North Spike 2016
141cm x 44,5cm
153cm x 46,5cm
163cm x 46,5cm
Freeride / lightwind
When the wind doesn’t blow the Spike is the board you need to get riding! Available in three sizes for various wind conditions and rider weights there is a Spike to suit everyone. The largest board in the range, the 163 offers the best lowend performance and fantastic upwind ability in the lightest of winds and for the heavier riders.
The next size down, the 153 offers a more freeride feel with slightly less lowend ability, being short yet still keeping a wide outline enables it to feel dynamic on your feet while you are riding. It is great for boosting big airs and rotations as well as airstyle tricks in light winds.
The smallest board in the range the 141 is designed to be a lightwind freestyle and freeride machine. It offers amazing pop with a fast top speed, but will get going much quicker than most freestyle boards out there. It’s also great for the smaller riders looking for a dynamic lightwind board to ride. We have a lot of riders who use the Spike on inland lakes where the wind can be gusty; this board excels in these conditions and is perfect for those spots where the wind is light. With the Spike in your quiver you can make every trip
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.
2016 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