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2024 North Trace Kiteboard

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Includes: board, fins, handle, and hardware

Riding Style: Freeride Lightwind

2024 North Trace 

FREERIDE LIGHTWIND 

Light wind? No problem. The Trace has a progressive straight, square outline and large surface area for early planing and upwind performance in the lightest winds. A Centre-V Spine and longitudinal quad channels provide balanced torsional stiffness, superb traction and more control. The progressive medium-low rocker is ideal for flatwater. It also enables phenomenal pop for lightwind tricks and transitions and surprising manoeuvrability for its size. Pair the Trace with the North Reach 13/15/17m to maximize your ride time in the lightest of winds. For 2024 all North TwinTips feature the new FlipTech Mounting System, with centreline inserts for added rail longevity.

 

Key Features

  • New FlipTech centreline strap inserts for longer rail life
  • Early¬†planing¬†and superior upwind performance¬†
  • Centre V-Spine and longitudinal quad channels¬†
  • Phenomenal pop for lightwind tricks and transitions¬†
  • Ideal for use with the 13/15/17m Reach
  • Balanced rocker outline and flex
  • Lightweight impact resistant eco core
  • Durable ABS rail¬†
  • Stainless M6¬†standardised¬†hardware
  • Ergonomic handle¬†
  • 40mm¬†Fins included
  • FlipTech Mounting System
  • Materials:¬†Hybrid Carbon Technology, Paulownia Wood Core, and Carbon Uni-Directional Tapes

 

 

Technology

Early planing & upwind performance
The combination of extra waterline length, a straighter, square outline, wide tips and medium rocker guarantees early planing and superior upwind performance in the lightest wind.
The board’s larger surface area helps you build up resistance against the kite for greater forward momentum.

 

Center V-Spine and quad channels
The longitudinal quad concave channels wit V-spine in the middle provide added stiffness and help to deflect the water, thus creating less drag and less resistance across the board's surface. 
The channels and V-spine also help with upwind traction and high-speed control.

 

Phenomenal pop
The progressive medium-low rocker line is ideal for flatware, and it creates a board with phenomenal pop for light wind tricks and transitions, that is surprisingly maneuverable and easy turning despite its size. 

 

Ideal for use with the 13/15/17m Reach Kites (sold separately)
Naturally playful and easy to ride, with high-performance attributes to guarantee you'll never grow out of it. 
The Reach’s fuller profile generates power and efficiency, while its lighter weight 3-strut construction delivers quick, responsive steering in even the lightest wind. In the three larger sizes, the Reach is a powerful light wind kite, designed with a predictable, consistent drive forward for TwinTip riding long after everyone else has gone in.

 

Balanced rocker, outline and flex
The flex characteristic of every TwinTip Board is determined by multiple features built into each specific design. Core thickness variations and taper, as well as detailing, longitudinally and laterally, play the most significant role in controlling the overall flex and feel. 
Board specific laminate layups then allow North to further fine tune the flex and board characteristics. North adjusted the stiffness lengthwise and torsionally in conjunction with the rocker line, plan shape view and profile of the board, to give each board its specific performance characteristics.

 

Hybrid carbon construction
Strategically placed layers of unidirectional carbon tape reinforce the E-glass laminate for well-balanced flex so you can ride for longer, with flow and form. This unique layup is sandwiched with a Paulownia wood core and reinforced with e-glass patches in high load areas. 

 

Lightweight, impact resistance paulownia wood core
Paulownia is a highly renewable hardwood species, with one of the highest strength to weight ratios. 
Ultra-lightweight, with a high shear force and high impact resistance, Paulownia wood forms a non-toxic core which significantly displaces the amount of foam or resin used in manufacturing, thereby reducing carbon emissions. Each board has a customised core thickness individually fine-tuned to ensure its characteristics are consistent throughout the range, no matter your size or weight.

 

Durable ABS rail
For long-lasting, impact-resistant performance.

 

Standardized M6 Stainless hardware
Standardized SS316 M6x16mm hardware across all twin tip boards and accessories enables the use of the same PH3 screwdriver for assembly and makes replacement of parts super easy.

 

Ergonomic handle
Lightweight and ergonomic TPE material with ultimate grip when wet.

 

40mm Fins included
Strong, abrasion resistant composite fins with dogbone washers and M6x16mm standardized screws.

 

FlipTech Mounting
For 2024, all of the North TwinTip boards feature North's new FlipTech Mounting System, with the centerline inserts. This means if you wear out one side of your board, simply flip the bindings around and you've got a shiny new heel-side rail again.
North recommends pairing your Trace with the Flex or Flex Pro bindings, which provide soft cushioning with just the right amount of grip underfoot. The new anatomically-shaped heel cup supports and stabilizes the foot upon landing, giving your heel the correct orthopaedic position and preventing slipping.Pure-comfort seamless KnitFlex inners and triple-density footbeds are combined with customised size and stance adjustments for a locked-in feel.
Sold separately in sizes S, M, L and XL.