North Orbit: Kite loops and line settings
Blake Olsen tests out North Kiteboarding’s Orbit during a north front on Okaloosa Island, Florida!
With temperatures in the ’40s and winds gusting into the ’30s. I headed over to Leeside Park, where the local crew was out in their drysuits braving the cold. I adjusted the bar pressure setting from low to high to see how the kite handles differently during loops. With the water being so choppy it was hard to get a solid pop to reach the heights we were hoping for. This made the hard setting extra tricky on the landings. Moving it back to the light setting brought back that fast, almost instantaneous kiteloop that catches you everytime.
The hard setting would be really nice for lighter winds, or on a strong day with less chop where you can reach maximum altitude. I have been loving the Orbit this year along with everyone that’s tried it down here!