2016 North Gonzales - easy rider
The Gonzales is one of the easiest to ride kiteboards around. In the smaller sizes it is smooth and forgiving, the larger sizes are perfect for beginners and larger riders. When you are first learning this sport you need a board that will help you to progress and make that progression as fast as possible. The Gonzales does just that while still retaining great performance so you won’t grow out of it quickly. The Gonzales combines a soft flex pattern with a forgiving outline, which creates its unique feel on the water. The wider profile provides a stable platform whilst helping to get the board up on the plane early. There are five sizes in the range so there is a board to suit everyone, no matter what your level of riding is. Kitesurfing shouldn’t be hard, and you shouldn’t be hard on yourself, get a Gonzales and make it easy. Grab a ride on the Gonzales and discover just how simple kitesurfing can be.
- Easy to ride
- Smooth and comfortable
- Super forgiving
- Great upwind performance
- Mon Concave Bottom
- Cocept Biax Fibre construction
Ships with fins, options for footpads
- 130cm x 38cm
- 134cm x 40cm
- 138cm x 41,5cm
- 142cm x 42cm
- 151cm x 42cm
North Soft Flex boards are the most friendly and "easy to use" boards in the range. The Soft flex option is forgiving and simply fun to ride, even if you are an inexperienced rider. However, the Soft Flex option is also suitable for more lightweight riders.
- Mono Concave Bottom
Early planing, comfortable, and smooth on one side but scary fast and dynamic on the other side are key features of the boards with the Mono Concave construction. Try it, you´ll love it.
2016 North Vario Combo
- ergonomic footpad
- Simple mounting
- Increased size adjustment of the Vario Straps
- Stepless width adjustment of the strap when mounted on The Track boards
- Stepless stance adjustment (pad distance) when mounted on The Track boards
- Anti-slip structure
'Combo' package includes grab handle & guaranteed to fit all 2016 Twin Tips.
North Entity Combo -
Note: @Entity' package includes grab handle & guaranteed to fit all 2016 Twin Tips.
NTT + THE TRACK
The NTT has been designed and tested for use with the The Track system. “The Track” is an innovative mounting system on North twintips in its third generation. Together with The Track, the NTT unfolds its full potential of individual settings. The NTT can be mounted on any board with standard inserts from the product generation 2011 onwards, however, the range of individual settings is then limited.
NTT CONTACT FRAME
The Contact Frame is the intelligent basis of the entire footpad. The construction perfectly adapts to the shape of North boards and does not interfere with the flex characteristics.
The NTT Contact Pad consists of the time-tested EVA footpad and the NTT Contact Frame. The footbed is ergonomically shaped and perfectly combines fit, control and comfort. The footpad is enveloped by the Contact Frame, which reliably transfers the forces directly to the board. The direct contact between Contact Pad and board enhances the board feeling.
› The enhanced heel of the Contact Pad reduces pressure in sensitive areas of the foot by increasing the cushioning effect. Also it changes the angle of the foot in the binding, which improves the foothold.
› The anti-slip surface first employed in 2014 considerably increases the grip, keeping the foot in firm contact with the NTT . However the surface of the inlays permits easy entry, yet prevents the foot slipping out. Maximum comfort & bombproof grip.
NTT HEEL CUSHION
The pad is supplied with three NTT heel cushions of varying hardness. The cushions permit adjusting the NTT Contact Pads to your personal preferences.
› soft (yellow) for more comfort
› hard (blue) for better control
› medium (red) for the golden mean
Together with the NTT Contact Pad, the NTT Split Strap forms probably the most functional footpad system on the market. In 2016 the strap is covered with a flush velcro neoprene on the inside and outside. It offers great comfort and grip on the inside and due to the fact that the velcro sticks on anywhere you have always perfect overlap and hold of the strap. The revolutionary split function offers the choice between maximum grip and optimum mobility:
BOMBPROOF GRIP & MORE CONTROL
By moving the Strap Buckles backwards or forward, the split opens or closes. The further you open the split, the greater the contact surface that wraps around your foot. Offering bombproof grip and more control over your board is the direct result.
The more you close the split, the more range of motion you get. The Split Strap comes with all-over padding and the width adjustment makes sure that the NTT Split Strap wraps tightly around any shape of foot. Achieving a great fit with neoprene booties is no longer a problem neither. The procedure is really simple and only takes a few seconds.
HOW TO MOUNT THE NTT
The The Track Nuts secure the Pad/Strap combination and mount to the NTT Combo within seconds. The Nuts can be moved laterally in The Tracks to adjust the distance between the pads. The Nuts are supplied with all series boards with The Track System.
THE TRACK PLUGS
The Track Plug are made of TPE plastic and prevents The Track Nuts from falling out of the tracks. The plugs also make sure that the system is mounted correctly.
The central triangles on the NTT ContactPad and inside The Track system indicate the entity Combo’s basic setting, also known as the recommended stance. The recommended stance has been individually determined for each North Kiteboarding board. Some riders may prefer a different position. The section Customize X6 explains the various possibilities for individual tuning.
NTT – SIZE CHART
Entity Combo S / M US (M) 5–10
Entity Combo L / XL US (M) 8–13