North Trust Bar 5th Element 2016
North Bar 5 Line
Safety is an essential topic in a sport where you are facing the power of the elements and in some situations are totally on your own. The North patented 5th line system has provided the greatest combination of safety and performance for many years now.
Year after year, the 5th line concept proves its reliability and 100% instant depower after a safety release no matter what the conditions. The system still has a commanding lead compared to other safety systems available on the market.
This is why we at North Kiteboarding believe in the 5th line concept.
What?s more, the 5th line makes water relaunch effortless and the loaded 5th line kite designs (Vegas and Rebel) offer a very short depower stroke, giving the rider ultimate control in gusty conditions.
The benefits of this set-up are obvious and appreciated by riders all over the world.
LINE LENGTH ADVISOR
Three years ago we introduced different line length ranging from 19 to 27 metres as the length of the flying lines can make a huge difference to the way the kite flies.
Different styles of riding, different kite models or the kite size can be influencing factors that require different line length.
In order to further increase this synergy effect the 19 and 22 m lines come on a medium bar (49/42 cm) and the 24 and 27 m lines on a large bar (53/46 cm).
The bar is the rider?s first point of contact with the kite. In order to achieve a maximum comfort when riding it is essential to match the kite and the rider?s style of riding to the correct line length.
19m (70% Handling?/?30% Power)
Super fast and reactive turning speeds, shorter lines are best for extreme freestyle and crazy kite loops. They are also excellent for wave riding, where the kites turning speed is important. Wakestyle riders enjoy the close connection to the kite too.
The disadvantage is you lose some of the lowend power.
Fast and reactive turning
For extreme Freestyle, Wakestyle and Waves
Tight, super fast and hard kite loops
Narrower bar width
22m (60% Handling?/?40% Power)
The favourite length of our freestyle and wave team riders. The 22m lines are still great for getting lots of speed from the kite, perfect for wave riding and freestyle. Not as extreme as the 19m lines, they still lose a bit of low-end power.
Fast kite loops
Favourite set up of our freestyle riders
Best choice for waveriding
Narrower bar width
24m (50% Handling?/?50% Power)
One bar fits all. The 24m lines are the best choice for an all round length, good turning speed combined with good power make 24m the perfect choice for a lot of riders. Great for freeride, waves and freestyle.
The most versatile length
Great for all round freeriding
Good low end and a good turning speed
High jumps as you can ?load? the lines
The recommended size for a one bar quiver!
27m (40% Handling?/?60% Power)
The extra length means extra power, you get a little more range out of your quiver by adding this bar with the longer lines. They are also great for jumping as you can really ?load? the lines when you edge and send the kite back through the window.
Lots of lift