2023 North Mode Wing
high-speed performance, efficiency is key. The Mode, our new high-speed performance wing, incorporates N-Weave woven fiber technology, 3x stiffer and 40% lighter than traditional leading-edge materials, for the most efficient power delivery on the market. N-Weave reduces structural deflection and transfers wind energy into greater forward speed, explosive boost and hangtime for freestyle tricks. The development of this new material technology has allowed us to create a stiffer, lighter and more durable wing without geometric compromise (and without the high-performance price tag). The Mode has a fast, VMG-optimized design, which lets you sail closer to the wind, on higher upwind angles, and reduces your need to tack or gybe, so you reach the mark as quickly as possible. We designed the Mode primarily for high-speed performance, but the stiffer airframe also translates into unprecedented loft for higher jumps and forward momentum on landings. With incredible high-end stability, the 4.2 and 5.5m are ideal for use in stronger winds, while the 7m is optimized for greater power in lighter air. The wing has a balanced lower aspect ratio with rounded wingtips to reduce tip strike, and the new panel layout delivers wingtip stability and increases tension under load. Featuring rigid GripLock micro-trim control handles for immediate response, and new race-window positioning to help you keep a close eye on your opponents.
- N-Weave Woven Tech for a 3x Stiffer Frame
- 40% Lighter
- VMG-Optimised Design
- Freestyle and Freeride Performance
- High-end stability and impressive wind range
- New panel layout
- Compact outline with reduced wingspan
- Dual inflation valves
- Rigid GripLock handles
- Gybe-friendly window positioning
We are so stoked to see North's N-Weave Tech hit the market with a new high-performance wing. This material seriously looks like a game changer for North future kites and wings. Check out their materials engineering process!