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North Neo (2012)

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Model
Year
2012
Sizes
  • 5
  • 7
  • 9
  • 10
  • 12

The 2012 Neo is a performance free-ride/wave kite that combines elements of the Evo, like smooth and predictable power development, with the simplicity of three struts into a stylish all-round package. The Neo’s short, round shape and pivotal turning makes it the perfect tool for tight, compact kite-loops. The reduced weight of three struts allows for comfortable “drifting” in the waves and provides excellent park and ride surfing. The Neo can be ridden on 4 or 5 lines and is an ideal kite for riders with a keen eye on simplicity and ease of use. Super durable and made with our highest quality materials and construction methods, the Neo is built to last.

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Average user rating from: 1 user(s)

Overall rating 
 
9.1
Performance 
 
10.0
Build Quality 
 
8.0
Control Bar 
 
8.0
Depower 
 
9.0
Relaunch 
 
10.0
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North Neo (2012) 2012-12-20 00:40:48 Gavin
Overall rating 
 
9.1
Performance 
 
10.0
Build Quality 
 
8.0
Control Bar 
 
8.0
Depower 
 
9.0
Relaunch 
 
10.0
Reviewed by Gavin    December 20, 2012

9m Tested in 15-20

Tested it back to back with a 9m Slingshot Octane.
Notable that it was very quick compared to the old Slingy. More bar pressure than the slingshot.
It's low end power is excellent giving it a lower wind useability than the old Slingshot. I'd say that it's upper end wasn't really tested.
I tried and tried to get this thing to stall/fly backwards and it just floats in the sky, an excellent feature for wave riding.
It's power kill is also instant when sheeting out, it's certainly going to be a hard kite to beat in the waves.
It's speed across the window, without flutter and yank factor will enable the rider to get on the wave quickly and maintain a very tight turning line.
I'm testing the 9m today back to back with a 9m slingshot Rally 2013.

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Sizes used
9m
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