Oct 1, 2010
Author: sbckiteboard.com / photos with Eli Zarka: Byzarka
Since the very beginning Nobile Kiteboarding is driven by the pursuit of revolutionary innovations, highest quality, technical superiority, best performance and on–water fun. Every single one Nobilekiteboarding branded product is the effect of our experience in design, construction and passion for kiteboarding. Our dedication to provide premium products drive us to search for new and one-of-a-kind approaches. Each year we create unparalleled selection of unique high end products that stand out from any other company in the industry.
In 2010/11 collection you will find not only the range of still unequaled boards with 3D Construction that already proved it’s superior quality and performance, but also a line of totally new products like our Double Hydro Dynamic, Flying Carpet and extended Skim series.
The idea of pre-stress was probably already known architects in ancient Rome and was used during the construction of the Colosseum. Prestressing means the intentional creation of permanent stresses in a structure for the purpose of improving its performance under various service conditions. Nobile Pre-stress is the technology inspired by our 3D Construction. Now we took this famous solution and, what seemed to be impossible, upgraded it to the next level. Pre-stress allows us to load the board with energy already during the production process. Storing the energy in the board means it’s even more reactive, responsive and livelier. It also allows us to build thinner (means: lighter!!! ) but yet still more durable than any other boards on the market.
Today’s riding styles result in heavy impacts and with the wider stances currently used, such loading can result in the board “inverting” and the rocker becoming convex, which normally leads to the tips catching and the rider coming to an unwanted stop. Since 2006, when we introduced the Elliptical Concave, we’re still improving the technology that combines the advantages of both a flat-bottomed board and concave. The 3D Construction allows us to create differing flex, both longitudinally (along its length) and laterally (across its width), throughout the board. Our unique and yet still unequalled technology allows the board to arch across its width, providing extraordinary comfort on landing. In the same time it maintains stiffness along board`s length ensuring there is no flattening of the rocker on impact, thus vastly reducing the chances of the board catching. Reducing the longitudinal flex has the additional advantage that the rocker line can be made fuller without the resulting loss of speed normally associated with this type of change. The deeper rocker eliminates spray and reduces the possibility of nose-diving when riding through chop and waves at speed.
2HD – DOUBLEHYDRODYNAMIC
DoubleHydroDynamic is the next step in kiteboarding evolution. 2HD it’s an exceptional and unrivaled mix of technological advancement with long experience in creating high qualitative products. This project is a synergy of advantages of our best boards in all range. Super speed and explosive pop are the main advantages of this model.
Taking what’s essential in Hydro and Aerodynamic we developed this unique design of double-profiled bottom. This one of a kind shape was created to bring the most performance to advanced riders. The result is the fastest and best performing board in Nobile range. 2HD is even that good, it may easily compete with race boards. Twin Tip faster than a traditional race board? It has to be the 2HD!
The 50fifty is the most powerful force for performing new school moves with precision, control and aggression. This board is something for those who desire a pure wakestyle board that provides huge levels of control at speed, still feeling solid aggressive carving and unbelievable POP combined with butter smooth landings in all water conditions.
The 50fifty is designed with Mike “The Knife” Blomvall for all the new school enthusiasts looking for the board to launch huge tricks with technical precision.
Since the beginning, the Nobile High Performance (earlier 666) has always been the product of evolution. This model repeatedly win tests in magazines and has always great feedback from riders.
The NHP is the board of choice for everybody who’s looking an exceptional, big air freestyle machine, without compromising on comfort and upwind performance, making it ideal for everybody who desire high power riding, explosive POP and controlled, smooth landings.
Girls edition was designed with our team rider, PKRA pro-tour winner Asia Litwin especially for girls riding style. All the men’s model advantages packed in the way girls like it. This is not just the standard version packed in different colours. The NHP WMN is all adjusted to meet women’s needs and demands. More flex and narrow stance options than in men’s version makes it a great all-round woman’s board.
The NHP 3D is the board of choice for girls who’s looking for an exceptional, big air freestyle machine, without compromising on comfort and upwind performance. It’s just ideal for girls with desire high power riding, explosive POP and controlled, smooth landings.
The 2011 Nobile NHP XTR (eXTRa range) is performance board created to extend your riding time at the lower end of the wind scale. Dynamic Asymmetrical Shape combined with Hydrodynamic Rocker provides incredible early planning, outstanding upwind performance, effortless carving and endless control.
Now you don’t need a smaller board when the wind strengthen. Traditional light wind machines offer a seriously compromised “fun factor” however application of Nobile’s Human Concept and legendary flex control ensures that comfort and control remain paramount even as the wind starts to pick up.
The 2011 T5 is created to rise your riding to the next level in the easiest way available, a perfect freeride combination from the beginner to advanced rider.
T5 is an easy to ride twin tip for your on-water pleasure! This multi-universal machine makes your progress faster and more effective.
In new 2011 T5 Nobile´s Human Concept made possible the ultimate synergy between rider and material, harmonizing the needs, requirements and limitations of our bodies. T5 is the best board for your kite evolution and fast progress.
Flying Carpet is another NEW superb light wind machine. The name of it explains it all. The synergy of advanced technology and excellent shape give the rider unmatched upwind performance and previously unattainable light wind fun with unexpected freeride possibilities.
We use pre-stress technology that makes this boards livelier and more reactive. During the production process we “Freeze and store” energy in the board construction. This energy is then for your disposal just when you need it. It benefits with more pop, faster reaction, better grip, maneuvering and anything you want to use it for. Pre-stress also allows us to make boards lighter than ever. It’s not an another truck on water!
Flying Carpet is also good board for the first timers and kite schools. It makes your learning easier, faster and more comfortable.
The 2011 NBL is a board with fantastic early planning and excellent upwind characteristics, along with supreme comfort and durability. Our modern Twin Tip design with advanced flex control at an inexpensive price, representing great value for money and surprisingly good performance. Whether you are fresh out of kite school, an occasional rider, or simply looking for a board that balances progressive performance, ease of handling and superb value then look no further than the NBL. It’s the board designed for those who want to push their riding skills to next level and explore.
Our Skim Board was the very first kite specific on the market, and after four years continues to introduce a new, exciting and fun element of kiteboarding. This strapless design, featuring a relatively parallel-sided outline with optional fins, to provide grip and upwind drive is the best alternative activity for intermediate and expert riders in light winds and less than perfect conditions.
If you want to stay on the water and try new technical moves whilst others are heading to the beach or only riding from left to right and back then it’s time you tried one!
Wood Skim is another new tool in our line. Wooden version has more wave ability thanks to pre-stress tech that makes board livelier and more reactive. All wooden skimboards feature skate-style foil at the top for better feet grip. Wood skim is also a perfect tool for your fun in waterparks.
Wood Skim comes in 3 sizes, so you may choose the perfect version for your joy:
T5 - KOINOBORI
The progress continues - once again we redesigned and improved the T5. To have it done properly, we’ve teamed up with aerodynamic engineers (their everyday job is to design plane wings) and together we’ve remade the T5 kite. The main goal was to improved the kite performance, while simultaneously maintaining those T5 characteristics that you liked so much. The resulting new, smoother profile of T5 – KOINOBORI is even more aerodynamic then the previous version.
We’ve taken what’s the aerodynamics science has to offer and implemented it into this kite’s construction. The result surpassed all our expectations so much, that we ended up upgrading it`s name. All aerodynamics-driven improvements start from the new profile. We’ve redesigned the leading edge area, included new, flattened Wing Tips, thinner bridles and steering lines. T5 - KOINOBORI is now much faster, and more stable at the same time, even in gusty wind conditions. Amazingly enough, the lift and hang time have also improved greatly. Incredible low-end wind performance also allows you to use kites smaller than usual, so now you have more versatile tool for your kiteboarding passion.
Additionally, side-strut kite valves have been moved to the outer sides of the struts, to gain the “catch – free” location. Now it’s almost impossible for the bridles to catch the valve when launching the kite.
Already impressed? Breathe slowly, because that’s still not the end ... T5-KOINOBORI also features an innovative, reinforced bridles attachment points. The kite is now equipped with double layer of Dacron where it’s most exposed to risk of breaking the leading edge. Reinforced V-attach mounting system featured in the crucial point of bridle’s attach area – makes the kite stronger. Good news for Kiteloop fans – no more problems with this feature!
The T5-KOINOBORI features superior, direct-feeling control, improved predictability, and perfectly balanced bar pressure. The huge wind range, lift and hang time remain, but with a massive improvement to the low-end power and re-launch capabilities.
If you desire an easy re-launching kite with outstanding power range, smooth and precise handling, focused on freeride but also suitable for big air, waves and even unhooked freestyle, then the T5-KOINOBORI is a perfect choice.
5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14 m2
After success with the N62, Nobile Kiteboarding introduced the N62 V 2.0 all-round kite - a more compact kite to its predecessor with improved turning speed, more constant power and progression focus, plus thanks to added reinforcements, the kite is now more durable and impact resistant.
The new N62 delivers the latest generation of innovative design into the Nobile kite range - it’s compact shape and reduced aspect ratio offer super stability, as well as delivering easy power control, direct handling and instant relaunch.
The new N62 is an ideal kite for riders who value ease and simplicity in their kiting, and for those who ride in demanding conditions where control is paramount.
The N62 V2.0 features reduced sweep through the wing tips (compared to a traditional delta), ensuring phenomenal low-end performance, massive wind range and pivotal turning without the indirect, imprecise handling of a traditional delta.
This kite delivers “Park and Ride” ease, allowing you to just concentrate on riding. It is extremely forgiving due to an excellent ‘sink back’ characteristic (the ability to drop back into the wind, instead of luffing and falling out the sky, should you get yourself too far under the kite).
However, if the kite does get wet, the most effective relaunch system ever will have it back up in the air with the minimum of rider technique or effort.
Reduced strut configuration, uncomplicated bridle and SMART pump II make rigging simple for all. The single point attachment for the front and rear lines means the rider doesn’t have to work out the different flying lines positions – there is only one universal position.
The N62 V 2.0 also benefits from the excellent performance, quality and safety characteristic of the innovative Nobile Kiteboarding control bar and the revolutionary Fulcrum quick release. With ease at the forefront of its design, the N62 V 2.0 will give maximum safety and confidence to riders, pushing riding skills to the next level.
Whatever your style or ability and whatever the riding conditions are, the new N62 introduces a new era of versatility and all-terrain performance.
5 m2, 7 m2 , 9 m2, 11 m2, 13 m2
With 2 years in the development, Nobile Kiteboarding is happy to present to you the all new NHP. Recognizing the limitations of 5 line set ups we went back to the drawing board and drew on what we learnt from the recent N62 Delta concept development to create a completely new style of freestyle kite.
The criteria for performance was clear…fast and direct feeling, axial turning, low bar pressure when un hooked and instant response to rider input, however we placed increased priority for 2010 on enhanced de-power range and super easy re-launch. Using a short and simple bridle also allowed us to reduce the size of the leading edge on the NHP resulting in a fast flying kite that climbs to the front of the window in all wind conditions…. An essential trait for a modern freestyle kite both for smooth power delivery after landing and for completing kite loops without stalling.
The new 4 line NHP format has allowed us to increase light wind performance with no effect on the upper range handling and usability. For most riders this increased range will ensure no more than 2 kites are necessary for 90% of riding conditions.
The kites of choice for KPWT winner Mike Blomvall, the new NHP will allow you to push your limits and improve your level without the compromises normally inherent with such high performance equipment.
Sizes: 5 m2, 7 m2, 9 m2, 10 m2, 12 m2, 14 m2
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