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My siiick 2012 NKB Gear!

YEW, finally, my 1st ride with my brandnew 2012 North toys,  sweet  🙂 !

I’ve just returned to Australia after a mission in Asia and am suuuuuuuuuuuuuper stoked already having had a crack on my 2012 Rebel 7m2 kite and Kontact 6’1” waveboard.

All I can say is:  North’s products have yet again improved quite considerably, the performance of the 2012 Rebel, its windrange and handling is the sweetest feeling I’ve felt with kites in my hands since I’ve started this sport, sounds cheesy but it’s true!  Tunable bar pressure, new square wingtip design maximizes the effective tip area, and rock solid stability are just a few of the amazing qualitities;  no doubt the 2012 Rebel remains North’s flagship kite, combining all the ingredients you need to cover a huge wind-range, rip apart any size surf, boost huge airs and ride comfortably in nearly all conditions. Check it out on North’s website!

Same accounts for the 2012 Kontact, my very favourite model of North’s wide waveboard range.  I’ve chosen the 6’1” x 17 ½” x 2 1/16” for lighter winds and the 5’9” x 17” x 1 15/16” for strong winds, there is one more size in the middle, the 5’11” x 17 ¼” x 2”.   The fourth generation Kontact remains a staple of the NKB Surf Range and a powerhouse board in a class all its own. The Kontact is ideal for riders looking to ride bigger and more powerful surf, however due to its control-oriented nature, the Kontact is also a great choice for riders who want a board to handle strong wind and choppy water with ease and comfort. The 2012 model features the same popular rounded pintail but now has a slightly shorter and fuller outline than last years’ model and a moderate single to double concave to improve turning and release. Check it out on the NKB’s website!

Oki folks, gotta go… the wind is up and I would like to test my 2012 Rebel 10m2 🙂

For the coming season, I can only recommend to get ur a$$ down to the next shop that sells NKB gear and to get youself the greatest gear on the planet, trust me, u will  L O V E  these toys !

Please feel free 2 email me with any Qs u might have,  a n y t i m e  here 2 help you


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