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NOBILE T-5
Sizes Available: 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 14m
Sizes Tested: 7.5, 10, 12m

Nobile Says:

The T-5 was designed to keep a smile on a rider’s face with fast, truly user friendly and responsive performance with auto-relaunch capabilities. This year’s reshaped construction makes the kite more predictable, with a more direct feeling for better performance as a freeride oriented kite. The T-5’s huge wind range and stability in the air makes this kite one of the most attractive on the market with less drag and superb upwind performance. With increases in durability and a new larger inflation valve the T-5 has all the features you want in a kite that will jump higher, ride safer and have lots of fun in any conditions you choose!

Visit for more info: http://www.nobilekiteboarding.com/products/kites/nobile-kite-t5.html

Our Testers Say:

“First time flying a Nobile, great steady ride with tons of power, very good boost/hangtime with a simple and straightforward bar design,” Pat O’Connor.

“Whooaaa . . . great stable and easy to fly with excellent boost. Overall a super fun kite . . . this could be my next kite,” Davey Beard.

“One of the most C-shaped kites in our test and performed as such with big lofty airs, powered turns, responsive steering although not the fastest through the window, but a quick turning kite nonetheless,” Dray Murray.

Meet the 2015 TKB Test Team.

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TKB Says:

The T-5 is a 3-strut medium aspect freeride kite that earned high praise from testers for it’s big boosting, quick turning and overall stability and ease of use. The T-5 is quick to inflate with a Boston valve that requires the larger inflation nozzle and features a single setting fixed front bridle and two steering settings on the wingtip. Testers commented on the T-5’s solid low-end power, solid turning speed and excellent boosting and hang time performance. Testers recommended the T-5 for riders looking to boost big air with a fun and easy to use kite.

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The T-5 comes with the Nobile Trust Control Bar which is a fixed length bar (46 and 52cm) with the 46cm bar getting 20m length lines and the 52cm getting 23m lines. Nobile’s bar features a single center-line depower safety, a plastic coated sheeting/throw line that integrates a sliding stopper and above the bar tuning with a Clam cleat with integrated bungee to keep excess tuning slack from tangling while riding. This bar uses a plastic push away quick release with travel guard, a below the bar hand swivel, and integrated soft bar ends. Testers gave this bar positive marks for its features and comfort.

Visit for more info on the bar: http://www.nobilekiteboarding.com/products/bars/control-bar.html