Designed to bring the trim handle within closer reach. The new Short Throw bar beings the Trim handle 10cm closer, making it easier for smaller riders to reach after release. We recommend using it with 12m and smaller kites to achieve enough depower in high winds. The Navigator Control System connects you intuitively to your kite, using industry-leading SK99 Dyneema lines from Liros for precise performance. With faster, safer release and intuitive single-action reload in all conditions, the Connect Quick Release and leash now complies with ISO Standard 21853:2020. Switch effortlessly between disciplines with the Toolless Interloop, our no-tools required modular harness loop replacement system. The Navigator’s refined ergonomic design offers durability, comfort and tactile control. Knowing your kite’s position just became second nature.
- Toolless Interloop System with LockGuard
- Connect Quick Release with intuitive single-action reload
- Industry-leading 100% Dyneema SK99 flying lines
- Three adjustable bar length options
- Omnidirectional grip with offset finger bar and colour-coded components
- Spinning leash attachment ring
- Soft EVA bar ends with retractable line winders
- Protective PU covered leader lines
- Adjustable cleated trim system
- Lightweight over-molded trim handle with Dyneema lines
- Durable covered mainline with customised TPU tubing
- Custom low-friction spinning handle
- Adjustable length flying lines 22m (12m + 10m)
- Kook-proof flying line connectors
- Premium Quick Release Leash
- Dyneema depower and trim line
Item Includes: Control Bar, Flying Lines, Connect Quick Release, Short Freeride Loop with Finger, Standard Leash, Repair Kit
TOOLLESS INTERLOOP SYSTEM: Loops are made from optimized TPU material for flex and durability, with a mroe rigid freeride security dinger to prevent unexpected unhooking. Flexible LockGuard safety ring prevents accidental release of your interloop.
INTUITIVE SINGLE-ACTION RELOAD: North’s patented and ISO-approved Connect Quick Release (QR) raises the bar in kite control system safety. The red QR handle has been ergonomically designed to fit in your hand comfortably for an industry-standard push away release. All loaded or running surfaces feature highly polished 316 stainless steel and low-friction components. The stretchy, larger diameter bungee inside the QR helps reduce accidental release.
100% DYNEEMA SK99 FLYING LINES: Strong, thinner profile, pre-stretched flying lines mean less parasitic drag and uncompromised direct performance. With 88m of flying lines in the air, you can really feel the difference thinner line creates. Our latest technology, industry-leading, high-load LIROS DC-401 Pro flying lines have extreme stretch resistance and minimal diameter (1.6mm).
ADJUSTABLE BAR LENGTH: Fine tune the turning speed of your kite. The Navigator is available in three sizes 50-55cm (L), 45-50cm (M) and 38-43cm (S). To extend/retract bar length simply pull out cassettes on the bar-ends, rotate 180 degrees and snap back into place.
OMNIDIRECTIONAL COLOUR-CODED GRIP: Feel more connected. The Navigator is designed with a comfortable ergonomic grip for a natural grasp and the tactile offset finger bar is slightly oval, so you can feel when the control bar is orientated correctly. The colour-coded bar ends, leader tubing and line retainer pull tabs give a nod to our sailing heritage, port (red) and starboard (green).
SPINNING LEASH ATTACHMENT RING: Our oval-shaped leash pin ring is elongated for easier fastening of the leash carabiner, and spins to help prevent your landing line from twisting.
SOFT EVA BAR ENDS WITH LINE ADJUSTORS: The positive buoyancy bar ends with integrated line winder bungees are injection moulded in one piece with no-glue seams for long-lasting quality.
PU-COVERED LEADER LINES: To help prevent line abrasion from uncovered lines against your skin, we’ve used color-coded PU tubing covers. The covers also help them remain rigid and out of the way when the flying lines aren’t under tension.
ADJUSTABLE CLEATED TRIM SYSTEM: Provides industry-proven line-adjustment when needed. The cleat base has been designed with circular geometry for consistent bar spin. In overpowered conditions the cleat allows you to shorten your front lines and remain in a comfortable body position.
LIGHTWEIGHT OVER-MOLDED TRIM HANDLE: Easy to reach molded trim handle made from Nylon/EVA for strength with a textured soft-touch grip.
DYNEEMA DEPOWER AND TRIM LINES: Top quality German-made extremely high wear Dyneema depower and trim line with a special impregnation coating for resistance to abrasion.
DURABLE COVERED MAINLINE: Symmetric multibore landing line channel allows the landing line/flying line to pass through without snagging, regardless of the orientation when deploying or reloading. Crafted from a patented material specifically formulated for high abrasion flexible applications.
ADJUSTABLE FLYING LINES: 22m lines have a split at 12m, which is far enough for the bar to travel to completely depower our largest kite when you flag out. Remove the standard 10m top section of flying line and 12m lines are ideal for schools to teach with and for foil racing. 8m and 6m line extensions are available as an accessory for wave riding or tighter kite-loops.
KOOK-PROOF FLYING LINE CONNECTORS: Ensure you always set up your flying lines correctly. Designed to be exactly the same length so you can easily change the front (knotted end) and rear (lark’s head loop) connectors to match most other manufacturers’ kite configurations. Please familiarize yourself with the safety procedures and trimming instructions outlined in your kite’s user manual.
PREMIUM QUICK RELEASE LEASH: The Navigator Control System is supplied with a premium quality freeride Leash with a high load carabiner, soft neoprene cover and non-abrasive elasticized webbing. The leash QR mechanism has been modified to ensure correct orientation is maintained when released for consistent, safe release and reload.