Finally a real big air kiteboard for the ladies and lighter kite surfers among us! The new North Astra 2021 is evolved from the Atmos but optimized for the lighter kite surfer with, among other things, a narrower stance and lighter flex.
Big air and freeride kiteboard for the lighter kitesurfer made by North!
The new North Astra 2021 kiteboard has been developed by North to meet all the requirements that you have as an advanced kite chick. The North Astra is perfect for improving your big air game or when you want to push your limits in freeriding. If you were already a bit familiar with the North twintip range, you will immediately notice that the Astra looks like the North Atmos in many ways, but optimised for the light kite surfer in a number of ways. A kiteboard especially for women and lighter kite surfers requires a number of characteristics to which normal twintips not meet because they are mainly aimed at men. For example, the North Astra has a narrower stance and a lighter flex compared to the "normal" kiteboards. In this way you get the most performance from your kiteboard as a lighter kite surfer. The North Astra twin-tip is made from a hybrid basalt construction. This construction uses UD basalt tape, which optimizes flex for the lighter rider. The inserts are 20mm closer to each other compared to the Atmos so you don't have to place your foot straps as wide apart. And it doesn't seem like you're in a split on your twintip kiteboard.
The design of the North Astra is identical to that of the North Atmos. That means an average flat rocker so you will quickly get up to speed. This is very nice if you want to jump as high as possible. The fairly straight outline makes it easy to go upwind and also ensures that you can ride with a lot of speed in the wind for awesome jumps. The Astra has channels in both tip ends so that you will experience a good grip. In all, the North Astra is a great board for the slightly more advanced kite chick or light kite surfer!