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NORTH Evo
Sizes Available: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14m
Sizes Tested: 9, 11m

North Says:

The Evo has a huge wind range, no matter which size you fly, the low end is exceptionally good and the 5-strut design keeps the kite stable in high winds too. When the wind is really blowing the Evo is fantastic for huge floaty jumps with lots of hangtime. The upwind ability of the kite is fantastic, ensuring you keep your spot on the beach, no matter how big the tricks are! Unhooking with the Evo is easy and the kite offers a power delay after you pop, allowing you to perform your tricks with ease. The Evo is the unsung hero of the North Kiteboarding range, it is perfect for freeride, freestyle and waves.

Visit for more info: https://www.northkiteboarding.com/products/kites/evo/

Our Testers Say:

“All around great kite with a perfect blend of turning speed, stability, power and ease of relaunch and upwind ability,” John Steimle.

“Great freeride and all around kite, super stable in the air and great bar feel with smooth power/depower,” Pat O’Connor.

“Real smooth all rounder, little slow on the relaunch but great kite for tricks, fast, efficient and smooth as silk,” Davey Beard.

Meet the 2015 TKB Test Team.

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TKB Says:

This year we are told that the Evo has evolved into the four line version of the Rebel, a medium aspect 5-strut kite that excels across all disciplines. We tested the Evo in the four-line kite mode (it can be rigged in a five-line configuration). The Evo features North’s large diameter inflation valve that connects directly with the standard pump hose without the use of a nozzle. The inflation system’s twist valve twists with the insertion and removal of the hose and makes inflating and packing up quick and easy. The Evo comes with a single setting front bridle with pulleys and three steering settings on the wingtip as well as an 11 inch batten on the trailing edge between the two outside struts. Testers seemed to love this kite for it’s smooth and progressive power, quick turning, easy boosting and solid upwind ability. Compared to the Rebel, the Evo’s sheeting range travels a larger area of the bar’s throw to access its power band, but the Evo performs similarly in the boosting department with user-friendly steering and sheeting and much better unhooked performance. The Evo when compared to the Dice seems to fly farther forward in the window and offers greater depower for riders who might choose this kite in the waves. Overall, the Evo earned high praise from our testers for riders of all levels looking for a fun freeride and big air freestyle kite.

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The Evo comes with the Quad Control Trust Bar which is a dual adjustable length bar (42/49cm and 46/53cm) that comes with four line length options: 19 and 22m lines on the 42/49cm bar and 24 and 27m lines on the 46/53cm bar. The Trust bar comes with a single center-line safety depower, spectra sheeting/throw line with a sliding stopper, high V, above the bar cam cleat that can be adjusted to accommodate longer throw length without disturbing the kite’s tuning, as well as a Velcro tuning handle which keeps tuning slack out of the way when in under depowered conditions. The push away quick release features a plastic molded loop and finger lock, as well as a below the bar hand swivel which doubles as a quick release travel guard. The integrated floats and bar ends are padded and provide sufficient space for easy winding and allow riders to adjust the length of the outside lines for stretch or tuning. Testers gave the Trust bar high praise for its overall comfort, lightweight, functional features and intelligent design.

Visit for more info on the bar: https://www.northkiteboarding.com/products/bars/quad-control/

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