X Surf Overview 2012
Let's face it: Most kitesurf boards are just a little too small to paddle, especially if you're not a featherweight. And if you're anything like us, you probably wish you could take just one board on a trip to cover your kiting AND surfing needs, right? Well, now you can!
At 29 litres, the North X-Surf is big enough for most intermediate to advanced surfers to easily paddle and catch waves in "every-day" surf, yet still small enough to comfortably kite surf strapped or strapless when the wind picks up.
This high performance bigger brother of the Whip features quad fins and a super fast rocker that carries blazing speed through turns and will blow you away with it's tight snaps.
The optimized construction of the X-Surf offers responsive and lively flex characteristics combined with the durability of a kite-surf board, dramatically extending the life- span of your board compared to your normal PU surfboard.
North Bamboo Construction Technology:
North Kiteboarding 2012 surfboards are made using bamboo on both, the base and the deck of the boards. Bamboo has a high strength to weight ratio, which has obvious benefits in making a durable board that will withstand hard heel impacts and pressure dents, while still keeping the overall board weight to a minimum.
Bamboo itself offers excellent dampening properties which allow Sky Solbach who's shaping NKB surfboards already in the third product generation, to create boards that feel light and lively under your feet, while not feeling overly bouncy or chattery through the chop, effectively smoothing out the ride. Bamboo is now becoming more widely used throughout the surf industry for the exact same reasons. Additionally, bamboo is of course a natural and easily renewable resource. We at North Kiteboarding feel, it just should be natural to care about your planet, especially when loving and living an outdoor sport so closely connected to nature like kitesurfing. Finally, on top of all of these benefits, the immaculate finish and bamboo wood grains, give each one of our boards a unique and distinct look. Every single one is not less than unique, already nearly a custom board.
A combination of low entry rocker and generous tail curve gives you quick acceleration and super tight arcs that carry speed through your turns. Full, boxy rails and a moderate single concave create lift and deflection ideal for quick bursts of speed and crisp turns.
The quad fins assist in keeping the board loose and free without sacrificing drive to draw out wider turns when needed. The X-Surf is the perfect tool to dominate your local beach break in nearly all conditions.
A great board for surfing and kite wave riding, the North X-Surf is easy to jibe, has a very balanced directional feel and is a terrific light wind weapon!
Strapless riding is made easy with the comfortable traction pads or throw some foot straps on and shred to your heart's content. Who knows, maybe you don't have to travel to Hawaii to find those perfect waves after all!
Feel free to have a blast in conditions that you used to overlook; Onshore mush, wind swellâ¦ the North X-Surf will challenge you to have the most fun.
The width of the North X-Surf makes it stable and easy to ride while the extremely short length helps it fit snugly in the tight pocket of small waves.
If jibing has ever been a problem, the symmetrical outline combined with the width and rocker will take care of that.
If you need a light wind weapon, then look no further! The North X-Surf has enough surface and volume to get you up and riding while everyone else is beached!
Strapped or strapless, the challenge of riding a surfboard is there even if the conditions are not! The North X-Surf will be the ultimate board for both an introduction to kitesurfing on waves as well as high performance strapless surfing. There are tons of hours of fun and challenge canned inside this board!
North X-Surf Key Features:
- Epic Sessions in Onshore Mush or Poor Wind Swelled Waves
- Easy to Ride and Jibe
- Amazing Light Wind Performance
- Traction Tail and Front Pad
- Strapped or Strapless Riding
- Light and Durable
- Diamond Tail
- Quad Fin