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North Neo 2014 out now!

February 5th, 2014

The New North Neo 2014 kitesurf kite is out now!

North Neo 2014, is now becoming a world famous wave kite. This kitesurfing Kite is very low aspect so giving it the ability to sit or fall deep in the wind window. It drifts always being in the right place. The kite is faster again than the 2013, giving a more direct faster feel on the bar. Great low end grunt, and super stable. If you love riding waves, but dont want to miss the comfort of freeriding then the Neo is for you

For more info, click the image below:
North Neo 2014

Happy 2014 – Free Kitesurfing Available!

January 1st, 2014

First of all, a happy new year to all our kiting friends, we’ve been blessed with a huge amount of wind over the past couple of weeks and it looks set to continue onwards. Get out kiting as much as you can and enjoy the super winds, and now the evening are slowly starting to stay lighter for longer, its not long till summer ;-)

If you haven’t gone out yet over the winter, you should really consider picking up one of special deal super winter suits. The new kitesurf suits available from us really are a whole league apart from the standard “surf” suits that were the only thing available years back. Kitesurf wetsuits are mega stretchy and have a great number of features far over a regular surf suit, to make winter riding a thoroughly good experience, without having to move around like some sort of swamp zombie!

We’re also lining up a number of free things over this new year, and beyond, in addition to the free stuff we already offer you. You do know about the webcam we provide on the beach here? if not check it out! http://www.kitesurfcam.co.uk
We also provide super accurate weather information from our live system also based on the beach front available here – www.brackleshamweather.co.uk or if using your smartphone, go to our mobile site www.brackleshamweather.co.uk/phone.
On the live weather site you can also view the tide times for the week ahead, for free!

We are running a number of free get-togethers to help those are yet to master their skills come together in small groups whilst building their confidence, and making kiting friends – nothing beats having a great social beach down here and long may it continue, so if interested – get in touch!
In addition to our regular schooling we also provide free advise and tuition for those changing their kiting skillset, so whether you’re struggling to gybe that surfboard, or want to get into handlepasses’ then we can use our experience and help get you there quicker.

Off course we’re always on hand for all aspects of free advice, whether it be which quiver size to go for, or tips on how to change a bladder, we’re here to help in 2014 – put us to the test!

Good winds,

BBR team

2014 North Pro Series Test & Review

October 19th, 2013

Okay, we’ll admit this upfront. We’re not pro riders. We’re never going to be pro-riders.
We all like to secretly think of ourselves as pro riders, and for everyone, the lure of a camera lense twinkling on the beach always makes us want to perform better.
So why bother testing a North Pro series surfboard? Is the innegra carbon top reinforcement really needed for those of us who are happy to just be able to tack a surfboard, let alone compete on a World Tour?

Without actually looking at a Pro Series board in the flesh, for most of us, when we hear the words “Pro series” we instantly think of long, thin, “gunn” style surf boards that are built super light and fragile, and of no use in the typical UK conditions that we often refer to in our tests.

The 2014 North Pro series is none of those.

As soon as our 5’11 pro board was out the wrapper, you could tell the lines would work well in “normal” conditions and we weren’t disappointed. The slightly fuller nose, conservative rocker (with a tiny uplift in the tail) and easy rails with a thruster setup instantly grabbed our attention. This wasn’t going to be a board only built for the most perfect of conditions. This board looks like it has been built as an alrounder with a few extras.

Only one way to find out and thats to hit the water.

We used the 2013 North Neo kite (8m) in around 22knots and a small swell of just 1-1.5m for the most part, with some long upwind tacks and a bumpy chop to contain with. The board impressed as soon as as it left the beach. A really responsive turn from the thruster fins, able to build speed quickly whilst equally able to shed it if “hanging back” for the wave. Stable when kept flat making easy gybes possible and the full nose helped stop the “submarining” of the nose if you’re a bit late on the entry and find yourself pointing downhill a little too much. What suprised us most was how well the board handled lumpy conditions for the tacks back upwind. The chop was soaked up with ease and no leg ache from excessive nose bounce. The Pro series is more than happy to rip the tops of the waves without feeling like you need to burst a blood vessel of effort to make it happen, but grip is well maintained through choppy water bottom turns.

At a price that’s a £100 more than the North Wam 2014, is it worth the extra spend? Only you can decide, but we’re all pro’s here now, so we’ve got to keep one! ;-)

Order the North 2014 Pro Series with 0% finance.

north pro series 2014

2014 North Surfboards now available

September 23rd, 2013

The 2014 range of North Surfboards are now available, including a redesign on the infamous WHIP and a small mod to the ever popular WAM. The 2014 Nugget is now available in 2 sizes too!

Click on the image to see the full 2014 North Surfboard Lineup:

Mystic 2014 Wetsuits, Drysuits and more!

September 23rd, 2013

2014 Mystic gear has arrived, with the new wetsuits, drysuits and of course the funky Brimster beanies!
The new Volcanic neoprene drysuit looks amazing and is a good price of £499 for this type of suit. We also stock the Mystic Crossfire and the Blackstar wetsuits too!
Click the image below for more mystic products!

2014 ION Harness’, Wetsuits and Drysuits

September 21st, 2013

Now in stock, the 2014 range of ION winter wetsuits and drysuits, plus the new 2014 ION harness range is also here. The 2014 Vertex harness looks and feels amazing, check them out here:

2014 ION Wetsuit/drysuit range- clicky

2014 ION harness’ – clicky

North Dice Review Test

September 19th, 2013

The New North Dice 2014 Kitesurf Kite

So, there’s been some changeable weather around lately and what better time to test a kite, when its not the perfect conditions but more of the conditions that are “usual” for many of us.

The North Dice is a completely new kte for 2014. Some have reffered to it as being an alternate against other kites on the market such as the Naish Park or the Liquid Force Envy. Some have questioned the reasoning behind such a kite, tailored to two completely different sides of kiteboarding, both freestyle and wave.

For those that have experienced one discipline, but not the other, the two are indeed very similar. Both demand a stable quick turning kite, not oversensitive to bar imput, not able to oversheet, that unhooks well and stays a little further back in the wind window. Having the advantage of an easy relaunch and good manners when rigged suicide is a great benefit too.

Many riders also do ride both freestyle and wave and so having a kite that performs well in both sectors, without being tied to having both a Vegas and a NEO quiver is a also quite an appeal.

So where does the 2014 Dice from NKB differ from the NEO and the Vegas?
When compared to the North Vegas, the Dice offers a little more low end pull (due to the deeper canopy), a faster relaunch (due to the shape) and better gust response. The losses are a little less ‘rip’ on the load and pop (to be expected) and the ability to precisely stall the kite becomes more vague – again expected due to the canopy shape.
Comparing the Dice 2014 against the NEO, the Dice has a little more power, retains more power through the loops, retains more power generally, but is a little easier to unhook with and jumps easier and for longer. The Dice also has a little more bar pressure than the NEO (but we did have it on the high pressure setting).

The kite handles both wave and frestyle disciplines very well and for those not wanting to commit to the full freestyle nature of the North Vegas, or to the full wave kite of the NEO, the NKB Dice 2014 is a great option.

Tested by BBR staff Craig – Freestyle, James – Wave

For more information or to browse the North Dice 2014 – click on the image below:

North Dice 2014 Available now!

September 8th, 2013

Check out the new North Kite for 2014 – the NKB 2014 DICE kitesurf kite!

For more info click on the image below:

North Vegas 2014 Now Available!

August 21st, 2013

Yep, a bit earlier than usual, the North Vegas kitesurf kite makes its appearance and is now available to order!
Superb kite, need we say more!
click below for more info:

North Rebel 2014

August 1st, 2013

The NKB North Rebel 2014 is now available to order. The 2014 Rebel kitesurfing kite is the world’s best selling kite, to find out why click on the image below:



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