full carbon laminate layup to provide a dynamic and responsive ride, with well balanced torsional stiffness and flex. The harmony created between outline, rocker and flex makes this the ultimate all-terrain board for progressing your freeride to even higher levels. Designed to ride overpowered with ease and control, yet still enabling early planing and low-end performance. Reach earth’s atmosphere with the Atmos Carbon Series, a high-performance freeride board for excessive boosting, looping and soft landings.

Features
  • Carbon Construction
    Thoughtfully selected and arranged combination of woven roving and biaxial carbon fibre fabrics and unidirectional reinforcements provides an extremely fast response when loaded, with greater torsional and longitudinal board flex that in turn assists the rider to load and pop.
  • Progressive rocker line
    Squarer and flatter outline generates ultimate pop for aggressive freestyle moves.
  • Quad concave bottom shape
    Forms a geometrically stiffer backbone for more controlled takeoffs, with dynamic flex to disperse chop with ease.
  • Harmonious equilibrium between rocker, outline and flex
    Delivers easy carving through turns and greater traction, allowing you to hold that rail and edge harder to load up the board for an explosive release.
Package Includes
  • Board|Handle|40mm Fin Set
  • Strap Kit Sold Separately

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