The new North Mode powered by N-Weave

North have launched the new Mode which also happens to be powered by their exciting new N-Weave technology. Read on and find out everything….


Introducing the all-new North Mode, powered by N-Weave. A faster, lighter and more durable wing designed for high-speed performance.

The new Mode’s stiffer airframe is constructed from N-Weave, a high tensile strength woven fiber engineered by North Sails Advanced Textiles. Designed for the most efficient power delivery on the market, N-Weave helps to transfer wind energy into greater forward speed, explosive boost and unprecedented loft.

“This is the first material technology we've developed with North Sails Advanced Textiles,” says North Brand Director Mike Raper. “Using N-Weave in the inflated structure creates a faster, more responsive wing that can jump higher and hang longer. We're all blown away by its freestyle and race capabilities.

“The smaller sizes are designed for high-wind days when you're in full-send mode, while the super-efficient 7m is optimised for power (and speed) in lighter air. No matter what mode you're riding, this wing performs above and beyond.”

WHAT THE NORTH TEAM RIDERS SAY:

“The Mode is the best wing I've ever ridden. It's a combination of power and control. Thanks to the N-Weave, it's so light that there are no limits. The freedom you have is crazy; tacks, jibes, and jumps all feel way easier.”Chucho Nonnot.

“The Mode will change the way you ride; with this wing, you'll be able to bring your performance to the next level.”Fabien Mummenthaler

“The Mode has let me win a lot of races this year. The Spanish and Canarian Cup Titles and the Wingfoil Spain Tour Win are all thanks to the Mode. The Mode is not only fast and light, it is also an amazing freestyle and wave wing.” – Gunnar Biniasch

You can find out more about the North Mode here.

Introducing N-Weave Technology:

North developed N-Weave, a new low-elongation, high tensile strength woven fibre, to help reduce geometric compromise in inflated structures. N-Weave creates a stiffer, lighter rig that holds its shape when under load and has a highly efficient power delivery.

3x Stiffer

3x stiffer than a traditional polyester of the same weight*, N-Weave reduces structural deflection and transfers wind energy into greater forward speed, explosive boost and hangtime for freestyle tricks.
*In tensile strength testing, N-Weave has 3.5x the tear strength of DLE160

11x Lighter

High modulus UPE fiber is 11x lighter than a polyester fiber of the same breaking strength. UPE-based N-Weave material is 40% lighter than traditional leading edge Dacron (175gsm). Using N-Weave for the inflated structures reduces the overall weight of the wing by about 25%. This weight savings translates into greater performance, more efficient power delivery in light air, and makes the wing easier to handle in all conditions.

Extremely Durable

N-Weave also has very high cut and abrasion resistance. The UPE fibres that make up N- Weave are known for their resistance to water, moisture, chemicals, UV and microorganisms. UPE is also known for its durability and toughness.

Biostable and watertight

North has used a recycled PET laminate bonded to the N-Weave. This goes on the inside of the inflated structures, adding to the water resistance and longevity of the material.

You find out more about N-Weave right here.

 

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