North Astra Twintip

North Astra Twintip

$472.00

Freeride / Big Air

Freeride performance with more responsive flex for lighter weight or smaller build riders. An evolution of the Atmos, the Astra delivers clean and powerful pop and increased control in a range of conditions. Feels fast through the water and flies upwind.

Hybrid Basalt Technology – optimised laminate layup with

Basalt UD tapes, tailored to lighter weight riders

Dialled-in flex for explosive pop, softer landings and comfort in chop

Enhanced edge control for easy upwind tracking and confident boosting

Narrower stance (20mm less than Atmos) and smaller sizes

Integrated Grab Rail

Clear

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Optimized for lighter weight riders
  • Enhanced edge control
  • Narrower stance

WHERE IT THRIVES

Pushing boundaries

WHAT RIDERS SAY

"Sending it was never this easy." - Annabel Van Westerop

Light Rider

We love the saying; dynamite comes in small packages. Playful yet powerful, the Astra is a bold all-terrain addition to our new-school freeride quiver. Lighter weight riders often find it harder to control large, stiff boards designed for heavyweights. With this in mind, we set out to create a board with more responsive flex for lighter weight or smaller build riders - one that would deliver increased control in a range of conditions, greater comfort and softer landings, without sacrificing performance. Astra's smaller board length, narrower stance and basalt technology construction provides riders of all levels just the right amount of flex for controlled edging, boosts and loops. Its consistent, dependable rail grip gives you extra confidence to push boundaries as you load up for massive jumps. With its super-efficient bottom shape and rocker, the board feels fast through the water and flies upwind. The medium flex is dense enough to deliver clean and powerful pop, yet soft enough to forgive your knees and legs on harder landings. Sending it was never this easy.

Optimized for lighter weight riders

The optimized laminate layup is crafted for lighter weight riders with a responsive flex pattern for explosive pop, softer landings, and comfort in even the most aggressive chop.

Enhanced edge control

Phenomenal rail hold for easy upwind tracking and confident boosting, a result of the balanced harmony engineered between outline, rocker and flex.

Narrower stance

More precise foot positioning enables smaller riders to remain in control across every manoeuvre and landing. The Astra has a 20mm narrower stance in all sizes compared to the Atmos.

The all new Astra Light Rider

More comfort, more control.
Sending it was never this easy.

Technology

RECOMMENDED WITH FLEX BINDINGS

Soft cushioning with just the right amount of grip underfoot. Pure-comfort seamless KnitFlex inners and triple-density GripFlex footbeds are combined with customised size and stance adjustments for a locked-in feel and dependable support. Sold separately in sizes S/M or M/L.

SINGLE CONCAVE TO QUAD CHANNEL TIPS

Absorbs impact by breaking the water surface tension, and ensures stable and predictable landings.

ENHANCED EDGE CONTROL

Phenomenal rail hold for easy upwind tracking and confident boosting, a result of the balanced harmony engineered between outline, rocker and flex.

HYBRID BASALT CONSTRUCTION

The heart of this board is a light and strong Paulownia wood core. We’ve orientated the e-glass and unidirectional basalt tapes in the laminate layup to optimise the loading of the individual fibres, resulting in a unique construction method with superior performance. Made from natural molten volcanic rocks, basalt fibre provides a lightweight structural reinforcement that is stronger and more responsive than e-glass. The basalt UD tapes contribute to a board’s lively feel and lower weight, delivering more pop without adding an unnecessary amount of stiffness.

MEDIUM-HIGH OUTLINE CURVE WITH NEW TIP SHAPE

Delivers easy carving through turns and always provides optimised grip.

PROGRESSIVE ROCKER WITH PULLED-IN TIPS

Early planing and great low-end performance, with greater control when overpowered.

Brand

North

North Kiteboarding draws deep roots from North Sailing. The new North is not to be confused with Duotone who used to be branded as North.
Size

129X38, 132X39, 135X40, 138X41